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Senior Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Advisor

Closing: Nov 14, 2022

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Published: Nov 9, 2022 (23 days ago)

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A. EDUCATION

A doctoral degree in public health, public policy, epidemiology, infectious disease, or similar related discipline

is required.

B. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

From ten (10) years of experience in public health, animal health, One Health, epidemiology, or a related field, of

which five years must be working in or with developing countries is required.

A minimum of five (5) years’ experience with a government agency or other international/local organization

working on zoonotic or emerging infectious diseases, or global health security is required.


Senior-level experience related to infectious disease prevention, detection and control in public health sector is

required.

Working experience of technical and programmatic principles underlying emerging infectious diseases and/or

GHSA activities or implementation is required.

Previous experience with an international agency, organization, academic institution, or NGO is required.

Experience working in Uganda is required.


C. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY


Level IV English; excellent English language oral and written communication skills are required.


Responsibilities

A. EDUCATION

A doctoral degree in public health, public policy, epidemiology, infectious disease, or similar related discipline

is required.

B. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

From ten (10) years of experience in public health, animal health, One Health, epidemiology, or a related field, of

which five years must be working in or with developing countries is required.

A minimum of five (5) years’ experience with a government agency or other international/local organization

working on zoonotic or emerging infectious diseases, or global health security is required.


Senior-level experience related to infectious disease prevention, detection and control in public health sector is

required.

Working experience of technical and programmatic principles underlying emerging infectious diseases and/or

GHSA activities or implementation is required.

Previous experience with an international agency, organization, academic institution, or NGO is required.

Experience working in Uganda is required.


C. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY


Level IV English; excellent English language oral and written communication skills are required.


1) Coordinate Uganda GHSA activities with USG agencies and the Government of Uganda (40% LOE)

) Facilitate the coordination of USAID and USG‐funded activities in Uganda with CDC, DOD, and other USGagencies to ensure the most cost‐effective and diplomatic approach to supporting the government of Uganda and

USG goals under the GHSA program.

b) Serve as the main Point of Contact (POC) for USAID GHSA activities in Uganda.

d) Develop and maintain relationships with relevant ministries and the Prime Minister’s office in Uganda to ensure

that resources and technical advice are coordinated and provided.

e) Represent USAID Activities in Uganda to the US Embassy in Uganda and other USG Departments or Agencies

in‐country; and serve as the USAID Senior GHSA representative on the Interagency Health Team for the Embassy.

f) Lead communication on GHSA matters including responding to taskers and inquiries from Washington,

contributing to the congressional briefers and the annual GHSA report to congress, and represent USAID/Uganda

programs to VIP visitors to Uganda in coordination with USAID/Uganda.

g) Represent USAID programs in Uganda to the Government of Uganda in coordination with the US Embassy

and/or USAID/Uganda.


h) Represent USAID/Uganda for donor coordination and involvement with other development stakeholders related

to GHSA, including other pertinent representation of the USAID portfolio in Uganda as needed.

i) During disease outbreak situations, ensure that GHSA assets and technical support are tightly coordinated with

interagency leadership in supporting the national government.

2. Lead and Manage USAID’s GHSA programming in Uganda (50% LOE)

a) Serve as the USAID Activity Manager in Uganda for GHSA field support programs and ensure coordination of

USAID implementing partners in Uganda.

b) Ensure resource-effective coordination of GHSA activities within USAID/Uganda Office of Health and

HIV/AIDS (OHH) programming and the broader USAID/Uganda portfolio. Where appropriate, seek economies of

scale and opportunities for leveraging resources; engage key population groups and hard to reach populations

through innovative planning, program design and implementation; and ensure integration of GHSA activities within

the Mission’s Integrated Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS 2.0).

c) Work closely with USAID/Washington AORs to review and provide technical input into activity workplans,

budgets, implementation activities, progress reports, administrative approval of vouchers, as well as conduct regular

partner meetings, trouble-shooting, activity tracking, and intensive field monitoring visits to ascertain progress,

identify delays and develop solutions.

d) Coordinate and identify leveraging points with other activities within the development portfolio as guided by the

Mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (e.g. economic growth, democracy and government, refugees,

environment, education, agriculture and others as appropriate) as they relate to GHSA, including planning and

procurement of supplies, community services, social marketing, capacity development, communication, monitoring

and evaluation, human resources for health and health systems strengthening.


e) Ensure that all projects are compliant with USAID regulations, reporting and other requirements. Develop and

support budget planning and financial reporting of USAID programs in Uganda.


f) Lead the development of USAID/Uganda indicators and performance monitoring plan as it relates to GHSA.

Monitor progress according to this plan, including compilation and analysis of indicators.


g) Communicate on GHSA matters including: responding to taskers and inquiries from Washington; contributing to

congressional briefers and the annual GHSA report to Congress; and representing USAID /Uganda programs to

USAID/Uganda, USAID Washington, regionally and within the USG.

h) Document and track lessons learned in Uganda, which will help guide the implementation of the GHSA program.

This includes writing cables and working with the Director of Communications (DOC).


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