Earn 75m Annually as Public Health Administrative Management Assistant at the United States US Embassy / US Mission in Uganda

Title:             Public Health Administrative
Management Assistant
Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN-9 Ugshs 75,718,515 p.a.  inclusive
of allowances
Vacancy Announcement Number: 35-17
About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic
relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac
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
Job Summary: The Public
Health Administrative Management Assistant serves as the Senior ADS Program
Assistant assisting the ADS for all related CDC activities.  The purpose of this position is to provide
guidance and expertise in human subjects protection and ethical conduct of
science, and to examine and process protocol submissions, amendments, and
continuation requests for all CDC/PEPFAR supported studies involving human
subjects. The Senior ADS Program Assistant provides information and education
on CDC clearance policies, procedures and processes, and examines new and
continuing requests for completeness and scientific integrity.  The Assistant also handles reports from CDC
offices including the Division of Global HIV/AIDS & TB Program’s (DGHT)
Associate Director for Science (ADS) Office (now called the DGHT Science
Integrity Branch, SIB), the CDC Institutional Review Board (IRB), and responses
from investigators. The Assistant acts as the primary liaison with local ethics
regulatory bodies including Uganda National Council for Science & Technology
and performs monitoring of study compliance with Good Clinical Practice.  The Assistant’s duties also include the
education & provision of ethics and research technical guidance &
support to CDC and implementing partner staff, provision of consultation to CDC
Uganda program cooperative agreement, and scientific staff, as well as
maintenance of organized records including of all regulatory submissions.  In addition, this position is intended to
consult with investigators, senior staff, Implementing partners and Head
quarter staff regarding protocol submissions policies and procedures.  The Assistant serves as backup for the
Associate Director for Science.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each
selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information
supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the
    United States US Embassy Public Health Administrative Management Assistant
    job placement should hold a Master’s degree in Public Health
    (Epidemiology, Behavioral Science/Health Education, International Health,
    Public Health Management, Biostatistics) or other health-related field is
    required; Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Five years’ experience
    working in a public health program or research project with a research
    organization, university, or public health services implementing agency is

  • Organizational skills
    are imperative.
  • Highly self-motivated,
    able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good oral and written
    skills at writing and presenting reports on human subjects activities and
    responding to both written and verbal requests for information. 
  • Skill in developing
    and maintaining effective working relationships utilizing positive
    interpersonal skills. 
  • Skill in analyzing,
    interpreting, and making decisions related to human subjects protocols,
    amendments and continuation requests, manuscripts and abstracts.
  • Computer knowledge and
    experience and skills with Word Processing (Word); familiarity with
    spreadsheets (Excel) is required for maintenance of the data bases of the
    office and preparation of reports.
  • Knowledge of research
    principles and HIV/AIDS is required. Knowledge and thorough understanding
    of CDC Human Subjects policies and the Federal Regulations for protecting
    human research subjects (45 CFR 46)
  • Knowledge of CDC’s
    organizational structure and operations in order to relate to commitments
    and work processes of the human subjects activities/ADS office.
  • Language: Level 4
    Fluency (speak/read/write) in English is required. Level 2 Fluency (speak/read/write)
    of Luganda or other local Ugandan language.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
United States Embassy in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following
the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be
    required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using
    the link, Click Here
  • You will receive
    confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this
    process you will receive an auto response via your email.
NB: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must
submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of
Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification
documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later
than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the
vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is
not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement,
the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application
process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be
found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).
Deadline: 16th January 2018
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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