U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia looking for qualified applicants for the following open vacancies.
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 35A-2017
(Applicants who have already applied for Vac. No. 35-2017, do not need to re-apply for this position)
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: PEPFAR Strategic Advisor FSN-10; FP-5
OPENING DATE: October 26, 2017
CLOSING DATE: October 31, 2017
WORK HOURS: Full time (40 hours/week)
SALARY: *Not Ordinarily Resident: FP-05 (Starting salary to be determined by Washington)
Ordinarily Resident (OR): Starting Salary – 18,740 USD per year
(Position Grade: FSN-10)
NOTE: For ordinarily resident employees, salary will be paid in local currency using the established exchange rate.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Mission Addis Ababa is seeking an individual for the position of PEPFAR Strategic Advisor in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Ethiopia Coordination Office (PECO) of the Embassy.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The Strategic Technical Advisor will be placed in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Ethiopia Coordination Office (PECO) in the U.S. Embassy, under the supervision of the PEPFAR Coordinator. The incumbent will have a joint set of activities to provide full-time support for the interagency process to: 1) provide technical support and strategic guidance for PEPFAR’s enhanced focus on data-driven decision making. S/he will serve as the principal field counterpart to the SI Advisor at the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), and will act as the liaison between the PEPFAR Coordination Office and the SI Technical Working Group). Enhanced strategic use of epidemiological and financial data to make program decisions will help ensure PEPFAR funds, program-wide, are being directed in the most efficient manner and maximizing impact, strengthen PEPFAR’s coordination and harmonization with the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria (GFATM) in Ethiopia; and with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Strong coordination with GFATM helps ensure better alignment of resources between key HIV/AIDS donor stakeholders; and explore opportunities to grow PEPFAR’s Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). PPPs provide opportunities to expand the reach and impact of HIV and AIDS interventions in Ethiopia in a cost-effective manner.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office. Contact (251-11-130-60-00, Ext. 6383)
NOTE: Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
- Education: Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health sciences or a related field is required.
- Experience: Five years of experience in public health is required.
- Language: Level 4 (fluent) English and Amharic language is required. (English Language proficiency will be tested).
- Skills and Abilities: The advisor should be proficient with computer programs particularly Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint; high proficiency with Excel is strongly preferred. Strong analytic skills with experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, monitoring & evaluation, etc. are required.
- Knowledge: Knowledge and understanding of internal workings and structures of USG agencies, requires a reasonable or medium understanding of PEPFAR and the Government of Ethiopia, specifically the Ministry of Health. It requires knowledge in HIV/AIDS global trends, a good knowledge and understanding of the status and general characteristics of public health programming in Ethiopia, as well as PPP trends at the national, regional and international levels. It requires good knowledge of HIV epidemiology, demography, public health situation and priorities is desired.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by E-Mail: HROaddisababa@state.gov or by Phone: 251-11-130-60-00 Ext: 6383.
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
- AEFM/USEFM who is also a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
- AEFM/USEFM who is not a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
- FS on Leave Without Pay
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
- Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
- Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
- Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
- The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.