Latest Vacancy at the US Embassy of Nigeria

US Embassy of Nigeria – 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.

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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 vacancy at the US Embassy of Nigeria.

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

The incumbent of this position is a senior specialist and the key public health advisor on clinical care and treatment to the Continuum of Care and Treatment (CoCT) Branch Chief. Job holder provides comprehensive public health technical, administrative and managerial advice and assistance in support of treatment activities provided under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Responsibilities include day-to-day program management and development, monitoring, reporting and close collaboration with PEPFAR  partners to ensure implementation is carried out in  accordance  with program strategic objectives and internationally recognized  best  practices  in treatment.  Partners  include  other PEPFAR agencies, host government ministries, Global Fund, International Organizations (10) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) involved in treatment of HIV/AIDS  in  country.  Jobholder represents Nigeria on  AIDS  treatment issues at technical, policy and  strategic  planning  meetings,  including  meetings with  collaborators and  donor agencies.  Incumbent is the Clinical Care & Treatment Team Lead and supervises two senior level  program specialists. Position is an LE Direct Hire appointed position, will serve as Project Officer and will have signatory authority for CDC awards and Cooperative Agreements.

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Qualifications and Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:

 Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible, professional level experience developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS adult and pediatric treatment programs or other relevant public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required. Two (2) additional years of supervisory experience at the managerial level is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  

Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS treatment is required. Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required. Strong skills in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS. Comprehensive knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Good working knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques use to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of treatment 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.

Education Requirements:

  • 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 Exemption document is required.

Evaluations:

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LANGUAGE:  Fluent speaking/writing/reading 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 work groups and to develop effective working relationships with international working partners is required.
  • The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings.
  • Intermediate user level of work processing, spreadsheets and databases is required.
  • Strong skills with interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation of data are required.
  • Experience with conducting research including study design, implementation, data analysis and report writing is required evidenced by at least two publications related to HIV Care and Treatment in peer review journals. Incumbent should possess standard computer skills with experience/training for word processing and spreadsheets, and ability to produce documents with graphical representation. 

Salary: NGN ₦23,082,629 /Per Year

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Deadline: August 2, 2023

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