Senior Project Management Specialist

Social Impact, Uganda

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
23rd February, 2018

Job Description

Social Impact (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

Social Impact is preparing a proposal response for the anticipated multi-million-dollar, five-year Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Contract in Uganda. The purpose of the Contract is to strengthen the performance of USAID/Uganda and its Implementing Partners (IPs) in collaborating, learning and adapting to improve the relevance, quality and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Senior Project Management Specialist to oversee a team of five (5) project management assistants providing administrative support to USAID/Uganda and train, coach, and mentor USAID/Uganda staff. S/he will be based in Uganda and work to support the mission and the five Social Science Advisors throughout the duration of the contract.


  • Supervise, guide and continuously train, coach and mentor the five (5) Project Management Assistants.
  • Support USAID/Uganda in continuously training, coaching and mentoring/setting up mentorship arrangements for its project managers.
  • Support USAID/Uganda adaptive management efforts.
  • Assume other tasks that to strengthen USAID/Uganda’s project/activity management performance


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in business, social science, development studies or a related field.
  • At least ten years of experience in project or program management of donor-funded development projects. Experience with USAID-funded projects is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising, coaching and/or mentoring staff.
  • Familiarity with USAID compliance rules and regulations.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills. English is required.


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