USAID US Embassy Careers – Project Management Specialist, Maternal and Child Health (MCH)

Organisation: USAID
United States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: Ugandan
Shillings 70,716,460 to 102,625,095 p.a. inclusive of allowances.
About US Embassy:
Welcome to the United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United
States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi 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
  • Peace
Job Summary: The USAID /
Uganda Project Management Specialist, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) will offer
technical and professional leadership to plan, implement, monitor, and oversee
mission supported maternal and child health activities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidates for the United States Embassy Career opportunity should hold
    a Master’s degree in International Health, Public Health, or Medicine.
    Some reproductive health or safe motherhood courses are advantageous.
  • A
    minimum of five or more years of progressively responsible professional
    experience in public management or program management; experience in
    maternal and child health is required. Work experience should include at
    least two years of planning, developing, and implementing and managing
    public health programs in resource poor settings.
  • Excellent
    track record in coordinating large-scale projects is a must.
  • Applicants
    must have strong interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Ability
    to order priorities and manage several activities simultaneously.
  • S/he
    must be able to work effectively in a team environment and coordinate well
    with others. Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Database
    software, E-mail, and the internet; strong management skills, including
    financial management, administrative, and monitoring skills to track the
    performance of implementing partners and activities.
  • Possess
    the ability to present information, analyses, and recommendations in clear
    written and oral formats is essential.
  • Ability
    to travel to regions and districts within Uganda is required.
  • Exceptional
    diplomacy, tact, cultural sensitivity and team participation are also
    required, in order to establish and maintain effective working
    relationships within USAID, with implementing partners, the interagency
    team and the government of Uganda.
How to Apply:
All those interested in working
with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly
adhere to the following:
  • Universal
    Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member
    (DS-174) Download
    it Here
  • A
    current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Candidates
    who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214
    with their application.  Candidates
    who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation
    confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their
  • Any
    other documentation (e.g. essays, transcripts/certificates, awards) that
    addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email at
NB: Only electronic submissions
will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please clearly indicate the
position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file types
such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all
documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-306001/259-791/5
Deadline: 17th December, 2014
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.

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