Earn 137m Annually as Program Management Specialist (HIV/AIDS Prevention) at United States Embassy / US Mission

Organisation: United States
Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station:  USAID, Health & HIV/AIDS Office, Kampala,
Salary Grade: FSN-11 (Ugshs
137,483,245 – 202,072,484 inclusive of allowances).
Vacancy Number: 617-17-00002
Reports to: HIV/AIDS Sub
Team Leader
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 Deborah R. Malac 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 Program
Management Specialist (HIV/AIDS Prevention) will provide day-to-day program
management and oversight for specific HIV/AIDS prevention activities and
cross-cutting, multi-sectoral approaches. The incumbent will facilitate
communication and maintain collaborative working relationships with mid to
senior level GoU officials, technical advisors in other USG agencies, development
partners and private and civil society organizations working in HIV/AIDS. The
PMS will focus heavily on building a strong and comprehensive
combination-prevention program and ensuring HIV/AIDS program integration at the
service delivery level. In a complex inter-agency planning, budgeting and
coordination environment, the PMS will be responsible for establishing and
maintaining highly collaborative relationships. S/he will serve as the primary
focal person and leader on the DREAMS initiative aiming to achieve a 40%
reduction in HIV incidence among girls and young women in selected high
prevalence districts.
Key Duties and
  • Oversee the $12.7 million HIV prevention
    budget ensuring that key priorities are adequately resourced.
  • Serve as the primary expert and advisor on
    HIV prevention issues to the USAID/Uganda Mission.
  • Provide support in the development,
    improvement and dissemination of sound HIV/AIDS prevention policies and
    strategies in response to evolving epidemiological evidence.
  • Establish effective linkages between HIV
    prevention and care and treatment programs to ensure holistic and
    integrated approach to HIV/AIDS programming. S/he identifies opportunities
    and strengthens existing opportunities for integration of HIV/AIDS with health,
    economic growth, health systems strengthening and governance activities,
    and other areas of the Mission as appropriate.
  • Maintain familiarity with current state-of
    the-art programmatic and research innovations towards the reduction of
    high-risk behaviors related to HIV transmission. S/he will provide expert
    advice to the Health/HIV Office and the Mission on new and emerging
    priorities and approaches that significantly impact HIV transmission.
  • Participate as a senior USAID/Uganda
    representative in national level technical, programmatic and policy
    meetings and consultations related to HIV/AIDS prevention including
    meetings with partners, working groups, launches and occasional
    international events.
  • Actively participate in and take the lead
    on each stage of project design for new HIV prevention activities,
    including drafting and getting approval for concept papers, writing scopes
    of work, evaluating applications/proposals, and starting up new projects.
  • Technically advise and make
    recommendations on the need for short-term technical assistance from and
    write the technical components of the scope of work for the consultants.
  • Prepare reports and responses to
    USAID/Washington adhoc requests for information.
  • Work closely with GoU officials,
    development partners, NGOs, and other implementing agencies in the
    specialized areas for which he/she is responsible.
  • Provide expert advice and leadership in
    programming HIV prevention activities for key and priority populations.
  • Actively participate collaboratively in
    inter-agency and national level HIV prevention technical working groups.
  • Serve as Contracting Officer
    Representative (COR), or Acting Manager, and conduct day-to- day
    management of specified prevention activities. Provide technical input on
    annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports for implementing partners
    and ensure these are consistent with current USG and GoU prevention
    priorities. Maintain specific and in-depth knowledge of applicable USG
    laws and legislative directives as well as regulations, particularly
    regarding to the allowance used of HI V/A1DS funds in the spectrum of
    prevention programming.
  • The jobholder will assume responsibility
    for the financial management of assigned activities which includes
    ensuring that obligations, expenditures, and budget pipelines conform to
    action plans. Ensure appropriate and timely incremental funding of
  • Work closely with USAID partners to ensure
    that program achievements and lessons learned are disseminated to sector
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation
    Program Manager with updating the Performance Monitoring Plan on an annual
    basis. Assume responsibility for verifying the data quality, tracking
    tools and data synthesis and use of HIV/AIDS performance indicators, in
    particular those provided through prevention activities. Ensure all
    routine and ad hoc reporting requirements reflect fully the entire
    Mission’s HIV/AIDS prevention indicators and reporting against targets.
  • Support and strengthen coordination and
    harmonization of prevention approaches and messages across USAID-funded
Qualifications, Skills and
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection
criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting
each item.
  • The ideal candidate for the Program
    Management Specialist (HIV/AIDS Prevention) should possess a Master’s
    Degree in Public Health, Medicine, Social or Behavioral Sciences.
  • At least eight years of progressively
    responsible experience in HIV/AIDS strategy and program development and
    implementation, with specific reference to prevention of sexual
    transmission in diverse contexts;
  • Increasingly responsible experience in the
    design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of international
    HIV/AIDS prevention, behavior change communication (BCC) and community
    based initiative, including program design, implementation and evaluation
    in developing countries;
  • Proven ability to interpret and apply
    relevant regulations, policies, and operational guidelines of entities
    such as the U.S. government, international health organizations, or
    international development organizations;
  • Extensive knowledge of USAID and PEPFAR
    processes through which HI V/AIDS programs are planned, reviewed,
    approved, implemented and evaluated;
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and
    effectively in a high performance environment and under tight deadlines.
  • Previous experience in disseminating,
    analyzing and building the capacity of practitioners to use HIV/AIDS
    epidemiological data;
  • Demonstrated program design and effective
    implementation experience in generalized epidemic settings;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    HIV/AIDS preventions, BCC, and community-based initiatives, including
    program design, implementation and evaluation;
  • Previous exposure and experience in translating
    data into practice in low income settings;
  • Experience in behavior change
    methodologies and their application to HIV/AIDS;
  • Proven ability to apply policy directives
    to activity design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Extensive knowledge of or experience
    working with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and
    experience in working effectively in an independent capacity, and as a
    member of a team;
  • Demonstrated skill to deal effectively and
    diplomatically with multiple U.S. and host country government agencies,
    non-government organizations, faith-based organizations and/or the private
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal,
    facilitation, and teamwork skills/experience;
  • Demonstrated ability in building and
    maintaining close counterpart relationships, both governmental and in the
  • Demonstrated ability to work
    collaboratively and effectively in a high performance environment; under
    tight deadlines;
  • Must have proven ability to communicate quickly,
    clearly and concisely — both orally and in writing in English;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
    skills including a demonstrated ability to write technical documents and
    give state-of-the-art presentations to colleagues;
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel,
    Power Point, and Outlook, Access, and statistical and other relevant
    software) are required for effectively operating in this position;
  • Good computer skills are required to
    implement, analyze, and monitor, and manage activity goals, inputs,
    outcomes, and achievements, both program and impact.
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should submit the following;
  • A signed AID-302-3 Offeror Information for
    Personal Services Contracts, Download
  • Cover letter clearly indicating the
    position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the
    minimum requirements
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts
  • Names, contact numbers, and e-mail
    addresses of three (3) professional references. At least one of the
    references must be a prior or current direct supervisor.
  • U.S. citizen, Resident Aliens and other
    nations (resident in Uganda) must attach a copy of a valid work permit.
Send them to: KampalaHR@state.gov
in standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf).
All should be in one document which should not exceed 10MB.
Deadline: 28th April 2017

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