Earn over 100m as Public Health Specialist (PMTCT) – United States US Embassy / Mission

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Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Salary Grade: UGX 102,802,449

Vacancy Announcement Number: VA Kampala-2019-31R

About US Embassy:

The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.

Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps

Job Summary:  The Public Health Specialist (PMTCT) is a Maternal Child Health (MCH) / Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) public health specialist responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating assigned MCH/PMTCT program activities in Uganda. Under the direction of the MCH/PMTCT Team Lead, job holder supports Uganda’s interventions to significantly improve maternal and infant health outcomes, and reduce Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis. Job holder’s duties include technical support, advice and guidance, day-to-day program management, coordination and collaboration with colleagues of agency and interagency technical working groups and public health entities that support US Government /PEPFAR-funded programs in Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

  • The applicants for the US Embassy Public Health Specialist (PMTCT) career opportunity should a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH), or Master of Science (MSc) degree in Epidemiology, or Nursing, or Health policy
  • A minimum of five years of lower to mid-level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS, PMTCT and Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (RMNCH) programs, that involve coordination with an international agency or USG/PEPFAR implementing partner is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of the current policy, programming and practice trends in the field of PMTCT, Early Infant Diagnosis and pediatric HIV care and treatment is required. Advanced knowledge of latest research and policies in: maternal and child health and PMTCT, HIV/AIDS care and treatment required.
  • Good working knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS prevention (PMTCT, HCT, etc.), behavior change, care and treatment and testing is required. 
  • Knowledge of the development of quality of care assessment and assurance tools is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of U.S. government public health programs and strategies is required. 
  • Good working knowledge of program management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures, including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations as related to Maternal and Child Health and PMTCT is required.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;

  • Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click Here
  • You will receive confirmation on registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

NB: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s /Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

Deadline: 24th July 2019

The US Mission in Kampala 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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