Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - Project Development Assistant



Job title: Project Development Assistant
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Number: 063/2013                                  


OPEN TO:         All Qualified Candidates


POSITION TITLE:                         Project Development Assistant 
                                                                                                   
POSITION LOCATION:        USAID, DO3 Office

HOURS OF WORK:       40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE:       FSN-8  (Ugshs. 38,988,039 to 58,134,949
                                                                  p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is recruiting a qualified individual to fill the position of Project Development Assistant.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
The incumbent’s primary responsibility is to provide administrative and project support to members of the assigned team, up to the limits of his/her training and skill level.  This may include assistance with administrative tasks, management, implementation, and helping direct any of the program/project activities within the teams.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.  Education:  A university degree in business, business administration, economics, finance, or similar field.

2.  Work Experience:  Five years of substantive administrative experience.

3.   Language Requirement:  Must be fluent in the English language.  Fluency in Luganda is desirable.
4.   Knowledge:  A practical knowledge of business correspondence, database management, and budget preparation.  Familiarity with the public health issues related to HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, family planning, maternal and child health, gender based violence, youth, orphans and vulnerable children and women’s empowerment in Uganda are desired.


5.  Skills and Abilities:  Must be able to develop and maintain a range of working--level and management-level contacts on public health related topics, in government, non-governmental, and private-sector circles.  Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and coordinate well with others.  Excellent office management skills and experience are required in order to support the assigned team and the overall Health HIV/AIDS and Education Office in developing and implementing effective USAID/Uganda programs/projects, including financial and administrative skills sufficient to track the performance of implementing partners and program/project activities.  The work requires skills in the following areas: office management, administration, and financial tracking; budgeting and planning; computers, including Word, Excel, database software, and PowerPoint software; and the ability to clearly present written and oral information.  Exceptional verbal and writing skills, tact, and diplomacy are also required, in order to establish and maintain effective working relationships within USAID and with the public and private sector.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include the following documentation
(i)  A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed
 Staff
 (ii)  Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(v)  Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By e-mail at KampalaHR@state.gov
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please all documents in one attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5

Deadline: 30/07 2013





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