Earn over 200m as Project Management Specialist (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) at United States US Embassy / Mission

Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: UGX
137,483,245 – 202,072,484 per annum per annum, equivalent to
About US Embassy:
The United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda 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 (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
Job Summary:  The Project Management Specialist (Water,
Sanitation and Hygiene (PMS/WASH) provides leadership, program management and
technical support for USAID WASH-related programs in Uganda by:
  • Leading efforts to design and manage
    targeted Mission programs that focus on improving rural and urban water
    supply, sanitation and hygiene;
  • Leading efforts to monitor and evaluate
    all Mission activities contributing toward improvements in water supply,
    sanitation and hygiene;
  • Providing overall technical analysis and
    guidance to the Mission on strategies for water supply, sanitation and
  • Serving as liaison on technical issues
    between USAID/Uganda, Uganda government counterparts, other USG agencies,
    and regional and international organizations that are active in the WASH
    sector in Uganda;
  • Guiding, coordinating, managing and
    monitoring the expanding and high profile WASH related portfolio of
    activities in Uganda, leading to successful outcomes; and
  • Interacting with a range of colleagues
    involved in the sector, while maintaining oversight of the overall sector
    impacts and ensuring the efficient use of resources.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Program Management
  • Serve as AOR/COR for WASH Specific
    programs/projects/activities in the Family health portfolio.
  • Support the design and implementation of
    WASH programs and activities with the goal of ensuring that program design
    and implementation will achieve planned results and USAID goals.
  • Oversee the management of grants and
    contracts including advising on workplans and strategic plans,
    accomplishing results, budget, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Lead the development of a performance
    monitoring and learning plan for water-related activities and contributes
    to data collection and synthesis and reporting.
  • Use routine learning from monitoring and
    evaluation to adapt activities.
  • Ensure program implementation achieves
    planned results, documents developmental impacts, and resolve any
    implementation issues in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Contribute to USAID planning and
    reporting at various points in the project cycle.
  • Support the implementation and
    monitoring of USAID/Uganda’s integrated Country Development Cooperation
Strategy Support
  • Lead efforts to assess and address
    policy and institutional constraints impacting access and use of water and
    sanitation services in Uganda and identifies priority issues requiring
    policy reform, innovation, and support such as policy and regulatory
    reform, institutional strengthening, financing support, and technical
  • Lead efforts in identifying key
    technical challenges in water and sanitation service provision and
    management in Uganda and identifies actions to address these challenges.
  • Provide expert assistance and
    backstopping in the development of concept papers, scopes of work, USAID
    project/activity design documents and bilateral and multilateral
    agreements related to the design of WASH related programs.
  • Play a role in identifying and
    coordinating among the various USG and internal USAID WASH- related
    activities and players. Actively engage with government, other donors and
    organizations involved in the sector within Uganda, such as national
    working groups, in order to promote collaborative planning toward long
    term sustainable solutions.
  • Compile, analyze, and disseminate
    information on a regular basis to USAID mission staff, USAID/Washington,
    and Uganda stakeholders on challenges and accomplishments.
Advisory and Technical
Services 15%
  • Provide briefings to USAID, other USG
    agencies and partners on the status of USAID WASH activities in Uganda.
    Prepares and delivers presentations on the same issues to local government
    and USG officials and international and local program partners and
  • Develop, maintain and strengthen working
    relationships with partners, including national ministries, local
    governments, international organizations and other donors, private sector,
    NGOs, universities and the media to identify and implement efforts to
    increase synergy among the stakeholders.
  • Provide technical input to program and
    strategy design and planning based on knowledge of international best
    practice and the particular constraints presented in Uganda.
  • Provide support in defining the type of
    assistance needed by the Mission, facilitate discussions with water and
    sanitation service contractors, and schedule delivery of this assistance.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the US Embassy Project Management Specialist
    (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in public health, water management, sanitation, environmental
    management, engineering, economics or related field.
  • At least five to seven years of progressively responsible experience
    in WASH required; and
  • Experience working with USAID, USG, African Development Bank, World
    Bank, bi-lateral or multi-lateral funders, implementing partners, or NGOs.
  • Knowledge of techniques and approaches strengthening capacity of
    local governments and/or private sector development in program design,
    service provision, and monitoring and evaluation of water and sanitation
    is required; and
  • Working knowledge of development agencies – such as USAID –
    strategy, programming, and implementation activities and priorities
  • The position requires strong communication, mentoring,
    interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills, as well as the ability to
    prepare reports and technical policy briefs with short deadlines;
  • Must be able to work effectively with mid- and senior-level public
    and civil society officials from the Government of Uganda, development
    partners and IPs;
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and
    coordinate well with others;
  • Must be able to develop effective and collaborative
    manager-to-manager relationships with IPs;
  • The work requires excellent writing and computer skills, in order to
    develop presentations, reports, etc.;
  • Diplomacy, tact, cultural sensitivity, and team participation are
    required, in order to establish and maintain effective working
    relationships within USAID/Uganda, and with the Ugandan public and private
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and
    stay organized in a complex, frequently changing environment are required;
  • Demonstrated advanced analytical skills and problem solving, as well
    as the ability to effectively manage stress and conflict, are required.
  • Language Proficiency: English language proficiency, speaking and writing, is the minimum
How to Apply:
All those interested
in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and
strictly adhere to the following:
  • A signed DS-174 Employment Application
    for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member, Click Here
  • Cover letter clearly indicating the
    position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the
    minimum requirements
  • A 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.
Submit Application
Human Resources
By email at
NB: Your
application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements
including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and
Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple
Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB. Please clearly indicate the position
number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.
Deadline: 14th June 2019
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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