USAID US Embassy Careers – AID Project Management Specialist (Energy)

Organisation: United States Embassy, US
Mission in Uganda
Duty Station:  USAID, Kampala, Uganda 
Salary:  Ug shs 87,
633,842 to 127,342,874 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 Corps
Job Summary: The USAID/Uganda AID Project Management Specialist
(Energy) will be responsible for participating with other senior advisors and
officers in the design, development, and management of Mission energy/power
sector plans and programs to support energy sector development with a focus on
clean energy.
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 for the US Embassy
    USAID Project Management Specialist (Energy) should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in relevant field such as energy, trade, economics, business
    administration, public policy, law, international development is required.
    A Master’s or PhD in these fields is advantageous.
  • At least five (5) to seven (7) years of
    progressively responsible, professional-level experience in an energy
    sector-related area are required.
  • Past experience must have provided the
    opportunity for development of sectoral and project documents, and
    performance of project design, program planning, and/or implementation
  • At least two (2) years of this experience
    should have been in development-related work, other donor agencies, GoU
    organizations, or private-sector institutions.
  • Previous experience should also include
    performance monitoring, and/or the analysis and interpretation of large
    amounts of data.
  • Detailed working knowledge of the GoU
    developmental agenda, developmental initiatives, and development
    priorities for energy sector and related areas, as well as the
    socio-political culture understanding in various geographical regions of
    Uganda is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of issues relating to
    economic and clean energy development in Uganda and the region, and Uganda
    and regional power strengths and vulnerabilities.
  • Additionally, the Specialist needs an
    in-depth and expert knowledge of a broad range of issues of energy policy,
    generation, transmission, distribution and human resources capacity
    building as well as knowledge of private- sector development and
  • Working knowledge of strategies, programs,
    and the working methodologies of other donor agencies and banks in the
    energy sector in Uganda is required.
  • A high level of technical expertise and
    ability in energy and private-sector development is required.
  • The Specialist should possess the ability
    to advise senior Mission management on Uganda power development and issues
    across a wide range of energy related topics (such as the regulatory
    environment for energy, key barriers to energy reform, etc.) and their
    implications on USAID programs.
  • Program design, budgeting, implementation,
    monitoring, and evaluation skills are essential.
  • Possess the ability to effectively
    communicate complicated policy, strategy, and program issues orally and in
    writing is also required.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal,
    coordination, and bureaucratic skills; be able to coordinate successfully
    with all parts of the USAID Mission and Embassy to advance program
Language proficiency:
Level IV (fluent) English language proficiency. Fluency in written and spoken
English and in one or more local languages required.
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
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.
Deadline: 4th
May 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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