Supervisory Project Management Specialist (S/PMS)(Collaborating, Learning and Adapting) at US Agency for International Development


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

Job Title: Supervisory Project Management Specialist (S/PMS)(Collaborating, Learning and Adapting)

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: September 21, 2022

Closing date: October 20, 2022

USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Supervisory Project Management Specialist (S/PMS)(Collaborating, Learning and Adapting) position.

The Supervisory Project Management Specialist (S/PMS) (Collaborating, Learning and Adapting) position is located in the Program Office and, is the USAID Mission’s strategic lead on all matters relating to collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA), including Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL). The S/PMS provides strategic leadership to ensure Mission compliance with USAID performance management, and evaluation and CLA policy as set forth in Automated Directives System Chapter 201, as well as Mission policy across the entire $1.5 billion Mission assistance portfolio.

As the senior Mission professional on all matters CLA, the S/PMS advises the Mission Director, the Deputy Mission Director, the Program Office Director and the Deputy Program Office Director, the Mission Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA), and Mission technical teams including Agreement/Contracting Officer Representatives (A/CORs) on all relevant aspects in the design and implementation of the Mission’s portfolio, including coherence and alignment of the results and performance management frameworks of over 70 activities to the new USAID/Uganda Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The S/PMS has overall management responsibility for implementing the mission-wide Performance Management Plan (PMP), ensuring that the Mission’s MEL systems consistently conform to agency standards and policy guidance, and for enforcing requirements for timely and quality strategic context and program performance data. The S/PMS provides final Mission-level clearance on all evaluations of Mission projects/activities. The S/PMS is the primary direction for adjustments required to agency reporting systems including the Development Information Solution (DIS) and the performance data therein.

As alter ego to the Deputy Program Office Director, the S/PMS provides technical guidance to the Mission Design and Budget teams in applying lessons learned from periodic learning reviews, mid-term, and end of term evaluations to new CDCS and activity designs.

The S/PMS leads the Mission-wide MEL group, comprising ten (10) MEL and Strategic Information (SI) Specialists. The S/PMS convenes this group bi-weekly to guide on the CLA and MEL priorities, in line with the Mission’s learning agenda.

S/PMS is the COR of a complex $46,998,525.00 Learning contract, the Uganda Learning Activity (ULA). In this role, S/PMS provides technical and administrative oversight of ULA whose primary goal is to fortify the impact and sustainability of USAID/Uganda’s portfolio, by strengthening methods for CLA both for the Mission and its Implementing Partners (IPs). ULA also provides Accountability and Risk Management Support Services (ARMSS) to strengthen the accountability and risk management of USAID/Uganda’s development assistance activities, especially PEPFAR funded local transition awards valued at approximately $826,202,108.00, through Third Party Monitoring, Risk Management, and Capacity Building. S/PMS serves as COR of a new Mission-wide CLA contract, which will combine multiple existing MEL and organizational development mechanisms, valued at approximately $60M.

The S/PMS reports to the Deputy Program Office Director, directly supervises staff as MEL Unit Leader by assigning tasks to unit members, reviewing, and clearing their documents and other work products.

  1. EDUCATION

Master’s degree in a field related to social sciences, and or management which may include monitoring and evaluation, performance/statistical research and analysis, economics, management information systems, public policy or business administration, organizational/management theory and practice, demography, or related field, is required.

  1. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively more responsible, professional-level experience in the performance monitoring and evaluation of development-assistance programs required.

At least four (4) years of which should be with the bilateral or multilateral organization, international organizations like the US government or other embassies, international NGOs.

Experience must include the development and management of performance monitoring plans, oversight/management of computer and/or web-based performance data recording and reporting systems, design and management of program/project evaluations and assessments, data source selection and quality analysis, report writing, and work in diverse team settings.

How to apply

The detailed solicitation document Number: 72061722R10031 which provides the full position description, selection criteria, and specific instructions on how to submit an offer is found at: https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ or send an email to EXO and HR Specialist at: kampalausaidjobs@usaid.gov

 

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