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Public Health Specialist (Surveillance)
Qualifications and Evaluations
- EXPERIENCE: 5 years of mid- to senior-level public health experience in the management and development of epidemiological surveillance, electronic health record management, and health information systems are required.
Job holder is required to have detailed knowledge of national HIV treatment guidelines, and be able to articulate how clinical guidelines, paper-based HIS, electronic HIS, and reporting requirements interact.
- Education Requirements:
- Master of Public Health (MPH or MSPH) or host country equivalent degree in public health, epidemiology, or health informatics is required.
- LANGUAGE: Level IV fluency – speaking/reading/writing English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong analytical skills to readily understand and discuss health management information systems, data life cycle management, and paper and electronic record management are required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports. Excellent oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international partners and to prepare substantive and analytical reporting. Strong management skills are required to operate independently with limited direct supervision of day-to-day activities and to lead results driven project teams and workgroups. Excellent overall computer skills and advanced skill levels in use of at least one of the more common epidemiologic data analysis software is required. Excellent numerical skills for manipulating and reporting statistical data is required. Experience in the setting of computer software development standards, specifications and guidelines as well as experience working within already set standards to implement IT solutions is required. The incumbent will be expected to exercise tact and diplomacy in applying PEPFAR guidelines to unique and different public health activities. Ability to persuade others, ingenuity and innovation will be required to influence collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs to adopt appropriate strategies for improving the surveillance, survey, and health information system process.
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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 medical and security certifications.
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