Project Management Specialist (Gender Based Violence (Readvertized)

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USAID/Uganda – is seeking offers from qualified Ugandans to provide personal services under contract as Project Management Specialist (Gender Based Violence (Readvertized)

The position is in the USAID/Uganda Office of Health and HIV/AIDS, Family Health Unit, and supports all technical teams and health implementing partners in their efforts to integrate gender and GBV into new project designs and on-going program activities by:

(i) providing technical and programmatic support that cuts across OHH teams. This includes day-to-day program management and oversight for specific gender and GBV activities and cross-cutting, multi-sectoral approaches;

(ii) explaining USAID organizational strategy, policies and program approaches; as well as gender imperatives in health programming such as the linkages between gender inequality and poor outcomes in family planning, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS;

(iii) providing intellectual leadership and serves as the expert professional and technical advisor responsible for leading the development and support of gender and GBV concerns in OHH programs;

(iv) serving as gender focal person for the OHH and will work very closely with the Mission Gender Specialist;

(v) serving as Contracting/Agreements Officer’s Representative (C/AOR) or Activity Manager for awards with gender and GBV components;

(vi) participating in design of new programs/projects and evaluation of ongoing programming;

(vii) advising OHH and other stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other donors, on best practices related to gender mainstreaming in health programs;

(viii) keeping abreast of current publications and best practices in order to advise the Mission and OHH on all issues related to gender and GBV programming in health and other sectors, especially HIV.


Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences or another closely related field.

Prior Work Experience:

Five to seven (5-7) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in the areas of health and gender including the analysis of gender integration and empowerment, demonstrated professional-level experience in integrating rigorous gender analysis into program/project planning, design, development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

Established experience with developing and implementing practical, field-based approaches to addressing gender and GBV constraints and advancing gender equity in the health sector, including the ability to train and develop professional capacities of others in gender integration and program monitoring.

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