Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Kigali
Position Title:
Public Health Program Assistant - All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period:
09/29/2021 - 10/13/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0540 8
RWF FRw15,913,692
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-time
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Kigali, RW
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
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.


The U.S. Mission in Kigali is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Program Assistant.

Work schedule is Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (2 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


The incumbent provides technical and administrative assistance to the Country Director, Associate Director for Programs, Health Systems Strengthening Advisor, Project Officers, Team Leads, and other Technical staff at CDC Rwanda (Center for Disease Control) to ensure no interruption in the execution of program activities related to COP (Country Operations Plan) and HSS (Health Strengthening System). This includes working with PEPFAR, other USG ( United States Government) health team colleagues, and the PEPFAR Coordination Office to assist CDC-Rwanda's participation in PEPFAR and HHS (Health and Human Services) planning and reporting processes. This position will be responsible for coordinating and leading budget analyses and portfolio reviews within the CDC technical and interagency teams for the PEPFAR Country Operational Plan. The incumbent serves as a liaison between CDC Rwanda, USG PEPFAR team, Ministry of Health and other implementing partners on program support services. 


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum three years of experience in office administrative duties with demonstrated progression in responsibility especially in program/project management in a public health setting or a health-related international development organization.


Education Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration, or Project Management is required.


LANGUAGE:  Good working knowledge of English writing/speaking/reading is required. This may be tested



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 (insert post and/or country name) 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:

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)

  • University Degree 

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

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

  • References

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. 

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