Jobs at: US Embassy
Vacancy title: Public Health Specialist
Deadline of this Job: 08/07/2013
Job details: Job Title: Public Health Specialist – Prevention of Mother –to-Child Transmission;
Vacancy Announcement RE-ADVERTISED
OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates
POSITION: Public Health Specialist – Prevention of Mother –to-Child
Transmission; FP-5; FSN-10
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 Public
Health Specialist – Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Job holder provides technical assistance in planning, implementing, monitoring
and evaluating PMTCT activities for programs supported by the U.S. President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Uganda. Under the direction of the
Health Services Branch Chief, job holder supports Uganda’s interventions to
significantly improve access to care and reduce Mother to Child Transmission
(MTCT) of HIV and evaluate pediatric HIV care, treatment and support projects.
Job Holder performs these technical advisory responsibilities by developing and
maintaining close working relationships with host country ministries and
implementing partner organizations in order to ensure that PMTCT program
activities and studies in Uganda are carried out in accordance with the
implementing grant, cooperative agreement or contracts with the host government.
Job holder coordinates funding, reporting and administration with the extramural
team to ensure adherence to contract/cooperative agreement/grant, and to
ensure appropriate use of USG funds.
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 master’s degree in public health, nursing,
health policy, public administration or social sciences is required.
2. Work Experience required: Three years of mid-to senior level public health
experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS Prevention or
other public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency
or implementing partner is required.
3. Language required: Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and
4. Knowledge required: Detailed knowledge of the current policy, programming
and practice trends in the field of PMTCT, Early Infant Diagnosis and pediatric HIV
care and treatment is required. Advanced knowledge of latest technology in:
maternal and child health and PMTCT, HIV/AIDS care and treatment required.
Good working knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS prevention (PMTCT, HCT,
etc.) , behavior change, care and treatment and testing is required. Knowledge of
the development of quality of care assessment and assurance tools is required.
Detailed knowledge of U.S. government public health programs and strategies is
required. Good working knowledge of program management in support of
contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.
Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures,
including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations as
related to PMTCT is required.
5. Skills and Abilities required: Must be able to work effectively in a multi-cultural
environment.. Excellent oral and written communications skills to develop and
maintain effective working relationships with national and international health
partners are required. Intermediate user level of word processing spreadsheets
and databases is required. Ability to analyze and integrate diverse and complex
quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources Numerical skills for
data analysis is required.
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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