APPLICATION JAMAICA - HIV Treatment Specialist

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking a Project Management Specialist (HIV Treatment) to work on a part-time basis in the Office of Environment and Health (OEH).

OPEN TO:                 All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION:              Project Management Specialist (HIV Treatment)                                   

OPENING DATE:    January 22, 2017

CLOSING DATE:     February 3, 2017 (4:00pm EST)

WORK HOURS:       Part-time; 30 hours/week

SALARY:                  Salary Package – at the FSN-11 Level ( From J$4,485.796.00 – J$6,651,740.00 per annum) offer will depend on salary history. Salary will be calculated at an hourly rate.



The incumbent will have overall responsibility for the provision of expert technical leadership related to HIV treatment to USAID/Jamaica and technical assistance to the Government of Jamaica.  In addition, s/he will also serve as a technical expert in HIV treatment for the Caribbean Regional Program (CRP).  S/he will also support the effective management of foreign assistance resources and programs within USAID/Jamaica and the CRP related to HIV treatment.  The HIV Treatment Specialist is located in the Office of Environment and Health (OEH) and reports directly to the PEPFAR Snr. HIV/AIDS Technical Advisor.

A full copy of the PD may be accessed from: Position Description [PDF, 220K] 


Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.


  1. Education:  A Medical Doctor degree is required.  Completion of an HIV treatment certification program, or a Master’s degree in Public Health (or in a closely related field) is required.
  2. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of six years of experience is required, of which at least three must be clinical HIV treatment experience, and at least three must be mid-to-senior level relevant experience in developing, implementing an evaluating HIV/AIDS programs or other public health programs.
  3. Post Entry Training: The incumbent must develop a detailed understanding of the structure and functions of PEPFAR, including detailed knowledge of the agency’s role and function in support of PEPFAR; implementation of USAID Forward and Global Health strategic principles and participating agency and other USG policies, guidelines and procedures for administration of grants, contracts and cooperative agreements; and intra-agency procedures for coordination with agency headquarters and embassy management.
  4. Language Proficiency:  Level IV – Fluency in speaking, reading and writing English is required. 
  5. Job Knowledge:  The incumbent must have direct experience in the treatment of HIV and AIDS, preferably in the public health sector.  Additional experience developing, managing and implementing programs in HIV treatment will be advantageous.  Demonstrated knowledge of health sector partners, as well as good working knowledge of the local medical system and facilities is required.
  6. Skills and Abilities: (i) Strong analytical skills and ability to generate technical recommendations based on monthly data reports; ability to function and remain focused on results in a high-pressure environment; demonstrated ability and willingness to perform administrative and financial procedures and manage complex programs with multiple inputs.  (ii)  High degree of judgment, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.  (iii) Strong leadership and group facilitation skills.  (iv) Exceptional level of discretion and confidentiality related to medical records and patient privacy.  (v) Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills and the ability to work with diverse teams, including ability to work in a non-stigmatizing manner with key populations.  (vi) Strong teamwork, multi-stakeholder collaboration and management skills – must show ability to work effectively as part of multi-national, multi-disciplinary, and multi-agency team.  (vii) Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point applications.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be accessed from:



  1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 
  2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.


Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website, and a current resume or curriculum vitae; plus any other documentation (certificates, awards) that relate to the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
  2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the DS-174 along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
  3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the DS-174 (see section 3A below for more information); plus
  4. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the DS-174.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

A. Position title
                B. Position grade
                C. Vacancy announcement number (if known)
                D. Date available for work
                E. First, middle, & last names as well as any other names used
                F. Date and place of birth
                G. Current address, day, evening, and cell phone numbers
                H. U.S. citizenship status (Yes or No) or status as a U.S. Permanent Resident (Yes  or No;

if yes, provide a number)
                I.  U.S. Social Security Number and/or Taxpayer Identification Number
                J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
                K. If required, state special accommodations the Mission needs to provide to help you perform the essential duties of the job
                L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, state your driver’s license class / type 
                M. Days available to work
                N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. 
                Government (include their name, relationship, & agency, position, location)
                O. Eligibility for U.S. Eligible Family Member or Veterans hiring preference
                P. Education
                Q. Licenses, skills, training, memberships in professional organizations, & recognition/honors
                R. Language skills
                S. Work experience
                T. References


Via E-mail:
Application forms may be emailed in PDF form to with title "Project Management Specialist - <Your Name>" without the quotation marks and angle brackets.

Via hard copy:            
Attention: Knetia Landells-Wiggan
142 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION:  February 3, 2016 at 4:00pm


The US Mission in Jamaica 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. 

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Issuing Country 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:00pm