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Public Health Specialist Job at US Embassy - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

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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;

FP-5;

Vacancy Announcement RE-ADVERTISED

Number: 033/2013

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

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

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

reading).

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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

Member (DS-174).

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

submission.

Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat

(.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.

Telephone: 0414-306001/259-791/5

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