Project Management Specialist (Decentralized HIV/AIDS)

US Agency for International Development

Product & Project Management

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Job Summary

This position is in the HSS Unit. The HSS Unit manages a budget of over US$ 311 million in fiscal year 2021, and consists of sixteen (16) staff members. The HSS Unit supports all the OHH Units, and the Specialist serves as a Senior Officer responsible for working closely with these units on cross-cutting issues and projects such as developing health systems, strengthening laboratories, integrated service delivery, and private sector initiatives.

  • Minimum Qualification:Masters
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:5 years

Job Description/Requirements

USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Project Management Specialist ((Decentralized HIV/AIDS) position located in the USAID/Uganda’s Office of Health and HIV (OHH).
The OHH is responsible for one of USAID's largest and most complex bilateral assistance health programs. Currently, there are six technical units: 1: Health System Strengthening Unit (HSS), 2: President’s Malaria Initiative Unit (PMI), 3: the HIV & TB Unit (HIV/TB) and its PEPFAR sponsored activities, 4: Family Health Unit (FHU), 5: Strategic Information Unit (SI) which provides support to the Office and other technical units, and 6: Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and Emerging Pandemic Threats Unit. The OHH Team is headed by a U.S. Foreign Service Officer who reports directly to the Deputy Mission Director.


This position is in the HSS Unit. The HSS Unit manages a budget of over US$ 311 million in fiscal year 2021, and consists of sixteen (16) staff members. The HSS Unit supports all the OHH Units, and the Specialist serves as a Senior Officer responsible for working closely with these units on cross-cutting issues and projects such as developing health systems, strengthening laboratories, integrated service delivery, and private sector initiatives.


The Specialist provides primary support to the HSS Unit Leader and the Deputy Unit Leader in strategic leadership that is focused on guiding technical decisions, project design, and management for this cross-cutting portfolio. The Specialist works in close collaboration with the other OHH units’ technical officers and other senior managers to ensure that the Mission has the necessary strategic, technical, and management expertise to handle and successfully implement HSS and other HIV/health programs and activities in USAID/Uganda’s portfolio.

The Specialist reports to the Deputy Unit Leader and the position is nonsupervisory.

EDUCATION
• Masters’ Degree in fields relevant to development assistance such as social sciences, social work, public health, organizational development, public or business administration, international development, law or medicine or related degree is required.

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE
• Minimum of five (5) years’ experience of progressive responsibility, with professional experience in the field of development with experience of working with decentralized systems within Sub-Saharan Africa.
• Minimum three years’ experience in development assistance, or related work for GOU or international organizations or private sector institutions is required.
• Demonstrated experience with supporting a comprehensive approach to HSS, HIV/AIDS and health programs is required, including strategic planning, monitoring, and reporting in the areas of systems strengthening including governance, HRH, community systems, decentralization, and service delivery.


How to apply.
The detailed solicitation document Number: 72061723R10005 which provides the full position description, selection criteria, and specific instructions on how to submit an offer is found at: https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ or send an email to EXO and HR Specialist at: kampalausaidjobs@usaid.gov 

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