Project Management Specialist (Agriculture)

  • Added Date: Monday, 26 October 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020

ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: โ€œCooperating Country Nationalโ€ shall mean the individual engaged to serve in the Cooperating Country under this contract.

โ€œCooperating Countryโ€ shall mean the foreign country in or for which services are to be rendered hereunder.

Opening date: October 19, 2020

Closing date: November 18, 2020

USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Project Management Specialist (Agriculture) position.

The PMS serves as Unit Leader for the Agriculture Sector Development Unit, within USAID/Ugandaโ€™s Office of Economic Growth. The Unit supports and oversees a portfolio of approximately $33 million in USAID Feed the Future (FTF) and other mission funding to support the agriculture sector. S/he provides strategic, technical and managerial leadership and oversight to the ASD team and collaborates with all Mission staff in achieving the country teamโ€™s overall objectives and specific intermediate results. The PMS is a key expert in developing and managing mission programs, projects and activities under the portfolio and ensures the Mission has the necessary management and technical expertise to handle and successfully implement the FTF agriculture program and other ASD activities. S/he is closely involved with Government of Uganda (GOU) officials, the private sector, other donors and stakeholders in the development of concepts, writing requests for proposals/ applications (RFP/As), Statements and Scopes of Work (SOWs) and other procurement-related documents in alignment with GOU economic development objectives and U.S. Country Development Cooperation Strategy goals. S/he also plays a key advisory role throughout the entire procurement process. The PMS is the Missionโ€™s foremost though leader for effective stakeholder engagement that enhances collaboration and coordination of USAID/Ugandaโ€™s agriculture work with the Government of Uganda, the private sector, and other development partners. S/he is the leading expert in identifying opportunities for the U.S. Governmentโ€™s engagement with key public and private sector stakeholders in the agriculture sector and in developing and maintaining strong partnerships with these stakeholders in order to influence policy, programming, and other decision-making processes. The PMS is required to perform work-related travel.

  1. EDUCATION

Masterโ€™s degree in agriculture/agribusiness, business administration, development economics, development/ business law, international development or other relevant fields is required.

  1. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

--Eight (8) years of relevant work experience of which, at least five (5) years is with USAID/USG or other multilateral or bilateral organization(s).

--Demonstrated experience in development partner coordination and relationship management required.

--Demonstrated experience in managing or leading teams.

This vacancy is archived.

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