Public Health Specialist (M&E) | Closing: 18 March, 2020


U.S. Mission                           Uganda

Announcement Number:       Kampala-2020-019

Position Title:                         Public Health Specialist (M&E)

Opening Period:                   03/05/2020 – 03/18/2020

Series/Grade:                         FSN-10/FP-5

Salary:                                     UGX 101,489,750

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 (M&E).

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: No

Duties: The position is a mid-level public health specialist that will work closely with Walter Reed Army Institute Research (WRAIR)/U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) Global Health team and the Implementing Partner (IP) in Uganda to coordinate all Strategic Information activities to include Monitoring & Evaluation, Basic Public Health Evaluations, surveillance activities and timely reporting of PEPFAR targets and indicators. This position reports to the WRAIR PEPFAR Program Manager in Uganda and the team constitutes three employees.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION:  Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, Demography or Social Sciences is required.

Download: Detailed Position Description.


EXPERIENCE:  Four years of midlevel public health experience in PEPFAR monitoring and evaluation programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required. 

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must possess extensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, methods and techniques of Public Health to analyze, evaluate and provide expert advice and consultation to MHRP Global Programs; strong knowledge of the methods, applications, and state-of-the art technology to provide direction and guidance on critical and complex issues for the country team.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing, to make clear, convincing arguments and justify recommendations; demonstrated ability to analyze data and produce well-written reports and presentations using Word, Excel, and Power Point.  Evidence of excellent interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills/experience and ability to work independently.  Must also possess strong data management skills. 

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.

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.