Earn over 140m as a Project Management Specialist (Gender) at United States Embassy / US Mission

Management Specialist (Gender)
Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: UGX
145,734,783 – 214,194,284 per annum (FSN 11)
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:  USAID/Uganda’s Gender Specialist provides
technical, representative and programmatic support to the United States Agency
for International Development (USAID) Mission in Kampala, Uganda. Uganda is a
strategic priority for U.S. foreign assistance due to its size, location, and
role in the region and a priority gender-based violence GBV-country for U.S.
assistance. USAID/Uganda is responsible for the development and management of
the U.S. Government’s foreign assistance program focused on strengthening of
democratic institutions, improving health and education status, supporting
economic development and food security. USAID/Uganda directs most of its
programs in health and education, democracy and governance, agriculture/food
security and environment through cooperative agreements and contracts to a wide
range of international and local organizations and international and local non-governmental
organizations (NGOs).
S/he also monitors
compliance with USAID gender requirements and designs and, as needed, delivers
gender training to the Mission and its implementing partners, including the
development of resource materials, as necessary. The Gender Specialist works
with technical offices to ensure data for gender- related indicators are
collected, and provides expertise to technical offices regarding monitoring,
assessing and evaluating social and gender performance, outcomes and impacts of
USAID/Uganda- funded projects and activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Integrate gender
into program design, implementation and evaluation (50%):
updates and conducts or commissions gender and social inclusion analyses of
proposed strategies and programs; providing substantial input into social/gender
assessment in policy analysis, research, program design implementation,
monitoring, and evaluation.
appropriate approaches and best practices to addressing gender inequities in
the implementation of USAID/Uganda’s strategy, providing recommendations as to
how projects and activities may be better designed to ensure that women and
men, boys and girls, youth and other marginalized populations benefit equitably
from USAID investments.
appropriate approaches and best practices to enhance the gendered impact
performance of USAID investments, including increasing the involvement and
participation of women and youth in decision-making and increasing access to
assets for Ugandan women participating in USAID programs.
and applies inclusive growth and private sector development approaches that
lead to economic empowerment, enhanced livelihoods for the poorest, vulnerable
groups and women and girls, youth, refugees and persons with disabilities.
Leads on
the engagement of shifting social and gender norms to tackle harmful practices
such as FGM, early and forced marriages and to empower women and girls.
more technical support to implementing partners in planning, implementing and
monitoring gender and social inclusion approaches.
colleagues and wider audiences understand what policy and programmatic outcomes
mean for poor men and women (by age, ethnicity, disability, geography or other
key features of social difference) e.g. by sharing analysis or more directly
through initiating/facilitating immersions.
Lead on
the design, management and monitoring and evaluation of programs focused on the
social, political and economic empowerment of women and girls and tackling
violence against women and girls.
monitoring and evaluation efforts on progress toward gender equity by
identifying appropriate indicators, identifying robust impact assessment
methodologies, participating on evaluation teams, and drafting relevant
gender-sensitive questions and approaches within scopes of work, amongst other
gender knowledge-based products and participates in knowledge sharing and
reflection events to share key learning.
Provide mission
leadership on gender issues (30%):
Mission-wide technical, representational and intellectual leadership and policy
and program guidance as USAID/Uganda’s senior subject-matter expert on gender
and inclusive development.
promotes, designs and conducts gender and social inclusion training programs to
increase the technical competence of USAID personnel.
as the primary Mission liaison for the Gender Development Partners Group and
coordinates with the GOU and bilateral and multilateral donors to Uganda on
gender issues and programming.
the implementation of, and updates as necessary, the USAID/Uganda Mission Order
on gender and social inclusion.
strong institutional linkages between USAID/Uganda programs and other U.S.
Government agencies, and other bilateral and multilateral donor agencies
carrying out gender-sensitive assistance activities.
management (20%):
establish Mission and programmatic gender-related goals and works helps lead
efforts to monitor program progress and adapt.
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 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.
closely with technical teams to develop and maintain comprehensive information
at the Mission level on USAID programs that integrate gender and develops and
maintain gender- related factsheets for distribution inside and outside the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
applicants for the United States US Embassy Project Management Specialist (Gender)
job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as
development studies, gender studies, or rural sociology required.
At least
five years of experience in the analysis of gender integration and empowerment,
including demonstrated professional-level experience in integrating rigorous
gender analysis into program/project planning, design, development,
implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
experience with developing and implementing practical, field-based approaches
to addressing gender constraints and advancing gender equity, including the
ability to train and develop professional capacities of others in gender
integration and program monitoring, is highly desirable.
of USAID and/or other donor policy and programming related to gender, as well
as of a thorough knowledge of current literature on the topic.
to analyze and evaluate complex development issues, including gender-related
and inclusive development aspects of development across sectors.
of principles, concepts and methodology involved in the design, development,
implementation, management and evaluation of technical assistance.
English-language skills, including reading and writing, and organizational
skills to guide other specialists and non-specialists and to complete analyses
and presentations.
demonstrated ability to write succinctly and to produce documents quickly is
also required.
interpersonal skills, including ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy and
resourcefulness while working with a wide variety of individuals, including
USAID staff at all levels, high-level officials in the GOU, U.S. government,
foreign governments and international organizations, as well as with other
foreign and domestic development partners, colleagues and office associates.
Level IV (fluent)
English writing and speaking ability 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:
A typed
and hand signed (around Section 6 – Declaration) DS-174 Employment Application
for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (Click Here; Version
Exp. 06/2022). Offerors are required to complete sections 1 through 6. (Make
sure to use additional Work Experience pages (Section 4), if needed, to provide
complete work history).
letter (addressed to the USAID Supervisory Executive Officer) clearly
indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet
the minimum requirements.
curriculum vitae/resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, the
resume must include:
Paid and
non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month/year). Please specify unpaid
or part time work. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year) will
not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (NOTE: Resume and
DS-174 work experience should match.)
duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
and any other qualifications including job-related training courses,
job-related skills, or job- related honors, awards or accomplishments.
Name and
contact information (phone and email) of three (3) professional references. At
least one of the references must be a prior or current direct supervisor.
[separate] document specifically addressing each QRF as outlined in the
of Academic Transcripts
should be in a standard file type such as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe
Acrobat (.pdf). All should be in one document which should not exceed 10MB.
offers and documents become the property of USAID and will not be returned.
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: 26th August 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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