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Public Health Specialist (Associate Director for Programs) Job in Kisumu - CDC Kenya

The United States Embassy – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Kenya has a vacancy in Kisumu for Public Health Specialist (Associate Director for Programs).

Under the supervision of the Nyanza Branch Associate Director for Management, CDC in Kisumu, the Associate Director for Programs, Nyanza Branch supervises all technical HIV Program work in Nyanza Province for the Division of Global HIV/AIDS (GAP), overseeing activities in four main program areas: HIV Treatment and Care, HIV Prevention, Laboratory, Blood Safety and Infection Control and Epidemiology, Surveillance and Informatics.

Additionally, the incumbent will participate in strategic planning and represent the GAP Nyanza Branch at provincial, national, regional and international levels as requested.

The general responsibilities of the position are to ensure that all activities contribute to the achievement of CDC GAP-Kenya and national strategic goals and priorities.


 Medical qualification (MBchB, MBBS, or MD) is required. A Masters in Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health or other related field is required.

Work Experience:

5 – 7 years of experience is required.

This to include:

(1) HIV Technical experience of at least five years in the delivery of HIV services;

(2) Public Health experience of at least five years in the management of HIV/AIDS service delivery in Africa or other developing countries, with emphasis on HIV/AIDS clinical management, including HAART, sexually transmitted infections, and tuberculosis;

(3) Program Management of at least five years overseeing public health programs in Kenya.

  • Must have at least five years of experience at a supervisory level. This is to include documented experience working with program managers and policy makers at high levels. Level IV (fluent) English ability and Level III Kiswahili are required.
  • Must have advanced technical knowledge of epidemiology, behavioral science, and public health relevant to the African setting.
  • Must have strong computer skills and be able to produce high-quality written reports and effectively use complex spreadsheets, database software packages and statistical software packages.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to guide, motivate and lead a large and technically diverse staff in designing complex strategies and new programs at various sites; plan, coordinate, and prioritize complex activities in HIV programs.
Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their application together with a detailed CV and all relevant attachments via mail before December 9, 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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