USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Project Management Specialist (Agronomy) position located in the USAID/Uganda’s Economic Growth (EG) Office.
In FY2020, EG had an annual budget of approximately $40 million with a multi-year portfolio valued at $490 million that is managed by a staff of 27. The EG office consists of four technical units (Agriculture Sector Development (ASD), Resilience and Nutrition (R&N), Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM), Private Sector and Policy (PS)) and one Program Support unit.
The Project Management Specialist (Agronomy) is a member of the Agriculture Sector Development (ASD) Unit with the primary purpose of managing agricultural research and production activities within the USAID Uganda EG portfolio. The Specialist ensures that the Mission has the necessary technical expertise to address biotic (pests and diseases) and abiotic (environmental and climatic) constraints to agricultural development pertaining to multiple program areas of the economic growth objective as described in the Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The Specialist focuses on agricultural research, and technology development and transfer aimed at combating disease and pest epidemics; increasing production and productivity; and sustaining the production resource base while conserving the environment. Although the Specialist serves as a PMS supporting the ASD Unit, the Specialist shares responsibility with other EG team members in achieving the office’s overall and specific program objectives. The Specialist’s major roles and responsibilities work across the team as designated and shall include program management, providing technical expertise, and managing professional relationships.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Crop Science or Agronomy or a related field is required.
- PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE
–Minimum of (7) years in managing programs related to agriculture development activities, with at least five (5) years focusing on supporting Agricultural Research, agrobiodiversity, and Biosafety/Biotechnology applications; Land management; Crop Pests and Disease management; risk assessment and management; and agricultural mechanization is required.
–Prior work with USG or other international organization, or a donor-funded projects is required.
How to apply
The detailed solicitation document Number: 72061722R10011 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 EXO and HR Specialist at: [email protected]