Public Health Specialist (Monitoring and Evaluation) – U.S Embassy, Addis Ababa

Public Health Specialist (Monitoring and Evaluation) – U.S Embassy Addis Ababa, July 12 2023



Organization: U.S Embassy Addis Ababa

Position: Public Health Specialist (Monitoring and Evaluation)

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Contract

Salary: 29,075 USD Per Year

Deadline: July, 26 2023




Job description

Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Addis Ababa
Position Title:
Public Health Specialist (Monitoring and Evaluation) – All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Open Period:
07/12/2023 – 07/26/2023Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 0550 12
USD $29,075 /Per Year
Work Schedule:
Full-time – The work schedule for this position is: • Full Time (40 hours per week)
Promotion Potential:
Promotion Potential Explanation:
None. This is advertised at the Full Performance Level FSN-12 which is equivalent to FP-03.
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in
Addis Ababa, ET
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
 HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM – FP is 03.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
•    All Interested Applicants/All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
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.
The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Specialist Monitoring and Evaluation.

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

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Job holder is a senior program specialist and key public health technical advisor to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Integration (MEDI) Branch Chief in CDC-E. The main purpose of this position is to develop public health informatics programs and Health Information Systems (HIS) leading to the monitoring and evaluation of PEPFAR-funded programs as defined in the PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP). Job holder will work as a senior technical advisor and project manager to coordinate the design, implementation, and strengthening of monitoring systems and evaluation projects as well as provide technical assistance to Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MOH) and Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs) in building capacity of their public health informatics systems and HIS. Quantifying progress towards targets set for PEPFAR and the national HIV response requires public health informatics technical knowledge, results-oriented data analysis, advocacy, and the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with USG partners at both implementer and national levels. The job holder will support MOH, Ethiopia Public Health Institute (EPHI) and Implementing partners on policy, strategy and planning of digital health interventions including patient-level, surveillance, and aggregate health information systems (HIS). Provides scientific and technical guidance on appropriate strategies for health information collection, access, analysis, and dissemination. Provides strategic guidance to implementing partners in the establishment of capabilities for maintaining, upgrading, and using existing health information systems. Provides project management support to health information systems initiatives supported by CDC Ethiopia. The job holder leads the evaluation of HIS in terms of addressing the requirement and ongoing new program needs, quality of patient care, user acceptability, and performance of the systems. Job holder represents the agency on M&E and HIS issues at technical, policy and strategic meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies.


Qualifications And Evaluations

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional level experience working as a monitoring and evaluation specialist in a health/medical research organization, health information systems project, university or public health program implementing agency is required. One additional year of experience at the managerial level with multiple staff is required.

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


Job requirement


Education Requirements:
Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

EDUCATION: Medical Doctor degree (MD) with Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Economics, Epidemiology, Health Informatics, Public Health, Public Policy or equivalent with specialization in monitoring and evaluation 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:

Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners and to prepare required written reports. Advanced leadership skills are required to lead results-driven project teams and workgroups. Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of survey indicators and monitoring (These may be tested, or written test will be conducted) systems, evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, field experience in data collection, and methods in data analysis. The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders. Considerable innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS M&E and HIS programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities.

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.

Benefits and Other Info

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 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.

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.



How to Apply

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

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:
In order 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 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.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia.








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