USAID/GUINEA IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION:
USAID DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST (HEALTH)
Position is open to all Guinean nationals and those eligible for permanent residence and authorization to work in Guinea
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER
BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION :
The USAID Development Assistance Specialist (Health) is crucial to USAID’s on-going and future development program success. S/he provides strategic and technical leadership and management oversight to 90 percent of the USAID/Guinea mission’s development portfolio— the health portfolio. S/he supervises three to five professional-level technical and/or administrative staff engaged in managing the USAID/Guinea health portfolio which focuses on improving the quality and governance of maternal and child health (MCH), family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and malaria services delivered at facilities and within communities; and strengthens the host country’s ability to detect, prevent, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks to enhance global health security. As second to the Health Office Director, the Deputy Director is responsible for providing strategic, technical, and administrative direction and support for all areas of the portfolio in strategic planning, project design, management, and results monitoring, as well as direct supervision, hiring, and evaluation of staff. In the absence of the Health Office Director, the Deputy Health Office Director assumes full responsibility for these tasks.
Education : The work required a master’s degree in public health, international public health, international development, business administration, or a similar discipline. Relevant course work in two or more of the following topical areas: maternal and child health, family planning/reproductive health, infectious disease surveillance and prevention, social and behavior change, health systems governance and financing or related areas of study is required.
Work experience : A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience managing regional- and national-level public health programs in low/ medium income countries is required.
Language Proficiency : Level IV English and French (speaking, reading, and writing) required.
DEADLINE TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS : JANUARY 15, 2021, MIDNIGHT Local Time
HOW TO APPLY : Interested applicants with existing work and/or Residency Permits MUST submit a complete application package which includes:
* A cover letter
* An AID 309-2 form
* A detailed resume
* Responses to Evaluation Factors
* 3 to 5 References.
To ensure consideration of applicants for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application , and as the subject line in any cover letter , as well as using the address/delivery point specified in this solicitation
All the above mentioned documents are REQUIRED , must be SIGNED , prepared in ENGLISH and should be addressed as follows:
Attention: Human Resources Office USAID/Guinea
By Email address: [email protected]
O Copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities can be found at USAID website http://guinea.usaid.gov
O Form AID 309-2 can be found at: http://www.usaid.gov/sites/forms or internet http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/formslibrary?formType=ALL
Due to the number of applications we receive, only applicants who have been short listed will be contacted by USAID/Guinea
Interested candidates can pick up the complete solicitation at the Embassy reception