EXPERIENCE: At least five years experience in the management of HIV/AIDS strategic information programs, or as an epidemiologist at the national or regional level that entailed responsibility for the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of strategic information for public health program activities is required. One additional year of experience at the managerial level is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Job holder is required to have detailed knowledge of research methods and the collection, analysis and presentation of public health/epidemiologic data in order to lead the Strategic Information Team and provide guidance and technical assistance to regional partners to include the Ministries of Health in the implementation and strengthening of procedures for collection, analysis and dissemination of HIV/AIDS epidemiological data. This includes knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of USG and internationally recognized standards for surveillance and survey regulations and procedures. Good working knowledge of the public health policies and principles of the U.S. Government is required. Good working knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Additionally, the incumbent should possess knowledge of program management to include program development, implementation and evaluation as it pertains to the improvement of program operations, guidelines, and policies.
- Education Requirements:
A Terminal degree in public health, medicine or sciences (public health, health sciences, epidemiology, behavioral sciences, medicine, e.g. MD, DrPH, PhD or local equivalents) is required.
LANGUAGE: Fluent English Language (Reading/Writing/Speaking) is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent overall computer skills (keyboarding with both speed and accuracy) and good skill levels in use of at least one of the more common epidemiologic data analysis software (EPINFO, STATA, SAS, or SPSS) is required. Excellent numerical skills for manipulating and reporting statistical data is required.
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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.