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Earn over 200m as Project Management Specialist (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) at United States US Embassy / Mission


Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: UGX 137,483,245 - 202,072,484 per annum per annum, equivalent to FSN-11.  

About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.

Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps

Job Summary:  The Project Management Specialist (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (PMS/WASH) provides leadership, program management and technical support for USAID WASH-related programs in Uganda by:
  • Leading efforts to design and manage targeted Mission programs that focus on improving rural and urban water supply, sanitation and hygiene;
  • Leading efforts to monitor and evaluate all Mission activities contributing toward improvements in water supply, sanitation and hygiene;
  • Providing overall technical analysis and guidance to the Mission on strategies for water supply, sanitation and hygiene;
  • Serving as liaison on technical issues between USAID/Uganda, Uganda government counterparts, other USG agencies, and regional and international organizations that are active in the WASH sector in Uganda;
  • Guiding, coordinating, managing and monitoring the expanding and high profile WASH related portfolio of activities in Uganda, leading to successful outcomes; and
  • Interacting with a range of colleagues involved in the sector, while maintaining oversight of the overall sector impacts and ensuring the efficient use of resources.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Program Management 60%
  • Serve as AOR/COR for WASH Specific programs/projects/activities in the Family health portfolio.
  • Support the design and implementation of WASH programs and activities with the goal of ensuring that program design and implementation will achieve planned results and USAID goals.
  • Oversee the management of grants and contracts including advising on workplans and strategic plans, accomplishing results, budget, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Lead the development of a performance monitoring and learning plan for water-related activities and contributes to data collection and synthesis and reporting.
  • Use routine learning from monitoring and evaluation to adapt activities.
  • Ensure program implementation achieves planned results, documents developmental impacts, and resolve any implementation issues in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Contribute to USAID planning and reporting at various points in the project cycle.
  • Support the implementation and monitoring of USAID/Uganda’s integrated Country Development Cooperation Strategy.
Strategy Support 25%
  • Lead efforts to assess and address policy and institutional constraints impacting access and use of water and sanitation services in Uganda and identifies priority issues requiring policy reform, innovation, and support such as policy and regulatory reform, institutional strengthening, financing support, and technical assistance.
  • Lead efforts in identifying key technical challenges in water and sanitation service provision and management in Uganda and identifies actions to address these challenges.
  • Provide expert assistance and backstopping in the development of concept papers, scopes of work, USAID project/activity design documents and bilateral and multilateral agreements related to the design of WASH related programs.
  • Play a role in identifying and coordinating among the various USG and internal USAID WASH- related activities and players. Actively engage with government, other donors and organizations involved in the sector within Uganda, such as national working groups, in order to promote collaborative planning toward long term sustainable solutions.
  • Compile, analyze, and disseminate information on a regular basis to USAID mission staff, USAID/Washington, and Uganda stakeholders on challenges and accomplishments.
Advisory and Technical Services 15%
  • Provide briefings to USAID, other USG agencies and partners on the status of USAID WASH activities in Uganda. Prepares and delivers presentations on the same issues to local government and USG officials and international and local program partners and colleagues.
  • Develop, maintain and strengthen working relationships with partners, including national ministries, local governments, international organizations and other donors, private sector, NGOs, universities and the media to identify and implement efforts to increase synergy among the stakeholders.
  • Provide technical input to program and strategy design and planning based on knowledge of international best practice and the particular constraints presented in Uganda.
  • Provide support in defining the type of assistance needed by the Mission, facilitate discussions with water and sanitation service contractors, and schedule delivery of this assistance.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the US Embassy Project Management Specialist (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in public health, water management, sanitation, environmental management, engineering, economics or related field.
  • At least five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in WASH required; and
  • Experience working with USAID, USG, African Development Bank, World Bank, bi-lateral or multi-lateral funders, implementing partners, or NGOs.
  • Knowledge of techniques and approaches strengthening capacity of local governments and/or private sector development in program design, service provision, and monitoring and evaluation of water and sanitation is required; and
  • Working knowledge of development agencies - such as USAID - strategy, programming, and implementation activities and priorities advantageous.
  • The position requires strong communication, mentoring, interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills, as well as the ability to prepare reports and technical policy briefs with short deadlines;
  • Must be able to work effectively with mid- and senior-level public and civil society officials from the Government of Uganda, development partners and IPs;
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and coordinate well with others;
  • Must be able to develop effective and collaborative manager-to-manager relationships with IPs;
  • The work requires excellent writing and computer skills, in order to develop presentations, reports, etc.;
  • Diplomacy, tact, cultural sensitivity, and team participation are required, in order to establish and maintain effective working relationships within USAID/Uganda, and with the Ugandan public and private sectors;
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and stay organized in a complex, frequently changing environment are required; and
  • Demonstrated advanced analytical skills and problem solving, as well as the ability to effectively manage stress and conflict, are required.
  • Language Proficiency: English language proficiency, speaking and writing, is the minimum requirement.

How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:
  • A signed DS-174 Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member, Click Here
  • Cover letter clearly indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements
  • A Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts
  • Names, contact numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references. At least one of the references must be a prior or current direct supervisor.

Submit Application To:

Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov

NB: Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB. Please clearly indicate the position number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.

Deadline: 14th June 2019

The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

For more of the latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline





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