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Public Health Specialist (NPHI Epidemiologist/Outbreak Response)

US Embassy

This is a Full-time position in Lusaka posted 04/08/2022.

US Embassy Jobs in Lusaka Public Health Specialist (NPHI Epidemiologist/Outbreak Response) Carreer opportunities in Lusaka vacancies in US Embassy at Lusaka

# Job Description

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Duties
Job holder is a public health specialist responsible for providing technical
assistance to the Zambia National Public Health Institute ZNPHI to implement
public health surveillance systems and outbreak response for priority diseases
in Zambia. Job holder provides surveillance, epidemiological, outbreak
response and program expertise to ZNPHI. The job holder serves as a
liaison and is the primary CDC contact for issues related to CDC-supported
ZNPHI priorities. Position requires regular high-level engagement with senior
GRZ officials at national and sub-national levels. Position reports to the
surveillance team lead.

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Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: Five years of public health experience is required in a field
related directly to disease surveillance, epidemiology, outbreak response or
public health program delivery and that involves coordination with domestic
and/or international agencies or implementing partners. Participation in CDC’s
advanced field epidemiology training program is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: The position requires: a comprehensive knowledge of
epidemiology principles, including surveillance, outbreak investigation, and
emergency management; b comprehensive knowledge of epidemiologic methods,
including study design, sampling methods, and statistics and c detailed
knowledge of at least one statistical software, such as R, SAS, or Stata

Requirements:
Bachelors Degree in medicine, nursing, laboratory science, environmental
health or veterinary medicine is required.

Evaluations:
LANGUAGE: Fluent English speaking/reading/writing is required

Good working knowledge of one local Zambian language Bemba or Nyanja is
required

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communications skills to
communicate effectively with others. The ability to lead results-driven
project teams and workgroups, is required. Incumbent must have a good working
knowledge of Zambia-specific policies, guidelines, and procedures for disease
surveillance and outbreak investigations. Incumbent must have a detailed
understanding of the agency’s role and function in support of international
disease surveillance of public health significance. Incumbent must have
detailed knowledge of the epidemiology of infectious disease and disease
surveillance principles. Keyboarding both speed and accuracy and good
numeric skills are required.

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.

Qualifications:
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and
security certifications.

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Benefits and Other Info
Benefits:
Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household MOHs, and Third-
Country Nationals TCNs, working at the U.S. Mission in Lusaka/Zambia 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:
For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
1\. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran>
2\. AEFM / USEFM
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”, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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 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.

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Closing Date : 8th September, 2022.

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