U.S. Embassy Jobs in Kampala Uganda - Public Health Specialist - Care and Support Vacancies

U.S. Embassy Jobs in Kampala Uganda - Public Health Specialist - Care and Support Vacancies


Summary:

  • The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Specialist (Care and Support).

    The work schedule for this position is:

    • Full Time, 40 hours per week

    Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

    Duties:

  • Position is supervised by the WRAIR Country Program Director and will work closely with Walter Reed Army Institute Research/ U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) Global Health team and the local implementing partner (IP) in Uganda to coordination to design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of a broad range of program activities and studies required to implement the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for WRAIR in Uganda.

  • The incumbent as directed by the WRAIR Country Program Director represents the MHRP on HIV care and treatment and prevention issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with MOH, collaborators and donor agencies.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Education: Master’s degree in Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Epidemiology, Behavioral or Social Sciences field is required.

    Requirements:

    Experience:

  • Five years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS or other public health programs and two years at a supervisory level that involve coordination with an international agency, USG or implementing partner is required.

    Job Knowledge:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues, prevention activities, community engagement, counseling and interventions, behavior change, testing, and treatment, especially in a rural 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.

  • In-depth specialist knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of programs is required.

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

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

    Evaluations: (This may be tested)

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

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS is required.

  • Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required.

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

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with national and international health partners are required.

    Qualifications:

  • 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 Jobs in Kampala Uganda - Public Health Specialist - Care and Support Vacancies


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