Development Program Specialist (Economist)

at US Agency for International Development
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted May 9, 2022
Category Management
Currency UGX


Development Program Specialist (Economist)

5 May 2022 Closing date31 May 2022
USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personal Services Contractor (PSC) – Development Program Specialist (Economist).

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 2, 2022

Closing date: May 31, 2022

USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Development Program Specialist (Economist) position.**

USAID/Uganda’s Economic Growth (EG) Office works to reduce poverty and hunger in Uganda by fostering private and public investment in key growth sectors such as agriculture and energy, while supporting the sustainable use of Uganda’s natural resources. USAID is helping vulnerable people improve their resilience and nutritional status through their active participation in local and regional markets.

In line with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Economic Growth Policy, the USAID Development Program Specialist (Economist) works to advance USAID’s commitment to promoting inclusive, sustained, and resilient economic growth in Uganda. The Specialist leads the USAID EG Office’s efforts to promote and transition to market-based approaches and represents the agency’s efforts to the Government of Uganda (GOU), USG interagency, international, and bilateral organizations, other development partners, and private sector firms.

The Specialist reports to the Deputy Director, EG and supervises the EG Program Support Unit of five (5) Cooperating Country National Personal Services Contractors, including one (1) Administrative Assistant, two (2) Project Management Assistants, one (1) Project Management Specialist (Budget), and one (1) Project Management Specialist (M&E).

Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, Business Administration, Finance/Accounting, Public Policy, International Development, Social or Behavioral Sciences, or related field is required.

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in economic/socio-economic research and analysis, or private sector business development is required.

Experience collaborating with and/or working for the USG, donor agencies, host country government, private-sector institutions, or other related organizations, is required.