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The U.S Mission in Yaoundé, Cameroon is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Public Health Specialist (Strategic information Advisor) in the Cameroon field office of USAID/West Africa.

Education & Prior Work Experience:

    educational background (at least a Bachelor’s degree) in public health or other health-related field, including, but not limited to, epidemiology, surveillance and monitoring, data analysis and interpretation, data collection and reporting, or similar academic major or concentration is required.
    Minimum 5 years of experience working with public health data management and/or informatics, preferably in HIV-related programs.

Public Health Specialist (Strategic Information Adviser): Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Strategic Information Advisor will provide high-quality technical assistance to USAID, the interagency country team managing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program, implementing partners, and Government of Cameroon counterparts – on matters related to the planning measurement and evaluation of USAID and PEPFAR’s contribution towards achieving HIV/AIDS targets.

This includes analyzing, managing and reporting on all program related strategic information, overseeing and supporting implementing partners as well as government counterparts to generate accurate data analyses and reports to inform national policy and also respond to PEPFAR’s reporting requirements as well as supporting development of protocols for operational research projects; and statements of work for independent mid-term/end of project/impact evaluations.

The incumbent will perform as USAID’s surveillance, quality assurance and geospatial mapping expert and may as delegated serves as Agreement Officer/Contracting Officer Representative (A/COR) or activity manager for USAID-funded implementing mechanisms, providing technical and financial oversight. Finally, s/he will interact with SI staff of other U.S Government agencies, to streamline and improve the existing PEPFAR Strategic Information systems with providing input on Monitoring and Evaluation issues at technical, policy, and strategic planning meetings, including (and as needed) day-to-day guidance to the PEPFAR Country Coordinator.

Program Monitoring and Reporting, 60%

    Lead USAID’s management and coordination of M&E and other SI-related processes required for PEPFAR reporting including working with PEPFAR’s interagency team to ensure cohesion; coordinating responses to ad hoc SI requests from the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC); and providing, as needed technical guidance to PEPFAR Coordination office on SI issues, challenges, and policy questions.
    Enter data into the FACTS Info database and DATIM, including inputting of all monitoring targets and results, based on OGAC guidance. The incumbent will have to work closely with SI staff from other U.S Government agencies and USAID-funded implementing partners to compile program data, and provide appropriate narrative and explanation for the targets of each technical program area and for each implementing partner, in accordance with reporting requirements.
    Serve as a liaison between the USAID country team and headquarters helping to connect country team with experts in areas that require technical assistance.
    Ensure systems are in place for implementing partners to plan and monitor programs in compliance with PEPFAR and USAID requirements. This will include quarterly Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS) visits focused on monitoring program quality; and annual data quality assessments (DQAs) to ensure key data quality standards are met (validity, reliability, precision, integrity, and timeliness).
    Generate geospatial information, develop maps and provide geospatial analysis to assist USAID and wider PEPFAR team to prioritize spending, site service locations, and identification of vulnerable populations at the lowest site unit.
    Support the strengthening of country capacity to utilize data for program planning and target setting. This may include supporting GRC to strengthen M&E portion of strategic plans or program funding applications, as needed, and coordinate or lead the development of frameworks and strategies to inform national priorities and planning. This includes participating in national SI technical working group and liaising with other U.S Government agencies and international partners to ensure effective exchange of strategic information.
    Assist implementing partners, U.S Government agencies, and technical working groups with data analysis and preparation of abstracts and presentations for the PEPFAR annual conference, in-country meetings and international conferences, as appropriate.

Program Management, 30%

    May be formally designated A/COR or activity manager for SI-related mechanisms with indeterminate annual budget. In this capacity, s/he takes a major technical role in development and approval of work plans, supplemental awards, and requests for extensions; liaises with the agency grants and cooperative agreements technical specialists at post and in the U.S award management; oversees performance of cooperating partners; carries out technical reviews, identifies potential issues and recommends actions for improvement.
    Determine and, when necessary, solicit appropriate human and financial resources to provide SI technical assistance to USAID, PEPFAR interagency team, implementing partners, or national workgroups.
    Evaluate results achieved by implementing partners against their targets and tracking overall progress in achieving PEPFAR and USAID goals as outlined in Country Operational Plans, Cooperative Agreements, Contracts, and other initiatives. As necessary, adapting targets to be consistent with appropriated budgets, country constraints and new opportunities.
    Provide technical oversight for evaluation, study design and implementation of USAID project
    assessments and evaluations; including identifying areas for further study to inform USAID, PEPFAR, and national programming.

Other duties as assigned – 10%

Salary range (FSN-11) = CFA 23,079,980 – CFA 36,925,964 per annum (depending on qualification and experience)

Interest individuals should submit a signed cover letter, relevant certificates and CV with references to:

Human Resources Office

P.O. Box 817, Tél: 222-201-500, Ext 4006

U.S/ Embassy Yaoundé, Cameroon

Or by email to: ydeapplicants@state.gov

Note: when submitting your applicant via email, start the subject line with the position title. Failure to state this and submit signed letter with relevant documents will disqualify applicant.

All U.S AND NOT CAMEROUNIAN CITIZENS WHO ARE NOT FAMILY MEMBERS OF USG EMPOLYEENS OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED TO POST AND UNDER CHIEF OF MISSION AUTHORITHY MUST ATTACH COPIES OF THE REQUIRED WORK AND/ OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO THEIR APPLICATIONS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. NO RELOCATION EXPENSISES ARE PROVIDED TO THE JOB LOCATION: YAOUNDE CAMEROUN. IF TRANSFORMATION TO YAOUNDE IS REQUIRED IT WILL BE THE EMPLOYEES RESPONSIBILITY.

ONLY SHORLITED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED.

CLOSING DATE: DECEMBER 7, 2015 AT 16:00

USAID/West Africa anticipates awarding one personal services contract (PSC) regarding this announcement. Please note that this does not constitute any guarantee that a PSC will be awarded as result of this announcement.

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