Public Health Specialist (Infection Prevention & Control), U.S. Embassy – Addis Ababa Vacancy Announcement


Public Health Specialist (Infection Prevention & Control), U.S. Embassy – Addis Ababa Vacancy Announcement; April 10 2024



Organization: U.S. Embassy – Addis Ababa

Position: Public Health Specialist (Infection Prevention & Control)

Location: Addis Ababa

Salary: USD $24,124 /Per Year

Employment: Full-Time, Permanent

Deadline: April 22, 2024




Job description



The U.S. Mission, Center for Diseases Control in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Specialist Infection Prevention and Control.

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 (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.


Incumbent serves as the infection prevention and control (IPC) specialist and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance program coordinator for CDC Ethiopia’s health security and the International Infection Control Program (IICP) at CDC headquarters in Atlanta under the direct supervision of the Division of Global Health Protection Program Director. The position is responsible for assisting CDC Ethiopia, IICP, and partners in the implementation of activities to strengthen and build IPC and AMR surveillance capacity in Ethiopia for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated transmission of diseases, such as COVID-19, as well as antimicrobial-resistant organisms. The incumbent serves as the IPC and AMR technical advisor and primary liaison between the CDC Ethiopia team and IICP to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), other host governmental ministries, implementing partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), collaborating USG agencies, and other CDC programs.


Job requirements


Qualifications and Evaluations

  • EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years of public health experience; 2 years of experience in either a clinical health setting or in Infection Prevention and Control in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is required.

Note: Please upload all work experience copies of yours under “Other Document 1, 2 or 3”

  • EDUCATION: A Master’s (MPH, MSHP) degree in Public Health, Nursing, or Medicine is required.

Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under ” Masters or equivalent”


LANGUAGE: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Amharic is required. (This may be tested)

Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This may be tested)

Skills and abilities:

The incumbent should have detailed knowledge about the WHO Core Components of IPC programs, standard and transmission-based precautions, surveillance, healthcare outbreak detection and response, behavior change, antimicrobial resistance, and quality improvement. Detailed knowledge of the Ethiopia health care system and structures and familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities, and regulations is required.

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.


Agency Benefits:

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

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. 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 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.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:


(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”), 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.

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested copies of Education in the attachments enlisted below as verification of the requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide the requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • Passport copy (if applicable)
  • Master’s degree (Required)
  • Work Experience (Required)
  • Certificate or License (if applicable)
  • 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 or phone.

For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.


How to apply


You can use the link below to apply for this position.

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.





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