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Public Health Specialist (Deputy Branch Chief for Programs)




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Recruiter: U.S. Embassy Updated on: 2017-06-24 02:10:02
Contract Permanent
Location: Nyanza Available: Immediately
Category: Medical / Healthcare Offer: FP-3; FSN-12






The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Kisumu has an opening for the position of Public Health Specialist (Deputy Branch Chief for Programs). The position will be available immediately.

Closing date for this position is June 23, 2017.


Minimum Requirements

Qualifications Required:

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

           2) Clinical Experience - At least 3 years of experience of the clinical management of HIV/AIDS including experience with use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and 0I prophylaxis,

           diagnosis and management.

          3) Research and Policy - Must have demonstrated experience working with development of national level health policy, preferably in HIV/AIDS related areas. Must also have at least one year

            experience onducting public health research as a principal or a co-investigator.


Other Criteria


Job Specification


As the Deputy Branch Chief for Program and senior public health HIV/TB Treatment technical advisor in  the CDC/DGHT/Western Kenya Branch, the incumbent will directly support the Branch Chief on all matters relating to long-term strategic planning for HIV/TB treatment and care; clinical management of HIV/TB; laboratory management, administration and supervision of select staff  in the Branch; management of cooperative agreements; planning and implementing Public Health Evaluations, operational research, routine program evaluation; and provision of technical assistance and guidance to the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH) and other national and international partners and collaborators. This position is located in Kisumu, Kenya.

Job holder shares oversight responsibilities for the development and implementation of public health-related technical program activities and has supervisory responsibility for day-to-day coordination of the branch's technical and administrative management activities to implement President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                         

Supervisory, Technical and Program Management Responsibilities -- 60 % of time                                                                                          

 Technical Assistance and Guidance                                                                         25% of time

 Provide technical assistance and guidance to MOH and other national, county, and international partners and collaborators on all aspects of HIV/TB Care including OI prophylaxis and ARV use.

 Interagency Coordination/Other Duties as Assigned                                             15% of time



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*
(2)   AEFM / USEFM
(3)   FS on LWOP** 

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.  Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.


** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.    

 Additional Selection Criteria: 

à        Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 
à       Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
à       Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are  not eligible to apply.
à      Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their

à       Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless
         currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule. 

      Applicants must be available for an interview and for proficiency testing as required by the selecting official.  

To Apply:

1.  Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

2. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
The U.S. Mission in Nairobi 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. The Department of State also

strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.


The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied Equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such

complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief


1.  Eligible Family Member (EFM):  An individual related to a U.S. Government employee in one of the following ways: 

 2.  U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM):  For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria: 

3.  Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM):  EFM (see above) eligible for a Family Member Appointment for purposes of Mission employment: 
·         Is a U.S. citizen; and
·         Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) or a child of the sponsoring employee
       who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
·         Is listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and
     Dependency Report, of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or 
      uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at
      an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and who is under chief of mission authority; and
·         Is residing at the sponsoring employee's post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, office of the  American Institute in Taiwan.
·         Does not receive a Foreign Service or Civil Service annuity  

4.  Member of Household (MOH):  An individual who accompanies a  direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan.  An MOH is: 

 A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member.  A MOH does not have to be a U.S. Citizen.  

5. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR)An individual who: 

 NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP. 

6. Ordinarily  Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or U.S. citizen who: 

 EFMs without U.S. Social Security Numbers are also OR.  All OR employees, including U.S. citizens, are compensated in accordance with the Local Compensation Plan (LCP).     



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