USAID Uganda Vacancies – Senior Malaria Advisor or Project Management Specialist

Location; Kampala, Uganda
USAID/Uganda seeks to hire a Senior Malaria Advisor or Project Management Specialist (Malaria) to provide leadership, technical guidance and overall direction on the planning, implementation, management and monitoring of Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI) in Uganda. This requires coordination with Ministry of Health, development partners and other Roll Back Malaria implementing partners.
Job Purpose: The incumbent works closely with the CDC Malaria Resident Advisor, two Foreign Service National Malaria Program Specialists, the backstops for PMI in USAID Washington, counterparts in CDC Atlanta, and other USAID personnel working within and overseeing the Mission’s activities, including the Director of DO3/HHE, the USAID Mission Director, and the CDC Country Director.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • These responsibilities include regular contact and collaboration with the counterparts in Uganda’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and other government ministry officials and agencies, as well as in a wide range of civil society and private organizations, other donor and international organizations, and other United States Government (USG) entities working in malaria prevention and control.
  • The contractor shall exercise extensive independent judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, in representing the U.S. Government in critical technical and policy forums, in resolving problems and conflicts, and in taking steps necessary to meet deadlines.
  • The contractor will also perform inherently governmental functions such as officially representing USAID at functions; advising on policy matters; managing contracts and grants; budgeting; developing planning documents and work plans; and reporting.
The contractor will be the technical and program team leader for malaria in the Mission. S/he will report to the HHE/DO3 Service Delivery Team Leader, a Foreign Service Officer, who will provide overall operational oversight and supervision. The USAID Mission Director provides overall guidance to PMI.
The incumbent must possess technical expertise in the area of malaria treatment, prevention and control and possess an understanding of the social, economic and cultural determinants and implications of the epidemic in Uganda and neighboring countries, as well as have the experience and skills required to help formulate the U.S. Government position on malaria and make important policy decisions and manage the program as a key representative of the USAID/Uganda Mission. The detailed scope of work and evaluation criteria is at: http://uganda.usaid.gov/
How to apply: 
Qualified individuals MUST submit:
A. Completed and hand-signed U.S. Government Optional Form 612 available websites Shortcut to: http://www.usaid.gov/forms/; B. Curriculum vitae/resume specifically addressing each selection criterion as outlined in the solicitation; C. Three (3) to five (5) references with current contact information. To ensure applications are received in the Executive Office before the closing date, applications shall be submitted preferably by email. Additionally, fax, hand carry, DHL or FEDEX air courier are acceptable.
VIA EMAIL: To gnakaddu@usaid.gov copy to gmuntu@usaid.gov VIA FAX: To Fax Number: 256-414-306-661 (VIA HANDCARRY/INTERNATIONAL COURIER) Executive Officer USAID/Uganda US Embassy Compound – South Wing Plot 1577 Ggaba Road P. O. Box 7856, Kampala, Uganda
CLOSING DATE: Applications must be in the USAID/Uganda Executive Office no later than 4:45 p.m. Ugandan time Thursday, August 23, 2012.
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