PEPFAR Strategic Information Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
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US Embassy


Incumbent will work within the Defense Attaché Office (DAO) PEPFAR Office to administer and manage the Department of Defense’s (DOD) PEPFAR Strategic Information portfolio as implemented in Zambia. The portfolio of activities is comprised of support for DOD PEPFAR data management and reporting via PEPFAR’s Strategic Information platform; the annual Country Operational Plan development; the semi-annual and annual performance reporting; quarterly data reviews with the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and the Defense HIV and AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP); and data quality assurance activities (USG interagency and the Zambia Defense Force) to include monitoring DOD PEPFAR funded partners. Incumbent will actively support the DAO PEPFAR Program Manager and DOD PEPFAR Country Director. The incumbent is supervised by the DAO PEPFAR Program Manager.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in design, management, international/development work and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure sustainable development program results.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent should have a strong understanding of PEPFAR’s whole of government approach to HIV/AIDS programming. S/he must be conversant with PEPFAR policies/procedures and requirements, and must be able to effectively communicate these to diverse audiences.   The incumbent must possess detailed and broad knowledge of the health sector in Zambia and must possess expert knowledge on the most up-to-date practices for data collection and analysis.

Education Requirements:

Masters Level degree in either Public Health, Population Studies, Epidemiology, or Biostatistics is required.


LANGUAGE: Level (IV) speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, keyboard/data entry are required. Advanced numerical skills required to do statistics on a regular basis. Use of PEPFAR software like FACTS info. DATIM, DC2, HMIS. A valid class B driver’s license 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.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lusaka, Zambia may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

Important Note: Offers of employment or job openings with requests for payment or fees should be treated with extreme caution, viewed as potentially fraudulent and reported immediately.

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