US Embassy Vacancy – Public Health Specialist – Treatment

U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia looking for qualified applicants for the following open vacancies.



OPEN TO:                 All Interested Candidates

POSITION:                Public Health Specialist – Treatment

OPENING DATE:     December 11, 2017

CLOSING DATE:     December 25, 2017

WORK HOURS:       Full-time (40 hours/week)

SALARY:                   Ordinarily Resident (OR): Position Grade: FSN-11, Starting Salary – 22,927.00 USD

per year.

Not Ordinarily Resident: FP-04*

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

NOTE:   For ordinarily resident employees, salary will be paid in local currency using the established exchange rate.


The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Specialist – Treatment in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office in Ethiopia.


Job holder is an HIV/AIDS public health specialist responsible for the implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of assigned Treatment program activities and studies that are funded under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Ethiopia.  Under the direction of the Senior Public Health Specialist, job holder’s duties include technical support, advice and guidance, day-to-day program and administrative management, and coordination and collaboration with colleagues of other agencies and public health entities that administer PEPFAR-funded programs in country.  Job holder coordinates funding, report compliance and administrative recordkeeping with the implementing partners to assure projects are conducted in accordance with the implementing agreement and that USG funds are appropriately utilized. The job requires public health technical knowledge, results-oriented analytical skills, advocacy, and constant and clear communication with implementing partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and Ethiopian ministries responsible for public health programs.


NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Supporting documentations (e.g., letters of employment, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above should also be submitted.

  1. Required Education: Masters (MPH) Degree, or host country equivalent, in public health, nursing, health policy, public administration or social sciences is required.
  2. Required Experience: Five years of mid-to senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS Treatment programs or other public health or development assistance programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required.
  3. Language Requirement: Level IV (fluency-speaking/reading/writing) in English and Amharic. (English Language proficiency will be tested)
  4. Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners.  Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required.  Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and proprietary databases is required.  Numerical skills for data analysis are required.  Keyboarding skills that include speed and accuracy are required.
  5. Job Knowledge: Detailed knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues, Treatment program design, implementation and evaluation is required.  In-depth knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services, counselling and interventions, behavior change, testing, and treatment is required.  Detailed knowledge of the Ethiopian health care system and structures including familiarity with 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 Treatment programs is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary activities is required.  Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by E-Mail: 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.


  • AEFM/USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • AEFM/USEFM who is not a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • FS on LWOP


  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.


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