ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: In order to be considered for this position, the offeror must be a United States (U.S.) Citizen – offshore or resident in Uganda.
Opening date: October 19, 2020
Closing date: November 18, 2020
The PCC will serve as the primary point of contact in leading all activities related to PEPFAR in Uganda and playing a critical role in managing the planning, implementation, and reporting of program performance of interagency programs.
The primary responsibilities include: facilitating communications between and among the various USG departments and agencies involved in PEPFAR implementation; liaising routinely with the U.S. Department of State Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC) in Washington, DC; managing communication between the PEPFAR team and the national entities; including Government of Uganda agencies such as the Uganda AIDS Control Program, Uganda AIDS Commission, as well as with bilateral/multilateral donors, including Global Fund, World Bank, Department for International Development (DFID), Irish AID, Danish Cooperation, UNAIDS, and civil society organizations coordinated through their designated networks. The PCC also directs the operational tasks for PEPFAR management in Uganda, including the development of annual Country Operational Plans (COP), reporting for quarterly, semi-annual, and annual performance cycles, preparing responses to congressional inquiries and local requests for information, and serves as the primary liaison for the Uganda U.S. government (USG) PEPFAR team with all external communications.
In addition, s/he will provide advice and counsel to the Chief of Mission (COM) and Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), as well as other agency leads, on all matters related to the HIV/AIDS response in Uganda. The PCC will have authority to recommend final decisions to present to the COM and DCM when consensus cannot be reached by the PEPFAR interagency teams.
The PCC must have the following qualifications:
A. An advanced degree (master’s or higher) in a relevant professional discipline, such as Public Policy, Public Heath, Administration or related subject;
B. Eight years of progressively responsible professional level experience at the international program management level and experience working internationally in the design, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs, preferably with a focus on HIV/AIDS and specifically administering or implementing PEPFAR-related or funded programs;
C. Level IV English ability (fluent) is required (S-4/R-4 FSI equivalent). The PCC must possess a high degree of proficiency in both written and spoken English;
D. Strong interpersonal relations and problem-solving skills and positive team orientation;
E. Strong oral and written communication skills;
F. Strong analytical skills;
G. Strong capacity to multi-task, including managing, prioritizing, and fulfilling competing demands in real time;
H. Available and willing to work outside the regular 40-hour workweek when required/necessary;
I. Willing to travel to work sites and other offices as/when requested.