U.S Embassy in Nairobi Senior Public Health Specialist (HIV Care and Treatment Team Lead) Jobs in Kenya

U.S Embassy in Nairobi Senior Public Health Specialist (HIV Care and Treatment Team Lead) Jobs in Kenya


  • The job holder serves as the Team Lead, overseeing and supervising Adult HIV Testing, Care and Treatment and TB/HIV programs for HIV Service Delivery (HSD) Pillar in the Division of Global HIV&TB (DGHT), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Kenya.

  • The job holder is a Senior Public Health Specialist responsible for leading, planning, formulating, analyzing, evaluating, and/or implementing policies for CDC Kenya’s public health programs in HIV Testing, Adult HIV Care and Treatment as well as, diagnosis and treatment of TB under PEPFAR.

  • The job holder liaises with the CDC Kenya DGHT prevention team to ensure continuum of care goals for HIV and TB are fully met.

  • The job holder provides technical assistance and guidance to the Kenya Ministry of Health and other national and international partners and collaborators.

  • The position provides supervision to select public health specialists in the Pillar.

  • Incumbent reports directly to the Associate Director HIV Service Delivery Pillar (C89201) within DGHT.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


  • At least five years of public health experience in the management and delivery of HIV/AIDS service delivery in Africa or other developing countries is required. These include:

  • At least five years of mid- to senior-level experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating public health programs that involve coordination with MoH, policy makers, international agencies and implementing partners is required.

  • At least five years of experience in leading HIV testing or Treatment or TB/HIV programs is required.

  • Three to five years’ experience with operational research or implementation science.

    Job Knowledge:

  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of HIV care and treatment; epidemiology and behavioral science; stakeholder engagement; and current public health issues and approaches especially in the African public health setting, is required.

  • An in-depth knowledge of the range of programs, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to development and administration of national/international public health program is required.

  • Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures (including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations) is required.

  • Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct
    multi- disciplinary project teams and activities is required.

  • Must be conversant with operational research methods and with data management programs.

  • Must be able to produce high-quality written reports and presentations.

  • Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of cooperative agreements/grants is required.

  • At least 5 years of work experience with the Government of Kenya, other institutes, UN Agencies, US government agencies or international NGOs in HIV, STI, TB, Malaria, or related infectious disease field. An additional 2 years of management experience is also required.

    Education Requirements:

  • A Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Social, Behavioral or Art Sciences is required.

  • A Master of Public Health, Epidemiology or Health-related field is also required.



  • English Level 4 - Fluent; written/spoken, including the ability to translate

  • Kiswahili Level 3 - Good working knowledge; written & spoken

    Skills and Abilities :

  • Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners.

  • Strong leadership skills are required to lead results-driven project teams and workgroups.

  • Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required.

  • This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid Instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports.

  • Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required.

  • Strong skills in interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation data are required.

  • Keyboarding skills that include both speed of at least 40 words per minute and accuracy are required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; U.S Embassy in Nairobi Senior Public Health Specialist (HIV Care and Treatment Team Lead) Jobs in Kenya

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