PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIST – CARE, SUPPORT AND TREATMENT – US EMBASSY JOBS

OPEN TO:                               All Interested APPLICANTS / All Sources 

POSITION:                        PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIST – CARE, SUPPORT AND TREATMENT:  FSN-12, FP-03 

OPENING DATE:                  SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 

CLOSING DATE:                  OCTOBER 14, 2016           

WORK HOURS:                    Full-time, 40 hours/week 

SALARY:                            Ordinarily Resident (OR): $ 71,664 p.a.FSN-12

Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): $ 67,395* p.a.  FP-3*

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington. 

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.   

The U.S. Mission in Harare is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Specialist – Care, Support and Treatment at the Centers for Disease Control.

 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION 

The Public Health Specialist is an HIV/AIDS care & support and treatment (C&S/T) project/activity manager and key public health technical advisor to the official in charge of (C&S/T) activities. The Specialist’s responsibilities include day-to-day program and administrative management, and coordination and collaboration with other Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) agencies to ensure project implementation addresses program strategic objectives and internationally recognized public health standards and best practices. This management role requires public health technical leadership, results-oriented analysis, advocacy, and constant and clear communication with implementing partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and host country ministries (including the Ministry of Health and Child Care). The Specialist represents Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)/Zimbabwe on C&S/T issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. This position is directly supervised by the Branch Chief for HIV Services.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

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:  Doctoral level (DrPH, MD or PhD) degree or host country equivalent in medicine, nursing, public health, epidemiology, behavioral or social sciences is required.

2.    EXPERIENCE: Five years of public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS C&S/T programs or other relevant public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required.

3.    LANGUAGE:  Level IV English is required (fluency in speaking, reading, writing).

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. Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports. Considerable innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS treatment programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Strong skills in interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation data are required. 

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:   

The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website http://harare.usembassy.gov/jobs.html and or by contacting the Human Resources Office at hararerecruit@state.gov or by telephone at 263-4-250593 Ext 4622/4991

A TEST ASSESSING REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND JOB KNOWLEDGE WILL BE ADMINISTERED AS PART OF THE SELECTION PROCESS. 

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**

 

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.  Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.  

 

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 apply.  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.

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:

  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. certificates, driver’s license etc.) 

 

WHERE TO APPLY: 

 

Human Resources Office:   Nicholas H. Reynolds, HR Officer / Rutendo F. Chitapi, HR Specialist

Mailing Address:                  P O Box 3340, Harare

                                                172 Herbert Chitepo Avenue

                                                Harare

FAX Number:                        263-4-796488

E-mail Address:                    hararerecruit@state.gov

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  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.  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.