Project Management Specialist (Basic Education) at United States Agency For International Development (USAID)

Solicitation for Resident Hire U.S. Personal Services Contractor (U.S. PSC) Executive HR Advisor, GS-15 at USAID

USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personal Services Contractor (PSC) – Project Management Specialist (Basic Education).

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: May 23, 2022

Closing date: June 21, 2022

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

The Project Management Specialist (Basic Education) position is located in the USAID/Uganda Office of Education, Youth, and Child Development (EYCD) and provides program management and technical support for USAID basic education programs in Uganda.

The Specialist works closely with other education, youth/workforce development, and child protection team members to design and manage basic education programs to improve the quality of education services and learning outcomes in Uganda. The Specialist works with the Basic Education Unit to strategically adapt USAID/Uganda’s basic education efforts to reach the goals of USAID/Uganda’s Country Development Coordination Strategy (CDCS) and the Government of Uganda (GOU)’s objectives in basic education. The Specialist provides education sector expertise on education policy reform, education management, and effective strategies for sustainable improvements in basic education outcomes. The Specialist leads efforts to monitor and evaluate all Mission activities contributing toward improvements in basic education services and serves as a liaison on technical issues between USAID/Uganda, Ugandan government counterparts, other U.S. government agencies, and education development partners. The Specialist guides, coordinates, manages, and monitors basic education programs and advises the Senior Basic Education Specialist and EYCD leadership on direction of the basic education portfolio.

The Specialist reports to the EYCD Deputy Office Director/Basic Education Unit Lead and has frequent, direct contact with EYCD staff, EYCD implementing partners (IPs), GOU counterparts, and USAID/Washington regarding EYCD and basic education activities. The Specialist performs at least quarterly work-related travel within Uganda (up to 25 percent travel) to conduct site visits to monitor basic education activities.


Bachelor’s degree in education, child development, or social science is required.


–Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience with implementing and managing programs supporting education sector development is required.

–Demonstrated experience working with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) and in the education system in Uganda is required.

–Experience working in a cross-sectoral team and making linkages between basic education and other sectors is required.


The detailed solicitation document Number: 72061722R10022 which provides the full position description, selection criteria, and specific instructions on how to submit an offer is found at: or send an email to EXO and HR Specialist at:


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