US Agency for International Development Project Management Specialist Jobs in Uganda

US Agency for International Development Project Management Specialist Jobs in Uganda

USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personal Services Contractor (PSC) – Project Management Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening).

Eligible Offerors

“Cooperating Country National” shall mean the individual engaged to serve in the Cooperating Country under this contract.

“Cooperating Country” shall mean the foreign country in or for which services are to be rendered hereunder.

Opening Date: September 5, 2022

Closing Date: October 4, 2022

The Project Management Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening) position is located in the USAID/Uganda Office of Health and HIV/AIDS (OHH).

The OHH is responsible for one of USAID's largest and most complex bilateral assistance health programs.

Currently, there are six technical units:

  • Health System Strengthening Unit (HSS)

  • President’s Malaria Initiative Unit (PMI)

  • the HIV & TB Unit (HIV/TB) and its PEPFAR sponsored activities

  • Family Health Unit (FHU)

  • Strategic Information Unit (SI) which provides support to the Office and other technical unit

  • 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 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 (one USDH Health Development Officer, three (3) US Personal Services Contractors (USPSCs), twelve (12) Cooperating Country National Personal Services Contractors (CCNPSCs); eleven (11) of which are technical staff).

    The Specialist serves as Deputy HSS Unit Leader and works closely with the five other OHH units on crosscutting 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 in directing and guiding the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial directions of this technically complex and challenging portfolio, as well as some project.

    The Specialist collaborates closely with other unit leaders and management positions within the mission during the implementation of the Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) 2.0.

    The Specialist also serves as acting HSS Unit Leader during the absence of the HSS Unit Leader including attendance and participation in Development Objective (DO) and Mission meetings.


  • Masters’ Degree in field 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 strongly required.

    Prior Work Experience

  • At least five years’ experience in development assistance, progressively responsible professional experience in the field of development or related work for host government organizations, other donor agencies or private sector institutions is required.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of supporting a comprehensive approach to Health is required including strategic planning, monitoring, and reporting in the areas of systems strengthening and service delivery.

    How to Apply

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