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Public Health Specialist (FSN 12)

US Embassy Port-of-Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Closing Date February 24, 2020 closed

Position: Public Health Specialist (FSN 12)
Hiring Agency: US Embassy Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Announcement Number: TrinBago-2020-001
Open Period: 02/10/2020 – 02/24/2020
Salary: TTD $482, 610 – TTD $675, 644

Basic Function of the Position – Job holder, under the supervision of the CDC CRO Prevention, Care, and Treatment (PCT) Team Lead serves as Senior Public Health Specialist and Technical Advisor and focal point in Trinidad and Tobago for implementation and coordination of CDC and The President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programs in-country in collaboration with Ministry of Health (MOH) and Government of Trinidad and Tobago and leads coordination with implementing partners and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the planning and strengthening of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) prevention, care and treatment programs and activities. Responsibilities include program development, implementation, monitoring, and reporting and close collaboration with partners to ensure that all research, analysis, clinical guidelines and procedures and policies are carried out in accordance with program objectives and internationally recognized best practices and standards. Works closely with MOHs in the region where CDC provides support to sustain and/or improve the quality and coordination of HIV and STI services in the region, including adoption and implementation of the WHO-recommended “Treat All” strategy.

As a Senior Program Specialist, the incumbent serves as the on the ground Lead for CDC and PEPFAR programs implementation and representative within the US Mission in Port of Spain.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  A terminal degree (doctoral level) or higher in one of the following disciplines: Medicine; Public Health; Epidemiology; Behavioral Sciences or strongly related discipline required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge and understanding of the principles of HIV/AIDS, STI and TB program implementation and evaluation strategies and techniques. organizational management. Additionally, the incumbent should possess expert knowledge of the application of program management and the translation of evaluation data as it pertains to the improvement of program operations, guidelines, and policies. The incumbent should be familiar with the health care system of Trinidad with comprehensive knowledge of the host government health facilities, as well as attitudes and cultural practices, health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Good working knowledge of USG public health programs, strategies, guidelines, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results are required. Familiarity with CDC mission, organizational structures at CDC and US Embassies to collaborate with other agency staff. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams, administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts, cooperative agreements, grants and purchase requisitions is required.

Education Requirements: A terminal degree (doctoral level) or higher in one of the following disciplines: Medicine, Public Health; Epidemiology; Behavioral Sciences or strongly related discipline.

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

For more information on how to apply, visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

Residency and/or Work Permit

Passport copy

Degree (not transcript)

Degree with transcript

Certificate or License

DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

SF-50 (if applicable)

Any questions should be directed to HR: