EXPERIENCE: A minimum of seven years of work in public health laboratory testing procedures and systems is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: In-depth knowledge and experience in advanced laboratory techniques is required including knowledge of procedures for laboratory diagnostics and associated technologies. Good understanding of public health knowledge of current communicable disease issues is required. Detailed knowledge of the host government laboratory facilities, health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Good working knowledge of public health programs, strategies, methods, processes, and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities and overall administrative requirements, budgeting, and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/ grants/purchase requisitions is required.
Good working knowledge in English is required – Good vocabulary and understanding of grammar and able to construct sentences. Able to use English as part of normal work duties including having conversations with customers and answer questions.
This may be tested.
Fluent in French – Able to use the language fluently and accurately, making only minor errors of pronunciation and grammar. Able to conduct all work in French. Almost as proficient in French as in your native language.
This may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communications skills are required. Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis, and reports. Ability to lead project teams and workgroups and to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners is required. The incumbent will be expected to exercise ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders. The ability to influence and persuade others will be required to work collaboratively with organizations engaged in laboratory programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities and to coordinate with partners on national strategic planning for laboratory programs. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Advanced knowledge of statistics and data analysis is required. Intermediate level of numerical and keyboarding skills is required.
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.