US Embassy Jobs – Public Health Specialist – Biomedical and Behavioral Team Lead

Organisation: U. S. Mission, Uganda
Vacancy Number: 028/2013
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: Under the supervision of the Prevention Branch Chief, position is responsible for the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of a broad range of agency-funded HIV prevention and behavioral program activities and studies required to implement the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Uganda.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The incumbent represents CDC/Uganda on HIV prevention issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. Job holder has supervisory responsibilities for nine prevention staff.
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 PhD in social or behavioral sciences, statistics, or a public health area (epidemiology, surveillance, program policy/management, international health, and health education), nursing or medicine is required.
Work Experience required:  Eight years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS Prevention or other public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required. One additional year of experience at the managerial level with multiple staff is required.
Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading). Knowledge required:  Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS prevention counseling and interventions, behavior change, care, treatment and testing is required. Detailed knowledge of U.S. government public health programs and strategies is required. A detailed knowledge of the range of prevention programs, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to development and administration of national/international public health prevention program is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities as well as administrative, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.
Skills and Abilities required: 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with national and international health partners are required.
  • Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities and overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts, cooperative agreements and contracts is required.
  • The ability to lead results-driven project teams and workgroups is required.
  • Intermediate user level of word processing and intermediate level of spreadsheets and databases is required.
  • Statistical skills for data analysis 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.
Human Resources Office
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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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