M&E US Embassy Jobs – Program Development Specialist/ Monitoring and Evaluation

Organisation: United States
USAID Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: USAID, Health
and HIV Office , Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Number: 80/15
Salary Grade: FSN-10 (Ugshs
88,050,617 to 128,626,328 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 (CDC)
·        
Peace Corps
Job Summary: The Program
Development Specialist/ Monitoring and Evaluation plays a leading in program
strategy development, monitoring, and evaluation, and provides support for HHO
reporting to the Mission, the Embassy, and to USAID/Washington, the Congress,
and others.  With emphasis placed on
program performance indicators, S/he is responsible for development of and
reporting on HIV/AIDS indicators in the HHO Performance Management Plan, which
serves as the primary tool for planning and management of the collection of
performance data, and for compliance with mandated measurement criteria.
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 preferably hold a Master’s
degree in development assistance, Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics,
development studies, public or business administration, statistics, sociology
is required
·        
The Program Development Specialist/ Monitoring and Evaluation
should possess a minimum of seven years of development experience five of which
must be in providing M&E services at a senior level.
·        
Working knowledge of technical and programmatic aspects
of HIV/AIDS is required.
·        
Significant experience with managing for results
activities such as leading teams that include senior staff at the level of SO
Team Leaders to develop results frameworks, developing performance indicators,
developing performance management plans, conducting baseline and evaluation studies
and reporting results is required. 
·        
Prior exposure and experience conceptualizing and
managing research, data analysis and disseminating research findings
required. 
·        
Previous experience with USAID or another
international development agency is required.
·        
Working knowledge and understanding of host-country
historic, economic, social, cultural, and political characteristics and an
understanding of the general level of development in the region is
required.  This position requires a
thorough knowledge – or the ability to quickly acquire a thorough knowledge –
of USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation,
along with the objectives, methodology and status of projects assigned.
Knowledge of USG objectives and operations or the program activities of other
international donor organizations is highly desirable.
·        
Computer literacy is essential, including competency
in word processing and the use of complex spreadsheet programs.  Knowledge of USAID systems is desired, and
will greatly accelerate attainment of full performance potential.
·        
This vacancy requires experience in a management
capacity, performance analysis, and program reporting and monitoring, and
strong interpersonal and team-building skills. 
·        
Proven ability to serve as an effective liaison with
a wide array of individuals and institutions is essential.
·        
The M&E Specialist must possess a familiarity
with a wide range of issues in management of health programs, such as program
design, monitoring, evaluation, health management information systems, local
government systems and community development.
·        
The M&E Specialist must be able to prepare clear,
substantive reports and briefing papers in English, in a timely manner, and
have the ability to develop a thorough understanding of USAID and host-government
policies and procedures.
·        
This work requires flexibility, and ability to react
to changing systems with sound analyses, ability to travel to the field on
rough terrain up to 30% of time and the ability to work under pressure.
·        
Language Requirement:  Level IV (fluent) English language
proficiency in speaking, reading and writing is 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 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: 27th September 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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