U.S. Embassy Kampala Public Health Specialist (Prevention ) Jobs in Uganda

U.S. Embassy Kampala Public Health Specialist (Prevention ) Jobs in Uganda

Basic Function of the Position

  • 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

  • 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

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    Program Management

  • Job holder is the principal public health technical analyst and advisor to the prevention branch chief in developing and formulating new programs and initiatives that are in accordance
    with PEPFAR program goals, objectives, and policies.

  • This includes playing a lead role in strategic planning, project development and drafting of the branch input into the technical components of the Country Operational
    Plan (COP) for PEPFAR.

  • To carry out these responsibilities, job holder must stay abreast of changes in the host country public health infrastructure, advising agency management on observed strengths, weaknesses and opportunities.

  • Specific areas job holder must follow are new levels and trends in health, status of key policies, and legal and regulatory changes that could affect the implementation of PEPFAR-funded programs. Job holder meets frequently with in-country mid- to senior-level host government health professionals and program directors, as well as HIV/AIDS program counterparts in non-governmental organizations, private sector, and international

  • Through these contacts, the incumbent stays informed and up-to-date regarding HIV/AIDS in
    the country and public health issues in general.

  • Job holder collates information gathered, analyzes in-country needs and opportunities against PEPFAR program strategic objectives and advises the branch chief on how best to deliver in-country public health products and services that reflect international standards and host country policies and regulations for such

  • Recommendations are made both orally and in writing to PEPFAR inter-agency groups, embassy
    management and agency mission and headquarters management.

  • The primary work of the Branch is to support the Ministry of Health in ensuring the implementation of high impact combination prevention interventions that are carried out by cooperating/implementing partners and
    monitor and evaluate the contribution of these interventions towards attainments of epidemic control.

  • Working closely with other health professionals of the branch, job holder takes the lead in managing the life cycle of PEPFAR prevention programs for which the branch is responsible.

  • This requires close cooperation with
    implementing and/or cooperative agreement partners, facilitation during implementation, frequent monitoring and, in liaison with the Strategic Information branch, the Health services branch and finance branch evaluate
    partner performance against desired results that are in accordance with standard guidelines and protocols.

  • Job holder ensures that program requirements of the grants, contracts and/or cooperative agreement are correctly followed and according to USG and international HIV/AIDS program standards for patient care.

  • Independently or in coordination with other experts, the job holder prepares and presents comprehensive program reviews to include recommendations on curtailing or expanding programs and program effectiveness.

    20% Interagency Coordination:

  • As a regional and international expert on matters pertaining to HIV/AIDS Prevention, job holder represents (Agency/Country) at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. Briefs agency officials on the results of such meetings and prepares written reports for submission to other interested parties.

  • Represents the agency in discussing and developing financial commitment proposals for HIV Prevention programs at
    administrative and strategic planning Meetings.

  • This includes all USG agencies (Departments of State, Defense, and Health and Human Services including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration USAID, and Peace

  • Serves as chair or rotating chair on inter-agency technical working groups to ensure effective coordination of work plan development, implementation strategies, and evaluation plans for all USG agency Prevention
    activities in (country).

  • May be required to serve as a member and advisor on national committees for HIV/AIDS Prevention issues.

  • The purpose of these committees is to assess program needs and issues at the local level and communicate these needs/issues to the national level.

  • The committees help to ensure consistency in the implementation of best practices for HIV Prevention on a national level.

  • Based on information received in the national committees, job holder may as a regional and international expert on matters pertaining to HIV/AIDS Prevention, As a regional and international expert on matters pertaining to HIV/AIDS Prevention.


  • This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be
    performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.



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

    Prior Work Experience

  • 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.

    Post Entry Training

  • Incumbent is required to attend professional training to expand knowledge, skills and abilities in HIV/AIDS combination prevention practices, procedures, and administrative and fiscal management.

  • Position is also required to complete continuing education unit's specific to management of HIV/AIDS public health programs.
  • Incumbent is required to complete agency specific training, to include
    leadership development training and training related to grants/contracts/cooperative agreement management. Supervisors training, Atlanta 1 week, Project officer training Atlanta 1 week.

    Language Proficiency

  • (List both English and host country language(s) proficiency requirements by level and specialization)

    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.

    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.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy Kampala Public Health Specialist (Prevention ) Jobs in Uganda

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