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Friday, March 30, 2012

CDC Public Health Specialist and Cooperative Agreement Specialist Vacancies in Kenya

The United States Embassy – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Kenya has a vacancy for Public Health Specialist(HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention) in Nairobi.

The Technical Advisor (TA) oversees HIV/AIDS treatment and care for the Division of Global HIV/AIDS (DGHA)-Kenya and its Implementing Partners at selected service delivery and study sites in Kenya.

The TA will contribute to local, provincial and national levels regarding adult and pediatric care and treatment activities, curriculum development and trainings.

Responsibilities are in two broad areas: Implementing/ supporting treatment and care activities; and working with Implementing Partners throughout Kenya.

Technical duties include leading efforts to ensure that treatment and care activities are based on the most recent relevant and science-based data, and that scientific knowledge is translated into program guidelines and practices for both opportunistic infection (OI) prophylaxis and ARV use.

General responsibilities of the position are to ensure that all activities contribute to the achievement of CDC and DGHA-Kenya goals.


Medical qualification (United States MD or equivalent) and a Master’s degree in internal medicine - Mmed) or a Master’s degree in Public Health or a Master’s degree in Epidemiology is required.


(1). Medical and Public Health:
  • At least 3 years of specialist experience in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS is required, which must include experience with the use of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) and OI prophylaxis.
(2). International Experience:
  • At least 3 years of medical and public health experience in developing countries is required, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, or reproductive health.
  • Level IV (fluent) English ability and Level IV (fluent) Kiswahili are required.
  • Must have technical knowledge of clinical medicine, epidemiology, and public health relevant to the African setting.
  • Must be able to process written reports and must have strong computer skills in spreadsheets and database software packages.

Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit on line application to the following link: before April 12, 2012.

The United States Embassy – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Kenya has a vacancy in Nairobi for a Cooperative Agreement Specialist.

The incumbent will oversees the day-to-day management of agency grants, contracts and cooperative agreements to support and promote effective and coordinated implementation, monitoring and overall management of agency funded PEPFAR activities carried out by implementing partners in Kenya.

The position is one of three responsible for a grants management portfolio involving 45 cooperative agreements involving 50 grantees and worth approximately $180 million.

Incumbent has a broad range of complex programmatic and administrative management duties in the general area of grants and financial management; especially overseeing the monitoring and compliance aspects of grants management activities.

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, management or finance is required. 3 years of progressively responsible grants management experience in a public health field or a healthrelated international development organization is required. Level IV (fluent) English is required.
  • A thorough knowledge of procurement and contracting (including grants, contracts and/or cooperative agreement audit and accounting requirements) is required.
  • Must be able to assess grants management issues and develop realistic solutions. Must be able to plan budget expenditures to meet PEPFARprogram needs.
  • Must have computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit on line application to the following link: before April 12, 2012.

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