Deputy PEPFAR Coordinator | U.S. Embassy in Jamaica

Deputy PEPFAR CoordinatorManagement

U.S. Embassy in Jamaica

U.S. Mission                                   U.S. Embassy/Kingston

Announcement Number:            Kingston-2019 - V044 - R

Position Title:                                Deputy PEPFAR Coordinator

Opening Period:                            October 30, 2019 November 14, 2019

Series/Grade:                                LE 540 11

Salary:                                             (J$)6,162,634

For LE LCP is (J$) 6,162,634 (includes basic salary, bonus and allowances).


*Final grade/step for FP (US$) will be determined by Washington


For More Info:                               E-mail Address: or call (876) 702-6150




Who May Apply:                           All Interested Applicants / All Sources


PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY Security Clearance Required:     Local Security Certification, Public Trust

Duration Appointment:  Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.


Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the  Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas

Employees before you apply.


Summary: The U.S. Mission in Kingston, Jamaica is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Deputy PEPFAR Coordinator in the PEPFAR Coordination Office.


The work schedule for this position is:

•            Full Time (number of hours per week e.g. 40 hours per week)




Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (four weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No


Duties: The Deputy PEPFAR Coordinator, reporting to the PEPFAR Coordinator for the Caribbean Regional Program (CRP), will support the full mandate of the PEPFAR Coordination Office. The Deputy Coordinator will work closely with the Coordinator to ensure full communications between and among the various U.S. government (USG) agencies involved in the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the Caribbean as well as communicating with the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC). The Deputy Coordinator will facilitate robust program implementation with the interagency USG team, host governments, multilateral representations, and implementing partners.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EDUCATION:  A Master’s/terminal degree in Health, Public Health, Epidemiology, Counseling, Life

Science, Social Science, Physical Science, or Business Management.




EXPERIENCE:    A Minimum of five years’ experience in public health/development programs in developing countries with experience in (a) program analysis and planning, and (b) planning and management of programs in developing countries, that includes a minimum three years’ demonstrated experience in strategic planning, program management and implementation, especially within a developing country or resource-poor context is required.


JOB KNOWLEDGEKnowledge of Program analysis and planning; and planning and management of programs in developing countries. Knowledge of and experience with complex, web-based program planning and reporting databases. Knowledge of the terms related to HIV and AIDS and health system issues related to service delivery is required.






LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have proven advanced organizational and analytical skills to manage the complex program development, implementation, and evaluation processes inherent in PEPFAR’s work.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships within the Mission team and colleagues in Washington and the Department of State.  Ability to analyze and monitor complex health situations. High degree of

judgment, maturity, ingenuity, diplomacy and originality to interpret strategy; to analyze, develop, and present work; and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.  Must be able to work constructively in diverse teams. Must be proficient in Microsoft (MS) Outlook to organize tasks, calendars, and contact databases; MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) to organize and present information; and Internet Explorer.


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


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.


Benefits: 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.



(1)         AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran* (2)         AEFM / USEFM

(3)         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.




1. Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.


2.  Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply.  This does not apply when the hiring mechanism is TEMP or the work schedule is intermittent or irregular.


3. **Candidates must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered

eligible to apply for this position.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link: Employment Definitions


How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public

Trust clearance. Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) DS-174


To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed below.


Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:


•            DS-174

•            Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)

•            Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

•            Passport copy (if applicable)

•            Degree (not transcript)

•            Language Scores (if available and applicable)

•            DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

•            SF-50 (if applicable)

•            List of references




Where To Apply:


Human Resources Office:            Human Resources Office

Mailing Address:                           142 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6

FAX Number:                                  (876) 702-6347

E-mail Address:                     



What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.


For further information: The complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.


Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Job Details

  • Location: Kingston

  • Sector: Private Sector

  • Category: Management

  • Posted On: Oct 31, 2019

  • Deadline: Nov 14, 2019

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