JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. Mission Democratic Republic of Congo
Announcement Number: Kinshasa-2018-029
Position Title: PEPFAR Public Health Specialist (Strategic Information Advisor)
Opening Period: May 24 – June 07, 2018
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-OverseasEmployees.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.
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.
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.
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:
- AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
- AEFM / USEFM
- 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 reemployment 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-
How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a security certification. Applicants must submit to HRjobsKinshasa@state.gov a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on (https://cd.edit.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/160/DS174.pdf), or To apply for this position, applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site https://cd.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/.
Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
- 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.