US Embassy Jobs – Public Health Specialist – Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision/Quality Assurance

Organisation: U. S. Mission, Uganda
Vacancy Number: 025/2013
About CDC Uganda:
“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.
Job Summary: The Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision/Quality Assurance (VMMC/QA) Specialist works under the direction of the Bio-medical & Behavioral Team Lead and receives technical guidance from the senior Medical Male Circumcision Specialist.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Job Holder develops norms and standards for quality assurance systems for the safe delivery of VMMC services for HIV prevention for the PEPFAR Program in Uganda.
·         Provides technical assistance and organizes and delivers training, seminars/workshops on quality assurance tools and assessments; under the guidance of MOH;
·         Assists implementing partners with continuous quality improvement implementation of VMMC services through training and monitoring of VMMC services implemented by CDC Uganda.
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 master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, or health policy, or education, or public administration is required.
Work Experience required:  Five years of progressively responsible experience in a public health or development-related public or non-governmental organization, including one year of experience managing clinical quality assurance efforts at the national level; demonstrable professional experience with HIV prevention programs required.
Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading). Knowledge required:  Must possess detailed knowledge of established techniques, regulations, and requirements related to quality assurance activities, and skill in applying this knowledge to plan and perform a variety of assignments in VMMC related treatment and services. Incumbent must have thorough knowledge of HIV/AIDS program design, implementation and evaluation. An in-depth understanding of and familiarity with HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services is required. Practical knowledge of conventional fact finding or investigative techniques, and skill to develop, analyze, and evaluate facts relative to unsatisfactory conditions or trends, and to prepare documented reports of findings. Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements and management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.
Skills and Abilities required: 
·         Incumbent must have the ability to establish and maintain contacts with a wide-range of government officials, implementing partners, and site-level providers engaged in VMMC, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services.
·         Must be capable of producing high-quality work and often work under time pressure and in complex situations.
·         Exceptional interpersonal communication, teamwork, partnering and consensus building skills.
·         Excellent computer skills with proficiency in word processing and Excel are required.
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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Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5
Deadline:  9th April, 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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