U.S. Embassy in Kenya Public Health Specialist (TB/HIV) Jobs
U.S. Embassy in Kenya Public Health Specialist (TB/HIV) Jobs
Duties Under the direction of the CDC Country Director, the jobholder serves as the Division of Global HIV and TB (DGHT) HIV Service Delivery Program Associate Director, a senior scientific and technical advisor for direct implementation of activities to agency officials, host country Kenya, and implementing partners.
The position will provide medical, clinical and technical leadership and management oversight to this multi-million dollar project with HHS/CDC, the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH) partners, as well as those funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Kenya, with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS and TB care, treatment and prevention program activities.
Specifically, the incumbent plans, initiates, coordinates, and provides clinical and technical leadership for HIV care and treatment and prevention activities in 30 - 40 counties, including national hospitals. The incumbent leads a team of 16 senior and mid-level public health specialists and indirectly influences the work of additional technical staff across two CDC offices in the country for DGHT and the PEPFAR programs.
In addition, the incumbent represents CDC on the PEPFAR Interagency Management Team, the body charged with deciding PEPFAR policies and overall interagency program direction and priorities, with an annual budget of nearly half a billion dollars; and is the principal advisor to the senior Ministry of Health leadership on HIV and TB service delivery in the country.
The position is responsible for leading the program services portfolio by designing public health programs and interventions; conduct and provide technical advices on the entire cascade of HIV services including case finding, prevention (including PrEP), HIV care and treatment , Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT)and Tuberculosis case finding, prevention and treatment; leads design and execution of program-related implementation science research and evaluation activities. Job holder is a Locally Employed Staff (LES) appointed to perform inherently governmental duties, including Project Officer responsibilities. Incumbent reports directly to the CDC Country Director (GP 15 - 96CD0073).
Qualifications and Evaluations
At least 5 years of work experience with the Government of Kenya, other institutes, UN Agencies, US government agencies or international NGOs in public health practices such as program design, implementation and evaluation, community intervention, public health management, delivery, or operational research.
Minimum of four years’ experience above must be in HIV, STI, TB, Malaria, or related infectious disease field.
An additional 2 years of management experience is also required.
The job holder must have knowledge of the principles of public health planning, implementation, and evaluation of HIV/STI/TB prevention programs;
knowledge of the methods, process, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health programs; knowledge and related country physician license to prescribe medications and treat patients, knowledge of research design concepts and basic statistical methods and procedures; knowledge of management concepts and practices used by organizations engaged in international health or health related endeavors.
As a senior LE Staff in the office, must be thoroughly familiar with the USG/FSN employment system and with PEPFAR guidelines, practices, and the current Country Operational Plan process.
Medical degree (MBChB, MBBS or MD) is required. A Master of Medicine or Public Health, Epidemiology, or related field is also required.
Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required (This may be tested)
Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Swahili is required.
Skills and Abilities:
Must be able to:
Establish effective diplomatic working relationships with physicians, individuals and official representatives of public health organizations, particularly those treating patients and representing other USG agencies, Kenya Ministry of Health and other international organizations;
Organize and manage subordinate staff;
Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Plan, develop, manage and evaluate important and complex programs independently;
Provide medical and public health information and advice in assigned area objectively;
Follow oral instructions, and organize, prioritize and follow through expeditiously on all assignments with minimal oversight;
Focus on details as appropriate; and
Demonstrate proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other computer applications for program implementation, epidemiology and operational research;
Translate and interpret complex medical and technical technology to appropriate audiences and prepare oral and written reports in English for senior-level international scientific audiences.
Keyboarding skills that include both speed and accuracy are required.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):
The U.S. Mission 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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy in Kenya Public Health Specialist (TB/HIV) Jobs
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