United States Embassy CDC Jobs – Public Health Specialist (M&E)

Organisation: United
States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Vacancy Announcement Number: 04-2015
About US Embassy:
Welcome to the United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United
States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi currently heads
the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission
is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices
of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices operating
under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United
    States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers
    for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace
    Corps
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.”
Job Summary: The CDC
Public Health Specialist (M&E) will be working in support of the Ministry
of Health (MOH) and implementing partners and consistent with the PEPFAR, and
MOH to ensure that the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Guidelines are
followed. The incumbent provides technical assistance and participates in the
design and implementation of monitoring and training systems of public health
projects/program at the community, regional and/or national level to strengthen
monitoring systems of HIV/AIDS projects to ensure implementation of quality,
viable and appropriate programs. The job holder designs appropriate, high quality
implementation and strengthening of monitoring systems as defined in the
Country Operational Plan (COP). The incumbent develops and implements the
performance monitoring system and indicators to track and report project
results; provides oversight for project results reporting and management in
conjunction with other staff members; and provides technical assistance
capacity building for local partner organizations. Job holder represents the
agency on monitoring issues at technical, and policy planning meetings at the
community and national level, including meetings with collaborators and donors.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection
criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting
each item.
  • All
    applicants should hold Bachelor’s degrees (or host country equivalent) in
    Public Health, Public Policy, Social Sciences or equivalent degree with
    specialization in monitoring and evaluation is required
  • At
    least five years of progressively responsible, professional-level
    experience working as an M&E, or Monitoring specialist in a
    health/medical research organization, US agency, university or public
    health program implementing agency is required.
  • Detailed
    working knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology, data quality
    assurance, analysis, presentation, reporting and best practices in data
    dissemination and data use is required.
  • Good
    working knowledge of data management processes and tools, including
    web-based database systems is required.
  • High
    level of competency in managing data information and evaluations on large
    scale health or HIV/AIDS activities required.
  • Working
    knowledge of the objectives and operations of the USG, or the program
    activities of other international donor organizations, is required.
  • Possess
    specialist knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies,
    methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and
    evaluate results of HIV/AIDS programs is required.
  • Possess
    excellent oral and written communications skills are required to develop
    and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national
    and international working partners and to prepare required written
    reports.
  • Possess
    the ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design,
    management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the
    development of program/project indicators and monitoring systems,
    evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, field
    experience in data collection, and methods in data analysis.
  • The
    incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in
    applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is
    highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders.
  • Considerable
    innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations
    engaged in HIV/AIDS M&E programs to adopt appropriate strategies for
    monitoring and evaluating their program activities.
  • Possess
    intermediate user level of word processing, very large spreadsheets and
    databases is required.
  • Strong
    skills in interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation data are
    required.
Language Requirement:  Level
IV (fluency – speaking/reading/writing) in English is required.
How to Apply:
All those interested in working
with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications and strictly
adhere to the following:
  • Universal
    Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member
    (DS-174) Download
    it Here
    .
  • 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.
  • An
    updated resume or curriculum vitae.
  • 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.
  • Any
    other documentation (e.g. essays, transcripts/certificates, awards) that
    addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email at
KampalaHR@state.gov.
NB:
Only electronic submissions will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.
Please clearly indicate the
position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard file types
such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all
documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-306001/259-791/5
Deadline: 20th January, 2015
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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