USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personal Services Contractor (PSC) – Project Management Specialist (Global Health Security)
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 15, 2023
Closing date: June 14, 2023
USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Project Management Specialist – Global Health Security The Project Management Specialist – Global Health Security (GHS) (the “Specialist”) leads efforts to improve and expand Global Health Security and pandemic preparedness, prevention, and response in Uganda. The GHS
Specialist is a technical expert in the area of emerging infectious diseases in the country, with extensive experience working with national stakeholders including government, professional associations, and the private sector. The Specialist facilitates communication and ensures collaborative working relationships with high – level
decision makers, as well as technical staff, in multiple government agencies, USAID Missions, USAID/ Washington counterparts, with other United States Government (USG) partners including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of State, and other USG agencies, as well as other key stakeholders, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
The jobholder provides strategic and technical leadership in the design and implementation of USAID GHS activities. As a senior health advisor for USAID, the Specialist represents USAID and the USG in national and international fora to advise on policies, strategies, and technical issues. The Specialist will exercise programmatic oversight to manage and coordinate USAID’s GHS activities in support of the Government of Uganda and their GHS roadmap and to prevent, detect, and respond to existing and emerging pandemic threats. The GHS Specialist will serve as an Agreement/Contracting Officer Representative (AOR/COR) and/or Activity Manager for USAID programs/projects/activities. As an AOR/COR, the Specialist monitors program performance and progress, identifies implementation achievements as well as problems in performance, and initiates appropriate actions in consultation with others, as appropriate.
The Specialist is a key member of the Health Office, Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Team. The jobholder reports to the GHS Lead Advisor or the Health Office Director or their designee and has no formal supervisory responsibility.
A Master’s degree is required in public health, infectious disease, epidemiology, ecology, veterinary medicine or a related field is required.
2. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE
At least five (5) years of public health and/or animal health and/or related experience in developing countries including at least two (2) years of experience working with USG, international public health and/or animal health organizations, such as the WHO, FAO, and OIE is required.
The detailed solicitation document Number: 72061723R10012 which provides the full position description, selection criteria, and specific instructions on how to submit an offer is found via the link or send an email to EXO and HR Specialist at: [email protected]