The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda. The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The Emergency Management and Response Specialist serves as the Global Health Security (GHS) Outbreak Coordinator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Uganda office
Roles and responsibilities:
The position is responsible for public health emergency management and response activities, primarily infectious disease outbreaks, but also including natural, accidental and intentional disasters with public health implications.
The incumbent serves as a key advisor to the Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) Program Director on public health emergency management and response activities in Uganda and in support of the Global Health Security Agenda.
The incumbent serves as the primary liaison between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Uganda and the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC), other Government of Uganda (GOU) entities, collaborating US Government (USG) agencies (United States Agency for International Development, Department of Defense, State Department), non-governmental organizations, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters (HQ).
The incumbent participates in identifying and prioritizing emergency management and response activities in order to strengthen national, regional and district level public health response capacity and maintain a highly functional Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC), and incident command system in Uganda.
The incumbent will report directly to the Division of Global Health Protection Program Director.
Minimum Qualifications for US Embassy Uganda Jobs 2021
The ideal applicant for the United States US Embassy Emergency Management and Response Specialist job must hold a Master’s degree in Medicine, Public Health, Laboratory Sciences, Informatics or Epidemiology is required.
At least three years public health experience in a field directly related to emergency management, outbreak response, and/or epidemiology is required.
The incumbent must have knowledge and experience in field epidemiology, outbreak response, biosafety/biosecurity, and overall management of public health emergency response programs.
The incumbent must have a general knowledge of the local emergency management processes and/or systems and the role of the Uganda MOH and the Public Health Emergency Operations Center in public health emergencies. The incumbent should have a good working knowledge of global public health preparedness methodologies.
The incumbent must have extensive knowledge of the development of emergency management and response program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones, knowledge of the development and implementation of capacity and program assessments, and methods for evaluating program accomplishments. S/he must have extensive knowledge of global public health activities and strategies, including advanced knowledge of the Incident Command System framework (ICS).
The incumbent must also demonstrate an awareness of safety hazards in the work environment; working knowledge of administrative, budgetary, procurement, and travel issues related to government purchasing and funding guidelines.
Position requires a highly innovative and well-trained public health professional with strong leadership and interpersonal skills to work with all levels of staff in a team setting to accomplish program goals.
A high level of oral and written communications skills is required in order to convey program progress, technical requirements and to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in emergency management and response programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities.
Strong working knowledge of computer software programs such as Microsoft Office is required.
Demonstrated typing proficiency at 40 words per minute or higher.
Ability to gather, analyze and interpret quantitative data, provide factual and interpretive reports and communicate findings to a variety of audiences is required.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a high-performance environment under tight deadlines is required.
The incumbent must also have skills in diplomacy in order to work effectively with the Ministries of Health (MOH), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), United Nations Disaster Assistance Coordination (UNDAC), Department of State (DOS), Embassies and international public health entities
Language: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English ability is required. This may be tested.
How To Apply for US Embassy Uganda Jobs 2021
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.
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