PHS (Anti-Retroviral Treatment) | Kampala-2022-027 | Closing: July 27, 2022


U.S. Mission                             Uganda
Announcement Number:        Kampala-2022-027
Position Title:                          PHS (Anti-Retroviral Treatment)
Opening Period:                     7/14/2022 – 7/27/2022
Series:                                     0550
Grade:                                     FSN 11/FP-4
Salary:                                     UGX 157,828,400
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 Public Health Specialist (Anti-Retroviral Treatment).

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: No

Duties:  The incumbent is a public health technical advisor on HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Uganda Country Office.

Job holder performs public health technical, managerial, administrative, and coordination functions, with a focus on pediatric and adolescent treatment activities supported under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The incumbent will work directly under the supervision of the Treatment Team Lead.

Download: Detailed Position Description | Kampala Anti Retroviral Treatment Specialist

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Completion of Master’s degree in Public Health or Medicine is required


EXPERIENCE:  Five years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV treatment programs with a focus on pediatric and adolescent populations or other relevant public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Detailed knowledge and experience in HIV treatment with strong skills in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS in general and thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS situation among pediatric and adolescent populations is required. Good knowledge of data-driven strategies to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate results of public health programs. Demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality strategic science with impactful dissemination of results to expert and lay audiences is required. Good knowledge of team management, including program implementation and monitoring, leading a multi-disciplinary team, and administration, budgeting and fiscal management, is required. Comprehensive knowledge of the Uganda government health care system and structures, including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities, and regulations is required.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  The job holder will be required to have data analytic skills to enable him/her to use data to prioritize programmatic areas for impact. Program management skills are required, including planning and coordination skills, stakeholder engagement, and management and negotiation skills. Technical proficiency in data management, analysis, and data interpretation for continual program improvement is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office with regular keyboard skills where good working speed and accuracy is required. Strong oral and written skills for effective communication are required. Ability to develop, conduct, and disseminate strategic science with effective communication to expert and lay audiences is required. Program administration skills are required, including reviews of regularly reported data, preparation of ad hoc reports, and management of grants and cooperative agreements. Ability to manage and lead multi-stakeholder teams toward achievement of programmatic priorities. Tactful and diplomatic skills to ensure effective working relationships with USG, national and international working partners is required.

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)
  • Master’s 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.