U.S Embassy in Uganda Public Health Specialist - Prevention Jobs

U.S Embassy in Uganda Public Health Specialist - Prevention Jobs


  • Position serves as deputy and senior public health technical advisor to the Prevention Branch Chief for Division of Global HIV and TB.

  • Incumbent is directly supervised by the HIV Prevention Chief.

  • Incumbent shares oversight responsibilities for the development and implementation of public health-related technical prevention activities and has direct responsibility for day-to-day coordination of activities that support implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

    Duties and Responsibilities include

  • design of new prevention programs based on new knowledge and science and based on PEPFAR technical guidance, monitoring and evaluation of prevention interventions to identify best practices and for corrective action, and reporting.

  • Incumbent works closely with the Branch Chief to ensure that all office/branch activities contribute to measurable results that are in accordance with agency strategic plans and regulations, PEPFAR strategic objectives, international ethical guidelines and standards for public health.

  • Position directly supervises the Prevention Advisor.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Masters of science (MPH, MSHP) in public health, nursing, health policy is required.



  • Five years progressively responsible public health experience in public health service-delivery projects within an HIV/AIDS intervention framework is required; an additional two years managerial responsibility with multiple staffing reporting is required.

    Job Knowledge

  • Job holder must possess comprehensive knowledge of HIV prevention programs, policies, regulations, protocols and ethical considerations applicable to the development and administration of national or international HIV/AIDS public health programs.

  • Job holder must have a detailed understanding of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and a good working knowledge of U.S. Government
    public health programs and strategies.

  • A detailed working knowledge of host government and international public health systems is required.

  • A detailed technical working knowledge of administrative, budgeting and fiscal management systems in support of funding mechanisms such as contracts, cooperative agreements, grants, and purchase requisitions is required.

    Evaluations: (This may be tested)


  • Level IV English ability (Fluent) reading/writing/speaking is required.

    Skills and Abilities

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to work with all levels of staff in a team setting to accomplish program goals are required.

  • A high level of oral and written communications skills is required in order to convey program progress, technical requirements and to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities.

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft suites such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required.

  • Regular demand for keyboard with good working speed and accuracy for use in preparation of reporting documentation is required.


  • 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 Uganda Public Health Specialist - Prevention Jobs

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