USAID Uganda Project Management Specialist (Design and Implementation) Jobs

USAID Uganda Project Management Specialist (Design and Implementation) Jobs

  • The PMS interacts with every office in the Mission, working closely with the Acquisition and Assistance team on policy, guidelines and specific program actions; with the Office of Financial Management on program budgeting and managing resources; and technical teams on design and CLA.

    The PMS exhibits the following values of USAID/Uganda’s Leadership Charter:

  • Maintain a common vision for our goals and objectives

  • Be field focused

  • Take informed risks, adapt to and manage change

  • Seek evidence and apply lessons learned so we leave things better than we find them

  • Support and encourage work life balance

  • Give credit where it is due

  • Ensure effective and transparent communication and feedback

  • Promote a working environment of mutual respect, trust and integrity

  • Build relationships to achieve development objectives.

    Statement of Duties to be performed

    Lead or facilitate the development of program designs (60%)

  • Under the guidance of the Design Team Lead in the Program Office, and with the support of other design and MEL personnel, the PMS will lead or facilitate the development of programmatic designs throughout the Mission. The PMS will establish Mission design processes and standards and ensure that all design teams comply with Mission expectations. The PMS will work with all design teams to ensure that they
    develop and follow sound design plans, and develop robust, evidence-based programs in a timely manner.

  • On select designs, the PMS will serve as the design lead, not only facilitating others to develop projects and activities, but also themselves conducting desktop research, writing scopes of work and other procurement documentation, and developing budget estimates.

    Minimum Qualifications

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


  • offer package must be completed 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in project development, public administration, development economics, organization design/improvement or related field is required.

    Prior Work Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in project management, including program/project planning, design, and monitoring and evaluation.

  • Demonstrated experience with facilitating diverse sectors in developing programs and in CLA, and conducting or synthesizing research.

    Language Proficiency

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

  • Must be able to communicate (writing and speaking) with both Ugandan and American audiences.

    Job Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the Government of Uganda development plans and priorities, and familiarity with USAID and/or other donor policy and programming related to health, food security, environment, education, and governance.

  • Must have strong knowledge of, and experience in implementing, CLA practices.

    Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex development issues, across sectors.

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

  • Strong writing skills are a must.

  • Demonstrated ability to write succinctly and to produce documents quickly.

  • 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; USAID Uganda Project Management Specialist (Design and Implementation) Jobs

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