Full-Time Public Health Specialist
The U.S. Mission in Zambia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Specialist (HIV/AIDS Monitoring & Evaluation) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent is a program specialist and key public health technical advisor to the Surveillance, Epidemiology, Evaluation and Monitoring Branch Chief at CDC in Zambia. S/he serves the CDC M&E Team in-country under the supervision of the M&E Team Lead. S/he is responsible for implementing and executing M&E program goals so that larger branch, agency, interagency and government goals are An Equal Opportunity Employer met. Job holder works at a project management level with the Ministry of Health, implementing partners, non-governmental organizations, contractors and grantees to coordinate the design and ensure appropriate, high quality implementation and strengthening of monitoring systems and evaluation projects as defined in the Country Operational Plan (COP). The incumbent assist partners to plan, initiate, conduct, evaluate, and coordinate complex HIV/AIDS M&E and to monitor program implementation, document and present results, and translate data into meaningful policy and program improvement. Quantifying progress towards targets set for PEPFAR and the national HIV response requires public health technical knowledge, results-oriented data analysis, advocacy, and the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with USG partners at both implementer and national levels. Jobholder represents the agency on M&E issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donors.
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
1. EDUCATION: Masters’ degree or host country equivalent in public health, epidemiology, evaluation and monitoring with specialization in quantitative aspects is required.
2. EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience working as an M&E specialist in a health/medical research organization, university or public health program implementing agency is required.
3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) in English, (speaking, writing and reading) is required. (English language proficiency will be tested).
4. 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 and to prepare written reports. Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required.
5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Strong knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology, data quality assurance, analysis reporting and best practices in data dissemination and data use is required. Good knowledge of data management processes and tools, including web-based database systems is required. High level of competency in managing data information and evaluations on large scale health or HIV/AIDS activities is required.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
- 2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to app Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
- 3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
- 4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a background security clearance
How to ApplyApplicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. 1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and 2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.) WHERE TO APPLY: Human Resources Office: The Human Resources Officer Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 320065, Lusaka E-mail Address: HR_Lusaka@state.gov
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