US Embassy Jobs – Public Health Specialist – Key Populations

Organisation: U. S. Mission, Uganda
Vacancy Number: 032/2013
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: Under the supervision of the Biomedical and Behavioral Team Lead in the Prevention Branch, incumbent serves as the Key Populations Specialist, organizing, implementing, coordinating, and supervising HIV/AIDS activities of various programs addressing at-risk populations (, drug users, sex workers, MSM, fisher folks, etc.) conducted by CDC in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Uganda AIDS Commission, implementing organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities, and/or private industry.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Incumbent provides implementation guidance and technical support to implementing partner staff members, including doctors, nurses, clinical officers, program managers, HIV Prevention Coordinators, ,district-level health officials, health centers, etc., funded through cooperative agreements to implement HIV AIDS continuum of response.
·         Incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of prevention science, combination prevention interventions (evidence-based interventions) for special populations and the ability to adapt and select methodologies/interventions to ensure that program objectives are met.
Qualifications & Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
Education required: Completion of a master’s degree in public health, nursing, health policy, public administration or social sciences is required.
Work Experience required:  Three years of mid-to senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating public health or development assistance programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required.
Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading). Knowledge required:  In-depth knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention services, counseling and interventions, behaviour change, testing, and treatment is required. Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required. In-depth specialist knowledge of USG public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of prevention programs for MARPS is required.
Skills and Abilities required: 
  • Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners.
  • Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required.
  • Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and proprietary databases is required. Numerical skills for data analysis are required.
  • Keyboarding skills that include speed and accuracy 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.
Human Resources Office
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Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5
Deadline:  9th April, 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.

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