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HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Specialist

U.S. Embassy in Uganda

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Job Description/Requirements

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 before you apply
Summary: The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Specialist.

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 following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No


The incumbent of this position is a senior project manager and the key public health advisor on HIV prevention, care and treatment to the PEPFAR program manager and Country Director. Job holder provides comprehensive public health technical, administrative and managerial advice and assistance in support of treatment activities provided under the Presidentâs Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). They serve as a technical leader and resource in the strategic planning, program and activity design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment programs/project activities. The specialist serves as an in-house subject matter leader on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment and a DOD/WRAIR representative in policy strategic and technical engagements with the host country Ministry of Health (MOH) technical working groups, interagency teams, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), international and bilateral organizations and donor agencies to address technical issues and coordinate efforts in implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention care and treatment activities.

Download: Detailed Position Description | PD â HIV Prevention Care & Treatment Specialist â Kampala 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education: Masters Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology is required.


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five (5) years of mid to senior level experience in the field of public health programming in developing or middle-income countries, with a focus on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment, is required. This experience must demonstrate that the specialist has strong clinical skills in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment. Demonstrated technical leadership in public health program management, planning, policy experience, and problem-solving skills while working on complex programs/projects/activities in a highly sensitive environment.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: 1. Must have in-depth and detailed professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to managing HIV/AIDS Prevention Care and Treatment activities in the host country, and the problems and policies of the host country from the business, political, civil society, and social perspectives. 2. Must have knowledge and understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics of the host country and the region; development problems in the HIV/AIDS sector in the host country and the region; an understanding of the resources, resource constraints, and overall development prospects and priorities of the host country and the region. 3. Demonstrated understanding of state-of-the-art HIV/AIDS combination prevention initiatives including HIV counseling and testing, gender-based violence prevention and mitigation and post violence care, targeted key and priority population programming, condom promotion, social and behavior change communication, pre-exposure prophylaxis, and voluntary medical male circumcision. 4. Demonstrated understanding of state-of-the-art HIV/AIDS care and treatment initiatives including ART optimization, retention, differentiated service delivery, advanced HIV disease, non-communicable diseases and TB/HIV implementation approaches.


LANGUAGE: Fluent Knowledge in English speaking/reading/writing is required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:   This may be tested.

Ability to communicate information in an objective, transparent, accurate, data-driven, and concise oral and written form and to represent DOD WRAIR/Ugandaâs programs and priorities to a wide range of outside parties including senior Ugandan officials, DOD WRAIR senior management, and others is required.

Ability to provide technical leadership in HIV/AIDS Prevention Care and Treatment; and apply this knowledge to advanced programming in the host country and the region; and the ability to travel to regions and districts within Uganda is required.

Ability to present information, analyses, and recommendations in clear written and oral formats while using data for decision making is required.

Ability to independently conceive, plan, organize, manage, and evaluate important, diverse and complex work projects, to drive high-level performance and outcomes of DOD WRAIR HIV treatment programs is required.

Ability to respond professionally and adjust in fluid situations in order to meet deadlines in the face of competing priorities and time pressures is required.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with implementing partners, private sector partners, other donor partners, and both central and district level Government of Uganda counterparts is required.

Demonstrated ability to work with local civil society and faith-based organizations including mentoring them and building their technical and institutional capacity is required.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact, to work effectively with people at all levels in a culturally diverse environment, accept divergent points of view and help find consensus to achieve team goals, is required.

Excellent computer skills including in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

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.

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.


(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(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 (âCertificate of Release or Discharge from Active Dutyâ), equivalent documentation, or certification. A âcertificationâ 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.

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