Cooperative Agreements Specialist | Kampala-2022-023 | Closing: July 17, 2022


U.S. Mission Uganda
Announcement Number: Kampala-2022-023
Position Title: Cooperative Agreements Specialist
Opening Period: 6/29/2022 – 7/17/2022
Series: 0540
Grade: 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 Cooperative Agreements Specialist.

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 (4 weeks) following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Duties: The Incumbent serves as a Cooperative Agreement Specialist in the Uganda Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Program Management Branch under the leadership of the Cooperative Agreement/Partner Management Team Lead. Incumbent assists the Team Lead and Associate Director for Program Management with day-to-day administration of agency grants and cooperative agreements to support and promote effective and coordinated implementation, monitoring, and overall management of activities funded under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP), and other CDC public health programs which are carried out by implementing partners (IPs) in Uganda. This position reports to the CoAg Team Lead and is one of five that are responsible for the CDC Uganda grants/cooperative agreement management portfolio involving up to 40 cooperative agreements worth approximately $210M, and up to 25 grantees/implementing partners. This position provides operational and fiscal management assistance to implementing partners and advises them on USG procedures and reporting requirements to assure compliance with CDC’s cooperative agreement management regulations and policies.

Download: Detailed Position Description | PD – Kampala CoAg Specialist

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: A bachelor’s degree in business administration, public health, management, science, or finance is required.


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in business, management, public health, or an international organization. This experience must include at least 2 years of substantial exposure to administration or management of programs or funding of special projects. Exposure to USG financial operations is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: A detailed knowledge of overall management principles, guidelines and procedures related to the administration of cooperative agreements, as well as related audit and accounting requirements, is required. An understanding of the structure and functions of the CDC’s role and function in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is required. The job holder must also have an in-depth knowledge of the host country operational environment, including a good understanding of host government laws and regulations regarding public health-related implementing agreements. A general knowledge of routine health information systems in developing countries, including knowledge of HIV administrative systems is required.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: Fluent speaking/reading/writing English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good communication skills, both oral and written, are required, to include ability to write clear and concise documents, reports, program and policy guidelines and ability to deliver oral presentations on CoAg related matters. Excellent inter-personal skills are required in order to coordinate with USG colleagues and implementing/cooperating partners to ensure mutual cooperation. Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a highly detailed work environment is required. The ability to assess problems and develop realistic solutions is required. Ability to plan and monitor budget expenditures to meet PEPFAR or other HHS/CDC program needs is required. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases such as Facts Info, Grants Management Module (GMM) is required. Keyboarding skills that include both speed and accuracy are required. A facility to work with higher mathematical calculations for purposes of reporting 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.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Bachelors’ Degree Certificate
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

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.