Current Vacancies at the U.S. Mission

The U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria, is seeking to employ eligible and qualified candidates for the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Program Specialist (Surveillance) (Pos. A96092)
Announcement Number: Abuja-2018-057
Location: Abuja
Series/Grade: 0550/ FSN-10 / FS-5/5
Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
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.

Duties

  • The incumbent provides technical expertise and assistance to the MOH and other participating partners in the design, implementation and strengthening of routine disease surveillance systems and the conduct of large, complex surveys designed to measure HIV prevalence and other indicator of importance to evaluating the impact of HIV control programs.
  • Additionally, s/he works in cooperation with GoN staff at all levels of government to apply casereporting, procedures, sentinel surveillance, and population-based surveillance methodologies to ensure that PEPFAR’s program’s objective are met; and also plays an active leadership role in the Mission’s PEPFAR TWG and/or the Multisector Technical Groups.
  • Under the supervision of the Epidemiology and Surveillance Team Lead, the incumbent coordinates and manages assigned survey and disease surveillance activities in the country.
  • These include the design of routine disease surveillance systems with the Ministry of Health (MOH), and the conduct of large, complex surveys designed to measure HIV prevalence and other indicators of importance to evaluating the impact of HIV control programs.
  • S/he will provide technical or managerial oversight of the MOH, National Universities, International NGOs and private sector partners; participates in the PEPFAR Strategic Information (SI) Technical Working Group (TWG) to ensure that surveillance systems are meeting the needs of the national HIV/AIDS Program in Nigeria and that PEPFAR Nigeria program priorities are developed.

Qualifications and Evaluations

  • Education: Medical Degree (MBBS/BMBch) or Master’s Degree in public health, medicine, epidemiology, demography area is required.

Requirements
Experience:

  • Five (5) years of public health experience in the management and development of epidemiological surveillance and/or large scale surveys of HIV/AIDS or other disease programs, inclusive of one (1) year of experience at the managerial level is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Must have detailed knowledge of research methods and the collection, analysis and presentation of public health/epidemiologic data in order to plan, design, direct the implementation of and strengthen procedures for collection, analysis and dissemination of HIV/AIDS epidemiological data. This includes knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of USG and internationally recognized standards for surveillance and survey regulations and procedures.
  • Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities and regulations is required.
  • Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multidisciplinary project teams and activities, as well as good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements in development and support of grants, contracts, memoranda of understanding and cooperative agreements is required.

Evaluations
Language:

  • Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong management skills are required to operate independently with limited direct supervision of day-to-day activities and to lead results-driven project teams and workgroups.
  • Excellent overall computer skills (keyboarding with both speed and accuracy) and advanced skill levels in use of at least one of the more common epidemiologic data analysis software (EPINFO, STATA, SAS, OR SPSS), as well as excellent numerical skills for manipulating and reporting statistical data is required.
  • Strong analytical skills to readily understand and discuss new surveillance program design, management, and implementation approaches are required. This include the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners and to prepare substantive and analytical reporting.

Qualifications:

  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass security certifications.

Marketing Statement:

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.

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.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • AEFM / USEFM
  • 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:
    • The military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and
    • 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 reemployment 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: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

Salary
NGN 11,335,349 / USD 51,007.

 

Interested applicants for this position MUST submit their Applications with the required documentation listed below:

  • Universal Application for US Federal Employment (DS – 174)
  • Application Letter addressing the Qualifications and Evaluations for the position
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • Certificate or License
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

Submit Applications to: HRNigeria@state.gov

 

 

Job Title: Key Population Program Specialist (Pos. A96045)
Announcement Number: Abuja-2018-058
Location: Abuja
Series/Grade: 0550/ FSN-11 /FS-04
Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
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.

Duties

  • The incumbent under the supervision of the Prevention Branch Chief for the CDC Nigeria Office (Abuja) provides project support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR);
  • Contributing to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV services for Key Populations including Female Sex Workers, Men who have Sex with Men, People who inject Drugs, Transgender persons, and other priority populations as may be determined by PEPFAR.
  • The job holder’s responsibilities include day-to-day program management including coordination and collaboration with other PEPFAR agencies to ensure that project implementation addresses program strategic objectives.
  • S/he ensures collaboration among PEPFAR partners involved in the provision of HIV services to key populations and provides leadership in promoting use of internationally recognized best practices in key population HIV services provision.
  • Additionally, s/he serves as the Activity Manager for key population components of one or more CDC-supported cooperative agreements and as a key contributor to the planning, development, and review of the key population components of PEPFAR annual Country Operational Plans for Nigeria.

Qualifications and Evaluations

  • Education: Masters’ degree in Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Epidemiology or Behavioral Science is required.

Requirements
Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of work experience in HIV Testing, Prevention, Care and Treatment Services for key and priority populations, including program planning, implementation, and evaluation is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in key population (KP) programs that indicates the ability to consult and collaborate effectively with all levels both within and outside the agency is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Must possess comprehensive knowledge and experience in key population (KP) program strategies; behavior change, HIV prevention, care and treatment services; HIV/AIDS public health programs and methods, processes, and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV programs; as well as comprehensive knowledge of the host government health care system and structure including familiarity with GoN policies, program priorities and regulations is required.
  • Good working knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities; and overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/ cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions as well as knowledge of epidemiology, statistics and data analysis are required.

Evaluations 
Language:

  • Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required.  Language proficiency will be tested.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches, as well as ability to lead project teams and workgroups and to develop effective working relationships with national and international
  • working partners are required.  These include the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports.
  • The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders.
  • Considerable innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities.
  • Use of Microsoft Office Suite; agency specific databases, use of advanced spreadsheet function; and numerical skills are required for statistics and data analysis. Keyboarding skills (both speed and accuracy) as well as a strong oral and written communications skills are required.

Qualifications:

  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass security certifications.

Marketing Statement:

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.

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.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • AEFM / USEFM
  • 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:
    • The military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and
    • 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 reemployment 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: https://careers.state.gov/downloads/files/definitions-for-va

Salary
NGN 14,104,381 / USD 55,929.

 

Interested applicants for this position MUST submit their Applications with the required documentation listed below:

  • Universal Application for US Federal Employment (DS – 174)
  • Application Letter addressing the Qualifications and Evaluations for the position
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • Certificate or License
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)

Submit Applications to: HRNigeria@state.gov

 

 

Application Deadline 5th September, 2018.

 

Note

  • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. Please provide a valid email address and be sure to check your email regularly during this recruitment process.
  • Who May Apply: All Interested / All Sources. FS-5/5 is USD 51,007 / LE is NGN 11,335,349. Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.