Public Health Specialist (Care and Support) | Closing: July 28, 2020

Vacancy Announcement

U.S. Mission Uganda

Announcement Number: Kampala-2020-029

Position Title: Public Health Specialist (Care and Support)

Opening Period: 07/14/2020 – 07/28/2020

Series/Grade: FSN-12/FP-3

Salary: UGX 203,022,426

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 (Care and Support).

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 following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: Yes

Duties: Position is supervised by the WRAIR Country Program Director and will work closely with Walter Reed Army Institute Research/ U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) Global Health team and the local implementing partner (IP) in Uganda to coordination to design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of a broad range of program activities and studies required to implement the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for WRAIR in Uganda. The incumbent as directed by the WRAIR Country Program Director represents the MHRP on HIV care and treatment and prevention issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with MOH, collaborators and donor agencies.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Epidemiology, Behavioral or Social Sciences field is required.

Download: Detailed Position Description | Public Health Specialist (Care & Support)


EXPERIENCE: Five years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS or other public health programs and two years at a supervisory level that involve coordination with an international agency, USG or implementing partner is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Comprehensive knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues, prevention activities, community engagement, counseling and interventions, behavior change, testing, and treatment, especially in a rural setting, is required. An in-depth knowledge of the range of programs, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to development and administration of national/international public health program is required. Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures (including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations) is required. In-depth specialist knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of programs is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is required. Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: Level IV English ability (Fluent) reading/writing/speaking is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS is required. Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required. Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Excellent oral and written communications skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with national and international health partners are 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*


(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:

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.