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Public Health Specialist Job in Kisumu – American Embassy Nairobi

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Open to: All Interested Candidates
Position: Public Health Specialist (Associate Director for Programs)

Opening: November 23, 2010
Closing: December 8, 2010

Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Salary: Not-Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FP-3
Ordinarily Resident: Position Grade: FSN-501-12
(A higher step and salary may be granted based on superior qualifications).

Note: all ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits allowing employment in country prior to applying for this position.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Kisumu has openings for the positions of Public Health Specialist (Associate Director for Programs). The positions will be available immediately.


Basic Function:
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 (DGHA), 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 DGHA 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 DGHA-Kenya and national strategic goals and priorities.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities as well as the application for employment form is available in the Human Resources Office. Contact HR Office on 363-6091.
Qualifications Required:
Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • Medical qualification (MBchB, MBBS, or MD) is required. A Masters in Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health or other related field is required.
  • 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 is required. Level III Kiswahili also 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.
Selection Process:
When equally qualified, U.S. Citizen eligible family member (usefms) and U.S. Veterans will be given preference.
Therefore, it is essential that the candidates specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
Additional Selection Criteria:
  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  • Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  • Applicants must be available for an interview and for proficiency testing as required by the selecting official.
If the applicant has not been contacted within two weeks after the closing date, please call the Embassy Human Resources Office at 363-6091.
To Apply:
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) found on: http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/root/pdfs/emplyform.pdf
2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
Submit application to
The Human Resources Office,
P. O. Box 606 Village Market, 00621
Nairobi, Kenya.

Point of contact
Telephone: 254-2-363-6091
Fax: 254-2-363-6097

The U.S. Mission in Nairobi 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.

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