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THE US EMBASSY ABUJA VACANCIES
Date Posted: 27/Apr/2016   Deadline: 29/Apr/2016


The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is currently recruiting to fill the following positions:




 




Position 1: Senior Program Specialist, HIV Care & Treatment positions (Centers for Disease Control - Nigeria)




 




Slots: X2




 




OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates




 




FSN-11/FP-4




 




WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week




 




SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident–N10, 948,692 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-11




In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.




NOR - Not Ordinarily Resident –AEFM/EFM–US$54,610




(Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-04




 




NB:




ALL NOT ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. A U.S. CITIZEN EFM DOES NOT HAVE TO BE




RESIDING IN COUNTRY TO BE CONSIDERED, BUT THE SPONSORING OFFICER UNDER CHIEF OF MISSION (COM) AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO BE ASSIGNED OFFICIALLY TO POST.




Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.




 




JOB DESCRIPTION:




Under the supervision of the Branch Chief, Continuum of Care & Treatment, the incumbent provides project support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); contributing leadership to the planning of a national program of care and treatment for People Living with HIV (PLHIV). S/he assists in the development and coordination of assessment activities, and establishing the program’s guidelines, procedures and strategies. This position provides the CDC office with the necessary public health leadership and medical expertise to manage CDC sponsored care and treatment activities. S/he ensures collaboration among PEPFAR Nigeria partners involved in HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs and takes the lead in promoting use of internationally recognized best practices in care and treatment among PEPFAR sponsored program in Nigeria.




 




QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:




All applicants MUST address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.




University degree in Medicine (MBBS or MD) and a post – graduate degree in Public Health, Medical Fellowship in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, Public Health, or related field is required.




Minimum of five (5) years of mid-to-Program level public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required. Additional two (2) years of supervisory experience is required.




Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.




Thorough knowledge of HIV/AIDS treatment and care as well as thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues. Thorough knowledge of Nigeria health care system and structures including familiarity with Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) policies, program priorities and regulations is required.




Ability to lead project teams, workgroup and to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners. Ability to exercise considerable innovation during an attempt to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities is required.




Proficiency in MS Office, (Word and Spreadsheets) with a strong skills with interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation of data are required.




 




Position 2: Program Specialist, SIMS Coordinator, FSN-10/FP-05/5 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Abuja - Nigeria)




 




OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates




 




WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week




 




SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident–N8,795,684 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-10




In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.




NOR - Not Ordinarily Resident –AEFM/EFM–US$49,804




(Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-05/5




 




NB:




ALL NOT ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. A U.S. CITIZEN EFM DOES NOT HAVE TO BE




RESIDING IN COUNTRY TO BE CONSIDERED, BUT THE SPONSORING OFFICER UNDER CHIEF OF MISSION (COM) AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO BE ASSIGNED OFFICIALLY TO POST.




Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.




 




JOB DESCRIPTION:




Under the supervision of the Branch Chief for Epidemiology, Strategic Information, and Health Systems Strengthening, the incumbent coordinates and provides strategic support for the implementation of CDC Nigeria PEPFAR Site Improvement through Monitoring Strategy (SIMS) towards increasing the impact of PEPFAR programs on Nigeria’s HIV epidemic. This is accomplished through monitoring and improving the quality of service delivery at the site and above-site levels on key program elements. S/he provides technical expertise to improve the quality of HIV/AIDS services that CDC Nigeria is providing in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH). Additionally, s/he will support CDC Nigeria in the assurance of service quality through review and the promotion and coordination of continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.




 




QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:




All applicants MUST address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.




Master’s degree in any of the following: Public Health, Epidemiology, Computer Science, Social Sciences or a strongly related field is required.




Minimum of three (3) years of experience working as a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) or quality assurance officer in a health/medical research organization, university or public health program implementing agency based in a developing country is required.




Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.




Thorough knowledge of HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, monitoring and evaluation systems, data analysis and detailed knowledge of the host country public health operational environment including the operations of the Ministry of Health, and other host government ministries are required.




Ability to exercise considerable ingenuity in applying PEPFAR M&E/Strategic




Information guidelines to unique and different settings is required. Additionally, s/he is required to exercise considerable innovation to adopt appropriate M&E strategies for overall improvement and efficiency of program activities.




Proficiency in MS Office, (Word, Excel, Access), and statistical software packages (SAS, SPSS and STATA) is required.




 




Position 3: Program Specialist, Quality Assurance Management, FSN-10 (Centers for Disease Control Nigeria)




 




OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates




 




WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week




 




SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident–N8,795,684 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-10




In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.




NOR - Not Ordinarily Resident –AEFM/EFM–US$49,804 (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-05/5*




 




NB:




ALL NOT ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. A U.S. CITIZEN EFM DOES NOT HAVE TO BE




RESIDING IN COUNTRY TO BE CONSIDERED, BUT THE SPONSORING OFFICER UNDER CHIEF OF MISSION (COM) AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO BE ASSIGNED OFFICIALLY TO POST.




Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.




 




JOB DESCRIPTION:




Under the supervision of the Branch Chief for Epidemiology, Strategic Information, and Health Systems Strengthening, the incumbent provides technical expertise to improve the quality of HIV/AIDS services that U.S. CDC Nigeria is providing in collaboration wit the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH). S/he supports CDC Nigeria in the assurance of data and service quality through review and assessment (e.g. data quality audits; DQA) and the promotion and coordination of continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.




 




QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:




All applicants MUST address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.




Master’s degree in any of the following: Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology Computer Science, Behavioral Sciences, Applied Mathematics or related field is required.




Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working as an M&E or quality assurance officer in a health/medical research organization, university or public health program implementing agency, based in a developing country is required.




Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.




Knowledge of program evaluation, strategies and techniques as well as infectious disease prevention activities. Knowledge of the application of program management and the translation of evaluation data as it pertains to the improvement of program operations, guidelines/policies and familiarity with the health care system of Nigeria is required.




Ability to lead project teams, workgroup and to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners is required.




Additionally, s/he is required to exercise considerable innovation during an attempt to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention programs to adopt appropriate M&E strategies for their program activities.




Proficiency in MS Office, (Word, Excel, Access), and statistical software packages (SAS, SPSS and STATA) is required.




 




FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:




The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/hr_office.html and/or by telephone number 09-461-4000 Ext 4261.




 




METHOD OF APPLICATION:




All potential job applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:




Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,




Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, NYSC certificate/exemption etc.)




A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title and announcement number on the application letter.




Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.




E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.




 




All potential job applicants should send their Applications to the Email Address stated below:




 




HRNigeria@state.gov




 




NB: Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.




 




Application Deadline:




 




Position 1: 2nd May, 2016




Position 2: 29th April, 2016




Position 3: 28th April, 2016




 




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