JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. Mission Uganda
Announcement Number: Kampala-2019-049
Position Title: Public Health Specialist (M&E)
Opening Period: 11/21/2019 – 12/05/2019
Series/Grade: 550 FSN-11/FP-AA
Salary: UGX 145,734,783
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 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: Yes
Duties: The Senior Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Strategic Information (SI) Technical Advisor (Senior Advisor) is the lead member of the PEPFAR Inter-agency SI Team and serves as the principle field counterpart to the Office of Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC)-based PEPFAR Program Manager (PPM) who is the sole OGAC representative supporting the USG team on both SI and management issues. S/he will be responsible for providing technical guidance to the USG’s PEPFAR SI activities including surveillance and surveys, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), targeted evaluations, information systems, and relating data to program planning.
The Senior Advisor will serve as the key M&E expert and primary contact for M&E strategies and implementation for Uganda’s PEPFAR programs, as well as oversight for development of protocols for public health evaluations (operational research projects), impact evaluations and M&E systems in Uganda.
The Senior Advisor will also provide leadership and direct high quality technical expertise to USG PEPFAR team in Uganda, comprising five (5) U.S. Government agencies, in the development and implementation of SI systems to meet the needs of PEPFAR’s support to Uganda’s national HIV and AIDS program, and will also serve as a primary SI technical advisor to PEPFAR/Uganda’s implementing partners. Position is supervised by the PEPFAR Uganda Country Coordinator.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in public health, public policy, epidemiology, demography, social or behavior science is required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5 years’ experience implementing monitoring systems, designing, conducting and managing evaluations and M&E programs for both international and local organizations is required and 2 years of managerial experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Advanced knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology, data quality assurance, analysis reporting and best practices in data dissemination and data use is required. Good knowledge of data management processes and tools, including web-based database systems required. Experience managing data, information, and evaluations on large-scale health or HIV/AIDS activities required.
In-depth knowledge of best practices in M&E and SI required. Knowledge of or experience working with HIV/AIDS programming required. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS or other public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV/AIDS programs required.
Working knowledge of HIV/AIDS and/or other public health issues is essential and such knowledge within the Uganda context required. Knowledge of the objectives and operations of the USG, or the program activities of other international donor organizations required. Working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants required.
Evaluations: (This may be tested)
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) reading/writing/speaking of English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Detail oriented person; ability to work independently and organize tasks taking time constraints into account. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a diverse team of professionals; consensus-building skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and team orientation. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to travel locally and internationally. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office Suites required; and management systems such as DATIM and HYBRID.
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.
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.