JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. Mission Uganda
Announcement Number: Kampala-2022-020- RA2
Position Title: PHS Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission
Opening Period: 12/27/2022 – 1/2/2023
Grade: FSN 11/FP-4
Salary: UGX 157,828,400
For More Info: KampalaHR@state.gov
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 PHS Prevention of mother-to-child Transmission.
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: Job holder is a Maternal Child Health and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (MCH/PMTCT) public health specialist responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating assigned MCH/PMTCT program activities in Uganda. Under the direction of the MCH/PMTCT Team Lead, job holder supports Uganda’s interventions to significantly improve maternal and infant health outcomes, and efforts to eliminate Mother to Child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B.
Job holder’s duties include technical support subject matter expert (SME) advice and guidance, day-to-day program, and cooperative agreement (CoAg) management for MCH/PMTCT projects, coordination, collaboration with colleagues of agency, interagency technical working groups, and public health entities that support President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-funded MCH/PMTCT programs in Uganda.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EDUCATION: Completion of a master’s degree in Public Health or Master of Science in Epidemiology from an accredited university is required.
EXPERIENCE: Five years of mid-to senior level public health experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, and/or Reproductive, maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) programs that involve coordination with an international agency or USG/PEPFAR implementing partner is required.
Evaluations: (This may be tested)
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The job holder will need to use data to prioritize programmatic areas for impact. Program management skills are required, including technical proficiency for timely and rigorous data analysis and data interpretation for continual program improvement, including data management and data analysis. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with regular keyboard skills where good working speed and accuracy is required. Budget formulation and funds monitoring require the ability to use advanced spreadsheets. Strong oral and written skills for effective communication are required. Ability to develop, conduct, and disseminate quantitative and/or qualitative 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, applying tactful and diplomatic skills that 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.
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.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(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: https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf
How to Apply:
- 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:
- For further assistance call 0414-306001
- 3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
- On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.
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.