Organisation: United States Embassy, U. S. Mission, Uganda
Vacancy Number: 024/2013
About CDC Uganda:
"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.
Job Summary: The Public Health Specialist will be a senior program manager and the key public health advisor on treatment to the Branch Chief of the Health Services Branch. Job holder provides comprehensive public health technical, administrative and managerial advice and assistance in support of HIV treatment activities provided under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Public Health Team Leader will have responsibilities include day-to-day program management and development, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and close collaboration with PEPFAR partners to ensure implementation is carried out in accordance with program strategic objectives and internationally recognized standards and best practices in HIV treatment.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
Education: Completion of a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery is required.
Work Experience: Eight years of public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS care and support or treatment programs or other public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner. One additional year of experience at the managerial level with multiple staff is required.
Language: Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading). Knowledge required: Must possess comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS treatment is required. Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required. Strong skills in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS. Comprehensive knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Good working knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of treatment programs is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities and overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.
Skills and Abilities:
- Strong oral and written communications skills are required. Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports.
- Ability to lead project teams and workgroups and to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners is required.
- The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders.
- Considerable innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS treatment programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities.
- Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required.
- Strong skills with interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation of data are required
How to Apply:
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 combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet.
3. A current resume or curriculum vitae.
4. 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.
5. 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.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Deadline: 2nd July, 2013
The US Mission in Kampala 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.