Tuesday, September 19, 2023

USAID: Supervisory Development Assistance Specialist (HIV)

USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of the Supervisory Development Assistance Specialist(HIV) is located in the USAID/Uganda Office of Health and HIV/AIDS (OHH).

OHH includes six technical units with an annual operating budget of approximately US$310 million, and is led by a USDH Foreign Service Officer who reports directly to the Mission Director. The Specialist serves as a second Deputy to the OHH Director, with direct responsibility for the HIV/TB and Strategic Information (SI) Units which cover the full spectrum of prevention, care and treatment, and SI. The Specialist may serve as Acting Office Director in the absence or preoccupation of the Director and/or the other Deputy Director.

The Specialist leads high-level engagements with the Government of Uganda (GoU), the Ministry of Health (MoH), and other high-level Ministerial officials, at the national and regional levels to ensure success for USAID’s new development strategy. The Specialist represents the OHH and the Mission with bilateral donors, UN organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the private sector, and other relevant health agencies and organizations. The Specialist oversees implementation of OHH strategic projects, to ensure achievement of intended results, and may serve as Agreement/Contract Officer’s Representative (A/COR) or alternate for collaborative high-level integrated activities across technical offices within the Mission.

The Specialist supervises a staff of approximately 25 through two subordinate supervisors, performing the full range of supervisory duties.


The work assignment requires a US-style Master’s Degree or the local equivalent from an accredited program in public health, medicine, public policy, or a very closely work-related discipline.

Prior Work Experience:

The assignment requires a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in public health or public policy development.

This experience must have provided the opportunity for policy work, program direction and visioning, strategic planning, and design, and/or program management.

A significant portion of this work experience must have been in development work, or related fields, for donor agencies, GoU organizations, or private-sector institutions.

Demonstrated state-of-the-art knowledge related to priority health areas, and experience working or collaborating with other donors, governments, international organizations, the private sector, etc., is required.

How to apply

The detailed solicitation document Number: 72061723R10020 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: [email protected]