US Embassy – A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organisation (such as the United Nations) present in another state to represent the sending state/organisation officially in the receiving state.

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. 

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the Latest Job Vacancies at US Embassy.

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • 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: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: 75% or less
  • Job holder drives Mission Nigeria officials and visitors both in Abuja and in other states as required following procedures of defensive driving techniques and safety regulations.

Duties
Basic Functions:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Motor pool Supervisor, incumbent operates a variety of armored and non-armored motor vehicles to transport Mission personnel, including VIP visitors, TDY staff, delegations and field trips.
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance, cleaning of vehicle and completes trip ticket to notate each trip taken on their shift, including mileage, fuel, condition of vehicle, and passenger details. 
Qualifications and Requirements:

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School is required. 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years professional driving experience is required.

Job Knowledge: 

  • Thorough knowledge of Abuja and other Nigeria cities is required.
  • Must have a good knowledge of automotive, mechanical, safety and maintenance practices i.e. checking fluids and tire pressure.
  • Must be familiar with local traffic laws, traffic patterns, and locations of various government offices.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Applicants must specify level of proficiency in the language listed.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must have a valid class B or D driver’s license. Ability to work on rotational shift schedule is required.
  • Must be able to drive carefully and cautiously in heavy and chaotic traffic.
  • Ability to communicate clearly on the phone and/or by radio and follow instructions is required.
  • Ability to recognize hazards or potential dangerous  situations and take appropriate defensive actions is required.

Language: 

  • Limited knowledge, Reading, Speaking and writing of English Language is required.

Equal Employment and 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.

Qualifications:

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

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”), 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.

Marketing Statement:

  • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Remuneration
USD27,782 Annually.

Benefits
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.

Public Health Specialist (TB / HIV)

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • 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: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: 25% or less
  • Travel Required: Incumbent visits DOD project site to keep abreast of care and support aspects of HIV/TB programs, with particular emphasis on TB and HIV treatment.

Duties
Basic Function: 

  • The incumbent is a senior advisor and provides technical expertise for the management of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) TB/HIV program for the U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa/Nigeria (USAMRD-A/N) under the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).
  • The TB/HIV specialist will provide technical and program expertise to the HIV/TB Team and the Care and Treatment Work Group to ensure implementation and scale-up of the TB and HIV/TB interventions.
  • S/he will also interact with the Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) and the implementing partner (IP), the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF), to manage day-to-day TB and HIV treatment-related activities, monitoring and evaluating progress, and providing technical advice to relevant stakeholders.
  • S/he coordinates and monitors TB/HIV activities in order to facilitate the implementation of the USAMRD-A/N strategy through site visits, reporting, and trends analysis, and works in close collaboration with others to ensure quality treatment activities.
  • S/he ensures high-quality TB/HIV services are being provided in accordance with national and international standards, across PEPFAR sites.
  • S/he works with the USG TB/HIV team to strengthen PEPFAR’s strategic and programmatic directions.
  •  S/he keeps abreast of current publications and information on TB/HIV programs, issues, and concerns, and their impact on programming in developing countries, in order to advise the USAMRD-A/N and PEPFAR leadership on all issues related to the TB/HIV program/project activities.
  • The job holder is expected to work at secondary locations for about 25% of the time.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • A professional Degree in Medicine, (MBBS or equivalent, or MD) and a masters Degree in Public Health – MPH or a Fellowship in Public Health or Internal Medicine from the Nigerian National Postgraduate Medical College or the West African College of Physicians is required.
  • NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in areas related to TB and HIV prevention, care, and support is required.
  • Three (3) years of this experience must be in the diagnosis and care of TB and HIV+ persons, and /or in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of TB or HIV treatment programs for other donor organizations. Experience related to the delivery of TB and HIV treatment and mitigation programs, and experience working or collaborating with other donors, governments, international organizations, etc. is required..

Job Knowledge:

  •  Knowledge of the major issues affecting people with or affected by TB and HIV/AIDS in all geographic regions in Nigeria is required, including technical, social and cultural aspects. State-of-the art, specialized knowledge of the public health aspects of managing TB and HIV Treatment programs, and evidence-based treatment practices and policies are required. A demonstrated knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of GoN policies and programs in the sector is required.
  • A thorough knowledge of the Nigerian economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics, and the history of development assistance, in particular as related to health in Nigeria, including current trends and directions, is required.
  • Job holder must have an excellent understanding of the public health system in Nigeria and a good working knowledge of U.S Government public health programs and strategies, especially those related to PEPFAR. Demonstrated knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of GoN policies and programs in the sector is required. 

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed. 

Language:

  • Fluency reading/speaking/writing of English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to work effectively with mid and senior level public and private sector officials from the GoN and IPs.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment, and coordinate well with others.
  • The work requires excellent writing and computer skills, in order to develop presentations, reports, etc. Diplomacy, tact, cultural sensitivity, and teamwork are required in order to establish and maintain effective working relationships within USAMRD-A/N and with the Nigerian Military.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and stay organized in a complex, frequently changing environment is a requirement.
  • Demonstrated advanced analytical skills and problem solving, as well as the ability to effectively manage stress and conflict is required.
  • Keyboard / typing skills is required, with working speed & accuracy. Ability to travel within Nigeria up to 25% of time is required.

