Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - Public Health Specialist Care and Support


Job Title: Public Health Specialist – Care and Support; FP- 4; FSN-11
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT RE-ADVERTISED

                 
Number: 049/2013 Date: 08/02/2013

OPEN TO:           All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:         Public Health Specialist – Care and Support; FP- 4; FSN-11

WORK HOURS:    Full-time; 40 hours/week

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
"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."
The Centers for Diseases Control is seeking an individual for the position of Public Health Specialist – Care and Support.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
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 copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education required: Completion of a master’s degree in public health, nursing, health policy, public administration, behavioral or social sciences is required.
2. Work Experience 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.
3. Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading).
4.  Knowledge required:  Detailed 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.
5.  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.  

SELECTION PROCESS
After an initial application screening, applicants will be invited to a testing process that may include a written examination and oral interviews.  The selected candidate must pass pre-employment medical and security investigations before beginning work.  The initial appointment period is one year, subject to renewal.

Normally, candidates for employment are hired at the first step of the designated pay grade.  In some instances, candidates may be hired at a higher step when exceptional qualifications or previous governmental service and pay level so warrant.  The Human Resources Officer will make the decision with the concurrence of the employing section.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.

2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.

5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

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 current resume or curriculum vitae.

3. 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.

4.  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.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
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: 15/06/2013




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