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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Public Health Administrative Management Assistant Job at United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Public Health Administrative Management Assistant

Jobs at:
United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Deadline of this Job:
16th January 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Salary Grade: FSN-9 Ugshs 75,718,515 p.a. inclusive of allowances
Vacancy Announcement Number: 35-17
About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda. The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  •  Peace Corps
Job Summary: The Public Health Administrative Management Assistant serves as the Senior ADS Program Assistant assisting the ADS for all related CDC activities. The purpose of this position is to provide guidance and expertise in human subjects protection and ethical conduct of science, and to examine and process protocol submissions, amendments, and continuation requests for all CDC/PEPFAR supported studies involving human subjects. The Senior ADS Program Assistant provides information and education on CDC clearance policies, procedures and processes, and examines new and continuing requests for completeness and scientific integrity. The Assistant also handles reports from CDC offices including the Division of Global HIV/AIDS & TB Program’s (DGHT) Associate Director for Science (ADS) Office (now called the DGHT Science Integrity Branch, SIB), the CDC Institutional Review Board (IRB), and responses from investigators. The Assistant acts as the primary liaison with local ethics regulatory bodies including Uganda National Council for Science & Technology and performs monitoring of study compliance with Good Clinical Practice. The Assistant’s duties also include the education & provision of ethics and research technical guidance & support to CDC and implementing partner staff, provision of consultation to CDC Uganda program cooperative agreement, and scientific staff, as well as maintenance of organized records including of all regulatory submissions. In addition, this position is intended to consult with investigators, senior staff, Implementing partners and Head quarter staff regarding protocol submissions policies and procedures. The Assistant serves as backup for the Associate Director for Science.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item
  • The applicants for the United States US Embassy Public Health Administrative Management Assistant job placement should hold a Master’s degree in Public Health (Epidemiology, Behavioral Science/Health Education, International Health, Public Health Management, Biostatistics) or other health-related field is required; Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Five years’ experience working in a public health program or research project with a research organization, university, or public health services implementing agency is required.
  • Organizational skills are imperative.
  • Highly self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good oral and written skills at writing and presenting reports on human subjects activities and responding to both written and verbal requests for information.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships utilizing positive interpersonal skills.
  • Skill in analyzing, interpreting, and making decisions related to human subjects protocols, amendments and continuation requests, manuscripts and abstracts.
  • Computer knowledge and experience and skills with Word Processing (Word); familiarity with spreadsheets (Excel) is required for maintenance of the data bases of the office and preparation of reports.
  • Knowledge of research principles and HIV/AIDS is required. Knowledge and thorough understanding of CDC Human Subjects policies and the Federal Regulations for protecting human research subjects (45 CFR 46)
  • Knowledge of CDC’s organizational structure and operations in order to relate to commitments and work processes of the human subjects activities/ADS office.
  • Language: Level 4 Fluency (speak/read/write) in English is required. Level 2 Fluency (speak/read/write) of Luganda or other local Ugandan language.
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below
  •  Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click Here
  • You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  •  On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.
NB: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).
The US Mission in Kampala 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.