US Embassy Job Opportunities | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
FROM: HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICE, USAID/ETHIOPIA
SUBJECT: JOB/VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 03/16
TO: ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS
TITLE OF POSITION: USAID PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECILAIST (HIV/AIDS PREVENTION)
LOCATION OF WORK: US EMBASSY, ENTOTO ROAD
HOURS: FULL TIME 40 HOURS PER WEEK
FINAL FILING DATE : APRIL 7, 2016
SALARY: FSN-12 (USD 24,926 to USD 44,870) depending on the candidate’s earning history, qualifications and experience.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION: The USAID Project Management Specialist (HIV/AIDS Prevention) will be directly supervised by the USAID Project Management Specialist (Deputy HIV/AIDS Team Leader). The position will serve as the expert in HIV/AIDS prevention, providing technical leadership in this field. The position will serve as the Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) for two (2) five-year HIV prevention flagship projects totaling $70 million, requiring the incumbent to provide expert level technical expertise, senior leadership, and management, policy guidance and coordination of HIV/AID prevention activities. The USAID Project Management Specialist (Senior HIV/AIDS Prevention Advisor) will also be responsible for overseeing additional bilateral and field support HIV prevention programs worth $55 million. The incumbent will serve as a cluster lead for HIV prevention. He/she will co-chair PEPFAR/Ethiopia’s interagency Prevention Technical Working Group (TWG). The position will also lead the preparation of the prevention components of the annual Country Operational Plan, as well as ensure that overall PEPFAR goals are achieved. Additionally, the incumbent will supervise two FSN USAID Project Management Specialists (Prevention Advisors) positions within the Prevention Cluster. The USAID Project Management Specialist (Senior HIV/AIDS Prevention Advisor) will focus 70% of his/her time on HIV/AIDS prevention and 30% of his/her time on linkages to care, support and treatment programs. The USAID Project Management Specialist (Senior HIV/AIDS Prevention Advisor) will provide policy and strategy leadership to the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) and other donors, representing the interests of the USG to senior level officials at the Ministry of Health, the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (HAPCO) Offices, Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSA), and other government and non-governmental agencies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify, the applicant must possess the following:
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in public health (MPH) or related social science field (such as, anthropology, clinical services, epidemiology, etc.) is required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of health and HIV/AIDS program management and implementation. At least two years of this experience is required to be in program design, program evaluation and implementation in a developing country context. Out of the five years of experience, two years must be supervisory experience.
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) spoken and written English and Amharic is required, and fluency in one other Ethiopian language preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of HIV/AIDS programming, in particular combination HIV prevention, is required. Understanding of community and facility-based HIV prevention services, socio economic and political context, challenges in the developing countries context is required. Demonstrated knowledge of policy, technical and operational aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention program management; knowledge of HIV/AIDS issues, best practices and innovations in prevention is required. Ability to work independently with only general guidance. Ability to effectively and independently plan and execute day-to-day responsibilities. Strong written and oral English language skills are required. Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office software (word processing and spreadsheets) required, and databases (ACCESS or web-based preferred). Ability to readily understand, analyse and discuss issues around HIV/AIDS combination prevention. Demonstrated ability to identify priority actions, generate and complete work plans within short time frames. Demonstrated organizational, managerial and decision making abilities. S/he must be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally in English and participate in discussions and meetings effectively. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of partners in a complex cultural and bureaucratic environment is required. Ability to produce concise well-written reports in English. Ability to work effectively in a team situation and to negotiate difficult issues and build consensus to achieve results with a wide range of program partners. The incumbent should have the ability to establish and maintain contacts with a wide range of senior government officials, implementing partners, and site-level providers engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention services. The incumbent also should be able to obtain and rapidly analyse information, evaluate data, and prepare reports and related documents. The selected candidate must be capable of producing high-quality work, often under time pressure and in complex situations.