United States US Embassy USAID Careers – Project Management Specialist – (EAC Integration and Trade Policy)

Organisation: United
States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station:  USAID, Health & HIV/AIDS Office,
Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN-11 
(Ugshs87,633,842 to 127,342,874 p.a. inclusive of allowances).
Vacancy Number:  020
– 2015        
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
    Corps
Job Summary:  The
USAID Project Management Specialist – (EAC Integration and Trade Policy) will
be responsible for participating with other senior advisors and officers in the
design, development, and management of USAID/Uganda (“Mission”) trade sector
plans and programs to support trade expansion within Uganda and East Africa and
between Uganda and the United States. 
The incumbent serves as Uganda Trade Africa primary Point of contact for
EAC integration and the USAID/Trade Africa team based in Nairobi and with a
numbers of others trade bodies to address EAC common market score card issues.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All
applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific
and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The
    ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor’s in relevant field in
    agriculture, trade, economics, business, international development is
    required. A Master’s or PhD in these fields is advantageous.
  • A
    minimum of five or more ears of progressively responsible,
    professional-level experience in a trade related work including policy,
    customs, transport/logistics and trade promotion is required.  The experience must have provided the
    opportunity for development of trade Policy reform and promotion, regional
    trade integration and trade Program design and implementation work. 
  • At
    least two years of this experience should have been in development trade
    work for other donor agencies, Government of Uganda (GOU) organizations,
    or private-sector institutions which included trade project design, trade
    performance monitoring, and/or the analysis and interpretation of trade
    data and trends.  
  • Detailed
    working knowledge of the GOU developmental agenda, initiatives, and
    priorities for trade and export promotion and related areas, as well as
    the socio-political cultural understanding in various geographical regions
    of Uganda are required.  A thorough
    knowledge of issues relating to economic and trade development in Uganda
    and the region, regional strengths and vulnerabilities related to trade
    are required.  Additionally, the
    Specialist needs an in-depth and expert knowledge of a broad range of
    issues on trade policy and trade capacity building, as well as knowledge
    of private-sector development and competitiveness.  Knowledge of trade sector issues in
    Uganda and the region is required. 
    Knowledge of strategies, programs, and the working methodologies of
    other donor agencies in the trade sector in Uganda is required.
  • A
    high level of technical expertise and ability in trade and private-sector
    development is required. 
  • The
    Specialist should possess the ability to advise senior Mission management
    on Ugandan development and issues across a wide range of trade related
    topics (such as trade regulations, custom unions, trade finance options
    and requirements, regional trade integration and key barriers to trade,
    etc.) and their implications on USAID programs.  Program design, budgeting,
    implementation, monitoring, and evaluation skills are essential. 
  • Demonstrated
    ability to effectively communicate complicated policy, strategy, and
    program issues orally and in writing is also required. 
  • The
    Specialist must have good interpersonal, coordination, and bureaucratic skills
    and be able to coordinate successfully with all parts of the USAID Mission
    and Embassy to advance program interests.
  • The
    Specialist must be able to handle sensitive issues diplomatically,
    represent USAID authoritatively, and use good judgment in speaking on
    behalf of USAID in high-level meetings with the USG, the GOU, the EAC,
    NGOs, and other donors and in conferences, seminars, and workshops. 
  • The
    Specialist must possess excellent organizational and management skills.
Language Requirement:
Level III (good working knowledge) English ability or in one or more local
languages is required and Fluency in Kiswahili is preferred.
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: 5th April 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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