US Embassy Nairobi – Public Health Specialist (Monitoring and Evaluation).

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Basic Function of Position

The incumbent will provide leadership and strategic direction to guide the implementation of Strategic Information (SI) activities in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa (USAMRD-A) as Department of Defense’s (DoD) Agency-level Representative. The incumbent will develop and implement strategies and systems that: ensure effective monitoring, evaluation, and analysis of all program and related PEPFAR DoD civilian and Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) activities; use appropriate technologies to integrate data collection, processing, and reporting, in a manner that enhances the use of the information for improving patient and program outcomes; and provide support for studies and research related activities in the program. S/he will guide the SI team in support of achieving program goals and objectives.
The Incumbent will report to the Deputy Director, DoD PEPFAR, under the U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa (USAMRD-A).

Qualifications and Evaluations



Must have at least 5 years’ experience, including the following components:

(1) Must have a strong HIS and/or M&E and/or QA/QI background. At least 5 years’ experience in HIS and/or M&E and/or QA/QI, with preference in HIV programs in Africa, including experience with health information systems; experience collecting and synthesizing data and data analysis used for public health programs is required.


(2) Management experience: Minimum of 3 years of management and supervisory experience is required (may be concurrent with experience requirement described above).


(3) Previous experience with PEPFAR, USG, and/or other international donor reporting is required (may be concurrent with experience described above).


Familiarity with the Kenya Ministry of Health and SI organization structure within MOH, KDF, NASCOP, other governmental health entities is required. Familiarity with HIV indicators (e.g., PEPFAR, UNGASS, GFATM, etc.) and the demonstrated ability to create HIV program performance and planning analyses.

Education Requirements:

  • Medical Degree and/or Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Program Evaluation, Health Informatics, Monitoring & Evaluation, Computer Science, or Public Health is required.
  • Evaluations:


Fluent English (speaking, reading, and writing) is required. This may be tested.

Good working knowledge of Kiswahili (speaking, reading, and writing) is also required.


Must have demonstrated experience in leading large diverse teams in management of strategic information. Must possess the ability the solve problems surrounding logical sequencing of activities, e.g., developing HIS strategies, excellent analytical skills, and M&E logical frameworks, develop evaluation protocols, create quality improvement plans, report flow charts, etc. Must have computer skills, including mastery of the use of spreadsheets, database software packages, and basic budgeting and financial operations, as well as the ability to use relevant software for the management of large databases (E.g., R, STATA, SAS, or equivalent).

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.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya 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.

How to Apply:

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Open Period:12/07/2020 – 12/18/2020

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local Police Clearance Certificate. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Medical Degree and/or Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Program Evaluation, Health Informatics, Monitoring & Evaluation, Computer Science, or Public Health is required. 
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)


Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 


For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.


Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya.




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