Jobs at: US Embassy
Vacancy title: Epidemiologist
Deadline of this Job: 03/07/2013
Job details: Job Title: Epidemiologist; FP- 4; FSN-11
Number: 058/2013 Date: 06/19/2013
OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates
POSITION: Epidemiologist; FP- 4; FSN-11
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED
WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an international public
health agency engaged in HIV prevention and care programs and research
activities in Uganda. CDC offers excellent career opportunities for professional
growth, training, and collaboration with other health professionals. The main CDC
offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. CDC
is an agency of the United States Mission in Uganda."
The Centers for Diseases Control is seeking an individual for the position of
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent, under the supervision of the respective Team Lead in the
Strategic Information Branch, CDC Global AIDS Program (GAP) Uganda, provides
support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), contributing
technical advice and guidance in the planning, implementation and monitoring of
HIV/AIDS epidemiologic studies, operational research and targeted evaluation
projects in Uganda. The incumbent serves as CDC technical and scientific advisor
to the Ugandan Government, providing leadership, technical guidance and
scientific quality enhancement for CDC-supported HIV/AIDS epidemiologic,
surveillance and related research operational studies in Uganda. Assists in
developing research study protocols, provides guidance in implementation of
studies, monitors progress of research projects and provides oversight and
technical assistance in analyzing study results. Serves as a primary contributor to
the planning, development, and review of operational research components of the
annual Country Operational Plan (COP) for Uganda. The incumbent ensures
collaboration among PEPFAR Uganda partners involved in HIV/AIDS operational
research projects and activities and takes the lead in promoting use of
internationally recognized best practices in support of research components of
PEPFAR sponsored programs in Uganda. Identifies training needs, coordinates
training and conducts formal training sessions for partners involved in operational
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is
available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with
specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education required: Completion of a university degree in epidemiology, public
health, medicine, behavioral or social science, statistics or health science is
2. Work Experience required: Five years of progressively responsible work
experience in epidemiology and/or public health programs, including a minimum of
3 years experience in HIV/AIDS which includes analysis of epidemiologic data
and/or research studies. Past experience will demonstrate the incumbent’s ability
to consult and collaborate effectively with all levels both within and outside the
3. Language required: Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and
4. Knowledge required: The incumbent serves as a recognized regional expert on
the epidemiology of HIV infection with a comprehensive knowledge of the methods,
principles and techniques used in developing, implementing and analyzing results
of epidemiological studies and projects. The incumbent must have an in-depth
understanding of the structure and functions of CDC GAP Uganda, including
detailed knowledge of CDC’s role and function in support of the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and intra-agency procedures for
coordination with CDC Atlanta and the American Mission in Uganda. The job
holder must have a detailed and broad knowledge of the host country operational
environment, including a working knowledge of the structure and operations of the
MOH, the environment for health care delivery at the national, and district level in
5. Skills and Abilities required: Skill in providing technical expertise and guidance
in the development, implementation and evaluation of epidemiological studies and
projects and the analysis of epidemiologic data and data collected from program
results and operational studies. Ability to develop effective working relationships
with national and international working partners. The incumbent will be expected
to exercise considerable ingenuity in applying guidelines to unique and different
settings. As a representative for CDC GAP Uganda, the incumbent will also be
expected to exercise considerable innovation during his/her attempts to influence
other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and
treatment programs to adopt appropriate strategies for conducting epidemiological
projects and studies. Incumbent must have computer skills and the ability to use
office software packages, including word processing, spreadsheets, and basic
statistical software packages.
When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S.
Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate
specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status
in determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of
Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance
Report are not eligible to apply.
4. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment
(FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar
days of their appointment.
5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA)
are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of
their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually
Employed (WAE) work schedule.
Job application procedure
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration
of the application:
1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae.
3. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their
Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US
Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a
conditional preference in hiring with their application.
4. Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the
qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY
SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat
(.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
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