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Public Health Specialist (M&E) at the U.S. Embassy

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The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Public Health Specialist (M&E) – All Interested Candidates (Snr Program Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation)

Announcement Number: Abuja-2022-064
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series / Grade: LE – 0550 11
Promotion Potential: LE-11
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 04.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Summary

  • 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
    • Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% of time to Performs field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by the programs and to verify the accuracy of reported data.

Basic Function

  • The incumbent, under the supervision of the Associate Director, Strategic Information (SI), will provide technical expertise in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for the U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa/Nigeria (USAMRD-A/N), under the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). 
  • The incumbent will work with the other team members to implement strategies and systems that: ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of all program and related activities; use appropriate technologies to integrate data collection, processing, and reporting, in a manner that enhances the use of the information for improving patient and program outcomes; and that provide support for surveillance and research related activities in the program. 
  • The incumbent will provide technical support for all PEPFAR interagency team activities. 
  • The incumbent will also provide technical assistance aimed at building the capacity of the Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) SI team in a manner as to ensure sustainability of the program. 
  • S/he, by applying both theoretical and practical knowledge of monitoring and evaluation systems and research methodologies, will provide critical support to the larger USAMRD-A/N team in the achievement of program goals and objectives.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:

  • Experience:  Minimum of 5 years of experience in design and implementation of program M&E activities, implementing health data and information systems, evaluation of program activities and research. Familiarity with quantitative and/or qualitative methods is essential. 

Job Knowledge:

  • The incumbent must possess advanced knowledge and understanding of activities as relates to PEPFAR-funded HIV/AIDS programs.  
  • Advanced knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation strategies and techniques as well as standard knowledge of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases or TB prevention activities are required. 
  • Incumbent must possess knowledge of health delivery information systems, especially the application of program management and the translation of evaluation data as it pertains to the improvement of program operations, guidelines, and policies. 
  • Knowledge of the health care system of Nigeria and advanced computer skills in Word processing, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, statistical applications (SPSS, STATA or related), and web based applications are required. 
  • Ability to use business intelligence tools like Tableau and Power BI are essential for this position. Advanced knowledge of DHIS2 implementation and interoperability with other systems is essential.

Education Requirements:

  • A professional Degree in Medicine (MBBS, DVM or equivalent), and a Masters degree in one of the following disciplines: Public Health, Epidemiology, Informatics, Computer Science, or Health Management is required.
  • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

Evaluations:

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

Language: 

  • Fluency in speaking/reading/writing 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 work in 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 threatening to 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.
  • The incumbent will be expected to demonstrate advanced use of spreadsheets and ability to integrate data from spreadsheets and other sources into DHIS2. Intermediate user level of word processing 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 25% of time.

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:

Salary
NGN 15,890,203 – NGN 15,890,203 (USD $60,061 – USD $60,061)

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  17th June, 2022.

Important Information

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 
  • To apply for this position click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • NYSC Certificate or Exemption
  • Certificate or License

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps and Notice

  • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 
  • For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
  • Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria

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