PEPFAR Deputy Coordinator – US Embassy

OPEN TO: All Interested Applicants / All Sources
POSITION: PEPFAR Deputy Coordinator
OPENING DATE: February 23, 2017
CLOSING DATE: March 9, 2017
WORK HOURS: Full-Time: 40 hours/week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-11 – N$527,775 per year
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-04* – US$65,117 per year


The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the full-time position of PEPFAR Deputy Coordinator in the office of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR).


The PEPFAR Deputy Coordinator shares many of the same duties of the PEPFAR Country Coordinator to develop and implement a unified program that capitalizes on the comparative advantages and competencies among the various U.S. Government agencies involved in implementing public health program activities funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Namibia. This is both a management and communication role. The job holder serves as primary coordinator for meeting key reporting timelines related to the inter-agency PEPFAR program in country. As the day-to-day manager of the PEPFAR Coordinator’s Office, the job holder monitors the office budget, assigns and clears on work product prior to submission to the Coordinator, and works closely with service providers to meet office operational requirements. The job holder facilitates communication between and among the participating U.S. government agencies, working closely with agency program managers and the inter-agency technical working groups to ensure coordinated planning, implementation, and monitoring of PEPFAR supported activities. The job holder collaborates with the Coordinator in creating opportunities through events and activities for regular communication between the PEPFAR in-country team and the various partners, including the Ministry of Health and other participating organizations. Job holder serves as Acting PEPFAR Coordinator in the PEPFAR Coordinator’s absence. Job holder has supervisory responsibility for two office staff.


NOTE: All applicants are instructed to address each selection criteria detailed below, with specific and comprehensive information. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or host country equivalent in public administration, public health, public policy, social science, or international development.
2. EXPERIENCE: Five years of progressively responsible administrative management experience in a public health and/or international development program that includes a coordination role in the monitoring and evaluation of programs or strategic information gathering is required. One year supervisory experience is required.
3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluency-speaking/reading/writing) in English is required. (This will be tested.)
4. JOB KNOWLEDGE: A detailed understanding of the structure and functions of the office of the PEPFAR Country Coordinator and the implementing agencies’ role and function in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is required. The job holder must also have a good understanding of the host country operational environment, including host government laws and regulations regarding public health-related implementing agreements. A general knowledge of routine health information systems in developing countries, including knowledge of HIV administrative systems is required. Detailed knowledge of management functions within the public health or development field is a requirement for this position.
5. SKILLS & ABILITIES: Excellent organizational and leadership skills are required to achieve a high level of PEPFAR program coordination and reporting across agencies and multi-disciplinary teams. Good written communication skills are required to draft and edit clear and concise documents, reports and policy guidelines in the English language. Good oral communications skills are required to ensure clarity and direction exists within the inter-agency working groups. The ability to maintain contact at all levels of the host government and with stakeholders in the non-government arena is required in order to explain PEPFAR program policies, objectives and procedures and to assist partners in reporting requirements. Ability to deliver oral presentations on programmatic matters is required. Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a highly-detailed work environment is required. The ability to assess problems and develop realistic solutions is required. The ability to plan and monitor budget expenditures to meet office program needs is required. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Keyboarding skills that include both speed and accuracy are required. A facility to work with higher mathematical calculations for purposes of budget and Country Operational Plan (COP) reporting is required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office –

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources.

2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.):


Human Resources Office
Subject: PEPFAR Deputy Coordinator