Job Advert: Strategic Information Technical Advisor
The U.S. government President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)/Cameroon Office in Yaounde is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Strategic Information Technical Advisor. This position is located in Yaounde, Cameroon.
POSITION: Strategic Information Technical Advisor
CLOSING DATE: January 17, 2017
WORK HOURS: Full time, 40 hours/week
Basic Function of Position:
The Strategic Information (SI) Technical Advisor serves as the HIV/AIDS Subject Matter Expert for SI and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for HIV/AIDS programming (both strategic and budgetary). In addition, s/he requires situational assessment and interpretation skills, timely decision making ability, excellent judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, and strong interpersonal and team building skills. The incumbent is expected to be versed with the U.S. government President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), including as relevant, policy and requirements regarding all aspects of strategic planning, budget formulation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting by PEPFAR funded agencies in Cameroon. This requires the incumbent to have superior knowledge and ability to understand PEPFAR guidance and directives, development principles and approaches, and host country needs and priorities related to SI.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at http://yaounde.usembassy.gov/dr44-2016.html and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office at Ext. 4006.
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.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Gender/Women's Studies; Program Management; Monitoring and Evaluation, or Accounting is required.
EXPERIENCE: At least Five years of experience working with international public health or development programs is required. This must include experience with survey methodology, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluency) speaking/reading/writing of English and Level III (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of French is required. (This will be tested.)
- Must have knowledge of survey methodology, data collection, analysis, and reporting, as well as an understanding of Health Management Information System (HMIS).
- Must have knowledge of M&E systems and current M&E issues working in resource and data poor environments, and ability to develop appropriate measurable targets.
- Must have knowledge of HIV in Cameroon and knowledge of public health and HIV/AIDS programs.
- Must have the ability to understand and apply PEPFAR policies, guidance and directives.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The incumbent must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, ability to develop disease projections, and conduct target setting with measurable outcomes; ability to analyze, organize, and interpret data and present findings in both oral and written form; basic skills in the operation of computers and software program applications authorized for use; proven leadership, management, facilitation, coordination, interpersonal, and teamwork skills; sound judgment, tact and diplomacy, and proven ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines or dates for special events and activities; excellent communication skills in English, written and verbal, as well as the ability to communicate diplomatically; ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues. (Skills and abilities will be tested)
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
- Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
- Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 817, Tel.: 222-201-500, Ext 4006, U.S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon