US embassy recruits Strategic Information Technical Advisor

Category: Admin Jobs Location: Yaoundé

Date Published Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:28:56 +0000

Contract Type Full Time

Salary See details below

Location Yaoundé

Required Experience 1-3years

Expiry Date Jan 17

Description

December 15, 2016

OPEN TO:  All Interested Candidates / All Sources

The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. 
The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement.

POSITION:          Strategic Information Technical Advisor
OPENING DATE:     December 15, 2016
CLOSING DATE:     January 17, 2017
WORK HOURS:       Full time, 40 hours/week
SALARY:                Ordinarily Resident (OR):  FSN-09
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR):  FP-05* (steps 1 through 4)
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.


The U.S. government President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)/Cameroon Office in Yaounde is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Strategic Information Technical Advisor.  This position is located in Yaounde, Cameroon.

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
Under the general supervision of the PEPFAR Country Coordinator, the incumbent serves as the HIV/AIDS Subject Matter Expert for Strategic Information (SI), Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for HIV/AIDS programming (both strategic and budgetary).  In addition, s/he requires situational assessment and interpretation skills, timely decision making ability, excellent judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, and strong interpersonal and team building skills. The incumbent is expected to be versed with the U.S. government President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), including as relevant, policy and requirements regarding all aspects of strategic planning, budget formulation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting by PEPFAR funded agencies in Cameroon.  This requires the incumbent to have superior knowledge and ability to understand PEPFAR guidance and directives, development principles and approaches, and host country needs and priorities related to SI.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Gender/Women's Studies; Program Management; Monitoring and Evaluation, or Accounting is required.
  2. EXPERIENCE:  At least Five years of experience working with international public health or development programs is required. This must include experience with survey methodology, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluency) speaking/reading/writing of English and Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of French is required.  (This will be tested.)
  4. JOB KNOWLEDGE:

-      Must have knowledge of survey methodology, data collection, analysis, and reporting, as well as an understanding of Health Management Information System (HMIS).

-      Must have knowledge of M&E systems and current M&E issues working in resource and data poor environments, and ability to develop appropriate measurable targets.

-      Must have knowledge of HIV in Cameroon and knowledge of public health and HIV/AIDS programs.

-      Must have the ability to understand and apply PEPFAR policies, guidance and directives.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The incumbent must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, ability to develop disease projections, and conduct target setting with measurable outcomes; ability to analyze, organize, and interpret data and present findings in both oral and written form; basic skills in the operation of computers and software program applications authorized for use; proven leadership, management, facilitation, coordination, interpersonal, and teamwork skills; sound judgment, tact and diplomacy, and proven ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines or dates for special events and activities; excellent communication skills in English, written and verbal, as well as the ability to communicate diplomatically; ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues. (Skills and abilities will be tested)

http://yaounde.usembassy.gov/dr44-2016.html and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office at Ext. 4006.

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  When qualified, 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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(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:

  1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy:  nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.  Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a Locally Employed Staff security clearance.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources.  (See “For Further Information” above);         

WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 817, Tel.: 222-201-500, Ext 4006, U.S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
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.  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. 



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