Education & Experience:
A Master’s degree in a functional area directly related to the population, health, or nutrition (PHN) officer position, such as international health, public health, population studies, demography, medicine, nursing, or midwifery; OR a related degree, such as international development, public administration or management, social or behavioral science or social work WITH an academic sub-concentration or specialization in public health or international health. Five (5) years of relevant work experience, with a minimum of four (4) years overseas in developing countries and/or in a diverse domestic environment is required.
OR a Doctorate level degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, MD) in a functional area directly related to the population, health, or nutrition (PHN) officer position, such as international health, public health, population studies, demography, medicine, nursing, or midwifery; OR a related Doctoral level degree, such as international development, public administration or management, social or behavioral science or social work WITH an academic sub-concentration or specialization in public health or international health. Four (4) years relevant work experience, with a minimum of three (3) years overseas in developing countries and/or in a diverse domestic environment.
Relevant work experience is defined as experience in one or more of the following public health areas: primary health care, maternal health, child survival, population/family planning/reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases (including TB, malaria, and pandemic threats), environmental health, nutrition, social marketing of public health concepts or products, demography, epidemiology, biomedical/clinical research, health economics, health systems strengthening. This may include work based in the U.S. on developing country health issues that involved substantial travel to the developing countries.
Examples of diverse domestic environment include: serving on an Indian reservation in the Public Health Service (e.g., Navajo reservation in Arizona), working on public health issues in rural areas (e.g., family planning/maternal child health service provision in Appalachia), working on a public health issue with underserved populations in an inner city (e.g., HIV at-risk populations in a U.S. inner city).
A set of unofficial transcripts must be provided by no later than the closing date. Failure to do so will result in the application being eliminated from consideration. Transcripts from any and all foreign educational institutions must be accompanied by an official Evaluation of Educational Credentials in order to be considered for the position.
Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
Writing - Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.
Teamwork/Interpersonal Skills – Shows courtesy and empathy to others; develops and maintains effective relationships; effectively deals with individuals who are difficult or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds cultures; is sensitive to individual differences.
Management - Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of development projects, including human and financial resource allocation.
Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Leadership: Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
Influencing/Negotiating: Persuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior; works with others towards an agreement; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions.
Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one’s job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises other on technical issues.
Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in respond to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
BASIS OF RATING: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100 before veteran's preference points are applied (if applicable). You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you report relative to this position that show the degree to which you possess the required competencies listed on this vacancy announcement. USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checks from previous employers may be disqualified. IMPORTANT: If you are found to have rated your self-assessment higher than the information in your on-line application, supporting documentation narratives, and/or any other relevant part of your application package; including attachments, a score will manually be determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lowered score and may also eliminate you from the best qualified list.
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