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.

Qualifications:

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

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits
Agency Benefits:

  • 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.

Other Information:

  • 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 **

* 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 (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.

Marketing Statement:

  • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Salary
Salary: USD 60,061 (N15,890,203)

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Public Health Specialist (Treatment)

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

Basic Function:

  • The incumbent is a senior advisor and provides technical expertise for the management of the adult HIV treatment program for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) branch in Nigeria, the U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa/Nigeria (USAMRD-A/N).
  • The Senior Program Specialist – Adult Treatment will provide technical and program expertise to the HIV Team and the Care and Support Technical Working Group to ensure implementation and scale-up of the adult HIV interventions.
  • S/he will interact with the Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) and the implementing partner (IP), the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF), managing day-to-day HIV treatment-related activities, monitoring and evaluating progress, and providing technical advice to relevant stakeholders.
  • S/he coordinates and monitors quality HIV activities in order to facilitate the implementation of the USAMRD-A/N’s strategy through site visits, reporting, and trends analysis, and works in close collaboration with others to ensure implementation of effective treatment activities.
  • S/he ensures high-quality HIV services are being provided in accordance with national and international standards, across U.S. President’s Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) sites.
  • S/he works with the USG Treatment team to strengthen implementation of PEPFAR’s strategic and programmatic directions.
  • S/he keeps abreast of current publications and information on HIV program, issues, and concerns, and their impact on programming in developing countries, in order to advise the USAMRD-A/N and PEPFAR leadership on all issues related to HIV treatment program/project activities.
  • The job holder is expected to work at secondary locations for about 25% of the time.
Qualification and Requirement:

Education Requirements:

  • A Professional Degree in Medicine (MBBS or equivalent, or MD) and a Master’s Degree in Public Health – MPH or a Fellowship in Public Health or Internal Medicine from the Nigerian National Postgraduate Medical College or the West African College of Physicians is required.
  • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in areas related to HIV/AIDS treatment, care, and support is required.
  • Two (2) years of this experience should be in the quality management for HIV care and treatment monitoring with good data analytics skills.
  • Experience related to the delivery of HIV/AIDS treatment and mitigation programs, and prior experience with coordinating HIV quality improvement initiatives, etc. is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the major issues affecting people with or affected by HIV/AIDS in all geographic regions in Nigeria is required, including technical, social and cultural aspects.
  • State-of-the art, specialized knowledge of the public health aspects of managing HIV/AIDS treatment programs, and evidence-based treatment practices and policies are required.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of GoN policies and programs in the sector is required.
  • A thorough knowledge of the Nigerian economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics, and the history of development assistance, in particular as related to health in Nigeria, including current trends and directions, is required.
  • Job holder must have an excellent understanding of the public health system in Nigeria and a good working knowledge of U.S. Government public health programs and strategies, especially those related to PEPFAR.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of GoN policies and programs in the sector is required. 

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed. 

Language:

  • Fluency reading / speaking / writing of English is required. 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to work effectively with mid and senior level public and private sector officials from the GoN and IPs.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment, and coordinate well with others.
  • The work requires excellent writing and computer skills, in order to develop presentations, reports, etc.
  • Diplomacy, tact, cultural sensitivity, and Team participation are required in order to establish and maintain effective working relationships within USAMRD-A/N and with the NMOD.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and stay organized in a complex, frequently changing environment is a requirement.
  • Demonstrated advanced analytical skills and problem solving, as well as the ability to effectively manage stress and conflict is required.
  • Intermediate skills in calculation; measurement and data analysis; understanding trends; and interpreting relationship between numbers is required.
  • Keyboard / typing skills is required, with working speed & accuracy. Ability to travel within Nigeria up to 25% of time is required.

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

Benefits
Agency Benefits:

  • 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.

Other Information:

  • 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 **

* 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 (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.

Marketing Statement:

  • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Salary
NGN5,890,203 (USD60,061) Annually.

Public Health Specialist (Prevention)

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • 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: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: 25% or less
  • Candidate routinely travels to NMOD project sites and facilities to monitor prevention activities. 25-30% of time will be spent on local and international travel for site visits, workshops, trainings, conferences etc.

Basic Function

  • The incumbent, under the supervision of the Associate Director Prevention USAMRD-A/N in the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, serves as an advisor on HIV testing services (HTS) programs for implementation under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). 
  • The incumbent provides project support to PEPFAR, contributing to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HTS to achieve program goals. 
  • The position is responsible for the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of a broad range of agency-funded HTS program activities. 
  • The job holder’s responsibilities include day-to-day interaction with the Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) and Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) partners, managing HTS-related activities, including monitoring and evaluating progress and providing technical advice to relevant stakeholders. It also includes coordination and collaboration with other PEPFAR agencies to ensure that project implementation addresses program strategic objectives and internationally recognized public health standards and best practices.  
  • The incumbent ensures collaboration among PEPFAR partners involved in the provision of HTS and provides leadership in promoting the use of internationally recognized best practices in HTS provision, and compliance with PEPFAR guidelines, among PEPFAR sponsored programs in Nigeria. 
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in HIV Testing Services (HTS), Prevention, Care and Treatment programs, including program planning, implementation, and evaluation is required.  
  • Knowledge and experience in HIV Testing Services (HTS) that demonstrates the ability to consult and collaborate effectively with all levels both within and outside the agency is also required. 

