United States US Embassy Jobs – Project Management Specialist – Development Outreach and Communication (DOC)

Organisation: United States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: 
USAID, Kampala, Uganda
Salary:  Ug
shs 70,716,460 to 102,625,095 p.a inclusive of allowances.
Vacancy No.: 38-15
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 Project Management Specialist
Development Outreach and Communication (DOC) will be responsible for producing
and disseminating public information about USAID activities for Ugandan and
American audiences, for promoting better awareness and understanding of U.S.
foreign assistance to Uganda. The incumbent guides, coordinates, and implements
USAIO’s communication practices and outreach efforts, helping to ensure that
they reflect the U.S. Government’s priorities and promote USAID’s
accomplishments to key audiences. S/he is also responsible for relaying related
policies and achievements to key audiences of the host country, in the United
States, and throughout other donor countries. The incumbent will collaborate
closely with USAID/Uganda’s technical offices and implementing partners. The
DOC is also the Mission’s liaison with the U.S. Embassy Information Officer to
ensure coordination and collaboration on USAID public activities and projects.
Qualifications, Skills and
NOTE:  All applicants must
address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive
information supporting each item.
  • The
    US Embassy Project Management Specialist Development Outreach and
    Communication (DOC) should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree with
    significant coursework in relevant fields including – but are not limited
    to – print/electronic media, communications, social media, visual
    communications, public relations or affairs, international relations,
    international development, public administration, development/area
    studies, and social studies.
  • At
    least five years of progressively responsible experience as a public
    relations specialist or journalist or in a similar position in an
    international development organization or media company where the
    dissemination of information to a variety of targeted audiences and the
    general public as well as designing and implementing effective print,
    audio and video products were an integral part of the responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated
    success in designing and implementing effective public relations/
    communications campaigns targeted at specific audiences as well as the
    general public. Demonstrated ability to plan and execute media campaigns
    and programs; Ability to craft information messages in various media
    formats (press releases, web sites, stories, etc.) targeting a variety of
    audiences. Evidence of broad understanding of issues related to
    international development and transition economies.
  • Extensive
    writing and editing experience and knowledge of African political,
    economic, and social environments.
  • Ability
    to work effectively as a team member of a multi-disciplinary,
    multi-cultural team.
  • Ability
    to make cogent arguments clearly and succinctly in written and oral
    presentations. Initiative and proactive engagement with colleagues to
    complete assigned tasks in accordance with agreed timetables.
  • Ability
    to work independently, juggling several activities at once, and to work
    under pressure to meet very short deadlines.
  • Possess
    the ability to establish and maintain collegial relations with press and
    media contacts and exercise sound judgment in representing the U.S.
    Government while discussing program activities with the press and media
  • Language proficiency: The candidate must be fluent in both
    spoken and written English to be able to serve as both editor and
    speechwriter when called upon. Fluent in Luganda to be able to serve as
    both translator and interpreter.
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: 21st June
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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