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Job Title:Public Health Analyst

Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development

Job Announcement Number:14-0127-DM

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$106,263.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, May 07, 2014 to Friday, May 16, 2014




Full-time - Permanent




1 vacancy - District of Columbia, DC View Map


The area of consideration for this announcement is Federal status eligibles, meaning, current or former Federal employees of any department or Agency in the Executive Branch who are not temporary, time-limited employees and who have reinstatement eligibility.  This includes USAID employees on career on career-conditional appointments, individuals eligible for special appointing authorities such as VEOA, ICTAP/CTAP, Schedule A, and individuals on Interchange Agreements with other Merit Systems.






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:

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 AID-14-0127-DM.  The area of consideration for that tandem announcement is US Citizens and Nationals.  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.


  • No


  • Time in grade must be met by the closing date of the announcement
  • 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


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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.


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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.


We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100 before veteran’s preference points are applied (if applicable).  You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidences by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities or 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 checked from previous employers may be disqualified.

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.


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DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

VETERAN'S EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA) : To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, your latest discharge must be issued under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), AND you must be either:  1) a preference eligible (defined in title 5 U.S.C. 2108(3)), OR 2) a veteran who substantially completed 3 or more years of active service.   Points are not adjudicated and preference is not applied under this type of announcement.   For clarification on Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) under Federal merit promotion procedures, please refer to the vet guide:

SELECTIVE SERVICE:  The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.  For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit

TESTING DESIGNATED POSITIONS: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates may apply if well qualified.  Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position.  A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements; meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors above the minimum level, which equates to a score of 88 or higher in the online assessment; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training. A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems:  An agency may noncompetitively appoint an employee covered by an interchange agreement to a career or career-conditional appointment subject to the conditions listed below.  For more information to determine if you meet this criteria, please go to:

Multiple selections may be made from any certificate of eligibles that result from this announcement.

For more information please click on the following links:

EEO Policy Statement

Reasonable Accommodation


People with Disabilities


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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 ( - 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
  • Most recent copy of your SF-50 (notification of personnel action)
  • Supporting documentation if applying and claiming any of the special hiring eligibilities such as VEOA, Schedule A, Peace Corps, interchange agreement, etc.


Deborah Melton
Phone: 202-712-0949
Fax: 202-216-3345
Agency Information:
United States Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
2.07-033, RRB/ITC
Washington , DC
Fax: 202-216-3345


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.

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