Job Knowledge:  

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HTS strategies, HIV prevention services, HIV/AIDS 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 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 evaluate results of prevention programs 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.

Education Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Epidemiology or Behavioral Science is required.
  • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed. 

Language:  

  • Fluency speaking/reading/writing of English is required. 

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strong oral and written communications skills are required.  
  • Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. 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 is required.  
  • 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 an uncomfortable subject for 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. 
  • Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. 
  • Intermediate skills in calculation; measurement and data analysis; understanding trends; and interpreting relationship between numbers is required. 
  • Keyboard/typing skills is required, with working speed & accuracy. Ability to travel within Nigeria up to 25% of time is required.

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.

Qualifications:

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

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits
Agency Benefits:

  • 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.

Other Information:

  • 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 **

* 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”), 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.

Marketing Statement:

  • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Salary
NGN 15,890,203 (USD 60,061) / Annum.

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Public Health Administrative Specialist

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • 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: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: 
    • 25% or less
    • At least 25% of incumbent’s time will be spent on travel.

Basic Function

  • The incumbent is a senior advisor and provides technical expertise for the procurement, storage and distribution of antiretroviral medications, laboratory reagents, supplies and other health commodities in support of USAMRD-A/N, and its implementing partner’s (IP) pharmaceutical, commodity, and logistics-related program/project activities. 
  • S/he coordinates and monitors pharmaceutical, laboratory reagents, commodity, and logistics programs/projects in order to facilitate the implementation of the USAMRD-A/N strategy through site visits, reporting, and trends analysis. 
  • S/he works in close collaboration with others to ensure the availability, quality, and distribution of medications used for HIV/AIDS, TB, and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) treatment activities. 
  • S/he ensures high-quality pharmaceutical services are being provided in accordance with national and international standards across U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) sites. 
  • S/he works with the USG Commodities Logistics Team to strengthen PEPFAR’s strategic and programmatic directions, and the team’s ability to address pharmaceutical, commodity, and logistics-related programs/projects, with special emphasis on implementing best practices in Nigeria.  
  • S/he keeps abreast of current publications and information on pharmaceutical program, issues, and concerns, and their impact on programming in developing countries, in order to advise the USAMRD-A/N and PEPFAR leadership on all issues related to pharmaceutical program/project activities.
Qualification and Requirement:

Experience: 

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ progressive professional level experience in pharmacy, commodity, and logistics management is required.  
  • Experience in project design, program planning and implementation of work is required. 
  • Experience in supply chain management and the tracking, movement, and delivery of commodities is required. 

Job Knowledge:  

  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, health systems and public health (antiretroviral, malaria and maternal and child heath) commodities and logistics in Nigeria is required, including technical, social, and cultural aspects.  
  • Specialized knowledge of the public health aspects of managing specialized pharmacological, commodity, logistics programs, and evidence-based practices and policies (for pharmacological management in particular) are required. 
  • Job holder must have an excellent understanding of the public health system in Nigeria and a good working knowledge of U.S. Government public health programs and strategies, especially those related to PEPFAR. 
  • A detailed working knowledge of other host government and international supply chain systems is required. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of GoN policies and programs in the sector is required.  
  • Extensive knowledge of quality assurance and use for program evaluation are required.

Education Requirements:

  • A Degree in Pharmacy and a Masters Degree in Public Health – MPH or a Fellowship in Pharmacy from the Nigerian National Postgraduate Medical College or the West African College of Pharmacy is required. Current practicing license from the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria is required.
  • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Applicants must specify level of proficiency in the language listed.

Language: 

  • Fluent speaking/reading/writing English is required. 

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to understand challenges related to care and treatment delivery in the local context is required. 
  • Ability to interact proactively with health facility and Capacity Building Team is required. 
  • Must be self-motivated, team player with the ability to delegate. 
  • Ability to present antiretroviral and other commodity supply and utilization reports on Excel, PowerPoint and demonstrate capacity to use other Microsoft Office software is required. 
  • A high level of oral and written communication skills is required in order to convey program progress and requirements, and to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in health commodities and supply chain management activities. 
  • Good working knowledge of computer programs that includes databases and proprietary software is required. 
  • Good understanding of higher-level mathematical calculations is required in order to make detailed calculations and represent data collected in numerical charts for reports. 
  • Keyboard/typing skills is required, with working speed & accuracy. 
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria for up to 25% of time is required.

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.

Qualifications:

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

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits
Agency Benefits:

  • 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.

Other Information:

  • 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 **

* 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”), 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.

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  • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Salary
NGN 15,890,203 (USD 60,061) / Annum.

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