US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Project Management Specialist (HIV)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Job Description

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

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: May 19, 2021 Closing date: June 18, 2021 USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Project Management Specialist (HIV) position.

The 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: 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 teams, 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 Mission Director.

As Uganda progresses towards HIV/AIDS epidemic control, the point at which new HIV infections have decreased and fall below the total number of deaths among HIV-infected individuals, preventing further spread of the virus and identification the remaining people living with HIV (PLHIV) who have not yet been placed into care and treatment is critically important. Prevention activities include HIV Testing, including self-testing; voluntary medical male Circumcision; Pre-exposure Prophylaxis; as well as key and vulnerable population services. These needs call for a high degree of innovation and expertise.

The HIV/AIDS and TB Unit is structurally organized under two technical thematic units, namely prevention and care and treatment, under the overall oversight of the Unit Leader assisted by a Deputy Unit Leaders. This position serves as the HIV/AIDS Prevention Deputy Unit Leader responsible for providing similar level of oversight of the prevention activities; serves as the in-house subject matter expert on HIV/AIDS prevention, and the Mission’s senior representative in policy, strategic, and technical engagements with the Government of Uganda (GOU), USG interagency, international, and bilateral organizations and donor agencies to address technical issues and coordinate efforts in the implementation of HIV/AIDS activities. The HIV/AIDS Prevention Deputy Unit Leader is a senior professional and expert in strategic planning, program and activity Design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS care and treatment activities.

EDUCATION

--Master’s Degree in a field relevant to Development Assistance such as Social Sciences, Social Work, Public Health, Organizational Development, Public or Business Administration, and International Development.

--Other relevant trainings or certifications to augment university degrees and work experience.

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

--From five (5) years of progressively responsible, professional experience in HIV/AIDS with USAID and/or other multi-lateral or bi-lateral organizations.

--At least 5 years as of experience developing and managing large scale (>$30 million) health/HIV/AIDS projects.

--Demonstrated experience in partner Coordination and relationship management required.

--Demonstrated knowledge in supporting a comprehensive approach to HIV/AIDS including strategic planning, monitoring, and reporting in the areas of systems strengthening and service delivery.

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