Public Health Administrative Management Specialist (Coop Agreements), Spécialiste en gestion administrative de la santé publique (accords de coopération), Yaoundé, United States Embassy Cameroon

Public Health Administrative Management Specialist (Coop Agreements), Spécialiste en gestion administrative de la santé publique (accords de coopération), Yaoundé, United States Embassy Cameroon

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle


Announcement Number:


Hiring Agency:

Embassy Yaounde

Position Title:

Public Health Administrative Management Specialist (Coop Agreements) – All Interested Applicants

Open Period:

03/05/2021 – 03/19/2021


Vacancy Time Zone:



LE – 0540 10


XAF FCFA15,392,522

Work Schedule:

Full-time –

Promotion Potential:


Duty Location(s):

1 Vacancy in


Yaounde, CM

Telework Eligible:


For More Info:

 HR Section



Hiring Path:

• Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

For USEFM – FP is 03.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.


•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:

Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type


Appointment Type Details:

•    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.



The work schedule for this position is:




Full Time (40 hours per week)



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


Supervisory Position:


Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


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The incumbent reports to the Cooperative Agreement and Finance Team Lead, Division of Global HIV and TB (DGHT), CDC Cameroon, and serves as an advisor to the Deputy Director on all fiscal and administrative elements of cooperative agreements managed by CDC/DGHT. Job holder is the primary contact with the USG/CDC-funded implementing partners on administrative and financial matters associated with cooperative agreements and is responsible for facilitating, coordinating and communicating partner compliance with USG requirements for collaborative agreements.


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Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Five years of progressively responsible administrative management experience in a public health or international development program that includes administrative management of acquisitions, grants, contracts or cooperative agreement documentation and reporting, files management and exposure to external clients is required.



JOB KNOWLEDGE: A detailed knowledge of overall management principles, guidelines and procedures related to the administration of cooperative agreements, as well as related audit and accounting requirements, is required. The job holder must also have a detailed knowledge of the host country operational environment, including a good understanding of 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 public health administrative systems is required.


Education Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree or host country equivalent in Public Administration, Business Administration, Management, Accounting, Finance, Public Health or International Development is required.



LANGUAGE:  Fluency (speaking/reading/writing) in English and French are required. This will be tested.



SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good communication skills, both oral and written, are required, to include ability to write clear and concise documents, reports, program and policy guidelines and ability to deliver oral presentations on programmatic matters. Excellent inter-personal skills are required in order to coordinate with USG colleagues and implementing/cooperating partners to ensure mutual cooperation. Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a highly-detailed work environment is required. The ability to assess problems and develop realistic solutions is required. Ability to plan and monitor budget expenditures to meet 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 reporting is required. This may be tested.



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 a U.S. Embassy issued Medical and Security certifications.


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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 Cameroon 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.



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


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How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Embassy issued Medical and Security clearances.



To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.


Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.




Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)


Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)


National ID Card or Passport copy (if applicable)


Bachelor\’s degree (or equivalent)


Work Certificate/Attestation


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


SF-50 (if applicable)


Next Steps:

Note that ONLY 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 Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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