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Project Management Specialist (Nutrition & Child Health)

Uganda (Uganda)

  • Organization: USAID
  • Location: Uganda (Uganda)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-20

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

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 21, 2021**

Closing date: August 20, 2021

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.

The Project Management Specialist (Nutrition and Child Health) is a member of the FHU which is responsible for providing technical and program expertise to the Health and HIV/AIDS units under OHH. The primary responsibility is to provide project management and technical advice on child health and nutrition to members of the OHH Team. The portfolio includes nutrition (all aspects), child health (including immunization and childhood illnesses), and water and sanitation. The PMS serves as A/COR of a variety of programs related to child health, nutrition, and WASH, including Child Survival and Health Grants and Field Support Nutrition projects. In addition, the PMS provides significant technical assistance on bilateral projects related to all aspects of child health. In order to advise the Mission on issues related to child health and nutrition, the specialist keeps abreast of current publications and information on international child health and nutrition, and its programming in developing countries. The PMS leads in designing relevant programs, contributing to design of other programs, and evaluation of child health and nutrition activities. The PMS works on integrating nutrition and child health with other initiatives within the OHH portfolio, such as working with the HIV/AIDS Team to strengthen their nutrition and child survival programming, particularly as it relates to orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC), prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) programs, and nutritional rehabilitation of, malnourished people living with HIV. Develops guidelines, assists, and advises on integrating child health and nutrition into other areas within the Mission, including health, education, and economic growth.

  1. EDUCATION

--Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, public health, international health development, or a closely related degree.

--A Master’s degree is highly desired.

  1. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

--From 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience working in the health or development field in Uganda.

--Three years of this experience should be in direct management of non-governmental activities in health or development; including designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating activities.

--This experience should have provided experience in the delivery of child health and nutrition programs, and relevant experience working or collaborating with other donors, governments, international organizations, etc.

The detailed solicitation document Number: 72061721R10013 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 gnakaddu@usaid.gov copy cnatividad@usaid.gov

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