Project Management Specialist (Democracy, Governance, Rule of Law & Human Rights) (PMS-DRHR)

USAID , Uganda
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USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personal Services Contractor (PSC) – Project Management Specialist (Democracy, Governance, Rule of Law & Human Rights) (PMS-DRHR).

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: November 23, 2020

Closing date: December 22, 2020

USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Project Management Specialist (Democracy, Governance, Rule of Law & Human Rights) (PMS-DRHR) position.

The PMS-DRHR serves as the principal senior advisor and lead subject matter expert on democracy, governance, rule of law and human rights issues and activities, and provides advice and counsel on this sector to the Democracy, Rights and Governance Team (DRG), USAID health, education, and economic growth technical teams, the Mission Director and Deputy Director, and the Ambassador, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy Political and Economic Sections, and local Ugandan counterparts.

The professional expertise provided by the PMS-DRHR shapes the design and implementation of activities and achievement of results in this sector. The PMS-DRHR will work closely with the DRG Office Director in the design of DRG activities, work with partners to effectively implement activities, monitor the impact of those activities, and ensure project objectives are met. The PMS will provide other associated technical and managerial assistance, develop performance indicators, assessments, design and evaluate programs, and provide other Mission technical support.

The PMS-DRHR utilizes an in-depth knowledge of the Ugandan democracy, governance, rule of law, and human rights sector in the country. The PMS develops and maintains high-level contacts with senior Government of Uganda (GOU) officials, Ministers, Justice Sector personnel, other government counterparts, academic sector, international development partner representatives, local government and civil society leaders. These relationships ensure collaboration and agreement and help maintain support from key partners and stakeholders. The PMS-DRHR also reports on Mission efforts in the sector to USAID/Washington, and contributes to Mission strategy and annual reporting documents, and works closely with USG interagency counterparts on strategy, policy, and resource allocation issues related to this sector.

The PMS-DRHR will directly supervise up to two technical staff and will serve as a team lead as required by the DRG Office. Supervision will include coaching staff, managing performance, and staff development. As a team lead, the PMS-DRHR will assist the DRG Office Director in all aspects of program design, management, evaluation, and administrative oversight of the portfolio as required.

The position is in the DRG Team and reports directly to the DRG Office Director or designate.


Masters’ degree or equivalent in a relevant field: Law, social and policy sciences, such as political science, economics, public administration, organizational development, cultural anthropology, international relations.

Additional consideration will be given to training and or experience in fields related to law and the judiciary, governance, police and community justice, anti-corruption, and peace and reconciliation.


Seven (7) years’ experience in related areas, with demonstrated accomplishments. Experience should include:

--analysis, planning and budgeting, program and activity evaluation, design, and implementation.

--Strong experience managing coordination with high level government counterparts, donors and local organizations.