Uganda

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Kampala-2020-038
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Kampala
Position Title:
Statistician
Open Period:
12/14/2020 - 12/29/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+3
Series/Grade:
LE - 0540 10
Salary:
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours a week
Promotion Potential:
LE-10
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Kampala, UG
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
000-000-0000
Klahr@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 5.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)


Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

The incumbent provides a broad range of statistical support to physicians, epidemiologists, behavioral scientists, and health service researchers working with projects led by and organizations supported by CDC-Uganda. Support includes the application of appropriate statistical methods to the analysis of project data and the statistical investigation of issues related to research topics. Incumbent provides statistical expertise as well as advanced computer programming for research and projects conducted by CDC-Uganda or to which CDC-Uganda lends support.


The incumbent works with the Associate Director for Science (ADS) office to ensure that reports and scientific publications are consistent and compliant with the CDC human subjects operating procedures and federal regulations. The job holder provides leadership in data management to CDC Uganda, developing processes and methods to increase the efficiency of study related and routine program data sets.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 3 years working experience in data management, programming and analysis position in the health field and in advanced analysis using either SPSS, SAS, STATA or any other statistical software is required.


JOB KNOWLEDGE:  In-depth, comprehensive, and evolving knowledge of statistical and mathematical analysis techniques integrated with computer applications is required. Higher mathematical ability with a solid background in statistics and the calculus of probability is required. Knowledge of parametric and non-parametric techniques, along with categorical data analysis, and advanced statistical techniques are required. Must have excellent knowledge of multiple statistical software is required.

Education Requirements:

A Master’s degree in the field of Biostatistics, Medical Statistics, or Public Health are required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE:  English level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Writing/Reading is required. This may be tested.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The ability to assess the requirements of a project and determine the most efficient and timely statistical techniques is required. Computer skills including knowledge of statistical software is required, including SAS, STATA, EpiInfo, SPSS, and/or other statistical software packages . This may be tested.


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.

Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Uganda may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.


For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.


The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

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 and CS with reemployment rights **


* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given. 


** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.


For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 


To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.



  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Degree with transcript

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 


For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.


Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Uganda.