ELIGIBLE OFFERERS:“Cooperating Country National” means the person engaged to serve in the Cooperating Country under this Contract.
“Cooperating Country” means the foreign country in or for which the Services are to be performed hereunder.
Opening date: September 21, 2022
Deadline: October 20, 2022
USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified individuals to fill the position of Oversight Project Management Specialist (S/PMS) (Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation).
The Oversight Project Management Specialist (S/PMS) (Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation) position is located in the program office and is the strategic lead for USAID’s mission on all matters relating to collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA), including Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL). The S/PMS provides strategic leadership to ensure mission compliance with USAID Performance Management, as well as the Evaluation Policy and CLA as set forth in Automated Directives System Chapter 201, as well as mission policy across the $1.5 billion mission assistance portfolio.
As the lead engagement professional on all CLA matters, the S/PMS advises the Engagement Director, Deputy Engagement Director, Program Office Director and Deputy Program Office Director, Acquisition Office and assistance (OAA) and technical teams of the mission. including Agreement Officer/Contractor (A/COR) representatives on all relevant aspects of the design and implementation of the engagement portfolio, including consistency and alignment of results management frameworks and performance of over 70 activities on the new USAID/Uganda Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The S/PMS has overall responsibility for managing the implementation of the mission-wide Performance Management Plan (PMP), ensuring that the mission’s MEL systems are always up to standard. and agency policy guidance, and to uphold strategic context and program performance data requirements in a timely and quality manner. . The S/PMS provides final clearance at the mission level for all evaluations of mission projects/activities. The S/PMS is the primary direction for necessary adjustments to agency reporting systems, including the Development Information Solution (DIS) and the performance data it contains.
As the alter ego of the Deputy Program Office Director, the S/PMS provides technical guidance to the mission’s design and budget teams in applying lessons learned from periodic learning reviews, evaluations to mid-term and end of mandate to the new conceptions of the CDCS and activities.
The S/PMS leads the mission-wide MEL group, consisting of ten (10) MEL and Strategic Information (SI) specialists. The S/PMS convenes this group every two weeks to guide the priorities of the CLA and MEL, in accordance with the mission’s learning agenda.
S/PMS is the COR for a complex $46,998,525.00 learning contract, the Uganda Learning Activity (ULA). In this role, S/PMS provides technical and administrative oversight to ULA whose primary objective is to strengthen the impact and sustainability of the USAID/Uganda portfolio, strengthening CLA methods for both the mission and its implementing partners (IPs). ULA also provides Accountability and Risk Management Support Services (ARMSS) to strengthen the accountability and risk management of USAID/Uganda development assistance activities, particularly the Local Transition Fellowships funded by PEPFAR worth approximately $826,202,108.00, through third-party monitoring, risk management, and capacity building. S/PMS serves as the COR of a new mission-wide CLA contract, which will combine several existing MEL and organizational development mechanisms, valued at approximately $60 million.
The S/PMS reports to the Deputy Director of the Program Office, directly supervises staff as Head of MEL Unit by assigning tasks to unit members, reviewing and disposing of their documents and other work products.
Master’s degree in a social science and/or management related field which may include monitoring and evaluation, performance/statistics research and analysis, economics, management information systems, public policy or business administration, organizational/management theory and practice, demography, or related field Field required.
- PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE
Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in monitoring and evaluating the performance of development assistance programs required.
At least four (4) years of which should be with bilateral or multilateral organization, international organizations like US government or other embassies, international NGOs.
Experience should include developing and managing performance monitoring plans, overseeing/managing computer and/or web-based systems for recording and reporting performance data, designing and managing evaluations and program/project evaluations, selection of data sources and quality analysis, report writing. , and work in a variety of team settings.
How to register
The detailed tender document number: 72061722R10031 which provides the full job description, selection criteria and specific instructions on how to submit a tender can be found at: https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ or email EXO and the Human Resources Specialist at: [email protected]