Announcement Number:    Kampala-2021-001

Position Title:    PEPFAR DREAM Coordinator

Opening Period:    1/25/2021 – 2/08/2021

Series/Grade:    550/FSN-10/FP-5

Salary: UGX    118,018,022

For More Info:

Who May Apply:    All Interested Applicants / All Sources (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)

Security Clearance Required:    Local Security Certification or Public Trust

Duration Appointment:    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of PEPFAR DREAM Coordinator

The work schedule for this position is:

• Full Time, 40 hours per week

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Download: Detailed position Description | PD- PEPFAR DREAMS Coordinator

Duties: The Program Coordinator will serve as advisor to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator on policy and program management issues affecting implementation of PEPFAR in Uganda. S/he will manage and monitor federal assistance process and award of PEPFAR’s Community- led Monitoring grant. S/he will be responsible for responding to inquiries, tasks, and deliverables from multiple constituents, including the interagency PEPFAR team, U.S. Mission Front Office, Office of the U.S Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC), and Embassy Public Affairs Office (PAO).

The Program Coordinator will serve as PEPFAR Coordination Office (PCO) focal person and coordinate external engagement/outreach with associated host country government, civil society, donor partners, and private sector organizations.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Master’s degree in social work, public health, epidemiology, or behavioral science is required.


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working with U.S. Government Missions, host country Governments, implementing partners, community-based organizations, and/or other bilateral donors internationally; and experience working with children and adolescent programs, programs to mitigate the effects of HIV in adolescents and young women is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Job holder is required to have in-depth knowledge of PEPFAR and USG development and public health agencies’ visions for global health. By virtue of position, is required to have good understanding of the country and health resources available through government and NGOs.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: Level IV English ability (Fluent) reading/writing/speaking is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Understanding of US government processes and requirements as related to PEPFAR programming required. Comprehensive understanding of HIV/AIDS prevention and community-based social welfare initiatives, including program design, implementation and evaluation. Strong management and analytical skills are required to strategize, develop, and implement effective US government -supported HIV/AIDS programs; and strong financial management and administrative skills used to track the performance of implementing partners. Evidence of excellent interpersonal, facilitation and teambuilding skills/experience required. Demonstrated ability in maintaining close counterpart relationships, both governmental and in the partner, community. Demonstrated leadership skills in negotiating and managing diplomatically sensitive issues. Demonstrated ability to apply policy directives to activity design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. The ability to interpret regulatory directives and related guidance. The ability to organize and present information and to draft clear, concise documents. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Intermediate Microsoft Office Skills – Microsoft Word for preparing documents and reports; Microsoft Excel for creating spreadsheets. Keyboard skills with speed and accuracy is required.

Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Other information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


(3) FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:

How to Apply:

1. All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.

All applications must be submitted online. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala following instructions on the link below:

2. For further assistance call 0414-306001

3 You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.

4. On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.

What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information: the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Uganda.