US Embassy Kenya: Public Health Specialist (Surveillance)
The United States Embassy to Kenya opened in 1964. Through fourteen Ambassadors since then, the Embassy has enriched the ties between the American and Kenyan people and served the needs of Americans in and around this East African hub. Chief among the U.S. Mission’s goals are fostering the development of a sound Kenyan economy, strengthening the institutions of Kenyan democracy, helping to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, and promoting U.S./Kenyan business ties.
Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Public Health Specialist (Epidemiologist/Surveillance/Informatics)
Opening: October 8, 2010
Closing: October 22, 2010
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Salary: Not-Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FP- 3
Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FSN-501-12
(A higher step and salary may be granted based on superior qualifications).
NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE
REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS ALLOWING
EMPLOYMENT IN COUNTRY PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an opening for the position of Public Health Specialist (Epidemiologist/Surveillance/Informatics). The position will be available immediately.
Will serve as the Deputy Branch Chief of the GAP Epidemiology, Surveillance and Informatics (E/S/I) Branch. The incumbent will also serve as the PEPFAR SI liaison for GAP Kenya, be a member of the USG SI inter-agency technical team (ITT) and oversees the GAP health management information system (HMIS) and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) teams within the E/S/I branch. The general responsibilities of the position are to support the E/S/I Branch and ensure GAP’s contribution to collect SI effectively and to use the information to improve PEPFAR funded programs and achieve USG-PEPFAR goals.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities as well as the application for employment form is available in the Human Resources Office. Contact HR Office on 363-6091.
NOTE: All must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
Education: Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Medical Informatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics, or Public Health is required.
(1) Strong HMIS and/or M&E background: At least 5 years experience in HMIS and/or M&E, if possible in HIV/AIDS programs, including, experience with health information systems and use and analysis of public health data is required.
(2) Management experience: Minimum of 8 years of management and supervisory experience is required.
(3) Previous experience with PEPFAR, USG, or international donor reporting is required.
(4) Health program experience in East Africa: Minimum of 5 years of health program experience in Kenya or East Africa is required. ◊ Level IV (fluent) English ability is required. Level III Kiswahili ability also required.
◊ Familiarity with the Kenya Ministry of Health, HMIS organization structure within MoH, and
NASCOP, are required. Proficiency with HIV/AIDS indicators (e.g, PEPFAR, UNGASS, CRIS).
◊ Must have demonstrated ability to use relevant software for the management of large databases (e.g., EpiInfo, SAS).
WHEN EQUALLY QUALIFIED, U.S. CITIZEN ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBER (USEFMs) AND U.S. VETERANS WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE. THEREFORE, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE CANDIDATES SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS ABOVE IN THE APPLICATION.
Additional Selection Criteria:
Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
Applicants must be available for an interview and for proficiency testing as required by the selecting official. If the applicant has not been contacted within two weeks after the closing date, please call the Embassy Human Resources Office at 363-6091.
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174)
2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
The Human Resources Office,
P. O. Box 606 Village Market, 00621
POINT OF CONTACT
The U.S. Mission in Nairobi 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.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.