Foreign Service Population/Health/Nutrition (PHN) Officer (Multiple Vacancies)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Close on 1 Mar 2021
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Job Description
  • Duties


    USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID works to help lift lives, build communities, and advance democracy. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity; demonstrates American generosity; and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. We operate in five regions of the world: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Eurasia.

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    This is a Foreign Service announcement. Worldwide availability is a requirement of the position.

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is looking for dynamic, committed Population/Health/Nutrition professionals who want to make a difference in the lives of millions across the globe.

    PHN officers perform the following duties:

    - Design, implement and evaluate population/health/nutrition (PHN) programs in any of the following relevant areas: Primary health care, maternal/child health, population/family planning, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases (including TB, malaria, and pandemic threats), environmental health, nutrition, social marketing of public health concepts or products, demography, epidemiology, biomedical/clinical research, health economics, and health system strengthening.

    - Cooperate with other US Government (USG) agencies in country, under the leadership of the US Ambassador, to ensure integrated US government strategies and programs to improve the health of the country’s citizens and to support achievement of USG foreign policy objectives.

    - Identify priority assistance needs in the PHN public health sector and to decide how to invest USAID resources to address the public health sector needs identified.

    - Design projects and programs, with appropriate budgets, to meet the needs identified in the PHN public health sector.

    - Ensure the successful implementation of PHN projects, including managing procurement and human resources.

    - Monitor, evaluate, and report on the extent to which projects are achieving the purpose intended and results.

    - Advise senior Agency leaders on technical health policy and approaches.

    - Work with host country health officials in project design and implementation and to negotiate with senior host country officials to improve outcomes.

    - Coordinate with international agencies, other donors, and NGOs to provide health sector assistance to the country.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - A Foreign Service Officer generally spends the majority of their career assigned to the Agency's overseas missions and works in assigned developing countries with a variety of challenges (civil war, political unrest, lack of modern conveniences).

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    SFS - Advancement to Senior Foreign Service on a merit basis is possible for employees who secure tenure and satisfy the requirements of promotion boards.

  • About USAID

    USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance.

    Our Mission: On behalf of the American people, we promote and demonstrate democratic values abroad, and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. In support of America's foreign policy, the U.S. Agency for International Development leads the U.S. Government's international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.