Associate Director of Technical Programs | Kampala-2022-019 | Closing: June 27, 2022


U.S. Mission                           Uganda
Announcement Number:       Kampala-2022-019
Position Title:                         Associate Director of Technical Programs
Opening Period:                     6/14/2022 – 6/27/2022
Series:                                     550
Grade:                                     FSN 13/FP-3
Salary:                                     UGX 306,712,607
For More Info:              
Who May Apply:                     All Interested Applicants / All Sources.(Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)
Security Clearance Required:      Local Security Certification or Public Trust
Duration Appointment:                 Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:            We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Associate Director of Technical Programs.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time, 40 hours per week

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: Yes

Duties:  The incumbent of this position serves as the most senior foreign service national (FSN) technical staff member, Associate Director for Technical Programs in the Division of Global HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and tuberculosis (TB), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Uganda office and reports directly to the CDC Country Director.  The main duties of the incumbent are to assist in program developing and planning of overall programmatic goals and objectives including developing notice of funding opportunities (NOFOs) and proposals that pertain to funding and implementation of program activities and participates in decisions related to the commitment of resources (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Global Health Security (GHS), and targeted opportunities for central funding), including recommending the hiring of personnel and allocation of funds.  The incumbent supervises, provides mentoring, coordinates work assignments, and monitors performance of the Health Services, Laboratory, and Prevention Branch Chiefs and Senior Program Advisor and indirectly supervises up to 30 public health specialists. Monitors program progress and performance of the CDC Uganda technical portfolio and integration of objectives and priorities across branches and identifies problems in program implementation and works with senior CDC leadership to initiate corrective action to improve program performance. Will serve as official project officer as a Direct Hire FSN responsible for performance management of multiple large cooperative agreements, interfacing with headquarters (HQ) grants management office as needed.

Download: Detailed Position description | PD Associate Director of Technical Programs

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Completion of Doctoral level (DrPH, MD or PhD) degree or host country equivalent in medicine, nursing, public health, epidemiology, or bio-behavioral sciences is required.


EXPERIENCE:  Seven years mid to senior level public health experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating HIV/AIDS programing or other public health development assistance programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required. This must include at least two years of experience at the managerial level with multiple staff.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: Fluent speaking/reading/writing English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Outstanding ability to communicate medical, scientific and epidemiological principles in infectious diseases, particularly HIV and TB epidemiology is required. Ability to provide strong and sensitive leadership and guidance in operational research and HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment implementation activities in Uganda is required. Exceptional skill in working with MOH personnel, clinic professionals, universities, and collaborating partners to establish and conduct prevention and treatment programs is required Capability of  providing medical and public health advice and consultation as a national and internationally recognized expert. The ability to be organized and accountable for management of an implementing partner’s performance and understanding public health development programs in a bilateral assistance context is required. Good numerical skills required for monitoring the funds allocated to HIV and TB grants, contractors, and cooperative agreement partners. Must be able to use of agency specific databases as well as basic software packages.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission 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.

Other information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


(1)        AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)        AEFM / USEFM

(3)        FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active-duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:

How to Apply: 

  1. All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.

All applications must be submitted online. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala following instructions on the link below:

  1. For further assistance call 0414-306001
  2. 3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  3. On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Doctoral Degree Certificate
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information:  the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Uganda.