Field Epidemiology Training Resident Advisor, Kampala

Last update 2024-06-25
Expires 2024-07-25
ID #2175726585
Field Epidemiology Training Resident Advisor, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified June 1, 2024


Security Clearance Required

: Local Security Certification or Public Trust
Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary: The U. S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Field Epidemiology Training Resident Advisor.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time, 40 hours per week
  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

    Supervisory Position: No

    Duties: The job holder will serve in the Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) within the Global Health Center (GHC) at the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Kampala, Uganda. Specifically, the job holder will support the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement its Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in Uganda and other workforce development and health systems strengthening programs.

    This position will also support Uganda’s nascent Global Laboratory Leadership Program (GLLP) initiated in 2023 that interfaces and collaborates directly with the FETP. Strong workforce capacity-building programs are a vital part of Global Health Security (GHS) agenda, which will play an important role on the advancement and development of a National Public Health Institute (NPHI) and a functioning Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

    Download: Detailed Position Description | PD – Epidemiology Training Program Advisor – AFRCC signed 2-24-KMP-HRO-BJ9569 C

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Health Science, Medicine, Epidemiology or host country equivalent is required.


    EXPERIENCE: Five years of mid-to-senior level medical, epidemiology and public health experience in developing epidemiology competency- based training curriculum. Must have demonstrated experience in teaching and mentorship of field epidemiology training, disease outbreak investigation and response as well as policy and planning development. Experience in an international setting is also required.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge and expertise in applied and field epidemiology and technology, public health surveillance and networks, in training methodologies and training evaluation, in establishing quality management systems in laboratory, and in Uganda Ministry of Health and Public Health Laboratory services.


    LANGUAGE:  English level IV (Fluent) Speaking and Writing ability is required. This may be tested.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Advanced written communication skills. This includes ability to write and edit clear, concise documents, reports, technical papers, scientific articles, and contracts, as well as instructional materials, expertise in applied and methodologies, highly developed teaching skills, advanced proficiency in Microsoft 365 suite programs/applications including Word, Excel. Proficiency in Epi-Info, highly advanced data skills, including data analysis, evaluation, and presentation in written and oral form. Ability to train others in data description and analysis, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively as a team member in an established culturally diverse environment, ability to establish effective relationships with host government officials. This may be tested.

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

    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.

    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.


    (1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U. S. Veteran*
    (2) AEFM / USEFM
    (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”), 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.

    Job details:

    Job type: Full time
    Contract type: Permanent
    Salary type: Monthly
    Occupation: Field epidemiology training resident advisor

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