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Senior Program Specialist, Strategic Information At The U.S. Embassy In Abuja

Date Posted: 08/Nov/2013
Deadline: 21/Nov/2013

 

NOTE: 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

COM AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO BE OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED TO POST

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the

Senior Program Specialist, Strategic Information position in the Centers for Disease Control

(CDC) Nigeria office in Abuja.

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:

The incumbent, under the supervision and guidance of the Medical Epidemiologist will be

responsible for oversight and direction of the CDC SI Unit within CDC Nigeria’s Global

AIDS Program. The incumbent will be responsible for providing project support for the

President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), including strategic planning and

budgeting in the area of program reporting, HIV epidemic and behavioral surveillance and

other community-based surveys, special studies and program evaluations with attention to

harmonized routine reporting with the National M&E SYSTEM. The incumbent will also

serve as the lead person for evaluating progress in program planning and implementation of

PEPFAR prevention, care and treatment program presented in the Country Operational plans,

Annual and semi-Annual Reports. The position supervises a staff of seven professional

including physicians, epidemiologists, evaluate HMS experts. The incumbent will manage

and support CDC implementing partners.

To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at:

http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/hr_office.html

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

NOTE: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific

and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be

considered.

1. Medical degree, Terminal degree (doctoral level) or a higher degree in one of the

following: Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology, or strongly related discipline is

required.

2. Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in HIV/AIDs Epidemiology, Strategic

Information, Monitoring and Evaluation at the local, state, Federal or international

levels with responsibility for the evaluation of program activities through effective

routine or special survey, including three (3) years of supervisory experience of

highly trained professionals such as physicians, M&E experts and HMIS specialists

are required.

3. The applicant should possess training and extensive knowledge, skills and capabilities

in HIV/AIDS program monitoring, evaluation and laboratory techniques for testing

HIV/AIDS (including diagnostic, rapid test kits, ELISA …etc.)

4. Applicant should possess knowledge of program evaluation strategies and techniques

as well as public health intervention such as HIV/AIDs, TB STI prevention, cares and

treatment program.

5. Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Writing in English is required.

6. Must have intermediate computer skills with proficiency in word processing, power

point, excel and spreadsheets.

SELECTION PROCESS

When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans

are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the

required qualifications above in the application.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in

determining successful candidacy.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs

Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are

not eligible to apply.

4. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are

ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their

employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed

(WAE) work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will

not be considered:

1. Application for U.S. Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or

curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus.

2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-

214 with their application.

3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that

addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

4. 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.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

Embassy of the United States of America

Human Resources Office

Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive

Central District Area

Abuja.

Or submit to [email protected]

POINT OF CONTACT:

Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4280

Fax: 09-461-4036

DEFINITIONS

1. US Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) – For purposes of receiving a preference

in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:

· US Citizen; and,

· EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,

· Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service

member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM

authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:

1. Resides at the sponsoring employee's or uniformed service member's post of

assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or

2. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location

authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.

2. EFM: An individual related to a US Government employee in one of the following ways:

· Spouse;

· Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable

of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren

and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the

spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until

they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the

guardian.

3. Member of Household (MOH) – An individual who accompanies a direct-hire Foreign,

Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign

Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan. An

MOH is:

· Not an EFM; and,

· Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,

· Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of

his/her household.

A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative

or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of

family member. A MOH does not have to be a US Citizen.

4. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:

· Is not a citizen of the host country; and,

· Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,

· Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,

· Has a US Social Security Number (SSN).

NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.

5. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or US citizen who:

· Is locally resident; and,

· Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,

· Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

EFMs without US Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including US

citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP.

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: NOVEMBER 21, 2013

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria 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.

The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all

personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have

been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.

Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance

procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Closing Date: November 21, 2013
Position: Senior Program Specialist, Strategic Information, CDC - Abuja(PDF 169KB)







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