U.S. Embassy in Kenya PHS (Associate Director – Western Kenya Pillar) CDC Kisumu – Jobs in Kenya


Hiring Agency: Embassy Nairobi

Position Title: PHS (Associate Director – Western Kenya Pillar) CDC Kisumu – All Interested Applicants.

Open Period: 08/10/2022 – 08/23/2022

Salary: (KES) KSh0

Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week

Duty Location(s): 1 in Nairobi, KE

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info:
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Under the direction of the CDC Country Director, the jobholder serves as the Division of Global HIV and TB (DGHT) Western Kenya Pillar Associate Director, a senior scientific and technical advisor for direct implementation of activities to agency officials, host country Kenya, and implementing partners.

The position will provide medical, clinical and technical leadership and management oversight to this multi-million dollar project with HHS/CDC, the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH) partners, as well as those funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Kenya, with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS and TB care, treatment and prevention program activities in Western Kenya.

Specially, the incumbent plans, initiates, coordinates, and provides clinical and technical leadership for HIV care and treatment and prevention activities in 10 Western Kenya counties, including 2 national hospitals. The incumbent leads a team of 20 senior and mid-level public health specialists and indirectly influences the work of additional technical staff across two CDC offices in the country for DGHT and the PEPFAR programs.

In addition, the incumbent represents CDC on the PEPFAR Interagency Management Team, the body charged with deciding PEPFAR policies and overall interagency program direction and priorities, with an annual budget of nearly half a billion dollars; and is the principal advisor to the senior Ministry of Health leadership on HIV and TB service delivery in the country.

The position is responsible for leading the program services portfolio by designing public health programs and interventions; conduct and provide technical advices on the entire cascade of HIV services including case finding, prevention (including PrEP), HIV care and treatment , Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and Tuberculosis case finding, prevention and treatment; leads design and execution of program-related implementation science research and evaluation activities.

Job holder is a Locally Employed Staff (LES) appointed to perform inherently governmental duties, such as provide work guidance to USDH and Project Officer responsibilities. Incumbent reports directly to the CDC Country Director (GP 15 – 96CD0073). This position is located in Kisumu, Kenya.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements: Experience

At least 5 years of work experience with the Government of Kenya, other institutes, UN Agencies, US government agencies or international NGOs in public health practices such as program design, implementation and evaluation, community intervention, public health management, delivery, or operational research.

Minimum of four years’ experience above must be in HIV, STI, TB, Malaria, or related infectious disease field. An additional 2 years of management experience is also required.

Job Knowledge:

The job holder must have knowledge of the principles of public health planning, implementation, and evaluation of HIV/STI/TB prevention programs; knowledge of the methods, process, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health programs; knowledge and related country physician license to prescribe medications and treat patients, knowledge of research design concepts and basic statistical methods and procedures; knowledge of management concepts and practices used by organizations engaged in international health or health related endeavors.

As a senior LE Staff in the office, must be thoroughly familiar with the USG/FSN employment system and with PEPFAR guidelines, practices, and the current Country Operational Plan process.

Education Requirements:

Medical degree (MBChB, MBBS or MD) is required. A Master of Medicine or Public Health, Epidemiology, or related field is also required.

Evaluations: Language

Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required

Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Swahili is required.

Skills And Abilities:

Must be able to:

Establish effective diplomatic working relationships with physicians, individuals and official representatives of public health organizations, particularly those treating patients and representing other USG agencies, Kenya Ministry of Health and other international organizations.

Organize and manage subordinate staff.

Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Plan, develop, manage and evaluate important and complex programs independently.

Provide medical and public health information and advice in assigned area objectively.

Follow oral instructions, and organize, prioritize and follow through expeditiously on all assignments with minimal oversight.

Focus on details as appropriate.

Demonstrate proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other computer applications for program implementation, epidemiology and operational research.

Translate and interpret complex medical and technical technology to appropriate audiences and prepare oral and written reports in English for senior-level international scientific audiences.

Keyboarding skills that include both speed and accuracy are required.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.


Agency Benefits:

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

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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.

Hiring Preference Order:

1. AEFM / USEFM who is 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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.
How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Police Clearance Certificate.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you Must submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement.

Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

Residency and/or Work Permit
Degree (not transcript)

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
Passport copy
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For more information and job application details, see; https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail.hms?_ref=ddzpdhh3pt0&returnToSearch=true&jnum=38048&orgId=25

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