USAID/Uganda’s Economic Growth (EG) Office is seeking a qualified consultant to support AORs/CORs and communications activities across multiple mechanisms. In consultation with OAA, this person will assist USAID to achieve programmatic and strategic objectives by providing assistance and support to EG’s CORs and AORs as required. Working closely with our Office of Acquisition and Assistance, the consultant will draft A&A documents such as branding and marking plans. They will also help move documents for clearance, address comments, and pull together clearance packages, including in GLAAS.
The consultant will provide award administration support. S/he will support the budget specialist and AORs and CORs to prepare modifications and supporting documentation. S/he will support award extensions by working with AORs/CORs on justifications and related waivers and documentation. S/he will work on post-award actions including monitoring and evaluation and supporting assessments. The consultant will maintain COR/AOR and OAA award files on USAID official systems to ensure compliance with relevant regulations.
The consultant will also – in coordination with OAA -- work on the identification and documentation of success stories and lessons learned for EG’s ongoing activities, which includes health services in areas such as productive use of energy. The consultant will support AORs/CORs by conducting site visits to monitor progress and develop outreach materials as a result.
Together with OAA, the consultant will accompanying AORs and CORs on field visits (supporting project implementation) and collecting activity monitoring data for mechanism reporting. The consultant will be responsible for managing communications-related purchase orders (GLAAS) and Task Orders for overall communications in support of the Mission. S/he will be identifying, analyzing, and preparing public and internal information materials such as briefing papers, event plans, blogs, social media posts, and press plans; reporting program goals, results and performance in a manner easily understood by external stakeholders and the general public; providing guidance to local staff; and coordinating activities and events that publicize USAID programs as well as photography, videography,
and translation. S/he will gather information on beneficiaries and use award monitoring tools such as EG’s site visit tracker to assist AORs and CORs, supporting A&A functions.
The consultant is an integral part of the EG team and assists in activities for A&A and communications purposes. The incumbent will be required to travel outside Kampala on
field visits to provide outreach support for VIP visits and other public events. Around 30 days of in-country field travel is expected. Additionally, the incumbent may support OAA staff and AOR/CORs in developing and distributing programmatic reports through social media other communications to maximize USAID/Uganda project awareness.
As EG houses and acts as liaisons for several cross-Mission functions such as environmental compliance, the Development Finance Corporation, Prosper Africa, and Private Sector Engagement, the candidate will be expected to work with the Office of Health and HIV (OHH) given their portfolio size and importance to the Mission. In USAID/Uganda, OHH activities touch on all offices given their size and role in the Mission.
The position will be under the overall supervision of the EG Office Director and may also receive direction and/or supervision from OAA, as designated by the Office Director.