Deadline: 05 April, 2022

Location: Uganda

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking to fill the role of Project Management Specialist (HIV/AIDS).

USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results.

Responsibilities

  • Provide up-to-date technical guidance on a broad range of HIV/AIDS-related interventions, including providing guidance in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluations of HIV/AIDS programmes
  • Provide technical guidance in quality and performance improvement, working with key stakeholders to improve the quality of HIV/AIDS-related interventions by applying evidence-based guidelines, approaches, and tools
  • Provide guidance to the mission and the Ministry of Health, serving as advisor for all strategic and policy issues related to HIV/AIDS programming
  • Through literature review, research, and regular communication with local and international stakeholders, stay abreast of emerging developments in the national and global HIV/AIDS landscape, and advise accordingly on how policies, strategies, and technical guidelines can most effectively be incorporated to enable the mission to maintain fidelity and relevance in its HIV/AIDS programmes
  • Provide technical guidance to other PEPFAR agencies, technical counterparts in Ministry of Health, and to other national stakeholders to advance USAID, United States government and PEPFAR strategic objectives related to key HIV/AIDS interventions
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance to USAID local partners to ensure that activities are evidence-based and that services are transparent, equitable, of high quality and responsive to client needs
  • Effectively communicate and demonstrate technical leadership in interagency PEPFAR technical working groups to ensure USAID strategic priorities are represented, including participation in routine interagency technical discussions, presenting relevant sections of the quarterly PEPFAR country performance reviews, and annual PEPFAR COP strategic planning meetings
  • Ensure that the required audits, reports and evaluations and closeout actions are completed
  • Participate in technical evaluation committees, analysing applications and evaluating offeror’s proposals to develop recommendations on the selection of applicants or institutions based on their suitability and responsiveness of their proposed technical intervention, and their ability to successfully implement a particular project
  • Facilitate site visits, public meetings, and discussions with officials, as needed, and will track overall team budget progress and funding priorities
  • Support in drafting technical documentation such as performance reports, scopes of work, briefing papers, concept papers and conduct analyses to develop strategies, monitor ongoing programmes, and report on project achievements and interventions

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Medicine, Public Health, Health, Social Work, International Development, Social or Behavioural Sciences, Epidemiology, Biology, Infectious Disease, Organisational Development, Political Science or Business Administration
  • Five years, minimum, of progressively responsible, professional experience in international development or global health programming in developing or middle-income countries, with a focus on HIV/AIDS
  • One year, minimum, of experience with the U.S. government, other multilateral, or bilateral organisations, and/or NGOs
  • Experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health-related initiatives in developing countries
  • Experience in analysing epidemiological data and translating data into practice
  • Level IV fluency in English and in the appropriate host-country business language, both written and spoken
  • Demonstrated in-depth professional understanding of HIV/AIDS interventions, PEPFAR initiatives, and the current priorities at national and global levels
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of country’s development and HIV/AIDS programme dynamics, particularly the social, economic, and cultural determinants and implications of the HIV epidemic in the country
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PEPFAR processes through which HIV/AIDS programmes are planned, reviewed, approved, implemented, and evaluated

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