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Public Health Specialist (Antimicrobial Resistance)

Public Health Specialist (Antimicrobial Resistance)


The U.S. Mission in Phnom Penh is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Specialist (Antimicrobial Resistance) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Cambodia.


The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), is an international effort, seeking to accelerate progress toward a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats by preventing, detecting, and rapidly responding to biological threats and to elevate this issue as a leaders-level priority.  GHSA targets include the breadth of capacities needed for national and global health security and provide practical next steps toward achieving the World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR).


The incumbent serves as the Public Health Specialist for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The incumbent serves as the principal subject-matter expert and technical advisor in all efforts undertaken by CDC- Cambodia to advance implementation of AMR surveillance. The incumbent will provide technical support to the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to develop an AMR surveillance system and clinical guidelines for use of antibiotics.


Salary: The annual salary range for this position is USD 27,746 – 42,995.
Employment Length:This position is temporary and will not exceed two years from hire date.


Required Qualifications

1. EDUCATION: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in medicine, public health, epidemiology, health sciences, laboratory sciences, microbiology or related field is required.        
2. EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of experience in clinical and/or academic setting. One (1) year of this experience must be in developing, implementing and/or evaluating AMR-related programs in coordination with international agencies or implementing partners is required.
3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English and Khmer are required. (This will be tested.)
4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have good program management and systems analytical skills, and be able to communicate issues and developments between the CDC team and partners. Ability to maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners and to meet reporting requirements. Ability to operate independently and to lead results-driven project teams and workgroups. Intermediate user-level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Strong skills in the interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation data are required.
5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have a detailed and broad knowledge of the host country public health operational environment, including a detailed knowledge of the structure and operations of the Ministry of Health, and other government ministries and offices, the environment for health care delivery at the national, provincial and operational district levels. Must have knowledge of global and national policies and strategies for combatting antimicrobial resistance.


Application Procedure

The application deadline is June 27, 2017.  Interested candidates must submit applications by email to [email protected] using the “Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174)” form.  The application form and complete details on this position can be found at https://kh.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs.


Note:  All Ordinarily Resident (OR) applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.