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Public Health Specialist (Epidemiology/Surveillance/Informatics) - CDC Kenya Jobs

The United States Embassy – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Kenya has a vacancy in Nairobi for Public Health Specialist (Epidemiology/Surveillance/Informatics).

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.


Education: Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Medical Informatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics, or Public Health is required.

Work Experience:

(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) Level IV (fluent) English ability and Level III Kiswahili ability is 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).

Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their application together with a detailed CV and all relevant attachments via mail before October 22, 2010 to the following address:

Human Resources Office
Public Health Professional Positions
P. O. Box 606
Village Market

00621 Nairobi, Kenya

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