Public Health Specialist (Health Management)


Announcement Number: HANOI-2022-04

Hiring Agency: Embassy Hanoi

Position Title: Public Health Specialist (Health Management)

Open Period: 04/14/2022 - 04/28/2022 Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+7

Series/Grade: LE - 0550 11

Salary: USD $32,908

Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours/week Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Promotion Potential: LE-11

Duty Location(s): 1  in Hanoi, VM

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info: HR Section

              84-24-38505000 Ext:5127



Incumbent of this position will be a senior advisor to the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit TWO (NAMRU-2) Hanoi Director. S/he will provide analysis, information, advice, and recommendations reflecting the Vietnamese and U.S. Governments’ (USG) positions for achieving and development, initiation, and completion of biomedical research protocols. The incumbent must be an expert in the Vietnamese health sector particularly regarding government policy and regulation on biomedical research, development assistance and be accepted within the highest circles of government and research institutions. The incumbent will take the lead in delivering administrative and financial management, budget formulation and development for operations of the NAMRU-2 office and procurement for office operations. The incumbent will manage and oversee all administrative activities to include personnel actions, logistics, time/attendance, payroll, travel, inventory, procurement, supervision of the NAMRU-2 Chauffeur, and the overall coordination with U.S. Embassy administrative and services offices. The incumbent will work closely with the budget office of Naval Medical Research Center-Asia (NMRC-A) to formulate a budget and to obtain and execute Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPR) for NAMRU-2 operations. The incumbent will be responsible for submitting financial and funding status reports including vouchers and supporting documents for reconciliation by NMRC-A.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: At least five (5) years of progressive responsible experience in any of the following fields: programmatic development and management, public health, or scientific research is required. At least one (1) year of managerial experience is required to include working with budgets.


  • Expert knowledge and thorough understanding of the Vietnamese health system.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of Vietnamese government institutions, policies, laws and regulations to include biomedical research regulations for both human and animal use.
  • Knowledge of budget and fiscal, personnel, procurement and contracting, building management, and other administrative procedures.

Education Requirements:

A Master’s degree or host country equivalent in health related fields is required. These fields include physician, nurse, pharmacist, and biomedical researcher (microbiologist, virologist, etc.).

Evaluations: Post may choose to add the phrase “This may be tested” after a language, skill, and/or ability. Review the VA template for specific information.


Fluency in Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. (This will be tested.)

Fluency in Speaking/Reading/Writing Vietnamese is required.


  • Highly developed skill particular in ability to work with Vietnamese institutions and organizations to realize NAMRU-2 objectives.
  • Able to work independently without supervision and possess a high level of resourcefulness and initiative when dealing with all levels of contact with various collaborating partners to include defense offices.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.

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


Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in (insert post and/or country name) 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a [enter clearance level here] 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:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • ID
  • Master Degree with transcript
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)


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