United States Embassy Jobs – Public Health Administrative Specialist (Global Fund Liaison)

Job Title:   Public Health Administrative Specialist (Global Fund Liaison)

Organisation: United States US Embassy in Kampala

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Announcement Number: Kampala-2021-025

About US:

The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Natalie E. Brown 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.

Job Summary:  The Public Health Administrative Specialist (Global Fund Liaison) will serve as U.S. government Global Fund focal point and advisor and will provide high level leadership and support to U.S government engagement in Global Fund. The position will advise and counsel the U.S. Government on its investment in HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programming in Uganda, ensuring harmonization and coordination with the PEPFAR program goals. The position will be located within the PEPFAR Coordination Office and will report to the PEPFAR Coordinator and the Deputy PEPFAR Coordinator, when the coordinator is on leave or away from the office.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United States Embassy Public Health Administrative Specialist (Global Fund Liaison) job should hold a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Public Health, Epidemiology, Demography or Business Administration is required.
  • At least five years of professional experience in international public health or public policy in a health programming context with demonstrated progressive increasing responsibility is required.
  • At least three years of those years must be related to technical monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS program , working for or with relevant multilaterals such as WHO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, including Global Fund is required.
  • Must possess knowledge of the basic theories and concepts of epidemiology, infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS and TB that enables employee to serve as a USG representative and active liaison to GF Geneva-based team and Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) is required.
  • Knowledge in the principles and processes in design, development and implementation of formal knowledge management systems (KMS) and/or formal communications plan (utilizing methods and tools such as: excel Gantt charts, email, cloud archiving, in-person meetings, PowerPoint, WhatsApp) is required. Incumbent is Post’s global fund investment expert as s/he provides advice and counsel to USG interagency leaders in-country (e.g., Department of State, USAID, CDC, Peace Corps, DOD), with an emphasis on PEPFAR, in the governance, implementation and monitoring of the Global Fund investment portfolio. This includes Global Fund policy updates, delegation announcements, and matters arising from the CCM.
  • Knowledge of the basic structure and purpose of the Global Fund as an organization and general roles of a country coordinating mechanism is required.
  • The incumbent is required to have skills in multilateral diplomacy, policy and implementation and knowledge of the Global Fund and other multilateral entities working in the public health sector in Uganda.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, facilitation and teambuilding skills is required.
  • The position requires well-developed oral communication skills to effectively communicate routine and complex information regarding PEPFAR programs and Global Fund programs to a variety of audiences.
  • Must be able to maintain good working relationships with host country counterparts and partners is required.
  • Basic financial knowledge and ability to use complex spreadsheet and pivot tables to understand the Global Fund grant financial performance is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative and negotiate complex relationships with numerous stakeholders at technical, administrative and senior leadership levels of the interagency USG, plus private sector, civil society, academia, and host government membership constituting the CCM board is required. This may be tested.
  • Language: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required. This may be tested.

How to Apply:

All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications online at the link below.

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Deadline: 14th September 2021

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