U.S. Embassy Kampala Program Management Specialist Gender Jobs in Uganda

U.S. Embassy Kampala Program Management Specialist Gender Jobs in Uganda

  • 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

    Integrate Gender Into Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation (50%):

  • Designs, 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.

  • Identifies 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.

  • Identifies 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.

  • Understands 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.

  • Provides more technical support to implementing partners in planning, implementing and monitoring gender and social inclusion approaches.

  • Helps 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.

  • Supports 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 duties.

  • Develops gender knowledge-based products and participates in knowledge sharing and reflection

    Provide Mission Leadership on Gender Issues(30%)

  • Provides 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.

  • Identifies, promotes, designs and conducts gender and social inclusion training programs to increase the technical competence of USAID personnel.

  • Serves 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.

  • Monitors the implementation of, and updates as necessary, the USAID/Uganda Mission Order on
    gender and social inclusion.

  • Forges strong institutional linkages between USAID/Uganda programs and other U.S.
    Government agencies, and other bilateral and multilateral donor agencies carrying out gendersensitive assistance activities.

    Performance Management (20%)

  • Helps establish Mission and programmatic gender-related goals and works helps lead efforts to monitor program progress and adapt.

  • 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 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.

  • Collaborates closely with technical teams to develop and maintain comprehensive information at the Mission level on USAID programs that integrate gender and develops and maintain genderrelated factsheets for distribution inside and outside the Mission.

  • The contractor is eligible for temporary duty (TDY) travel to the U.S., or to other Missions abroad, to participate in the “Foreign Service National” Fellowship Program, in accordance with USAID policy.

    Supervisory Relationship

  • Working in close collaboration with the USAID’s Program Office and technical teams throughout the Mission, the Gender Specialist reports directly to the Deputy Program Officer.

    Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Offers will be initially screened for compliance with application instructions and eligibility in accordance with the minimum qualification criteria listed below.

  • To ensure compliance with the entire set of this solicitation instructions (please see page

    offer package must be complete and signed–where indicated - and offerors must include in their
    offers information to demonstrate that they:

  • have attained the required education level; and

  • meet the experience requirements, etc.


  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as development studies, gender studies, or rural sociology required.

    Prior Work Experience

  • Five (5) years’ 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.

  • Demonstrated 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.

    Language Proficiency

  • Level IV (fluent) English writing and speaking ability is required.

    Job Knowledge

  • Knowledge 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.

    Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex development issues, including gender-related and inclusive development aspects of development across sectors.

  • Knowledge of principles, concepts and methodology involved in the design, development, implementation, management and evaluation of technical assistance.

  • Strong English-language skills, including reading and writing, and organizational skills to guide other specialists and non-specialists and to complete analyses and presentations.

  • A demonstrated ability to write succinctly and to produce documents quickly is also required.

  • Demonstrated 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.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy Kampala Program Management Specialist Gender Jobs in Uganda

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