United States US Embassy Careers – Statistician

Job Title:   Statistician
Organisation: United States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Entebbe, Uganda
Grade 11 (Ugshs. 87,633,842 to 127,342,874 p.a. Inclusive of
Vacancy No.: 07/2015
About US Embassy:
Welcome to the United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United
States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi currently heads
the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission
is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices
of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
About US Embassy 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
Job Summary:  The
United States US Embassy Statistician provides a broad range of statistical
support to physicians, epidemiologists, behavioral scientists and health
service researchers working with projects led by and organizations supported by
CDC-Uganda. The support includes the application of appropriate statistical methods
to the analysis of project data and the statistical investigation of issues
related to research topics. The incumbent provides statistical expertise as
well as advanced computer programming for research and projects conducted by
CDC-Uganda or to which CDC-Uganda lends support. The incumbent works with the
Associate Director of Science (ADS) office to ensure that reports and
scientific publications are consistent and compliant with the CDC human
subjects operating procedures and federal regulations.
Key Duties and
  • Offer
    technical support in all phases of the analytical process: design of
    studies; design of data collection instruments and systems; planning the
    analysis of data and selecting appropriate statistical techniques for analysis;
    data analysis, assessing the quality of data; interpretation, presenting
    the results of studies and dissemination of findings. Technical support
    activities include but are not limited to: planning data collection
    activities, reviewing the quality of the collected data, the selection and
    implementation of the appropriate statistical methodology for analysis,
    and evaluating the precision and validity of the information collected.
  • The
    incumbent is responsible for determining that the appropriate statistical
    methodology is applied, underlying assumptions are addressed, and the
    results are interpreted and explained correctly. The incumbent often works
    in a multi-disciplinary team setting with researchers having a wide range
    of quantitative sophistication.
  • The
    incumbent conducts detailed examination and analysis of all scientific
    protocols and reports submitted, ensuring that they are statistically and
    methodologically sound.
  • Works
    closely with the investigators to ensure compliance and provides inputs into
    protocols and reports. The incumbent should ensure that the statistical
    considerations section is consistent with other parts of the protocol. If
    there are any amendments to the protocol, the incumbent ensures that the
    addendum remains statistically sound and continues to be compliant with
    regulations. The incumbent reviews the changes before submission for
    approval to the appropriate scientific review committee and the IRB.
  • Serves
    as recognized expert on advanced methods of statistical analysis, advanced
    programming consultation and the utilization and analysis of complex
    multi-stage survey data. Incumbent is relied on to design or adapt
    creative statistical approaches which are implemented or used by other
    statisticians or researchers within CDC. Programming duties can include
    creation, manipulation and analysis of large, complex data sets. These
    programs include appropriate weighting of statistical tabulations of data
    from surveys.
  • The
    Statistician devises appropriate methods for summarizing, interpreting and
    presenting the results of statistical analyses of data compiled from
    studies and projects.
  • The
    job holder prepares advanced statistical reports, graphs, charts, tables
    and narrative material to be used in publishing the results of studies and
    in giving oral presentations. Independently defines input and output
    requirements, editing procedures and maintenance routines to ensure data
  • Performs
    other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
NOTE:  All applicants must
address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive
information supporting each item.
  • The
    United States US Embassy Statistician should hold an Undergraduate degree
    in statistics and a Master’s degree in the field of biostatistics, medical
    statistics, or public health are required.
  • At
    least six years’ working experience in data management, programming and
    analysis position in the health field and in advanced analysis using
    either SPSS, SAS, STATA or any other statistical software is required.
  • Detailed,
    comprehensive, and evolving knowledge of statistical and mathematical
    analysis techniques integrated with computer applications is required.
    Higher mathematical ability with a solid background in statistics and the
    calculus of probability is required.
  • Working
    knowledge of parametric and non-parametric techniques, along with
    categorical data analysis, and advanced statistical techniques are
  • Excellent
    knowledge of multiple statistical software.
  • Requires
    a thorough knowledge of the capabilities of SAS, EPIINFO, STATA or
    spreadsheet and data base software, and other PC applications.
  • Possess
    the ability to assess the requirements of a project and determine the most
    efficient and timely statistical techniques is required.
  • Language Proficiency: List both English and host country
    language(s) by level and specialization. Level IV English (fluent) is
    required. Must have the ability to read and write technical manuals and
    scientific papers in English.
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
  • 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
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: 29th June
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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