EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY !
Vacancy Announcement : Bujumbura-2021-22
Open To : All Eligible Candidates - All Sources
Position : Senior Public Health Specialist (DHAPP) Program Manager
Series/Grade : Resident (OR) : FSN- 12
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR) : FP-3
Opening Date : June 30, 2021
Closing Date : July 14, 2021 at 16:00
Work Hours : Work schedule : 40 hours/week
Note : Closing time for submission of physical applications is 16:00 (Monday through Thursday) and 11:00 on Friday.
BASIC FUNCTIONS :
The holder of this position is the primary public health advisor on HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment in country for all Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) activities in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Burundi National Defense Force (BNDF). The position holder is responsible for the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of a broad range of agency-funded HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment program activities and studies required to implement PEPFAR strategies with the military in Burundi. The job holder represents the DoD in Burundi on HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. Job holder serves as the primary activity manager for HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment grants, contracts and cooperative agreements ; monitors and evaluates Strategic Information/programmatic data ; and coordinates funding, reporting, and administration with the extramural team to assure projects are conducted and USG funds are appropriately utilized. Job holder supervises DHAPP HIV/AIDS Clinical Services Specialist (LE position). Supervision for this position is provided by the Chief of Office of Defense Cooperation.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
EDUCATION:Doctoral level (DrPH, MD or PhD) degree or host country equivalent in medicine, nursing, public health, epidemiology field is required.
EXPERIENCE:Five years practicing clinical medicine including or focusing on care of patients with HIV/AIDS. Additional three years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS prevention programs or other relevant public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE:Job holder must possess comprehensive knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues, prevention activities, community engagement, counseling and interventions, behavior change, testing, care, and treatment, especially in the military setting, is required. An in-depth knowledge of the range of programs, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to development and administration of national/international public health program is required. Detailed knowledge of the Burundi Military health care system and structures (including familiarity with MOD and MOH policies, program priorities and regulations) is required. In-depth specialist knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes, and techniques used to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate results of prevention programs is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is required. Must be conversant with survey design and questionnaire development and with data management programs. Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting, and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required. A detailed working knowledge of host government and international public health systems is required. A 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.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to work with all levels of staff in a team setting to accomplish program goals are required. Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners to convey program progress, technical requirements and to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities. Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. Strong skills in interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation data are required. The Job holder will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying DOD and PEPFAR guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders. Considerable innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities. Exceptional working knowledge of computer software programs such as word processing, Excel spreadsheets and databases is required. Regular demand for keyboard proficiency with good working speed and accuracy for use in preparation of reporting documentation is required. Ability to make detailed mathematical computations is required. Exceptional skills in data collection, entry, and monitoring coupled with ability to enter, track, and analyze large amounts of data on an ongoing basis.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:Interested applicants for this position must submit the Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174) and a current résumé or curriculum vitae that provide additional information. The application form is available at https://bi.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/.