U.S. Mission : PEPFAR Public Health Specialist (Strategic Information Advisor)

Those who have previously applied for Position No. 2018-029 need not re-apply as your application
will be considered.

 

U.S. Mission                  : Democratic Republic of Congo
Announcement Number   : Kinshasa-2018-R29 (Re-advertised)
Position Title                  : PEPFAR Public Health Specialist (Strategic Information Advisor)
Opening Period               : July 27 – August 17, 2018
Series/Grade                  : LES-0550-12
Salary                            : (USD) 0 – (USD) 0
For More Info                  : Human Resources Office
498 Ave Lukusa, Kinshasa/Gombe
E-mail Address: HRjobsKinshasa@state.gov
Who May Apply               : All Interested Applicants / All Sources.
For USEFM – FP is 03. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required : Public Trust / Background Investigation.
Duration Appointment           : Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
Marketing Statement            : We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas
Employees                          : https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Eight-Qualities-of-Overseas-Employees.pdf before you apply.
Summary: The U.S. Mission in Kinshasa is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of
Public Health Specialist (Strategic Information Advisor) in the PEPFAR Office.

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 (4 weeks) of
receipt of agency clearances or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No.

Duties: Job holder is a senior strategic information public health specialist and key public health
technical advisor. Job holder’s responsibilities include day-to-day program and administrative
management, coordination and technical support. This position works in collaboration with other USG
agencies to build local public health capacity and ensure project implementation addresses program
strategic objectives and internationally recognized public health standards and best practices. Job holder
represents DRC PEPFAR on HIV/AIDS & related public health issues at technical, strategic, policy
meetings. Position is supervised by DRC PEPFAR Coordinator.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EDUCATION: Doctor of Medicine (MD) or PhD in medicine, public health, public health policy,
epidemiology, biostatistics, demography, behavioral science is required.

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5 years’ experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of
public health programs, and demonstrated experience in disease surveillance, data management, and
data interpretation is required. .

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Expertise in HIV/AIDS, TB, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Public Health in
general.

Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Fluency in written and spoken English (Level IV) is required. Good working knowledge in
written and spoken French (Level III) is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Basic computer literary and word processing skills required. Knowledge of
spreadsheet and statistical software programs such as EpiInfo, SPSS, STATA is required. Ability to
develop and manage budgets is required. Ability to identify role and function in a teamwork
environment is required.

Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security
certifications.

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.

Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country
Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kinshasa 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 https://careers.state.gov/wp-
content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf

How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security certification.

1. Applicants must submit to HRjobsKinshasa@state.gov a Universal Application for Employment (DS-
174) which is available on
(https://cd.edit.usembassy.gov/wpcontent/uploads/sites/160/DS174.pdf), or
2. Apply electronically thru the Mission internet site https://cd/usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/job-
opportunities/ by clicking “Apply online” under the ERA logo.

Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • University degree (MD or PhD)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

What to Expect Next: 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 Kinshasa.

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