APPLICATION JAMAICA - PEPFAR Deputy Country Coordinator

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking a PEPFAR Deputy Country Coordinator to work on a full-time basis.

OPEN TO:                 U.S. Citizens (Resident-hire only)

POSITION:              PEPFAR Deputy Country Coordinator                                 

OPENING DATE:    October 1, 2017

CLOSING DATE:     October 27, 2017 (4:00pm EST)

WORK HOURS:       Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY:                  Salary Package - Range (US$74,584 to US$96,958.00 per annum)



The PEPFAR Deputy Country Coordinator, reporting to the PEPFAR Country Coordinator (PCC) for the Caribbean Regional Program (CRP), will support the full mandate of the PEPFAR Coordination Office.  The Deputy Country Coordinator will work closely with the Coordinator to ensure full communications between and among the various U.S. government (USG) agencies involved in the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the Caribbean as well as communicating with the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), particularly the Jamaica Senior Country Advisor.  

A full copy of the PD may be accessed from: Position Description [PDF, 220K] 


Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.


  1. Education:  MPH, MSH, or PhD or Master’s/terminal degree in health, public health, epidemiology, counselling, sociology or related field..
  2. Prior Work Experience: A Minimum five years’ experience in public health/development programs in developing countries with demonstrated broad technical knowledge and experience in (a) program analysis and planning, and (b) planning and management of programs in developing countries.Minimum three years’ demonstrated experience in strategic planning, program management and implementation, especially within a developing country or resource-poor context.
  3. Language Proficiency:   (i) Fluent English speaking, reading, and writing are required.  (iI) Knowledge of the terms related to HIV and AIDS and health system issues related to service delivery is required.
  4. Skills and Abilities: (i) Knowledge of and experience with complex, web-based program planning and reporting databases. (iI) Ability to analyze and monitor complex health situations. (iii)High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy; to analyze, develop and present work; and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs. (iv) Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work constructively in diverse teams.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be accessed from:



Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:

  1. AID 302-3 (OFFEROR INFORMATION FOR PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTS), which is available on our website.
  2. A current resume or curriculum vitae containing the following information: 
    • Full name, mailing and Jamaican address (with zip code), email and Jamaican address, day and evening phone numbers, social security number, country of citizenship, highest federal civilian grade held (also give job series and dates held);
    •  Education: high school, name, city and state, date of diploma of GED; colleges and universities, name, city and state, majors, type and year of any degrees received;
    •  Work Experience: provide the following information for your paid and nonpaid work experience related to the job for which you are applying (do not send job descriptions); job title (include series and grade if federal job), duties and accomplishments, employer’s name and Jamaican addresses, supervisor’s name and phone number, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours per week, salary. Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor;
    • Other Qualifications: Other pertinent information related to the qualifications required for the position, as noted above including job-related training courses (title and year), job-related skills; for example, other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, job-related certificates and licenses (current only), job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership, activities, public speaking and performance awards (give dates but do not send documents unless requested).
    • Applicants are required to provide three (3) to five (5) references with complete contact information, including email and Jamaican address and telephone numbers.
  3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.


Via E-mail:
Application forms may be emailed in PDF form to with title "PEPFAR Deputy Country Coordinator - <Your Name>" without the quotation marks and angle brackets.

Via hard copy:            
Attention: Knetia Landells-Wiggan
142 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6

Applications must be received by email or separate post (NOT both), by the closing date and time specified.

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION:  October 13, 2017 at 4:00pm (EST)


The US Mission in Jamaica 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. 

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Issuing Country 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

Last updated: October 19, 2017