United States Embassy USAID Careers – Project Development Assistant

Organisation: United
States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
USAID Office, Uganda
Salary Grade: UGX 43,553,944 to 62,983,805 p.a. inclusive of
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 Development Assistant
provides program, project, financial and administrative support for the
Education, Youth, and Child Development office (EYCD). The incumbent will
provide support to the entire EYCD Office in managing its financial portfolio.
The position will assist the Office Director in developing the annual program
budget; developing the office’s cost of operations budgets; oversight of
procurement actions; tracking procurement documents; updating the procurement
plan; and completing financial reporting requirements. This position will
provide support to the administration and oversight of all assigned office
activities and projects.
Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All
applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific
and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The ideal candidates for the USAID US
    Embassy Jobs should hold university degrees in Business, Business
    Administration, Economics, and Finance.
  • A minimum of five or more years of
    substantive and progressively responsible administrative experience is
  • Practical knowledge of business
    correspondence, database management, and budget preparation is required. A
    good understanding of the sociopolitical environment in Uganda; and strong
    interest in Education, Youth and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
    issues in Uganda is highly desirable.
  • Must understand dynamics of working in a
    multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
    environment and coordinate well with others.
  • Possess excellent financial and
    administrative management skills and experience are required in order to
    support the assigned team and the overall office in developing and
    implementing effective USAID/Uganda programs/projects.
  • Past financial and administrative skills
    sufficient to develop office budgets and track performance of implementing
    partners (IPs) and program/project activities.
  • The work requires skills in the
    following areas: office management, administration, and financial
    tracking; budgeting and planning; computers, including Word, Excel,
    Database software, and PowerPoint software; and the ability to clearly
    present written and oral information.
  • Exceptional verbal and writing skills,
    tact, and diplomacy are also required, in order to establish and maintain
    effective working relationships within USAID and with the public and
    private sector.
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 application.
  • 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 KampalaHR@state.gov
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: 10th
February 2015
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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