Earn over 100m as Public Health Specialist (PMTCT) – United States US Embassy / Mission

Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: UGX
Vacancy Announcement Number: VA Kampala-2019-31R
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
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 Specialist (PMTCT) is a Maternal Child Health
(MCH) / Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) public health
specialist responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating
assigned MCH/PMTCT program activities in Uganda. Under the direction of the
MCH/PMTCT Team Lead, job holder supports Uganda’s interventions to
significantly improve maternal and infant health outcomes, and reduce Mother to
Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis. Job holder’s duties include technical
support, advice and guidance, day-to-day program management, coordination and
collaboration with colleagues of agency and interagency technical working
groups and public health entities that support US Government /PEPFAR-funded
programs in Uganda.

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 US Embassy Public
    Health Specialist (PMTCT) career opportunity should a Master’s degree in
    Public Health (MPH), or Master of Science (MSc) degree in Epidemiology, or
    Nursing, or Health policy
  • A minimum of five years of lower to
    mid-level public health experience in developing, implementing and
    evaluating HIV/AIDS, PMTCT and Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, and Child
    Health (RMNCH) programs, that involve coordination with an international
    agency or USG/PEPFAR implementing partner is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of the current
    policy, programming and practice trends in the field of PMTCT, Early
    Infant Diagnosis and pediatric HIV care and treatment is required.
    Advanced knowledge of latest research and policies in: maternal and child
    health and PMTCT, HIV/AIDS care and treatment required.
  • Good working knowledge and experience in
    HIV/AIDS prevention (PMTCT, HCT, etc.), behavior change, care and
    treatment and testing is required. 
  • Knowledge of the development of quality
    of care assessment and assurance tools is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of U.S. government
    public health programs and strategies is required. 
  • Good working knowledge of program
    management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase
    requisitions is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of the host
    government health care system and structures, including familiarity with
    MOH policies, program priorities and regulations as related to Maternal
    and Child Health and PMTCT is required.
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
  • You will receive confirmation on
    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: 24th July 2019
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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