Provincial Medical Officer- Western Province Job at US Emabassy – Career Opportunity in Zambia

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Vacancy title:
Provincial Medical Officer- Western Province

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Healthcare ]

Jobs at:

US Emabassy

Deadline of this Job:
23 June 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Position Title: Provincial Medical Officer- Western Province
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+2
Series/Grade: LE – 0550 12
Salary: ZMW ZK673,141.5
Work Schedule: Full-time –
Promotion Potential: LE-12
Duty Location(s): 4 in Lusaka, ZA
For More Info: HR Section, 260-211-357000, [email protected]  

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP is FP-4. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:
• All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
• Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is:
o Full Time 40 number of hours per week
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time 6 weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

The position serves as the subject matter expert and CDC Zambia point of contact for all TB/HIV activities within their respective province for the entire TB/HIV continuum of care including for Priority Population (PP) and Key Population (KP), Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), Cervical Cancer, HIV Testing Services (HTS), Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (eMTCT), Tuberculosis (TB) and Antiretroviral Treatment (ART). The incumbent will provide technical support and oversight for clinical services within the province and will be responsible for planning, organising, implementing, coordinating and monitoring agency results and program activities conducted in collaboration with various levels of public health stakeholders and including the District Mentors. The position is located in the Program Section of CDC and is based in the 4 Provincial centers of CDC reporting to the Prevntion Care and Treament Branch Chief.

Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Five years work experience in management and implementation of health programs with a focus on HIV is required. This work experience should include supervisory and facilitation/training experience.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have in-depth understanding of the health system especially for HIV management from MOH, PHO, District and Faciility level and how this system interacts with PEPFAR systems. Knowledge or experience working with PEPFAR programs must in Zambia. The successful candidate must have in depth knowledge of the Country’s progress towards 90 90 90 and any remaining targets and the challenges associated with meeting these goals and targets. Must have good medical, managerial and inter-personal skills.
Education Requirements:
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBchB) with a Masters in Public Health is required. Post graduate training in HIV is also required.
Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability. Review the VA template for specific information.
LANGUAGE: Fluent English Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. (English language proficiency may be tested).
Limited Knowledge in a relevant Language (e.g. Lozi in Western Province or Tonga in Southern Province) local language Reading/Writing/Speaking is required
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Good Computer skills in Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word and Internet, Presentation and facilitation/trainnig skills are required. The ability to interact with colleagues/peers and MOH level staff to be able to influence policy and implementation in support of PEPFAR goals.
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.

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
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Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lusaka 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:
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.
1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
1. 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”), 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.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Background Investigation clearance.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
Required Documents:
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
o Driver’s License (Class C)
o High School Diploma (Grade 12 Certificate)
Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Lusaka, Zambia.
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