Statistician | Kampala-2020-038 | Closing: December 29, 2020


U.S. Mission Uganda
Announcement Number: Kampala-2020-038
Position Title:                   Statistician
Opening Period:               12/14/2020 – 12/29/2020
Series/Grade:                    FSN-10/FP-5
Salary:                               UGX 118,018,022
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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 Statistician with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

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

Supervisory Position: No.

Download: Detailed Position Description | PD-Statistician

Duties: The incumbent provides a broad range of statistical support to physicians, epidemiologists, behavioral scientists, and health service researchers working with projects led by and organizations supported by CDC-Uganda. Support includes the application of appropriate statistical methods to the analysis of project data and the statistical investigation of issues related to research topics. Incumbent provides statistical expertise as well as advanced computer programming for research and projects conducted by CDC-Uganda or to which CDC-Uganda lends support.

The incumbent works with the Associate Director for Science (ADS) office to ensure that reports and scientific publications are consistent and compliant with the CDC human subjects operating procedures and federal regulations. The job holder provides leadership in data management to CDC Uganda, developing processes and methods to increase the efficiency of study related and routine program data sets.        

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Undergraduate degree in Statistics and a Master’s degree in the field of Biostatistics, Medical Statistics, or Public Health are required.


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of 3 years working experience in data management, programming and analysis position in the health field and in advanced analysis using either SPSS, SAS, STATA or any other statistical software is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: In-depth, comprehensive, and evolving knowledge of statistical and mathematical analysis techniques integrated with computer applications is required. Higher mathematical ability with a solid background in statistics and the calculus of probability is required. Knowledge of parametric and non-parametric techniques, along with categorical data analysis, and advanced statistical techniques are required. Must have excellent knowledge of multiple statistical software is required.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: English and Luganda level III (Good working knowledge) Written/Speaking/Reading is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The ability to assess the requirements of a project and determine the most efficient and timely statistical techniques is required. Computer skills including knowledge of statistical software is required, including SAS, STATA, EpiInfo, SPSS, and/or other statistical software packages.

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.