Announcement Number:Gaborone – 2021-002
Hiring Agency:Embassy Gaborone
Position Title:HIV Care and Treatment Specialist (All interested Applicants/All Sources)
Open Period:02/10/2021 – 02/24/2021

Vacancy Time Zone:GMT+2
Series/Grade:LE – 0550 10
Salary:BWP P420,288Work
Schedule:Full-time – 40 hours per weekPromotion Potential:LE-11Duty
Location(s):1 Vacancy in Gaborone, BC

Telework Eligible:No
For More Info:HR Section


Hiring Path:• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FS  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:Public Trust – Background Investigation Appointment Type Permanent 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 of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:No
Travel Required:Not Required


The HIV Care and Treatment Program Officer is a key public health advisor to the branch chief and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Country Director.  The incumbent’s responsibilities include day-to-day program and administrative management, and coordination and collaboration with other President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) agencies to ensure that project implementation addresses program strategic objectives and internationally recognized public health standards and best practices.

Qualifications and Evaluations



Five-years of work experience in public health, hospital or clinic based setting with experience in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating HIV programs is required.


Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required; comprehensive knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health (MOH) policies, program priorities and regulations is required and good working knowledge of  public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of care and treatment programs is required.

Education Requirements:

Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Science, and Health Care Management from a recognized institution is required.


LANGUAGE:   Level IV (fluent) English in speaking, reading, and writing is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Strong oral and written communications skills; ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches, this includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports; ability to lead project teams and workgroups and to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners 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 medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Gaborone, Botswana 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.


    1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
    1. AEFM / USEFM
    1. 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a 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:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application.

Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Science, and Health Care Management

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • DD-214 and supporting documentation (if applicable)


Next Steps:

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 Gaborone, Botswana.