PHS Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Coordinator, Yaounde, U.S. Embassy Yaounde

PHS Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Coordinator, Yaounde, U.S. Embassy Yaounde

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Announcement Number:


Hiring Agency:

Embassy Yaounde

Position Title:

PHS Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Coordinator – All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Open Period:

05/09/2023 – 05/23/2023


Vacancy Time Zone:



LE – 0550 10


XAF FCFA22,055,459 /Per Year

Work Schedule:

Full-time –

Promotion Potential:


Duty Location(s):



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 05.  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 Public Health Program Specialist – Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Coordinator serves under the direction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) Program Director, Cameroon.  The job holder provides comprehensive administrative, managerial, and technical assistance to CDC DGHP Cameroon.

The jobholder is responsible for coordinating the implementation of Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and related activities, specifically for core technical areas that are deemed a priority for the CDC-Cameroon Office. These include but are not limited to: workforce development, emergency management, epidemiological surveillance, laboratory reinforcement, and health information systems. The job holder’s responsibilities include day-to-day program and administrative management, and coordination and collaboration between CDC Cameroon, the Ministry of Public Health, the CDC implementing partners, and other USG and international agencies to ensure that project implementation is consistent with the approved work plans and addresses program strategic objectives, Ministry of Health directives, and internationally recognized public health standards and best practices.  This management role requires experience and knowledge of GHSA, results-oriented analysis, advocacy, and constant and clear communication.

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Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of experience in working on public health programs on laboratory strengthening, workforce development, surveillance, emergency management or public administration and effective coordination and management of operations is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: A detailed knowledge of overall experience in project management for public health programming, including budget allocation and management.  Training and experience in the evaluation of public health programs.   Experience and knowledge with the planning, development coordination, and documentation of multi-sectoral and interagency public health programs.

Incumbent must be able to work with minimal supervision and must exercise wide and independent judgment in interpreting and enforcing guidance and regulations. Must be able to analyze complex, sensitive issues and make recommendations to senior management and be able to work independently most of the time.  Work is reviewed primarily in terms of results achieved.

Education Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Nursing, Administration, or Law is required.


LANGUAGE: Fluency in English and Good Working Knowledge in French (speaking/reading/writing) are required. This may be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communications skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships   with national and international health partners are required.  Ability to prioritize between competing demands and work with minimal supervision in a strict deadline environment. Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting, and fiscal management in support of contracts, cooperative agreements and grants is required.  Intermediate user level of Microsoft Word, Excel, and databases is required.  Numerical skills for data analysis are required and skills in data interpretation for program improvement. Keyboarding skill 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.

“Recruiting for diversity, hiring based on merit”


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass 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 Yaounde, 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:

For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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*
  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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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 Security clearance.

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

Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalence in the required field
  • Attestation of work or proof of experience

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Passport copy
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

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 Yaounde, Cameroon.

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