Public Health Specialist – Branch Deputy (Associate Director for Programs) at US Embassy

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  • Company: US Embassy
  • Location: Zambia
  • State: Lusaka
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Healthcare/Medical Jobs in Zambia
Job Description

The incumbent serves as Associate Director for Programs and senior public health technical advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zambia office. S/he shares oversight responsibilities for the development and implementation of public health-related technical program activities and has direct responsibility for day-to-day program activities that implement or support the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Responsibilities include program planning and development, supervision of activity/branch staff, grants, contracts and cooperative agreement oversight. Incumbent works closely with the supervisor to ensure that all branch activities contribute to measurable results that are in line with agency regulations, PEPFAR strategic objectives, international ethical guidelines and standards for public healthcare. Job holder directly supervises 2 Branch Chiefs (1 US Direct Hire and 1 Locally Employed Direct Hire). The position reports into the Country Director and is positioned in the Programs section of CDC-Zambia.

Qualifications and Evaluations Requirements: EXPERIENCE: Five years’ experience in medical practice, research or teaching in the area of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, or sexually transmitted infections and an additional two years of managerial responsibilities is required. A successful record of peer-reviewed publications in high-impact professional journals is required. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Job holder must possess comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment, and systems strengthening 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 knowledge of administrative, budgeting and fiscal management systems in support of funding mechanisms such as contracts, cooperative agreements, grants and purchase requisitions is required.

Education Requirements:

Post graduate degree in medicine with a valid license to practice medicine in Zambia is required. A post-graduate degree in public health, tropical medicine or infectious diseases is also required. Evaluations: LANGUAGE: Fluent – speaking/reading/writing in English is required. Fluent – speaking/reading/writing in Nyanja or Bemba 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 computer software programs 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. A facility for making detailed mathematical computations is required.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission 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.

Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info Benefits: Agency Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lusaka, Zambia may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits. For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information: For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link. HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER: 1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran* 2. AEFM / USEFM 3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 5th June, 2022.