USAID US Embassy Social Work Jobs – Project Management Specialist (OVC)

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
(OVC-Orphans and Vulnerable Children) will provide timely technical and
professional leadership to plan, implement, monitor, and oversee selected
activities related to OVC children and youth at USAID/Uganda
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 USAID US
    Embassy OVC Project Management Specialist should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in Child Development, Social Work, International Development, and
    Community Development is required. An advanced Degree in one of the above
    fields is desirable.
  • A minimum of seven or more years of
    progressively responsible professional experience in community-based
    service provision, with an emphasis on Household Economic Strengthening,
    Child Development or Social Protection, OVC service provision (including
    HIV care and treatment), which includes at least six (6) years of
    planning, developing, managing, and evaluating OVC programs and community
    activities with donor organizations, host-country organizations, and/or
    non-governmental organizations; and, analyzing program data and presenting
    findings in written or oral form.
  • Detailed working knowledge of OVC
    activities in Uganda and in other Sub-Saharan Africa Countries, including
    lessons learned that are applicable to Uganda; and, a thorough
    understanding of the social, economic and cultural determinants and
    implications of the HIV epidemic on children in Uganda.
  • Expert knowledge of OVC policies of the
    MMAS, including OVC Action Plans; understanding of other donor involvement
    in OVC support programs; understanding of community-based care activities
    and household economic strengthening as carried out in Uganda; and,
    knowledge of PEPFAR policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation.
  • Detailed working knowledge of social
    protection systems strengthening and service delivery is a must.
  • Technical expertise in OVC support
  • Possess the ability to develop and
    maintain effective working-level and management-level contacts within OVC
    activities in government and NGOs; ability to work effectively with team and interagency
    environments, and to train, mentor,
    and coordinate well with others;
  • Ability to interpret regulatory directives
    and related guidance;
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word,
    Excel, database software, E-mail, and the internet;
  • Strong management skills, including
    financial management administrative, and monitoring skills used to track
    the performance of implementing partners and activities;
  • Possess the ability to present
    information, analyses, and recommendations in clear written and oral
    formats; and, the ability to travel to provinces and within districts
Language proficiency:
Level IV (fluent) English language proficiency.
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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