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OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION TITLE: Senior Program Specialist, Strategic Information–FSN-12/FP–03
OPENING DATE: November 7, 2013
CLOSING DATE: November 21, 2013
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident-N6, 608,675 per annum
(Starting basic Salary) Position Grade: FSN-12
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in
accordance with the U.S. Mission Local Compensation Plan (LCP).
NOR-Not Ordinarily Resident:
EFM/MOH – US$65,413 per annum (Starting salary)
Position Grade: FP-03. (*Salary to be determined by Washington)
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:
NOTE: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific
and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be
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
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
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
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.
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.
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:
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
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
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.
HOW TO APPLY
Embassy of the United States of America Human Resources Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area
Or submit to HRNigeria@state.gov
POINT OF CONTACT:
Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4280
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
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