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US Citizen Careers - PEPFAR Country Coordinator at U.S. Department of State

Job Title:        PEPFAR Country Coordinator
Organization: U.S. Department of State
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Range: $102,646.00 to $133,444.00 / Per Year

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Job Summary: The Coordinator leads the U.S. PEPFAR interagency team in the designated country in the conception, formulation, and recommendation of initiatives in response to the epidemic profile in the designated country. The Coordinator has responsibility for a PEPFAR program that is appropriate for the local context, and will contribute to epidemic control and to a sustainable national HIV/AIDS response. The Coordinator ensures coordination and linkage of U.S. government bilateral assistance with those of the host country, other bilateral donors, particularly the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, non-governmental organizations, and international multilateral organizations engaged in the fight against the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Coordinator also evaluates the relative need, local conditions, and capability of the designated country to develop or improve its infrastructure and programs necessary to provide or strengthen the quality, availability and sustainability of HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and care services. The Coordinator ensures outreach to and engagement of civil society and private-sector partners, including advocacy groups, faith- and community-based organizations, and businesses in the HIV/AIDS response, and encourages the engagement of these groups by all U.S. government agencies responding to the epidemic in-country.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent is responsible for advancing the PEPFAR’s teams progress towards to sustainable control of the HIV epidemic and, ultimately, achieving an AIDS-free generation;
  • Ensure that the PEPFAR program fits within the strategies and regulations of the partner country government and aligns with international policies and recommendations;
  • The jobholder will be responsible for ensuring accountability, transparency and impact for the U.S. Government resources directed to controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in country;
  • Communicate U.S. Government policy and technical direction to implementing agency leadership;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the interagency approach to PEPFAR within the U.S. Government;
  • Coordinate and facilitate with PEPFAR implementing agencies on the restructuring, reorienting and recasting of immediate and long range goals, objectives, plans and schedules to meet substantial changes in policy, legislation, program authority and/or funding, and facilitate discussion with the interagency team regarding determinations of projects to be initiated, ended or refocused;
  • Develop annual country operational plans (COPs);
  • Oversee changes in interagency organizational structure;
  • Lead the interagency process in-country in long range planning in connection with prospective changes in USG funding, policies, and programs;
  • Provide expert guidance and advice to Direct Hire (DH) officers and to Locally Employed (LE) staff who perform reporting and analytical work and provide administrative support;
  • Establish appropriate controls to ensure the integrity—financial, technical, and operational—of all HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care programs implemented pursuant to PEPFAR;
  • Decide, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy leadership and PEPFAR implementing agencies, how best to direct the funds allocated to the country for successful program impact, fully understanding the current levels of expenditure and pipeline, develop budgets, and ensure continued flow of funds necessary to implement the program;
  • Provide leadership and guidance to other U.S. Government interagency leaders in-country who implement and monitor the PEPFAR program portfolio;
  • Ensure the use of data collection and knowledge-based program management in regard to all aspects (implementation, technology, costing) of treatment, prevention and care strategies;
  • Keenly analyze the unique operational context of the PEPFAR program in the designated country and coordinate the interagency process to establish a vision and strategy for responding to this context within the guidelines of the S/GAC policy and U.S. diplomatic priorities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant professional discipline such as Public Policy, Public Health, Business Administration or other related subjects.
  • The applicants must have a minimum of ten years of senior experience managing HIV/AIDS, health, or other development programs. Of the ten years, at least eight years must be managing and implementing HIV/AIDS programs or working with large complex international or domestic programs.
  • This position requires a highly qualified and experienced individual with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to foster team work, the capacity for strategic thinking, and an understanding of the technical and policy requirements to achieve the PEPFAR goals in the Country.
  • The incumbent must be familiar with and be able to work well in an overseas environment and with a wide range of governmental and non-governmental counterparts.
  • Ability to work with partner government to strengthen capacities to lead the response to the epidemic and other health demands;
  • Ability to track large amounts of data and manage complex interagency planning, reporting, and performance processes;
  • Ability to empower PEPFAR team members to apply available resources and expertise to addressing the local epidemic;
  • Ability to integrate and coordinate HIV/AIDS programs with broader global health and development programs to maximize impact on health systems;
  • Ability to mediate interagency conflicts and facilitate decisions on complex technical, programmatic, strategic and financial issues;
  • Capacity to promote sustainable country programs;
  • Capacity to expand prevention, care and treatment in both concentrated and generalized epidemics;
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, facilitation and negotiation skills;
  • Strong managerial skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong capacity to multi-task, including managing, prioritizing and fulfilling competing demands in real time;
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness;
  • Availability and willingness to work outside the regular 40-hour workweek when required/necessary;
  • Willingness to travel to work sites and other offices as/when requested.
  • Level IV English ability (fluent) is required. Successful applicants must also consistently meet a high standard for English, both written (overall structure as well as grammar, spelling and punctuation) and spoken (overall structure as well as delivery, clarity and succinctness).
  • Be a U.S. citizen and available for worldwide service.
  • Be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • Be able to obtain an appropriate Foreign Service Medical Clearance.
  • Be able to obtain a favorable Suitability Review Panel determination.
  • Be at least 20 years old and at least 21 years old to be appointed.

How to Apply:
All applicants who wish to join the U.S. Department of Education in the aforementioned capacity should click on the link below.


Deadline: 24th August, 2016

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