Project Management Specialist – US Embassy


Job Description

Hiring Agency:Embassy Khartoum
Announcement Number:Khartoum-357572-22-002
Position Title:Project Management Specialist – All Interested Applicants (Public-Private Partnerships)
Open Period:02/17/2022 – 03/03/2022
Series/Grade:LE – 4005 11
Salary:USD $48,236
Work Schedule:Full-time – The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Promotion Potential:LE-11

Duty Location(s):


Khartoum, SU

Telework Eligible:


For More Info: 


Hiring Path:

• Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

•    For definitions use URL All interested candidates

Security Clearance Required:

Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type


Appointment Type Details:

Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement:

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in the following regions of the world: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Africa (all of Africa), Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East.


The USAID Project Management Specialist (Public-Private Partnerships) will be based in the agriculture office and be the Mission’s resident technical expert on innovative and state-of-the-art best practices, which include leveraging the private sector and adopting 21st century technologies to maximize agriculture development results. The major focus of the incumbent’s work will be on agriculture, manage broad-based agriculture projects.

Supervisory Position:


Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Travel Required:

Not Required


A. The specialist provides analytical and intellectual leadership to promote best practices and results in the agriculture sector that will lead to food security and economic growth. Focus on exploring possibilities with partnering with the private sector, adopting 21st century technologies, and using other results-boosting practices to modernize the sector. (50%)

• S/he will use expertise to advise the USAID/Sudan agriculture team on how to work with the private sector and how to access new technologies to accelerate results in the agriculture sector. The incumbent will also be available across USAID/Sudan teams to guide them on these themes and how to integrate new ways of providing assistance into their portfolios as appropriate.
• Ensures an emerging new USAID agriculture portfolio is aligned with the Mission’s strategic framework, and integrates private sector, technology, and other best practices as they emerge for the Mission. In particular, s/he will work closely with the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS); Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI); and the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) counterparts at the Mission, in Washington and in the Nairobi Regional Office, to ensure that ongoing activities are appropriately leveraged with new follow-on agricultural, economic and related sector initiatives to improve results.
• Provides the Mission with policy recommendations and advice on the strategic engagement process on working in partnerships on agri-business with private sector, new technology solutions, and other non-traditional collaboration possibilities.
• Provides the Mission with policy recommendations and advice on the strategic engagement process involved with working developing partnerships on agri-business with the private sector, new technology solutions, and other non-traditional collaboration possibilities.
• Develops and implements strategies for effective outreach to the private sector and other potential partners that aim towards enterprise-driven and market-driven models and how to pursue new ways to collaborate and leverage resources.

• Carry’s-out the analysis, including meeting with the wide spectrum of possible partners in Sudan to determine the viability of establishing an “agriculture innovation forum” and/or a “private sector working group”, or other ways to collaborate that would bring together thought leaders in agriculture and related sectors to debate and share experiences and perspectives best practices and perspectives on how to modernize the agriculture sector and spur results in Sudan.
• Manages broad-based agriculture projects as assigned by the Agriculture Office Leadership, such as youth development and other projects and technical areas depending on the incumbents specific training and background. Work cooperatively in a team-based organizational structure.

B. Represents USAID/Sudan and serves as the major interlocutor with relevant USAID, UN, NGO partners, private sector actors, research, think tank, university and other experts to share, receive and discuss information related to the integration of the private sector and new technologies to promote household food security, agribusiness development and market-driven value chain development. (50%)

• S/he will possess superb interpersonal and communication skills to explain and publicize new ways of collaborating with partners, including the private sector, Mission staff and the wide agriculture professional community in Sudan as GOS officials, donors, public international organization representatives, and other major partners.
• S/he will be a skilled networker and represent USAID/Sudan to develop a community of interested officials who will be leaders in private sector and other partnership possibilities in the agriculture sector.
• S/he will represent USAID/Sudan at monthly and extraordinary UN, donor, other partner and GOS- led inter-agency meetings encompassing agriculture, business development, trade and other sectors as appropriate. Seek out experts in these relevant fields and establish lines of communication to share information and best practices.
• S/he will be a fluent speaker and excellent communicator to keep Mission leadership informed of progress, bottlenecks, and results of multi-organization coordination meetings and progress with private sector collaboration and other cutting-edge partnerships to advance agriculture development in Sudan.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Physical Demands:

The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Post Entry Training:

The incumbent is expected to possess the necessary technical skills/abilities required to immediately perform the duties and responsibilities required of the position. Port entry training will, therefore, be focused primarily on the Agency-specific established policies, procedures and regulations such as AOR/COR training.

Education Requirements:


A Bachelor’s degree is required in a field such as agricultural economics, economics, agribusiness, business administration, international development is required.


Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.

USAID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.



 At least five years of relevant, progressively responsible professional work experience in business development and association with the private sector, social impact and other innovative investment schemes, agribusiness, agricultural economics, value chain development, and/or economics. Experience working with youth is required.

Job Knowledge:

 Detailed understanding of the agriculture section of the Mission’s strategic plan and familiarity of the rest of the strategy. Highly sophisticated knowledge of agriculture issues and public-private partnerships. Must have highly developed knowledge about national culture, external environment and the agriculture/business sector situation.


A good level requirement for keyboard skills, manipulating numbers, and in IT Software are required. The IT Software at this level is based on the need to use advanced spreadsheet programs. Some data analysis may be required. Proven management and coordination skills to apply in managing the project portfolio in the USAID/Sudan agriculture office is required. S/he must also be able to work effectively across all levels of agriculture professionals. Technical expertise in a public and private sector or a related field, is required. Must have skills in collecting and analyzing information, including informal, participatory, qualitative and quantitative methods. Ability to provide rapid, concise, accurate reporting, both verbally and in writing is required. Ability to work cooperatively in teams and multi-cultural environment is essential.


English: Level IV (Fluent, speaking, reading and writing) is required. (This may be tested)

Arabic: Level IV (Fluent, speaking, reading and writing) is required. (This may be tested)

Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in U.S. Mission may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

  1. USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at
  2. Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at
  3. Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at

Ethical Conduct.  By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635.  See

How to Apply

How to Apply:

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the U.S. Embassy, Sudan. or ERA Application Video.

Eligible applicants are required to complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents by the closing date of this announcement. 

Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date, via online , and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date. Required Documents:

  • University Degree
  • Other Document (Experience Certificates)
  • Other Document 2 (Experience Certificates) 
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Passport

Next Steps:

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

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

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