Job Title:Public Health Analyst
Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development
Job Announcement Number:AID-14-0127-DM
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, May 07, 2014 to
Friday, May 16, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|1 vacancy -
District of Columbia, DC View Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
The area of consideration for this announcement is US Citizens and Nationals.
About the Agency
USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world to support economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. The Agency operates in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia. USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For more information on USAID please click on the following link: http://www.usaid.gov/
The Public Health Analyst position is located in the Office of Health Systems (OHS) in the Bureau for Global Health (GH). The Office of Health Systems is the Agency’s center of excellence and focal point for worldwide leadership and technical expertise in Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) in the developing world. As the Public Health Analyst you will serve as an expert advisor and technical authority on complex and precedent-setting policy and program issues, develop policy, guidance, strategies, and plans for monitoring and evaluating OHS programs, including multi-sectoral programs. For greater specificity on the major job duties, please see the "Duties" section of this announcement. For more information on the Bureau, please click on the following link: Bureau for Global Health
This position is concurrently being announced under 14-0127-DM. The area of consideration for the tandem announcement is Federal Status Eligibles, meaning, those who have eligibility to compete under Federal merit promotion. If you are interested in this position you are encouraged to read the vacancy announcement in the entirety and follow the instructions listed under "How To Apply".
- Occasional Travel
- Position has a travel requirement of less than 25% to developing countries.
- Must be a US Citizen or National
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET level security clearance
- Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service
- May be required to serve a 1-year probationary period
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Public Health Advisor in GH, OHS you will:
- Develop monitoring and evaluating framework and operational plan for the OHS strategy, including roles and responsibilities; monitor indicators and targets; data sources; measurement and reporting methods; evaluation topics and methodologies; and use of monitoring and evaluation data and findings for increased efficiency and effectiveness.
- Track and analyze health system strengthening (HSS) monitoring and evaluating data from the work of the OHS, missions and country partners, key international actors including WHO, WB, global partnerships, other bilaterals, and the OECD, and use the information to advise USAID on HSS policy and program development.
- Advise the Agency on design and implementation of HSS evaluation studies, and develop HSS evaluation protocols.
- Support missions and partner countries to pilot test HSS monitoring and evaluating tools and methodologies and to adopt innovative and effective monitoring and evaluating approaches for HSS.
- Lead Agency HSS stakeholders to identify expected HSS results, create efficient and cost-effective approaches to track progress in achieving HSS results, design and implement robust HSS evaluation studies, and ensure that information feeds back into Agency HSS implementation and builds knowledge across the Agency and development partners.
- Function as a monitoring and evaluation expert within the OHS, providing leadership and expertise on all aspects of Agency HSS monitoring and evaluation policies and practices.
- Lead the development of the OHS monitoring and evaluation framework and operational plan, including identification (or development, where needed) of indicators, targets, and methodologies for measuring, monitoring, and evaluating the implementation of the OHS strategy and its contributions to the achievement of Agency and GHI health targets.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
At the GS-14 level, applicants must meet the 1-year specialized experience requirement that is equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: served as the lead technical expert performing monitoring and evaluation of health systems strengthening efforts in developing countries; tracked, analyzed, measured, and reported findings and made recommendations that contributed to the effectiveness and efficiency of developing country health system strengthening; designed effective health system strengthening studies for marginalized populations in developing countries; collaborated with international and national (developing country) stakeholders from across public health communities to disseminate relevant monitoring and evaluation findings related to health systems strengthening efforts in developing countries.
Form OGE 450, Financial Disclosure may be required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
CATEGORY RATING: Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for this vacancy will be rated according to Category Rating Procedures for this position and in accordance with veteran preference eligibility. This means that candidates will be assigned to a pre-defined quality based on answers to the assessment questions. Generally, only candidates in the top-tier quality category will be referred to the hiring manager. There are three quality categories: Gold, Silver, Bronze. The Gold category represents the most highly qualified individuals.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are necessary for this position:
- Public Health Administration
- Planning and Evaluating
- Technical Competence
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
Note: Your answers to the assessments questions must be supported by the experience described in your resume or CV. If your answers are not supported, this may affect your eligibility for further consideration. To preview questions please click here.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Applications for this position are being processed through this on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for US Agency for International Development applicants. To begin the application process, please click on the "Apply Online" button to the right. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors. USAID provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.
Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the USAID's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.
Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application this is your first time on USAID's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.
Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.
Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. Or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet. You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.
- Resume showing relevant experience
- Supporting documentation if claiming veteran's preference eligibility (e.g, DD214, SF-15, and Veteran's Administration Letter)
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Applicants are evaluated using an automated applicant assessment system. After determining basic eligibility and qualifications, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and possible interviews. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. A final job offer is contingent upon a favorable suitability determination and a favorable SECRET level security clearance investigation and determination.
You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." You will receive final notification via email when this vacancy has been filled. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.