Public Health Specialist (Treatment) – Embassy of United States of America Vacancy Announcement


Public Health Specialist (Treatment) – Embassy of United States of America Vacancy Announcement, June 21 2023



Organization: Embassy of United States of America

Position: Public Health Specialist (Treatment)

Employment: Full-Time, Permanent

Location: Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia

Salary: $24,124/Year

Deadline: July, 04/2023




Job description


Hiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • For USEFM – FP is 04. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • All Interested Applicants/All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of the 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 (Treatment).

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: Yes

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required


  • The job holder is an HIV/AIDS public health specialist responsible for the planning, technical support in implementation, coordination, and monitoring and evaluation of assigned adult and pediatric HIV treatment program activities that are funded under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Ethiopia.
  • Under the direction of the Senior Public Health Specialist, job holder’s duties include technical support, advice and guidance for the day-to-day program and administrative management and coordination of the treatment program;
  • Engaging in forums at the care and treatment branch level, within CDC at the agency level, at the inter-agency level and with relevant local governmental and non-governmental entities, other implementing partners who are involved in the national treatment program and administer PEPFAR-funded programs.
  • The job holder provides oversight to program funds, activities, and targets and/or goals and works to ascertain compliance with the terms of the cooperative agreements and appropriate administrative recordkeeping in accordance with the implementing agreement and that USG funds are appropriately utilized.
  • The job requires public health technical knowledge, results-oriented analytical skills, advocacy, capacity building, and continuous effective communication with implementing partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and relevant local government institutions that are involved in the national treatment program.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Five years of mid-to senior-level public health experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating HIV/AIDS Treatment programs or other public health or development assistance programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required.

EDUCATION: Master’s (MPH) Degree, or host country equivalent, in public health, nursing, and health policy, is required.



  • 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:

  • Ability to analyze the epidemiology of HIV and the cascade of treatment.
  • Ability to gather information by reviewing reports from PEPFAR system records and other sources of documents.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as test results, technical manuals, etc. Capability to prepare statistical reports.
  • Basic skills to use computer software for data analysis.
  • Skills to effectively communicate and convey relevant messages with multiple stakeholders. Basic skills in developing project plans, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Ability to make effective oral presentations and design/deliver training. (These may be tested, or a written test will be conducted)

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


To apply for this position click the below “Apply” button and click “Apply to this Vacancy” button on the incoming page.

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 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.

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







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