Clinical TB and HIV Advisor - USAID/Zambia


APPLICATION DEADLINEFriday, 03 June 2016
TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB EMAILEXOZambiaHR@usaid.govTO APPLY FOR THIS JOB VISIThttp://www.usaid.gov/zambia/careers.
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
Clinical TB and HIV Advisor – AID-003-16As a Clinical TB and HIV Advisor – the incumbent contributes to the health team’s ability to achieve results by providing programmatic and technical expertise for HIV prevention and treatment and TB control components of the USAID/Zambian health program, primarily focusing on designing, implementing, coordinating and monitoring and evaluating evidence-based interventions in these areas. The incumbent serves as a subject matter expert on the health team for TB control and HIV care and treatment.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences (Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, etc.), and a master’s degree in Public health, Epidemiology, Health promotion, Health management or related qualification is required
  • Five years of work experience in public health program activities part of which should include TB and/or HIV work (planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating such as HIV public health programs) is required
  • The job holder will need COR/AOR training. This training is considered equivalent to the definition of basic occupational
  • Level IV (fluent) written and oral English proficiency is required
  • Thorough knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of public health and infectious diseases (particularly TB and HIV) is required
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and management experience in managing public health programs in general
  • Strong negotiation and diplomatic skills and ability to facilitate agreement among various partners to promote the infectious disease agenda
  • Ability to establish and maintain an extensive range of contacts with ministerial and host government officials, including those in a leadership role at the national, provincial, and district levels
  • Ability to positively interact with influential persons in the public and private sectors is required in order to represent USAID and U.S. government development policies and programs and explain/interpret host-country attitudes
  • Ability to work with donors and different cadres of Zambian government counterparts in a collaborative manner; demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and work effectively as part of a multisectoral and multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work in a team; strong representational and interpersonal skills

How to applyQualified candidates should send via email:
A formal application letter or cover letter;
A current CV;
Photocopies of all professional certificates and degrees;
A fully complete application form DS-174 (available online at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/136408.pdf); and
Contact information for at least three professional references.
The complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on USAID/Zambia website: http://www.usaid.gov/zambia/careers.
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