VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 16-021
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources
POSITION: 2 Senior Technical Advisors FSN-12, FP-3
OPENING DATE: July 8, 2016
CLOSING DATE: July 22, 2016
WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours per week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-12 – 62,440 US $ per year (the pay scale is denominated in US dollars but will be paid in local currencies using the exchange rate each pay period)
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR) FP-3 – US$ 78,529 per year
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a temporary position not to exceed 24 months (2 years) from date of hire.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for two (2) Senior Technical Advisor positions in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
As part of its global health mission, CDC is tasked with implementing programs to protect and improve health globally through science, policy, partnership and evidence-based public health action through CDC Mali. The vision of the Global Health Division (CGH) in CDC is a world where people live healthier, safer and longer lives. CDC CGH is a proud partner in the unified U.S. Government (USG) effort to implement health programs. As part of this effort, CDC CGH helps resource-constrained countries to prevent infectious diseases and to detect and to respond to disease outbreaks through building capacity and infrastructure to address global health threats including disease epidemics and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. To facilitate this mission, CDC CGH assigns field staff to various country program offices.
The primary objective is to provide technical assistance in managing CGH capacity building programs supported by CDC/Mali. The incumbent is a senior interface between CDC CGH/Atlanta, CDC Mali, the Ministry of Health (MOH), and various in-country public health partners including the World Health Organization (WHO) providing continuous technical assistance and overseeing and coordinating CDC in-country technical activities, including infectious disease epidemiology, surveillance, public health programming, and epidemic preparedness and response activities.
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
Doctoral degree (MD, PHD) or host country equivalent in public health, specializing in epidemiology, surveillance is required.
Minimum of five years of progressively responsible public health or clinical experience in the evaluation of public health interventions and/or disease surveillance in West Africa is required. Two years in a supervisory position for either clinical, research or program settings demonstrating management experience for technical staff, accounts receivable and cash management.
Professional training and extensive knowledge in infectious epidemiology are required.
English Level IV French and English are required (English language proficiency will be tested.)
Deep knowledge of USG and Mali public health programs and strategies, medical systems, program management policies and regulation, principles and practices of epidemiological, biomedical, or related scientific research. Must keep current with broad and rapidly evolving field of knowledge of public health and epidemiology through review of informational respected journals and websites required.
Advanced knowledge for word processing and Excel spreadsheets required.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by emailing HROBamako@state.gov to request a copy and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office: 2070- 2314/2315/2316.
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:
When qualified, 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.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
FS on LWOP**
IMPORTANT:Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on https://mali.usembassy.gov/job_announcements.html. (See “For Further Information” above); and
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office e-mail address:HROBamako@state.gov
Please indicate the Position you are applying for in the Subject Line: Senior Technical Advisor
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 16-021