Program Management Specialist (Gender)
USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personal Services Contractor (PSC) - Program Management Specialist (Gender)
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: July 28, 2020
Closing date: August 26, 2020
USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Program Management Specialist (Gender).
The Gender Specialist is based in USAID/Uganda’s Program and Policy Development Office. Working closely with USAID’s Program Office and technical teams throughout the Mission, the Gender Specialist serves as the Gender Advisor for the Mission and reports directly to the Deputy Program Officer.
The Gender Specialist provides intellectual leadership and serves as the expert professional, technical advisor responsible for leading the development and support of gender concerns in USAID/Uganda’s programs. The Gender Specialist has the lead analytical and programmatic responsibility for ensuring a thorough consideration of gender issues and impacts surrounding USAID’s investments. The Gender Specialist also takes the lead in incorporating gender and inclusive development issues and considerations into key USAID strategic-planning, including the Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), the Journey to Self-Reliance approach, and promoting awareness and consideration of these concepts within the Mission and Uganda’s larger development community.
As a USAID programming policy priority, the primary function of this position is to support all technical offices in USAID/Uganda in their efforts to integrate gender and inclusive development concerns into new project designs and on-going programming. Technical offices include Health and HIV/AIDS (OHH), Economic Growth (EG), Education, Youth and Child Development (EYCD), Democracy Rights and Governance (DRG) and Humanitarian Assistance and Transitions (HATO). The Gender Specialist also develops and maintains a Mission-wide overview of how USAID/Uganda is addressing gender issues and is capable of carrying out USAID’s broader representational interests. The Gender Specialist serves as an active participant and USAID’s representative in the Government of Uganda’s (GOU) Gender Development Partners Group; establishes active, practical relations with the GOU Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development and with the National Planning Authority (responsible for the preparation of the GOU’s National Development Plan); the international community including United Nations entities and other donors; and USAID Implementing Partners.
The Gender Specialist leads the design, and conducts (when appropriate), gender analyses of proposed strategies and programs and provides substantial input into policy analysis, research, project design implementation, and monitoring, evaluation and learning to ensure engendered approaches.
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.
The detailed solicitation document Number: 72061720R10019 which provides the full position description, selection criteria, and specific instructions on how to submit an offer is found at: https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ or send an email to email@example.com copy firstname.lastname@example.org