USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Project Management Specialist (Policy) position located in the USAID/Uganda’s Economic Growth (EG) Office – Private Sector and Policy Unit (PSPU).
The PSPU leads best practices for developing and managing partnerships and relationships related to the private sector. It also negotiates with potential resource partners and manages a Mission investment facilitation mechanism. While the PSPU sits in the EG Office, it supports USAID/Uganda Mission’s entire private sector involvement, including Democracy, Rights, and Governance Office; Education, Youth and Child Development Office; and Office of Health and HIV/AIDS portfolios. As part of the PSPU, the Policy Specialist supports the economic growth program areas in the Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS).
The Policy Specialist’s primary purpose is to manage policy development and implementation activities within USAID/Uganda’s EG portfolio that aim to promote a sustainable private sector business enabling environment. The Policy Specialist’s major responsibilities include program management, providing technical expertise, managing professional relationships, and strengthening effective policy dialogue at various levels of government. In his/her work with the Government of Uganda (GOU), the Policy Specialist advocates for increased public resource allocation and budgeting for economic growth promotion.
The Policy Specialist ensures that the Mission has the necessary technical expertise to address policy issues related to the promotion of an enabling environment for the private sector and the multiple program areas of the EG objectives as described in the CDCS. In particular, the Policy Specialist focuses on policies, laws, regulations, and procedures relevant to economic growth; private sector competitiveness; improved resilience; reduced malnutrition, and; improving the Ugandan government’s capability to implement policy.
In addition to the PSPU, the EG Office has four other units: Agriculture Sector Development, Resilience and Nutrition, Environment and Natural Resources Management, and Program Support. The Policy Specialist shares responsibility with other EG team members to achieve the EG Office’s program objectives.
The Policy Specialist reports to the PSPU Unit Leader.
Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Public Policy and Planning, Business Administration, or a related field is required.
- PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE
–Minimum of five years of experience managing programs related to agriculture, trade, and investment policy, regulations, and procedures linked to economic growth is required.
–Experience planning and developing public policy strategies with donor organizations, host-country institutions, or nongovernmental organizations in Uganda and the East Africa region.
How to apply
The detailed solicitation document Number: 72061722R10012 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]