US Embassy Jobs – Deputy Director of Programs at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U. S. Mission, Uganda
Vacancy Number: 008/2013
About CDC:
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an international public health agency engaged in HIV prevention and care programs and research activities in Uganda.  CDC offers excellent career opportunities for professional growth, training, and collaboration with other health professionals. The main CDC offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. CDC is an agency of the United States Mission in Uganda.”
The Centers for Diseases Control is seeking an individual for the position of Deputy Director of Programs.
Job Summary: The incumbent serves as Deputy Director of Programs for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Uganda office. The position contains a broad mix of functions including managerial, supervisory, scientific, technical and administrative.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The main duties of the incumbent are to provide scientific and programmatic leadership for activities related to the implementation of CDC’s HIV/AIDS/TB/STI activities in Uganda, as part of senior management. Responsibilities include;
·         Development of strategies and programs aimed at achieving the goals of the organization, Development of program announcements for the implementation of activities
·         Supervise and conduct technical review of program proposals submitted to the CDC,
·         Supervise and monitor program implementation by technical staff.
·         Close collaboration and interface with Ministry of Health (MOH), Uganda AIDS Commission, USG, and other cooperating partners in matters relating to program development and support. The supervision and mentoring of LES Branch Chiefs.
·         The Deputy Director of Programs assists the Director in providing overall scientific and technical direction and supervision to the CDC Global AIDS Program in-country.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on
Qualifications & Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
Education required: Completion of a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery and a master of science degree in public health or health policy are required.
Work Experience required:  Seven years of progressively responsible public health experience in public health service-delivery projects within an HIV/AIDS intervention framework is required; an additional two years of managerial and supervisory responsibility with multiple staffing reporting is required.
Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading).
Knowledge required:  Must possess knowledge of the theories, principles and concepts of epidemiology, infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS and TB that enables employee to serve as national or international expert in the field is required. Knowledge of the design, development and implementation of complex prevention programs in HIV/AIDS, TB or other infectious diseases is required.

Skills and Abilities required: 
·         Outstanding ability to communicate medical, scientific and epidemiological principles in infectious diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS and TB epidemiology is required.
·         Incumbent has to provide strong and sensitive leadership and guidance in operational research and HIV/TB prevention, care and treatment implementation activities in Uganda.
·         Exceptional skill in working with MOH personnel, clinic professionals, universities, and collaborating partners to establish and conduct prevention and treatment programs is required.
·         In addition, the incumbent will regularly provide medical and public health advice and consultation as a national and internationally recognized expert.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).
2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet.
3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae.
4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

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Telephone:  0414-259-791/5
Deadline:  March 10, 2013
The US Mission in Kampala 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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