Earn over 137m as Research Specialist at United States US Embassy / Mission


Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala,

Salary Grade: UGX

Job Reference: VA
Kampala- 2019-24

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 Research Specialist serves as a principal
advisor, expert and coordinator of NIH Research program activities, participates
in the inception, design, conduct, analysis and dissemination of the NIH
research agenda and findings. The Research Specialist will in consultation with
the Scientific Director guide, coordinate and conduct comprehensive Research of
the National Institutes of Health-Uganda; including conceptualization, design,
implementation, collaboration and operational management of the Uganda NIH-ICER
Research agenda; program and Management; s/he will do this in close
collaboration with NIH in-country Research Collaborators.

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 Research Specialist career
    opportunity should hold a Doctoral level degree (Doctor of Public Health
    (DrPH), Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from an
    accredited University
  • A minimum of eight years of senior level public health experience in
    developing, designing, implementing and/or conducting research including
    but not limited to infectious diseases, working with/in government, an
    international Non-Governmental Organization or diplomatic arena in a
    senior Research position with proven publication track record and
    demonstrated leadership of Research teams is required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current infectious diseases issues
    including but not limited to HIV/AIDS prevention activities, community
    engagement, counseling and interventions, behavior change, testing and
    treatment and collaborative research associated therewith is required.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the range of programs, policies,
    regulations and precedents applicable to development and administration of
    national/international research and other public health program is
  • Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and
    structures and current HIV/AIDS demographics is required.
  • Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan,
    organize, coordinate and direct multi-disciplinary teams and activities is
    required. Must be conversant with several appropriate research designs.
  • Excellent working knowledge of general management and administrative
    work areas; Human resources management, communication management and
    manuscript writing ability is required
  • Strong oral and written communications skills are required to
    develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with
    national and international working partners. Proven publication record in
    peer reviewed journals. 
  • Prior experience leading research teams effectively.
  • Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design,
    management and implementation approaches is required.
  • Proven skills in interpretation of program results, direction and
    research agenda are required.
  • Considerable innovation will be required to influence other
    collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS and other infectious
    diseases programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program
  • Ability and comfort working with limited supervision and to think
  • Ability to work effectively with high degree of accuracy to produce
    quality work;
  • Proven ability to demonstrate initiative, engage and work closely
    with internal and external stakeholders, build consensus, monitor issues
    and tasks, meet deadlines and priorities, and ability to work in diverse
    teams and to manage others;
  • Ability to communicate and present ideas clearly and confidently,
    articulate issues and recommend practical solutions is required.
  • Keyboarding skills that includes accuracy are required. Intermediate
    user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required.
    (This may be tested.)
  • Language: Level IV
    –Fluency in speaking/writing/reading English language is required. (This
    may be tested.)

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: 11th June 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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