Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Kampala
Position Title:
Public Health Specialist (Branch Deputy) (Strategic Information Deputy Branch)
Open Period:
07/16/2019 - 07/23/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0505 11
UGX Ush137,483,245
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hour work week Monday through Friday. Work schedule is 7:30 am–4:45 pm Monday through Thursday, with 30 minutes per day for lunch, and 7:30 am–12:30 pm on Friday
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Kampala, UG
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Current Employees of the Mission - All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or Declared Members of Household (MOHs) - All Agencies
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Marketing Statement:

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


The work schedule for this position is

Full Time (40 number of 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:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Basic Function of the Position

The incumbent serves as deputy and senior public health technical advisor to the Strategic Information Team Lead.  Job holder shares oversight responsibilities for the development and implementation of public health-related technical program activities and has direct responsibility for day-to-day coordination of branch administrative management activities that implement or support Strategic Information, HMIS and Monitoring and Evaluation activities under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program.  Duties and responsibilities include program planning and development, supervision of activity/branch staff, and grants, contracts and cooperative agreement oversight. Incumbent works closely with his/her supervisor to ensure that all office/branch activities contribute to measurable results that are in accordance with agency regulations, PEPFAR strategic objectives, international ethical guidelines and standards for public health care. The Position reports to the Strategic Information Branch Chief.

Qualifications and Evaluations



Five years progressively responsible public health experience in public health service-delivery projects within an HIV/AIDS intervention framework is required, including experience with business intelligence software; an additional two years managerial responsibility with multiple staffing reporting is required.


Job holder must possess comprehensive knowledge of the SI branch programs, policies, regulations, protocols and ethical considerations applicable to the development and administration of national or international HIV/AIDS public health programs.  Job holder must have a detailed understanding of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and a good working knowledge of U.S. Government public health programs and strategies. A detailed working knowledge of host government and international public health systems is required.  A detailed technical working knowledge of administrative, budgeting and fiscal management systems in support of funding mechanisms such as contracts, cooperative agreements, grants, and purchase requisitions is required.  Knowledge and understanding of host-country HIV epidemic and a general understanding of other infectious diseases in the region is required. Experience in developing and/or using data visualization tools is required.

Education Requirements:

Master's degree in statistics or social sciences such as public health, epidemiology, sociology, economics, program evaluation, research, disaster management is required.



Level IV fluency in speaking/reading/writing English is required


The ability to supervise staff with tact in a busy office environment, excellent people and communication skills.   Ability to lift office supplies or equipment 5-10 pounds, Excellent Customer service, Ability to multi-task, Ability to manage an office budget, Ability to coordinate with others.  Advanced computer skills and Level II (more than 40 words/ per minute) typing skills.


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.

Benefits and Other Info

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.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  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:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Masters or Equivalent

  • Language Scores (if available)

  • 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.