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Supervisory Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information (SI) job at U.S Embassy

About the Organization

The mission of the United States Embassy is to advance the interests of the United States, and to serve and protect U.S. citizens in Uganda.

Job Description

USAID/Uganda is seeking offers from qualified Ugandans to provide personal services under contract as Supervisory Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information (SI))

Download: Detailed solicitation Document | SOL 72061724R100013
Solicitation Number: 72061724R10013 that provides the full position description, selection criteria, and the specific instructions is found at: https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

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Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership and Supervision:

  • Supervise and lead the SI team, providing guidance, support, and performance evaluations.

  • Foster a collaborative and productive work environment.


Project Management:

  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and monitoring of SI projects.

  • Ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet quality standards.

  • Develop and manage project plans, timelines, and budgets.


Strategic Information Management:

  • Design and implement SI systems to collect, analyze, and report data.

  • Ensure data quality and integrity across all SI initiatives.

  • Develop strategies for effective data use in decision-making and policy formulation.


Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Analyze complex data sets to generate insights and support strategic planning.

  • Prepare and present comprehensive reports, dashboards, and visualizations.

  • Communicate findings to senior management, stakeholders, and external partners.


Compliance and Standards:

  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and best practices in SI.

  • Develop and maintain SI policies and procedures.

  • Conduct regular audits and assessments to ensure adherence to SI protocols.


Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to align SI activities with organizational goals.

  • Represent the organization in meetings, conferences, and working groups related to SI.

  • Build and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations.


Capacity Building:

  • Develop and deliver training programs to enhance the SI skills of team members and partners.

  • Mentor and support staff in the use of SI tools and methodologies.


Resource Management:

  • Allocate and manage resources effectively to support SI activities.

  • Identify and secure additional resources, such as funding or technical assistance, as needed.


Continuous Improvement:

  • Identify opportunities for improving SI processes, tools, and methodologies.

  • Implement best practices and innovative solutions to enhance SI capabilities.


Crisis and Risk Management:

  • Develop and implement risk management plans for SI projects.

  • Respond to and manage crises or issues that arise during SI activities.

PRO CV

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in information management, public health, statistics, social sciences, or a related field.

  • Advanced degrees (e.g., Master’s in Public Health, Business Administration, or Data Science) are highly preferred.


Experience:

  • Extensive experience in project management, strategic information, data analysis, or a related field, typically 5-10 years.

  • Proven track record of managing SI projects and leading teams.


Skills:

  • Strong project management skills, including planning, budgeting, and resource allocation.

  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, Python, Tableau).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Personal Attributes:

  • High level of integrity and professional ethics.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.


Technical Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of SI systems, methodologies, and best practices.

  • Familiarity with data quality assurance and data management principles.

  • Understanding of relevant regulations and standards in SI.

  • Proven leadership skills and experience in managing and mentoring teams.

  • Ability to motivate and inspire team members to achieve high performance.


Interpersonal Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with colleagues, stakeholders, and external partners.

  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships within and outside the organization.


Training and Development:

  • Experience in developing and delivering training programs related to SI.

  • Ability to mentor and support staff in the use of SI tools and methodologies.


Technology Proficiency:

  • Proficiency in using SI and data management software and tools.

  • Ability to leverage technology to enhance SI processes and outcomes.


Continuous Learning:

  • Commitment to continuous professional development and staying current with changes in SI practices and technologies.

  • Participation in relevant professional organizations and obtaining additional certifications.


Strategic Thinking:

  • Ability to think strategically about SI and its role in achieving organizational goals.

  • Understanding of how SI aligns with broader business and policy objectives.


Change Management:

  • Experience in managing change within an organization.

  • Ability to lead and support SI-related change initiatives.


Public Speaking:

  • Strong public speaking skills to represent the organization in various forums.

  • Ability to effectively communicate SI strategies and outcomes to diverse audiences.


Ethics and Compliance:

  • Strong understanding of ethical considerations in SI.

  • Commitment to maintaining data integrity and confidentiality.

How to Apply

Salary Range: UGX 224,256,357 to 331,145,253 per annum, equivalent to FSN-12. Offers must be submitted as detailed in Section IV of the solicitation document and shall include:
1. A typed DS-174 Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member found at: ( https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds174.pdf ).
2. Cover letter (addressed to the USAID Supervisory Executive Officer) clearly indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements.
3. Completed curriculum vitae/resume as detailed in the solicitation document.
4. Supplemental [separate] document specifically addressing each QRF as outlined in the solicitation.
5. Copies of Academic Transcripts.
6. All offers must be e-mailed to: kampalausaidjobs@usaid.gov on
7. Offers should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). No other file types will be accepted. All documents should be scanned into one (1) document (one (1) ATTACHMENT) which should not exceed 10MB.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED OFFERORS WILL BE CONTACTED.

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