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Public health specialist (health systems strengthening)

Non specifié Yaoundé
Date limite de l'offre: lundi 8 août 2022 00:00

Description du poste

Vacancy Details



Announcement Number:Yaounde-2022-021Hiring Agency:Embassy YaoundePosition Title:Public Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening) – All Interested Applicants / All SourcesOpen Period:07/25/2022 – 08/08/2022Format MM/DD/YYYYVacancy Time Zone:GMT+1Series/Grade:LE – 0550 11Salary:XAF FCFA24,574,596Work Schedule:Full-time -Promotion Potential:LE-11Duty Location(s):



Yaounde, CMTelework Eligible:NoFor More Info: HR Section
 [email protected]


Hiring Path:• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:For USEFM – FP is 04.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:Public Trust – Background InvestigationAppointment TypePermanentAppointment Type Details:•    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary periodMarketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.Summary:

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 upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.Supervisory Position:NoRelocation Expenses Reimbursed:No

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Job holder is the Health Systems Strengthening public health specialist and technical advisor, leading U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implementation of Health System Strengthening (HSS) activities. Working under the supervision of the Care and Treatment Branch Chief, the incumbent leads CDC’s implementation of HSS activities and provides technical support to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and implementing partners (IP), and day-to-day program and administrative management. Incumbent works in collaboration with other PEPFAR agencies to achieve U.S. and host government strategic objectives. This position involves public health technical leadership, results-oriented analysis, advocacy, and constant and clear communication with the MOH, IPs, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  Job holder represents the U.S. government and CDC in discussions of HSS issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. This position is supervised by the Care and Treatment Branch Chief.

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Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Five years of mid-to senior level public health experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care and Treatment or other public health programs, including Health Systems Strengthening is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Comprehensive knowledge and experience in Health Systems Strengthening is required. A detailed knowledge of the range of prevention programs, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to development and administration of national/international public health prevention testing, counseling and linkage programs is required. Good working knowledge of program management in support of contracts / cooperative agreements / grants is required. Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required.  Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures, including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Excellent quantitative skills to be able to understand data quality, analysis, and interpretation.Education Requirements:

Master’s (MPH, MSHP, MSW, MSc) Degree, or host country equivalent in Public Health, Medicine, Health Information Systems, Laboratory Science is required.Evaluations:

LANGUAGE: Fluency in English and Good Working Knowledge in French (speaking/reading/writing) are required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communications skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships   with national and international health partners are required.  Ability to prioritize between competing demands and work with minimal supervision in a strict deadline environment. Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting, and fiscal management in support of contracts, cooperative agreements and grants is required.  Intermediate user level of Microsoft Word, Excel, and databases is required.  Numerical skills for data analysis are required and skills in data interpretation for program improvement. Keyboarding skill is required. This may be tested.

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.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.Qualifications:

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass U.S. Embassy issued medical and security certifications.

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Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon 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.Other Information:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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 re-employment 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.

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How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Embassy issued Security clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:
• Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
• Master’s Degree or equivalence in the required field 
• CNI OR Passport copy (as applicable)
• Attestation of work or proof of experience

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)Next Steps:

ONLY 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 Yaounde, Cameroon.

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