ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: “Cooperating Country National” shall mean the individual engaged to serve in the Cooperating Country under this contract.
“Cooperating Country” 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 (Investment and Finance Relationships) position located in the Private Sector and Policy Unit (PSU) of USAID/Uganda’s Economic Growth (EG) Office.
The EG Office includes four other units, namely, Agriculture Sector Development, Resilience and Nutrition, Environment and Natural Resources Management, and Program Support. The PSU Unit consists of four Foreign Service Nationals and one U.S. Director Hire Unit Leader to whom the PMS will report. The PSU oversees the full range of concepts, skills and best practices to develop and manage partnerships and relationships related to the private sector, and negotiate with potential resource partners, including overseeing a mission investment facilitation mechanism. While the PSU sits in the EG Office, the team serves the mission’s entire private sector portfolio, including the EG, Democracy, Rights, and Governance, Education, Youth and Child Development, and Health and HIV/AIDS portfolios. The PMS will enhance USAID/Uganda’s ability to identify, advise and support effective private sector engagements including the facilitation of blended finance transactions and other private sector partnerships in Uganda that advance USAID’s development objectives and mobilize commercial capital resulting in, but not limited to, job creation, trade expansion, industry diversification and improved agricultural markets and efficiency.
The PMS is recognized as the mission’s leading expert in identifying and supporting private sector development, finance and partnership opportunities, and developing and implementing strategies for effective outreach to private corporations and other potential partners. S/he is responsible for networking and developing relationships with corporations and other potential private sector resource partners. S/he will also support USAID/Uganda’s inter-agency effort focused on increasing private sector investment to spur greater economic growth and stability. S/he will leverage her/his robust relationships with private sector associations, firms, financial institutions, and investors to identify, support and close high-impact transactions in sectors that contribute to USAID’s goals. S/he will convene and coordinate investment support activities across USAID/Uganda’s and inter-agency programming as well as other donors and related stakeholders.
The PMS must have demonstrated experience leading diverse teams. This senior position ensures the mission has the necessary management and technical expertise to successfully leverage substantial outside resources to expand and deepen the impact of the mission’s large and technically diverse development portfolio. The PMS also leads collaboration with other USAID projects, and other donors and organizations in the economic development sector to ensure the synergy of private sector activities with those of other organizations.
Master’s degree in business administration, economics, law, development finance or accounting is required.
- PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of professional experience in relevant international development finance and investment banking, accounting, or private finance for sustainable development including experience in project design, development and management is required.
At least three years of experience must be in financial transactions and/or management related to investment in Uganda.