Offre d’emploi à Ambassade des Etats-Unis – US Embassy : Public Health Specialist (Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program)

  • Region: Centre
  • Ville: Yaoundé
  • Nom entreprise ou personne: Ambassade des Etats-Unis – US Embassy
  • Type de contrat: CDI


Offre d’emploi à Ambassade des Etats-Unis – US Embassy : Public Health Specialist (Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program)

Position Title: Public Health Specialist (Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program)
Opening Period: October 23 – November 06, 2018
Series/Grade: LE-0550-11
Annual Salary: CFA 23,079,980
For More Info: Human Resources Office: (Sabastian Fih)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 817 Yaounde
E-mail Address:

Who May Apply: All Interested Applicants / All Sources (For USEFM – FS is FP-04. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)

Security Clearance Required: United States Embassy Security Certification

Duration Appointment: Indefinite

Marketing Statement: The Human Resources Officer encourages applicants to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas-Employees before applying.

Summary: The U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Specialist (Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program).

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

Supervisory Position: Yes

Duties: Incumbent is the key public health advisor on prevention, care & treatment for all Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) activities in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Cameroon Defense Force (CDF). He/She is also the key public health advisor on prevention, care & treatment to the Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) Branch Chief, HIV/AIDS Team Lead, or Prevention, Care & Treatment Officers of the HIV/AIDS Cameroon PEPFAR Program. The position holder is responsible for the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of a broad range of agency-funded HIV prevention, care & treatment program activities and studies required to implement PEPFAR in Cameroon. Jobholder is the U.S. Government HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment program public health advisor to the host country ministries (including the Ministries of Health, Education and Defense), partners, including those funded by the host government or the Global Fund and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the implementation of prevention, care & treatment program activities and studies. The incumbent represents the Department of Defense (DOD) Cameroon on HIV prevention, care & treatment issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. He/She serves as the activity manager for HIV prevention, care & treatment grants, contracts and cooperative agreements and coordinates funding, reporting, and administration with the extramural team to assure projects are conducted and USG funds are appropriately utilized.

Education: Doctoral level (DrPH, MD or PhD) degree or host country equivalent in medicine, nursing, public health, epidemiology, behavioral or social sciences field is required.

Experience: At least five years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS prevention programs or other relevant public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required. An additional year of managerial responsibilities with multiple staffing reporting is required.

Job Knowledge: Applicant must have comprehensive knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues, prevention activities, community engagement, counseling and interventions, behavior change, testing, care and treatment, especially in the military setting. An in-depth knowledge of the range of programs, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to development and administration of national/international public health program is required. Detailed knowledge of the Cameroon Military health care system and structures (including familiarity with Ministry of Defense (MOD) and Ministry of Health (MOH) policies, program priorities and regulations) is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is required. Incumbent must be conversant with survey design and questionnaire development and with data management programs. Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required. A detailed working knowledge of host government and international public health systems is required. A technical working knowledge of administrative, budgeting and fiscal management systems in support of funding mechanisms such as contracts, cooperative agreements, grants, and purchase requisitions is required.

Language: Level IV (fluency) speaking / reading / writing English, and level III (good working knowledge) speaking / reading / writing French are required. (This will be tested.)

Skills and Abilities: Applicant must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills to work with all levels of staff in a team setting to accomplish program goals; must have strong oral and written communications skills to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners in order to convey program progress, technical requirements and to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities; must be able to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches; must have strong skills in interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation data. The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying DOD and PEPFAR guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders. Considerable innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities. Good working knowledge of computer software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Regular demand for keyboard with good working speed and accuracy for use in preparation of reporting documentation is required. Jobholder must be able to carry out detailed mathematical computations. (This may be tested.)

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.

Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in 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:
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 also 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”), 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:

How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification clearance. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on U.S. Embassy Yaounde Internet Site:

To apply for this position, applicants should submit their application to the Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 817, Yaounde, Cameroon OR via email at (indicate the title of the position on the subject line).

For more information on how to apply, visit the U.S. Embassy Yaounde internet site.

Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

Universal Application for Employment (Form DS-174)
Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification or equivalent (if applicable)
Residency Permit (if applicable)
Copy of Passport or National ID
Transcripts (if available)
Language Scores (if available)
Driver’s License (if applicable)
Certificate or License (if applicable)
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)
Letter(s) of recommendation (if available)
List of references
USAID only – List of 3 references
USAID only – Current resume addressing requirements of position (no more than 3 pages)
What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via telephone or 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 Cameroon.

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