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Job opportunity: Public Health Specialist (Monitoring & Evaluation)

Announcement Number: YAOUNDE-2021-032
Hiring Agency: Embassy Yaounde
Position Title: Public Health Specialist (Monitoring & Evaluation) – All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period: 07/30/2021 – 08/13/2021
The incumbent is responsible for coordinating, managing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities for CDC Cameroon and implementing partners. The M&E Specialist will support the U.S. government (USG) PEPFAR interagency team on strategic information activities toward achieving programmatic targets. These responsibilities include establishing monitoring and evaluation procedures and ensuring data quality, security, and completeness through rigorous data management procedures. The position reports to the Senior Data Manager.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: At least 3 years of experience working with public health programs, including experience with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), surveillance, data management, statistics and/or Health Management Information Systems with international health organizations is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of principles and procedures of M&E and data management including collection, entry, storage, and analysis is required.  Knowledge of methodologies used in social and health research is also critical for this role.  Strong knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology, data quality assurance, analysis reporting and best practices in data dissemination and data use is required.  Incumbent should be familiar with the health care system of Cameroun and be familiar with the work of CDC.
In-depth specialist knowledge of HIV/AIDS public, health programs, strategies, monitoring and evaluation systems, data analysis and use, and field experience in processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and assess evaluation projects are required.
Incumbent should possess knowledge and understanding of the principles of organizational management and be familiar with the work of USG/PEPFAR. Knowledge of program evaluation strategies and techniques as well as infectious disease prevention activities.  The incumbent should possess expert knowledge of the application of program management and the translation of evaluation data as it pertains to the improvement of program operations, guidelines, and policies.
Education Requirements:
Master’s Degree in Public Health or Epidemiology with concentration in surveillance and monitoring, data analysis and interpretation, data collection and reporting are required.
LANGUAGE: Good Working Knowledge (speaking/reading/writing) of both English and French is required. This may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Experience and proficiency with data management tools, including either SAS, SPSS or STATA for data analysis is required. This includes development of data entry screens, check and validation programs, manipulation of data, preparation of work plans, and programs to assist in data analysis.  High level of competency in managing data information and evaluations on large scale health or HIV/AIDS activities required.    Experience in use of Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint is required for the preparation of reports, as well as in the presentation of data in a logical framework. Must be detail oriented and able to develop and implement work plans and problem-solve independently. Excellent communication skills in English, written and verbal, as well as the ability to communicate with CDC partners, MOH and other stakeholders. Must be able to communicate technical information clearly and effectively and have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. These may be tested.
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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass U.S. Embassy issued medical and security certifications.
  • Benefits and Other Info
  • Benefits:
  • Agency 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.
  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • 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 U.S. Embassy Security clearance.
To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.
Required Documents:
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • CNI or Passport copy (as applicable)
  • Master’s Degree (not transcript)
  • Attestation of work
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
Next Steps:
ONLY Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
Open Period: 07/30/2021 – 08/13/2021

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