The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Jamaica is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Project Management Specialist.

OPEN TO:               All interested candidates. (Non-Jamaican applicants must possess legal residence within the country and a work permit).

POSITION:             Project Management Specialist (Energy)                           

OPENING DATE:     March 26, 2020

CLOSING DATE:     April 30, 2020 (16:00 hrs UTC/GMT -5 hours )

WORK HOURS:       Full-time; 40 hours/week (Three Years, Subject to the availability of funds)

SALARY:                Salary Package – at the FSN-11 Level – Starting at JMD$ 5,573,122



USAID/Jamaica is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Project Management Specialist (Energy). The PMS for Energy will support USAID Mission efforts to assist Jamaica to increase the country’s resilience to disasters by enhancing the resilience of the national power sector and buttressing Jamaica’s ability to technically and financially withstand and rebound quickly after a weather related shock. The PMS is responsible for project management of the USAID/Jamaica Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) portfolio of programs within the Office of Environment and Health, which includes, resources designed to build a legacy platform that supports Jamaica’s disaster resilience goals. The Specialist will implement, monitor, and evaluate all DRR related activities.  S/he utilizes an in-depth knowledge of the Jamaican power sector and disaster risk reduction planning, and contributes to the Mission strategy and annual reporting documents; cultivates and maintains senior-level relationships with the Government of  Jamaica (GoJ), disaster reduction and energy-related private sector entities (with special attention to those in the power sector), the donor community, civil society organizations, implementing partners (IPs), and with other stakeholders; and reports on the energy sector to USAID/Washington, as required.  S/he maintains active engagement on energy sector and related disaster risk reduction activity in the Region and USG and is expected to engage with State Department counterparts in Political/Economic section at the Mission regarding these topics and issues.

Interested persons are encouraged to view the full copy of the Position Description [PDF, 256K], before applying.


Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

a) Qualifications:

1. EDUCATION:  A Master’s degree in a disaster risk reduction, infrastructure, engineering discipline, the physical sciences, economics, or other discipline relevant to the energy field is required.

2. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE: The incumbent should have at least five years of progressive and responsible experience working in the energy sector in Jamaica and/or the Caribbean.

3.  POST ENTRY TRAINING: Post-entry training will include COR/AOR training and familiarization training in USAID procedures and regulations; formal courses offered for professional staff, as appropriate; and seminars, courses, and trainings required for professional performance in the field related to the function as agreed upon with his/her supervisor.  All post entry training is subject to courses being offered and the availability of funds.

4. LANGUAGE:  Level IV.  Fluency in speaking, reading and writing English is required.  Incumbent must be able to prepare well-written briefing documents, presentations, project reports and correspondence in a professional manner.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be accessed from:



Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website.
  2. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
  3. List of References


Via E-mail:
Application forms may be emailed in PDF form to with subject "Application V005_2020: <Your Name>" without the quotation marks and angle brackets.

Via hard copy:            
Attention: Knetia Landells-Wiggan
142 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION:  April 30, 2020 at 4:00pm (UTC -5)

The US Mission in Jamaica 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. 

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.


Issuing Country 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 2:15pm

Last updated: April 14, 2020