The U.S. Embassy is currently looking for interested candidates to apply for the position of Public Health Specialist (Prevention) at the U.S. Embassy Abuja.
About U.S. Embassy
The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.
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Public Health Specialist (Prevention)
Full-time – 40 hours per week
- Hiring Path: Open to the public
- Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
- For USEFM – FP is 3. Actual FP salary determined by Washington DC
- 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
- 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 (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
- Supervisory Position: Yes
- Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
- Travel Required:
- 50% or less
- Job holder routinely travels to CDC project sites and facilities to monitor prevention activities. 30-35 % of time will be spent on local and international travel for site visits, workshops, trainings, conferences etc.
- The incumbent serves as a Senior HIV Program Manager across the spectrum of HIV prevention, treatment and care, including but not limited to HIV Case-Finding and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV for the CDC Nigeria Office (Abuja).
- He is primarily responsible for leading and providing project guidance to the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); contributing to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs aimed at achieving HIV epidemic control as well as the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Nigeria.
- Incumbent’s responsibilities include an active technical advisory role to the Ministry of Health and implementing partners, day-to-day program and administrative management, and coordination and collaboration with other PEPFAR agencies to ensure project implementation addresses program strategic objectives and U.S. and host government national and international public health standards and best practices.
- This position provides the CDC office with the necessary public health leadership and medical expertise to manage of CDC funded HIV prevention, care and treatment activities.
- The incumbent also plays a major role in the management and oversight of CDC’s and PEPFAR/Nigeria implementing partners, training of health care workers, lay counselors, and social workers with respect to national and globally accepted standards in the prevention, care and treatment of HIV for better patient outcomes and epidemic control at population level.
Qualifications and Evaluations
- MBBS or MD is required. In addition, a Post-graduate Degree in Public Health (MPH) or MSc, or Post-graduate Medical Fellowship in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics or Public Health is required.
- Note: NYSC Certificate or Exclusion/Exemption document is required..
- Minimum of five years’ experience in the management of HIV/AIDS, STD, TB prevention programs at the local, state or international levels that entails responsibility for the evaluation of program activities.
- At least three years of these should be on HTS/PMTCT. The incumbent should also have experience in use of measurement methods required for M&E of international populations and health programs, including quantitative and qualitative research.
- Additionally, one year of supervisory experience and one year of experience at the managerial level is required.
- Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HTS/PMTCT strategies, other HIV prevention and public health programs, methods, processes, and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV prevention programs are required.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with host government policies, program priorities and regulations is required.
- Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, 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 is required.
- Good working knowledge of epidemiology, statistics and data analysis is required.
- Good working knowledge of HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV programs is required
- This may be tested. Please specify the level of your proficiency in the language listed.
- Fluent in speaking/reading/writing of English is required.
Skills and Abilities:
- Skill in providing leadership, direction, and technical expertise in the management and evaluation of public health programs. 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.
- The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity in applying guidelines to unique and different settings; as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders.
- Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners and to accomplish reporting requirements.
- As a senior prevention program specialist for CDC Nigeria, the incumbent is also expected to exercise considerable innovation during his/her attempts to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention programs to adopt appropriate strategies for improving the program outcomes, including the design and adoption appropriate M&E strategies/framework for program activities.
- Computer keyboarding/typing skills at a good working level with both speed and accuracy is required.
- Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases such as National Data Repository (NDR), PEPFAR Panorama, and Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact Monitoring (DATIM) is required.
- In addition, the incumbent needs to be familiar with the Nigeria Medical records System (NMRS) and PEPFAR Surge Dashboards. Strong skills in interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation data are required. This would include the ability to understand and synthesize numerical data.
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
- Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria 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.
- For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.
- 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 **
- 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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.
- We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
NGN 20,039,818 (USD $77,160) / Annum
28th February, 2023
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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