Back Project Management Specialist (Maternal and Child Health/Family Planning) (MCH/FP)

USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personal Services Contractor (PSC) – Project Management Specialist (Maternal and Child Health/Family Planning) (MCH/FP).

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: October 20, 2021**

Closing date: November 19, 2021

USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Project Management Specialist (Maternal and Child Health/Family Planning) (MCH/FP) position located in the USAID/Uganda Office of Health and HIV/AIDS (OHH), Family Health Unit.

The PMS provides technical and professional leadership to plan, implement, monitor, and oversee mission supported maternal and child health activities, servers as Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR) responsible for planning, designing, organizing, directing, and coordinating development programs and monitoring and evaluation of activities implemented, reports to the Family Health Deputy Unit Leader and has no direct supervisory responsibility.

The PMS facilitates communication and ensures collaborative working relationships with high-level decision makers, as well as technical staff, in the Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus, USAID/Washington counterparts, with other government entities, and with other donors and non-governmental organizations working in the health sector.

The PMS must have a detailed understanding of global health issues, as well as the entire USAID health portfolio, in order to represent USAID and the U.S. Government (USG) in various high-level governing bodies key to family health; serve on Government of Uganda (GoU) and donor technical working groups to advance the policy objectives of the USG and to support coordination and harmonization of health activities in Uganda; and, provides essential communication and liaison within USAID offices and with other USG agencies.

  1. EDUCATION

Master’s degree in, Public Health, Medicine, Population studies or other relevant degree is required.

  1. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

Five to seven (5-7) years of progressively responsible, professional- experience in health sector management preferably in maternal, neonatal and child health;

Work experience should include at least three years of strategy, and policy development working with the GOU, donor and/or private institutional structures in maternal and child health and nutrition. Experience must have provided the opportunity for project design, program planning, and/or implementation;

Demonstrated experience in coordination of large-scale projects or working in teams is required.

This vacancy is archived.

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