United States Mission Nigeria
No. 2016-077 Date: July 27, 2016 Ref: A96123
Subject: SENIOR PROGRAM SPECIALIST- HIV TESTING SERVICES (HTS)
Location: ABUJA – CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
Applicability: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION TITLE: Senior Program Specialist - HIV Testing Services,
FSN-11/FP-4* OPENING DATE: July 27, 2016
CLOSING DATE: August 10, 2016
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 (Full-Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-04*
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 CHIEF OF MISSION (COM) AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO BE ASSIGNED OFFICIALLY TO POST.
The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for Senior Program Specialist-HIV Testing Services position in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Nigeria.
NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
The incumbent provides project support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); contributing to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV Testing Services. Responsibilities include day-to-day program and administrative management, 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. S/he serves as the activity manager for HIV Testing Service (HTS) components of one or more CDC- supported cooperative agreement and a key contributor to the planning, development, and review of the HIV Testing Services (HTS) components of the annual Country Operational Plan (COP) for Nigeria. Additionally, s/he represents CDC Nigeria on HTS issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meeting with collaborators and donor agencies and also identifies training needs and participate in the development and implementation of training courses for partner organizations.
NOTE: 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.
1.Post graduate degree in Public Health, Medicine, Nursing or related field is required.
2.Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in HIV Testing Services, prevention, Care and Support programs, including program planning, implementation, and evaluation is required.
3.Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
4.Thorough knowledge of HIV Testing Services (HTS) strategies, HIV prevention services, HIV/AIDS public health programs, method, processes, and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV prevention programs. Thorough knowledge of Nigeria health care system and structures including familiarity with Government of Nigeria (GoN) policies, program priorities and regulations is required.
Method of Application
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,
- Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
- Any other documentation such as degrees or diplomas earned and NYSC Certificates/exemptions or awards.
- 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.