Public Health Advisor (GS-13/14)


About the organization

The Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) protects the health and well-being of Americans and populations around the world. DGHP builds public health capacity in countries and international settings to prevent disease, disability, and death from communicable and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). DGHP helps to ensure global health protection and security through supporting the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR); Global Health Security (GHS) programs, Field Epidemiology Training Programs, and National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs); detecting and responding to emerging health threats, including COVID-19; advancing NCD prevention and control; and other public health emergencies. DGHP works with partners to build strong, transparent, sustained public health systems.

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This is an Atlanta-based Public Health Advisor (PHA) position that provides management, technical, and administrative support to assigned countries. The position is responsible for ensuring that country office operations, administrative and management practices are carried out in compliance with all agency and post regulations. In addition, the position also provides program management support to assigned countries and provides implementation support and oversight to CDC-funded projects/activities via grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts.

General responsibilities include:
• Advise on ways to strengthen and improve the operations, efficiencies, products, and international public health programs
• Supports high level, collaborative public health projects and initiatives between CDC, other US Government (USG) agencies, and domestic and international partners
• Lead and coordinate with country teams to develop Global Health Security (GHS) workplans focused on building capacity of host country’s disease prevention, detection, and response capabilities
• Manages CDC-funded projects and activities. Works closely with the subject matter expert to ensure appropriate oversight of CDC-funded programs
• Develops, manages, and implements country acquisition, assistance (grants), and budget plans. Monitors all acquisition, assistance, and budgets to ensure timely execution of activities
• Coordinates communication between staff at CDC's headquarters and country office


Education: Major study -- public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled


Specialized experience that provides:
•Knowledge of organizational, operational, and programmatic concepts and practices applied by public, private, or nonprofit agencies and organizations engaged in public health or other health-related activities.
•Knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings.
•Knowledge of a specialized public health program.
•Knowledge of, and skill in, the application of administrative or analytical methods and techniques necessary for working within the framework of a public health or related organization and carrying out specific program functions.
•Skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applications will be accepted on a roving basis till Dec 10, 2021

Please email the following materials to: [email protected]
1) Cover Letter
2) Current CV/Resume
3) Documentation confirming non-competitive eligibility (NCE)
4) SF-50 (if a current federal employee)

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