JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT | U.S. Mission Uganda
Announcement Number: Kampala-2021-025
Position Title: Public Health Administrative Specialist (Global Fund Liaison)
Opening Period: 09/01/2021 – 09/14/2021
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 (Global Fund Liaison).
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 position will serve as U.S. government Global Fund focal point and advisor and will provide high level leadership and support to U.S government engagement in Global Fund. The position will advise and counsel the U.S. Government on its investment in HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programming in Uganda, ensuring harmonization and coordination with the PEPFAR program goals. The position will be located within the PEPFAR Coordination Office and will report to the PEPFAR Coordinator and the Deputy PEPFAR Coordinator, when the coordinator is on leave or away from the office.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EDUCATION: A Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Public Health, Epidemiology, Demography or Business Administration is required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years of professional experience in international public health or public policy in a health programming context with demonstrated progressive increasing responsibility is required. At least three years of those years must be related to technical monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS program , working for or with relevant multilaterals such as WHO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, including Global Fund is required..
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must possess knowledge of the basic theories and concepts of epidemiology, infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS and TB that enables employee to serve as a USG representative and active liaison to GF Geneva-based team and Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM)is required. Knowledge in the principles and processes in design, development and implementation of formal knowledge management systems (KMS) and/or formal communications plan (utilizing methods and tools such as: excel Gantt charts, email, cloud archiving, in-person meetings, PowerPoint, WhatsApp) is required. Incumbent is Post’s global fund investment expert as s/he provides advice and counsel to USG interagency leaders in-country (e.g., Department of State, USAID, CDC, Peace Corps, DOD), with an emphasis on PEPFAR, in the governance, implementation and monitoring of the Global Fund investment portfolio. This includes Global Fund policy updates, delegation announcements, and matters arising from the CCM. Knowledge of the basic structure and purpose of the Global Fund as an organization and general roles of a country coordinating mechanism is required.
Evaluations: (This may be tested)
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The incumbent is required to have skills in multilateral diplomacy, policy and implementation and knowledge of the Global Fund and other multilateral entities working in the public health sector in Uganda. Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, facilitation and teambuilding skills is required. The position requires well-developed oral communication skills to effectively communicate routine and complex information regarding PEPFAR programs and Global Fund programs to a variety of audiences. Must be able to maintain good working relationships with host country counterparts and partners is required. Basic financial knowledge and ability to use complex spreadsheet and pivot tables to understand the Global Fund grant financial performance is required. Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative and negotiate complex relationships with numerous stakeholders at technical, administrative and senior leadership levels of the interagency USG, plus private sector, civil society, academia, and host government membership constituting the CCM board 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:
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.
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.