JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. Mission Uganda
Announcement Number: Kampala-2021-028
Position Title: Public Health Administrative Specialist (Data Management Specialist)
Opening Period: 09/14/2021 – 09/23/2021
Grade: FSN 10/FP-5
Salary: UGX 118,018,022
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: Public Trust- Background Investigation
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 Administrative Specialist (Data Management Specialist).
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 purpose of this position is: 1) to provide expert technical guidance in the development, support, management, and use of Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-Uganda databases and support partner databases related to monitoring all aspects of the HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs and research; 2) to consult with and provide expert technical and statistical support to behavioral scientists, informatics specialists, epidemiologists, public health program managers, and other scientists in the development and use of databases related to the prevention and care of HIV/AIDS programs and research; 3) Participate in the national and inter-agency Presidents Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) space to support country operational plans.
This position will be located in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Global HIV and Tuberculosis (DGHT) Uganda in the Data Science and Informatics (DSI) Branch, Data Management and Statistics (DMS) Team, reporting directly to the DMS Team Lead.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Biostatistics or Informatics is required.
EXPERIENCE: At least five years’ experience in data management or statistical data analysis and reporting in a clinical or public health setting is required. Working with collaborative teams at national level will be required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent is required to have comprehensive knowledge of data management, quality assurance and analysis methods. The incumbent is required to have advanced computer programming skills, including SAS, SPSS, QDS, SQL, STATA, R, and EpiInfo. Proficiency in the application of standard and advanced statistical methods of study design and data analyses is required. Incumbent is required to be thoroughly knowledgeable about CDC programs and operations and demonstrate the ability to work effectively with implementing partners. Incumbent is required to be able to interpret data from study results and communicate findings, both verbally and in writing within and outside the CDC, and other health related organizations. Thorough working knowledge of computers (hardware, various software programs and LAN systems), as well as good knowledge of manipulation of data for reporting and analysis is required.
Evaluations: (This may be tested)
LANGUAGE: (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The incumbent is required to have advanced computer programming and data management skills including programming using SAS, QDS, SQL, SPSS, CSPro, PowerBI, STATA, R, and EpiInfo. Advanced skills with Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet, Power Point and MS Access is required. Incumbent is required to have skills in development of data capture applications and reporting tools. The job holder is required to be able to type accurately and at a good speed since they will be required to submit typed work. Advanced numerical skills are required especially when reviewing performance of the implementing partners against the set targets, distribution of targets during country operational planning as well as when reviewing publications.
Incumbent is required to be able to interpret data from study results and communicate findings, both verbally and in writing, to other scientific staff, health program managers, other health officials both within and outside the CDC, and other health related organizations.
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:
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:
2. For further assistance call 0414-306001
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. 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 certificates
- 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.