EXPERIENCE: A terminal degree (doctoral level) or higher in one of the following disciplines: Medicine; Public Health; Epidemiology; Behavioral Sciences or strongly related discipline required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge and understanding of the principles of HIV/AIDS, STI and TB program implementation and evaluation strategies and techniques. organizational management. Additionally, the incumbent should possess expert knowledge of the application of program management and the translation of evaluation data as it pertains to the improvement of program operations, guidelines, and policies. Incumbent should be familiar with the health care system of Trinidad with comprehensive knowledge of the host government health facilities, as well as attitudes and cultural practices, health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Good working knowledge of USG public health programs, strategies, guidelines, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results are required. Familiarity with CDC mission, organizational structures at CDC, US Embassies and other sufficient to collaborate with other agency staff. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams, administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts, cooperative agreements, grants and purchase requisitions is required.
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluency - speaking, reading, and writing) in English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Skill in providing leadership, direction, and technical expertise in the management and evaluation of public health programs. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports. Ability to lead project teams and workgroups and to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners. The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity in applying guidelines to unique and different settings; as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders. As the HIV program surveillance representative for CDC CRO/TMOH, the incumbent will also be expected to exercise considerable innovation during his/her attempts to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS PCT programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities. Incumbent should possess at least intermediate computer skills with experience/training for word processing, power point, statistical software, analytical programs and spreadsheets.
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.