Job Vacancy: Project Management Specialist (Global Health Security)


Project Management Specialist (Global Health Security) - Rwanda

Opening and Closing Dates

Monday, June 5, 2023 – Tuesday, June 27, 2023


Bureau for Africa



Pay Scale/Grade



Cooperating Country National

Position Description

(Project Management Specialist (Global Health Security)

The Senior Project Management Specialist-Global Health Security (GHS) (the “Senior Specialist”) oversees efforts to strengthen and expand Global Health Security and pandemic preparedness, prevention, and response in Rwanda.

The Senior Specialist is a technical specialist in the domain of emerging infectious diseases in the collaborating country with substantial experience working with national stakeholders including government, professional groups, and the corporate sector.


The jobholder facilitates communication and ensures collaborative working relationships with high-level decision makers, as well as technical staff, in multiple government agencies, USAID Missions, USAID/Washington counterparts, with other United States Government (USG) partners including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of State, and other USG agencies, as well as other key stakeholders, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

The jobholder offers strategic and technical leadership in the planning and implementation of USAID GHS programs. As a senior health adviser for USAID, the Specialist represents USAID and the USG in national and international fora to advise on policies, strategies, and technical concerns.

The Senior Specialist will exercise programmatic oversight to oversee and coordinate Mission GHS activities in support of the collaborating country’s GHS roadmap and to prevent, identify, and respond to present and emerging pandemic threats.

Specialist will serve as an Agreement/Contracting Officer Representative (AOR/COR) and/or Activity Manager for USAID programs/projects/activities. As an AOR/COR, the Senior Specialist evaluates program performance and progress, identifies implementation achievements as well as difficulties in performance, and initiates appropriate steps in cooperation with others, as appropriate.

The Management Specialist is a major part of the Health Office, Health Systems and Service Delivery (HSSD) Team, and acts as a Mission subject matter expert on GHS-related methods and programs. The jobholder will report to the Health Systems and Service Delivery Team Lead and will provide mentorship and coaching to the entire Office in the areas of global health security and emerging infectious diseases.

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