US Citizen Careers – PEPFAR Country Coordinator at U.S. Department of State

Job Title:        PEPFAR Country Coordinator
Organization: U.S.
Department of State
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary Range: $102,646.00 to
$133,444.00 / Per Year
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Job Summary: The Coordinator
leads the U.S. PEPFAR interagency team in the designated country in the
conception, formulation, and recommendation of initiatives in response to the
epidemic profile in the designated country. The Coordinator has responsibility
for a PEPFAR program that is appropriate for the local context, and will
contribute to epidemic control and to a sustainable national HIV/AIDS response.
The Coordinator ensures coordination and linkage of U.S. government bilateral
assistance with those of the host country, other bilateral donors, particularly
the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, non-governmental
organizations, and international multilateral organizations engaged in the
fight against the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Coordinator also evaluates the
relative need, local conditions, and capability of the designated country to
develop or improve its infrastructure and programs necessary to provide or
strengthen the quality, availability and sustainability of HIV/AIDS treatment,
prevention and care services. The Coordinator ensures outreach to and
engagement of civil society and private-sector partners, including advocacy
groups, faith- and community-based organizations, and businesses in the
HIV/AIDS response, and encourages the engagement of these groups by all U.S.
government agencies responding to the epidemic in-country.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent is responsible for advancing
    the PEPFAR’s teams progress towards to sustainable control of the HIV
    epidemic and, ultimately, achieving an AIDS-free generation;
  • Ensure that the PEPFAR program fits within
    the strategies and regulations of the partner country government and
    aligns with international policies and recommendations;
  • The jobholder will be responsible for
    ensuring accountability, transparency and impact for the U.S. Government
    resources directed to controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in country;
  • Communicate U.S. Government policy and
    technical direction to implementing agency leadership;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the interagency
    approach to PEPFAR within the U.S. Government;
  • Coordinate and facilitate with PEPFAR
    implementing agencies on the restructuring, reorienting and recasting of
    immediate and long range goals, objectives, plans and schedules to meet
    substantial changes in policy, legislation, program authority and/or
    funding, and facilitate discussion with the interagency team regarding
    determinations of projects to be initiated, ended or refocused;
  • Develop annual country operational plans (COPs);
  • Oversee changes in interagency
    organizational structure;
  • Lead the interagency process in-country in
    long range planning in connection with prospective changes in USG funding,
    policies, and programs;
  • Provide expert guidance and advice to
    Direct Hire (DH) officers and to Locally Employed (LE) staff who perform
    reporting and analytical work and provide administrative support;
  • Establish appropriate controls to ensure
    the integrity—financial, technical, and operational—of all HIV/AIDS
    prevention, treatment, and care programs implemented pursuant to PEPFAR;
  • Decide, in coordination with the U.S.
    Embassy leadership and PEPFAR implementing agencies, how best to direct
    the funds allocated to the country for successful program impact, fully
    understanding the current levels of expenditure and pipeline, develop
    budgets, and ensure continued flow of funds necessary to implement the
    program;
  • Provide leadership and guidance to other
    U.S. Government interagency leaders in-country who implement and monitor the
    PEPFAR program portfolio;
  • Ensure the use of data collection and
    knowledge-based program management in regard to all aspects
    (implementation, technology, costing) of treatment, prevention and care
    strategies;
  • Keenly analyze the unique operational
    context of the PEPFAR program in the designated country and coordinate the
    interagency process to establish a vision and strategy for responding to
    this context within the guidelines of the S/GAC policy and U.S. diplomatic
    priorities.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s
    degree or higher in a relevant professional discipline such as Public
    Policy, Public Health, Business Administration or other related subjects.
  • The applicants must have a minimum of ten
    years of senior experience managing HIV/AIDS, health, or other development
    programs. Of the ten years, at least eight years must be managing and
    implementing HIV/AIDS programs or working with large complex international
    or domestic programs.
  • This position requires a highly qualified
    and experienced individual with exceptional interpersonal and
    communication skills, the ability to foster team work, the capacity for
    strategic thinking, and an understanding of the technical and policy
    requirements to achieve the PEPFAR goals in the Country.
  • The incumbent must be familiar with and be
    able to work well in an overseas environment and with a wide range of
    governmental and non-governmental counterparts.
  • Ability to work with partner government to
    strengthen capacities to lead the response to the epidemic and other
    health demands;
  • Ability to track large amounts of data and
    manage complex interagency planning, reporting, and performance processes;
  • Ability to empower PEPFAR team members to
    apply available resources and expertise to addressing the local epidemic;
  • Ability to integrate and coordinate
    HIV/AIDS programs with broader global health and development programs to
    maximize impact on health systems;
  • Ability to mediate interagency conflicts
    and facilitate decisions on complex technical, programmatic, strategic and
    financial issues;
  • Capacity to promote sustainable country
    programs;
  • Capacity to expand prevention, care and
    treatment in both concentrated and generalized epidemics;
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork,
    facilitation and negotiation skills;
  • Strong managerial skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication
    skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong capacity to multi-task, including
    managing, prioritizing and fulfilling competing demands in real time;
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness;
  • Availability and willingness to work
    outside the regular 40-hour workweek when required/necessary;
  • Willingness to travel to work sites and
    other offices as/when requested.
  • Level IV English ability (fluent) is
    required. Successful applicants must also consistently meet a high
    standard for English, both written (overall structure as well as grammar,
    spelling and punctuation) and spoken (overall structure as well as
    delivery, clarity and succinctness).
  • Be a U.S. citizen and available for
    worldwide service.
  • Be able to obtain a Top Secret Security
    Clearance.
  • Be able to obtain an appropriate Foreign
    Service Medical Clearance.
  • Be able to obtain a favorable Suitability
    Review Panel determination.
  • Be at least 20 years old and at least 21
    years old to be appointed.
How to Apply:
All applicants who wish to join the U.S. Department of Education in the
aforementioned capacity should click on the link below.
Deadline: 24th
August, 2016
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