Earn over 100m as Public Health Specialist (PMTCT) at United States US Embassy / Mission

Title:         Public Health Specialist (PMTCT)
Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: UGX
Vacancy Announcement Number: VA Kampala 2019-14
About US Embassy:
The United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for
over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac 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.
Among the offices
operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
Job Summary:  The Public Health Specialist (PMTCT) is a
Maternal Child Health (MCH) / Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV
(PMTCT) public health specialist responsible for planning, implementing,
monitoring and evaluating assigned MCH/PMTCT program activities in Uganda.
Under the direction of the MCH/PMTCT Team Lead, job holder supports Uganda’s
interventions to significantly improve maternal and infant health outcomes, and
reduce Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis. Job holder’s duties
include technical support, advice and guidance, day-to-day program management,
coordination and collaboration with colleagues of agency and interagency
technical working groups and public health entities that support US Government
/PEPFAR-funded programs in Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the US Embassy Public Health Specialist (PMTCT)
    career opportunity should a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH), or
    Master of Science (MSc) degree in Epidemiology, or Nursing, or Health
  • A minimum of five years of lower to mid-level public health
    experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS, PMTCT and
    Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (RMNCH) programs, that
    involve coordination with an international agency or USG/PEPFAR
    implementing partner is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of the current policy, programming and practice
    trends in the field of PMTCT, Early Infant Diagnosis and pediatric HIV
    care and treatment is required. Advanced knowledge of latest research and
    policies in: maternal and child health and PMTCT, HIV/AIDS care and
    treatment required.
  • Good working knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS prevention (PMTCT,
    HCT, etc.), behavior change, care and treatment and testing is
  • Knowledge of the development of quality of care assessment and
    assurance tools is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of U.S. government public health programs and
    strategies is required. 
  • Good working knowledge of program management in support of
    contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and
    structures, including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities
    and regulations as related to Maternal and Child Health and PMTCT is required.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy
in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be required to register
    under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click
  • You will receive confirmation on
    registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will
    receive an auto response via your email.
NB: Applicants
claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation
confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the
Veteran’s /Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the
VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the
certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If
the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR
office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s
preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria
for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member
Employment Policy (FMEP).
Deadline: 5th April 2019
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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