Earn over 145m as Project Management Specialist (Gender Based Violence (PMS/GBV) at United States US Embassy / Mission

Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: USAID/Uganda
Office of Health, Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: UGX
145,734,783 – 214,194,284 per annum (FSN 11)
Reports to: Deputy
Family Health Unit Leader
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
 Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Technical Advice
and Advocacy – 50%
·       
Provide
leadership, technical guidance, coordination, and monitoring/evaluation of
gender and GBV related activities for OHH and other USAID/Uganda Mission
offices as needed.
·       
Work
closely with the mission Gender Specialist, the different family health,
infectious disease and PEPFAR technical teams in OHH to develop and roll-out
gender and GBV related guidelines and standards.
·       
Keep
abreast of and analyze epidemiological, health, economic, political and other
trends relating to gender/GBV and health/HIV and keeps the Mission informed.
·       
Provide
strategic guidance and technical assistance to integrate gender and GBV into
health related programs.
·       
Contribute
to design of program interventions that are responsive to gender and GBV based
on state-of- the-art approaches and new scientific developments. Participate
actively in internal and external strategy discussions, including active
engagement across sectors at the Mission, as an expert resource on gender and
GBV.
·       
Advocate
for integrated gender and GBV programs in portfolio reviews in order to ensure
that USAID/Uganda programs contribute to relevant HSSP III and SDG goals.
·       
Reviews
work plans, quarterly and annual reports across OHH to monitor compliance with
gender and GBV integration and gives technical assistance to implementing
partners in assessing the strength of their approach to gender mainstreaming
across the program cycle.
·       
Monitor
and assists in data calls from a variety of sources (USAID, other USG agencies
and stakeholders, other donors, and the GOU) for information on various USAID
initiatives, activities and reports in the OHH with significant gender content,
including but not limited to: the annual Performance Plan and Report, the
Operational Plan, and USAID and USG Gender policies and strategies.
·       
Collaborate
closely with technical teams to develop and maintain comprehensive information
at the OHH level on USAID programs that integrate gender, maintain updated
gender-disaggregated data, and develop and maintain gender-related factsheets
for distribution inside and outside of the Mission.
·       
Participate
as a senior Mission representative in national-level technical, programmatic,
and policy meetings, and in consultations with other donors, government
officials, and implementing partners (IPs). Participate on the PEPFAR
prevention technical working group and the mission gender working group.
·       
Participates
in the Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) communities of practice with
the aim of sharing gender and GBV integration within health and other Mission
offices. Contribute to monitoring, evaluation, analysis and learning at the
project and DO levels.
·       
Work
closely with the Strategic Information (SI) team in the OHH and the Mission
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team. Advise on appropriate gender
sensitive indicators in the performance measurement framework and supports
colleagues in the monitoring and reporting of program results/outputs and
objectives on agreed upon indicators. Work to best facilitate knowledge
management through an exchange of technical information and ideas, to
collaborate on cross cutting issues, provide effective collaboration among
actors in HIV and Health and to promote program/project synergies.
·       
Serve as
OHH technical focal point on GBV, coordinating the Mission’s 16 days of GBV
awareness activities and producing technical reports and briefers for the
Embassy, including the Ambassador.
Program/Project
Management – 35 %
·       
Serve as
C/AOR and Activity Manager for several activities. In this capacity, s/he
reviews and approves work plans, budgets, performance monitoring plans,
quarterly and annual reports, and other key documents for USAID-supported
projects.
·       
Monitor
activities and provide supportive supervision through field visits.
·       
Monitor
bum rates and ensures that obligations, expenditures, and budget pipelines
conform to action plans. Submit quarterly accruals reports and ensure
appropriate and timely incremental funding of activities.
·       
Provide
guidance on new program initiatives, drafts program documents to secure funding
and implement activities, and manages the relationships between USAID/Uganda
and IPs implementing gender and GBV integration activities.
·       
Provide
technical assistance in capacity building, planning, implementation,
monitoring, and evaluation to key USAID governmental and non-governmental
partners, to ensure that they develop measurable plans and objectives for
implementation of innovative gender and GBV projects.
·       
Provide
oversight to ensure that USAID-supported FP/RH and HIV funded programs achieve
anticipated results, are linked to and enhance attainment of OHH objectives,
which are aligned with Government of Uganda (GoU) priorities and implemented
within the framework of USG foreign assistance policies.
·       
Conduct
regular site visits to monitor progress of activities and provide technical and
programmatic recommendations.
Representation and
Reporting – 15%
·       
Ensure
that IPs receiving population, malaria and HIV funding are compliant with USG
gender programming policies.
·       
Provide
technical and programmatic support, including developing PowerPoint
presentations and talking points, and serves as site officer for high-level
delegations, other visitors, and overall USG and USAID Mission needs.
·       
Provide
technical input into PEPFAR and health planning and reporting processes
including quarterly PEPFAR Oversight and Accountability Review Team (POART),
Country Operational Plan (COP) development, and writing the gender sections of
the Performance Plan and Report (PPR).
·       
Maintain
responsibility for supporting OHH and the Mission in developing agency
operational plans and strategies, such as the Country Development Cooperation
Strategy (CDCS) and the Operational Plan.
·       
Respond
to reporting requirements and requests from within the Mission, and from
USAID/Washington and others, as needed.
·       
Participate
in developing policies and guidelines to integrate gender and GBV into
health-related activities, including HIV/AIDS, and Mission focus areas, such as
education.



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 United States US Embassy Project Management Specialist
(Gender Based Violence (PMS/GBV) job opportunity should hold a Master’s
degree in Gender Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences or another closely
related field.
·       
At least
five to seven (5-7) years of progressively responsible professional experience
working in the areas of health and gender including the analysis of gender integration
and empowerment, demonstrated professional-level experience in integrating
rigorous gender analysis into program/project planning, design, development,
implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
·       
Established
experience with developing and implementing practical, field-based approaches
to addressing gender and GBV constraints and advancing gender equity in the
health sector, including the ability to train and develop professional
capacities of others in gender integration and program monitoring.
·       
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.
·       
Ability
to process information from a wide variety of sources into cohesive, polished
documents is required.
·       
A
comprehensive knowledge of gender and GBV policy and programming as well as
theories and practices around improving access to and quality of HIV, family
planning/reproductive health is required.
·       
Language
Proficiency:
Level IV (fluent)
English language proficiency, speaking and writing, is the minimum requirement.
Skills and Abilities:
·       
Strong
communication, mentoring, interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills;
·       
Ability
to process information from a wide variety of sources into cohesive, polished
documents, reports and technical policy briefs;
·       
Diplomacy
and tact to work effectively with a variety of internal and external
stakeholders in a multicultural environment;
·       
Ability
to work effectively in a team environment, and coordinate well with others;
·       
Ability
to establish and maintain effective working relationships within USAID/Uganda,
across the interagency and with the Ugandan public and private sectors;
·       
Excellent
organizational skills and the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines in
a complex, frequently changing environment is a requirement;
·       
Demonstrated
advanced analytical skills and problem-solving skills;
·       
Excellent
computer skills and software skills; and
·       
Ability
to travel within Uganda, up to 10% of the time.
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
To:
Human Resources
Office
By email at
KampalaHR@state.gov
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: 3rd March 2020
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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