2 US Embassy Jobs – Public Health Specialist – Care and Support

Organisation: United States Embassy, US Mission
in Uganda
Vacancy
Number:
 049/2013
Duty
Station
: Entebbe,
Uganda
About
CDC:
“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 – Care and Support Job holder is one of two HIV/AIDS public
health specialist responsible for the implementation, coordination, monitoring
and evaluation of assigned HIV care and support program activities and report
compliance and administrative recordkeeping with the implementing partners to
ensure projects are conducted in accordance with the implementing agreement and
that USG funds are appropriately utilized.  The job requires public health
technical knowledge, results-oriented analytical skills, advocacy, and constant
and clear communication with implementing partners, non-governmental
organizations (NGOs), and host country ministries responsible for public health
programs studies that are funded under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Uganda.  Job holder’s duties include technical support,
advice and guidance, day-to-day program and administrative management, and
coordination and collaboration with colleagues of other agencies and public
health entities that administer PEPFAR-funded programs in Uganda.  Job
holder coordinates funding, report compliance and administrative recordkeeping
with the implementing partners to assure projects are conducted in accordance
with the implementing agreement and that USG funds are appropriately
utilized.   
A full copy of the complete
position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
NOTE: 
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with
specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The
    candidate should possess a master’s degree in public health, nursing,
    health policy, public administration, behavioral or social sciences is
    required.  
  • Five
    years mid to senior level public health experience in developing,
    implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS Prevention or other public health or
    development assistance programs that involve coordination with an
    international agency or implementing partner is required. 
  • Level
    IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading).
  • Comprehensive
    knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues, care and support program design,
    implementation and evaluation is required.  Thorough knowledge of
    HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support services, counselling and
    interventions, behavior change, testing, and treatment is required. 
  • Good
    working 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 HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies,
    methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and
    evaluate results of care and support programs is required. 
Personal
Competencies:
  • 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. 
  • Good
    numerical skills for data analysis are required. 
  • Keyboarding
    skills that include speed and accuracy are required. 
How
to Apply:
All those interested in
working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and
strictly adhere to the following:
  • Universal
    Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member
    (DS-174) Download
    it Here.
  • A
    current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • 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.
  • Any
    other documentation (e.g. essays, transcripts/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.

NB: Only electronic submissions will be accepted and only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.



Please 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
Deadline: 15th August,
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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