Basic Function of Position: Public Health Specialist
The Project Management Specialist (Public Health Specialist) will support the management of a complex portfolio of public health activities valued at approximately $35 million per year through a wide range of project and activity management duties. The Public Health Specialist is a key a member of USAID/Mali Health Team, and will support projects and activities in Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH), HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation (WASH), and Health Systems Strengthening (HSS). USAID/Mali also implements an approximately $27 million per year malaria portfolio. This position supports all USAID/Mali health activities except those related to malaria.
The Public Health Specialist supports the USAID/Mali Global Health Initiative Strategy, will work under the guidance of the Cluster Leads for each technical area, and is supervised by the Deputy Health Team Leader. S/he will also liaise with backstops for the various technical areas in USAID/Washington.
The Public Health Specialist will also work closely with mid- to high-level Government of Mali (GOM) counterparts. The Specialist is expected to exercise strong leadership through open communication and diplomacy in carrying out day-to-day work with the GOM. S/he must be able to maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of Malian government officials, from the national to the local level.
Minimum Qualifications: To be considered for this position, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications.
US Mission Local Employee Staff and other potential candidates;
A four year college degree is required;
At least five years of progressively responsible over project management (budget, Finance, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, Procurement, activity development and management).
Selection Factors: To be considered for this position, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications noted above. For applicants meeting the minimum qualifications, further consideration and selection will be based on panel assessment of the selection factors listed below.
Applicants are required to address each of the selection criteria on a separate sheet describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education, and/or awards or recognition they have received relevant to each criteria described below, and any related considerations. Be sure to include your name and the announcement position.
Education (10%): A four year college degree is required.
Prior Work Experience (30%): At least five years of progressively responsible over project management (budget, Finance, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, Procurement, activity development and management).
Language Proficiency (10%): Level IV written and spoken English and French are required.
Knowledge (30%): A strong knowledge of office management and administration is required. Knowledge of USAID policies, regulations, and programs is highly desirable. Knowledge of the public health context in Mali and public health interventions is highly desirable.
Skills and Abilities (20%): The ability to establish and maintain contacts with a wide range of individual partners and to work in a team setting. The ability to communicate quickly, clearly and concisely – both orally and in writing in English and in French. Excellent computer skills are required to effectively operate in this position; software including, for example: MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
It is essential that all candidates address the above minimum requirements in the application. Applicants must be eligible for appointment under host government laws and regulations.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, and budget implications in determining successful candidacy.
Interested candidates for this position should submit the following documents:
A U.S. Federal Employment Form DS-174 found directly under the U.S. Embassy site https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/136408.pdf.
The DS-174 must be signed and those submitted unsigned will be rejected.
A resume or curriculum vitae relevant to the position for which the applicant is applying;
A cover letter of not more than three (3) pages describing how the incumbent’s skills and experience fit the requirements of the Health Project Management Specialist (public Health) position.
Applicants are required to provide three (3) to five (5) professional references with complete contact information including email address and telephone numbers. References should have knowledge of the candidate’s ability to perform the duties set forth in the application and must not be family members or relatives.
Applicants must provide their full mailing address with telephone, facsimile numbers and email address and should retain for their records copies of all enclosures that accompany their submissions.
All uncompleted applications will be rejected.
Human Resources Management Office – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed Statement of duties and the qualification requirements for the position are available on the following websites https://mali.usembassy.gov/job-opportunities or https://www.usaid.gov/mali/partnership-opportunities/local-vcancy
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION IS: May 20, 2014 at 17:00 PM
Basic Function of Position: Public Health Specialist