United States USAID Jobs – Project Management Specialist (Basic Education Specialist)

Job Title:   Project Management Specialist (Basic Education Specialist)

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: USAID Uganda Office, Kampala, Uganda

Solicitation Number: SOL-72061724R10005


About US Embassy:

The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Natalie E. Brown 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 (Basic Education) position is located in the USAID/Uganda Office of Education, Youth, and Child Development (EYCD) and provides program management and technical support for USAID basic education programs in Uganda.


The Specialist works closely with other education, youth/workforce development, and child protection team members to design and manage basic education programs to improve the quality of education services and learning outcomes in Uganda. The Specialist works with the Basic Education Unit to strategically adapt USAID/Uganda’s basic education efforts to reach the goals of USAID/Uganda’s Country Development Coordination Strategy (CDCS) and the Government of Uganda (GOU)’s objectives in basic education. The Specialist provides education sector expertise on education policy reform, education management, and effective strategies for sustainable improvements in basic education outcomes. The Specialist leads efforts to monitor and evaluate all Mission activities contributing toward improvements in basic education services and serves as a liaison on technical issues between USAID/Uganda, Ugandan government counterparts, other U.S. government agencies, and education development partners. The Specialist guides, coordinates, manages, and monitors basic education programs and advises the Senior Basic Education Specialist and EYCD leadership on direction of the basic education portfolio.


The Specialist reports to the Senior Project Management Specialist (Basic Education), and has frequent, direct contact with EYCD staff, EYCD implementing partners (IPs), GOU counterparts, and USAID/Washington regarding EYCD and basic education activities. The Specialist performs at least quarterly work-related travel within Uganda (up to 25% travel) to conduct site visits to monitor basic education activities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the USAID Uganda Project Management Specialist (Basic Education Specialist) job should hold a Bachelor’s degree in education, child development, or social science. Required.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience with implementing and managing programs supporting education sector development is required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) and in the education system in Uganda is required.
  • Experience working in a cross-sectoral team and making linkages between basic education and other sectors is required.


How to Apply:

Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit (Requirements (i) – (v) below are critical for compliance of the offer. Therefore, candidates MUST pay due attention to these):

  • A complete DS-174 Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds174.pdf; [click at this link for latest version]. Offerors are required to complete sections 1 through 6 (use additional pages, if needed).
  • Cover letter (addressed to the USAID Supervisory Executive Officer) clearly indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements.
  • Complete curriculum vitae/resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, the resume must include:
  • Paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month/year). Please specify unpaid or part time work. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year) will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (NOTE: Resume and DS-174 work experience should match.)
  • Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
  • Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards, or accomplishments.
  • Name and contact information (phone and email) of three (3) professional references. At least one of the references must be a prior or current direct supervisor.
  • Supplemental [separate] document specifically addressing each QRF as outlined in the solicitation
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts
  • Offers should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). No other file types will be accepted. All documents should be scanned into one (1) document (one (1) ATTACHMENT) which should not exceed 10MB.


Documents should be arranged and scanned in this order:

  • DS-174
  • Cover Letter
  • Complete Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Supplemental documents
  • Academic Transcripts
  • (vi) Submitted offers and documents become the property of USAID and will not be returned.


Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I at kampalausaidjobs@usaid.gov Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

All qualified Offerors will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national or tribal origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization or other non-merit factor.

Offeror submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents.


For this position, the subject line of the email MUST read:


SOL NUMBER TITLE OF POSITION, LAST, FIRST CANDIDATE NAME Ex: 72061724R10005, Project Management Specialist (Basic Education Specialist), Smith, Jose 


Deadline: 14th March 2024


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Date Posted 2024-02-19
Valid Through 2024-03-14
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization United States US Embassy
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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