EXPERIENCE: Must have a total of 3 years of experience in public health and clinical care of HIV/AIDS, and one additional year of experience at the managerial level with multiple staff is required. Public health and clinical care of HIV/AIDS must include the following components:
1) Public Health - At least 3 years of public health experience in the management of HIV/AIDS in Africa or other developing countries is required with emphasis of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), Care and Treatment and Tuberculosis. Must also have 3 years’ experience of working with ministries of health in developing countries.
(2) Clinical Experience – At least 3 years of experience in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS including experience with use of highly active antiretroviral therapy and OI prophylaxis, diagnosis and management.
(3) Research and Policy – Must have demonstrated experience working with development of national level health policy, preferably in HIV/AIDS related areas. Must also have at least 1 year experience conducting public health research as a principal or a co-investigator.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Technical knowledge of clinical medicine, epidemiology, and public health relevant to the African setting, is required. S/he must have a developed understanding of intra-agency procedures for coordination with agency headquarters and embassy management. Job holder is a senior public health specialist in the section and as such explains agency and USG PEPFAR policies, guidelines and procedures for administration of grants, contracts and/or cooperative agreements. This full array of organizational knowledge is required because job holder is the "front person" for explaining to implementing and collaborating partners HIV/AIDS and PEPFAR policies, procedures, and technical matters and the importance of achieving strategic objectives and keeping accurate records to reflect that achievement.
Job holder is required to have a high level of detailed knowledge of the host country public health environment, including a detailed knowledge of the structure and operations of the host government ministries that deal with public health issues, the environment for health care delivery for both tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, strengths and weaknesses at the national, regional, district and community level.
Level 4 (Fluent, speaking/reading/writing)of English is required. (This may be tested).
Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge, speaking/reading/writing) of Kiswahili is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
(1) The incumbent must have demonstrated ability to providing technical guidance in a large, technically and culturally diverse staff at assigned program sites in conducting complex programs; plan, coordinate, and prioritize complex interventions in HIV AIDS treatment, care and prevention; manage analyze and report on the substantial program resources allocated for relevant activities at their assigned study sites.
(2) Must have strong computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
(3) Must be able to process written reports and use spreadsheets and database software packages.
(4) Must have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work as a team member and to lead teams both on operational and research levels. Excellent communication and coordination skills are a must.
(5) The incumbent must ensure that the clinical, care, TB and PMTCT strategic objectives of OGAC, PEPFAR, and WRAIR are met.
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.