Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - Public Health Administrative Management Specialist



Job Title: Public Health Administrative Management Specialist- Cooperative Agreements; FP-5; FSN-10
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: RE-ADVERTISED

Number: 020/2013      Date: 07/31/2013

OPEN TO:             All Qualified Candidates
POSITION:            Public Health Administrative Management Specialist- Cooperative Agreements; FP-5; FSN-10

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 Administrative Management Specialist – Cooperative Agreements.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Job holder is one of four specialists responsible for oversight at the post level of the administrative aspects of the agency’s cooperative agreements portfolio. Job holder’s administrative role extends throughout the life cycle of the implementing instrument, beginning with funding proposal preparation, initial award and carrying through to close out. These administrative functions provide the infrastructure for effective and coordinated implementation, monitoring and overall administrative management of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) PEPFAR-funded and other public health programmatic activities carried out by implementing partners in Uganda.

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: OPTION 1: Completion of a master’s degree in public administration, public health, international development, business administration, management or finance is required.  OPTION 2: Completion of a bachelors' degree in public administration, public health, international development, business administration, management or finance is required.
2.  Work Experience required:  OPTION 1: Three years of progressively responsible administrative management experience in a public health or international development program that includes administrative management of acquisitions, grants, contracts or cooperative agreement documentation and reporting, files management and exposure to external clients is required.
OPTION 2:  Five years of progressively responsible administrative management experience in a public health or international development program that includes administrative management of acquisitions, grants, contracts or cooperative agreement documentation and reporting, files management and exposure to external clients is required
3.   Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading).
4.  Knowledge required:  Must possess a detailed knowledge of overall management principles, guidelines and procedures related to the administration of cooperative agreements, as well as related audit and accounting requirements, is required. An in-depth understanding of the structure and functions of the CDC’s role and function in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is required. The job holder must also have a detailed knowledge of the host country operational environment, including a good understanding of host government laws and regulations regarding public health-related implementing agreements. A general knowledge of routine health information systems in developing countries, including knowledge of HIV administrative systems is required.  
5.     Skills and Abilities required:  Good communication skills, both oral and written, are required, to include ability to write clear and concise documents, reports, program and policy guidelines and ability to deliver oral presentations on programmatic matters. Excellent inter-personal skills are required in order to coordinate with USG colleagues and implementing/cooperating partners to ensure mutual cooperation. Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a highly-detailed work environment is required. The ability to assess problems and develop realistic solutions is required. Ability to plan and monitor budget expenditures to meet PEPFAR-program needs is required. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Keyboarding skills that include both speed and accuracy are required. A facility to work with higher mathematical calculations for purposes of reporting is required.

SELECTION PROCESS

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

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:  0414-259-791/5


Deadline: 13/08/2013


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