Cameroon

Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
Yaounde-2021-009
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Yaounde
Position Title:
Strategic Information Technical Advisor - All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period:
02/26/2021 - 03/12/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+1
Series/Grade:
LE - 0540 9
Salary:
XAF FCFA11,415,532
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
LE-9
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Yaounde, CM
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
HR Section
000-000-0000
ydeapplicants@state.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 05.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Only one Open-to category should remain:

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
•    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
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 upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

The Strategic Information (SI) Technical Advisor serves as the HIV/AIDS Subject Matter Expert for SI and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for HIV/AIDS programming (both strategic and budgetary). In addition, s/he requires situational assessment and interpretation skills, timely decision-making ability, excellent judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, and strong interpersonal and team building skills. The incumbent is expected to be versed with the U.S. government President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), including as relevant, policy and requirements regarding all aspects of strategic planning, budget formulation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting by PEPFAR funded agencies in Cameroon. This requires the incumbent to have superior knowledge and ability to understand PEPFAR guidance and directives, development principles and approaches, and host country needs, and priorities related to SI.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: At least five years of experience working with international public health or development programs is required. This must include experience with survey methodology, data collection, analysis, and reporting.


JOB KNOWLEDGE: The following technical knowledge is required:
• Knowledge of survey methodology, data collection, analysis, and reporting, as well as an understanding of Health Management Information System (HMIS).
• Knowledge of M&E systems and current M&E issues working in resource and data poor environments, and ability to develop appropriate measurable targets.
• Knowledge of HIV in Cameroon.
• Knowledge of public health and HIV/AIDS programs.
• Ability to understand and apply PEPFAR policies, guidance and directives.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health or any Social Science related field such as Gender/Women's Studies; Program Management; Monitoring and Evaluation or Accounting is required.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Fluency (speaking/reading/writing) in English and Good Working Knowledge (speaking/reading/writing) in French is required. This will be tested.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The following abilities and skills are required:


• Strong quantitative and analytical skills, ability to develop disease projections, and conduct target setting with measurable outcomes.
• Ability to analyze, organize, and interpret data and present findings in both oral and written form.
• Basic skill in the operation of computers and software program applications authorized for use (including ACCESS, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word). Skill with data analysis software available and applicable in Cameroon.
• Proven leadership, management, facilitation, coordination, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
• Sound judgment, tact and diplomacy, and proven ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines or dates for special events and activities.
• Excellent communication skills in English, written and verbal, as well as the ability to communicate diplomatically. Must be able to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues.


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 a U.S. Embassy issued 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 Cameroon 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 U.S. Embassy issued Medical and Security clearances. 


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)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

  • National ID Card or Passport copy (if applicable)

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Work Certificates

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

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Note that ONLY applicants who are being called 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 Yaounde, Cameroon.