Senior Project Management Specialist USAID Project Careers – Social Impact (SI)

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Organisation: Social Impact (SI)
Project Name: USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Contract
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.
Social Impact is preparing a proposal response for the anticipated multi-million-dollar, five-year Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Contract in Uganda. The purpose of the Contract is to strengthen the performance of USAID/Uganda and its Implementing Partners (IPs) in collaborating, learning and adapting to improve the relevance, quality and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development.
Job Summary: The Senior Project Management Specialist will manage a team of five (5) project management assistants providing administrative support to USAID/Uganda and train, coach, and mentor USAID/Uganda staff. S/he will be based in Uganda and work to support the mission and the five Social Science Advisors throughout the duration of the contract.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supervise, guide and continuously train, coach and mentor the five (5) Project Management Assistants.
  • Support USAID/Uganda in continuously training, coaching and mentoring/setting up mentorship arrangements for its project managers.
  • Support USAID/Uganda adaptive management efforts.
  • Assume other tasks that to strengthen USAID/Uganda’s project/activity management performance

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in business, social science, development studies or a related field.
  • At least ten years of experience in project or program management of donor-funded development projects.
  • Previous experience with USAID-funded projects is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising, coaching and/or mentoring staff.
  • Familiarity with USAID compliance rules and regulations.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills. English is required.
All applicants who wish to join Social Impact’s USAID project in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

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