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  • Posted: Oct 7, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 21, 2020
  • 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. In practice, a diplomatic mission usually denotes the resident mission, namely the office of a country's diplomatic re...
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    Public Health Specialist (Monitoring & Evaluation)

    Announcement Number: Abuja-2020-048
    Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
    Series / Grade: LE - 0550 11
    Promotion Potential: LE-11
    Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours per week


    • Hiring Path: Open to the public
    • Who May Apply / Clarification: For USEFM - FP is 4.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • From the Agency: 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
    • Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


    • 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: No
    • Reimbursed:  50% or less
    • Travel Required: Job holder will be expected to travel to visit implementing partners’ offices and/or project sites to monitor progress of activities and to provide onsite technical assistance to CDC partners.


    • This position, under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Team Lead, will provide technical expertise to improve HIV / AIDS prevention programs of CDC Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).
    • The incumbent will serve as a leader for evaluating progress in program implementation of HIV / AIDS prevention activities conducted by CDC Nigeria and the FMOH by applying both theoretical and practical knowledge of health education, social and behavioral science, evaluation strategies, and evaluation research methodology to the design and conduct of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities.
    • Incumbent will develop appropriate data management systems to monitor health objectives and indicators for HIV / AIDS prevention programs.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


    • At least six years experience with infectious disease prevention or treatment programs at the local, state or international levels that entailed responsibility for the evaluation of program activities is required.  
    • The incumbent must have experience in use of measurement methods required for M&E of international populations and health programs, including quantitative and qualitative research.  

    Job Knowledge:  

    • Knowledge of program evaluation strategies and techniques as well as infectious disease prevention activities is required.  
    • Additionally, the incumbent must possess expert knowledge of the application of program management and the translation of evaluation data as it pertains to the improvement of program operations, guidelines, and policies.  
    • Incumbent must be familiar with the health care system of Nigeria.  Incumbent must possess knowledge and understanding of the principles of organizational management and be familiar with the work of USAID and CDC.
    • Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of cooperative agreements / grants is required.

    Education Requirements:

    • MBBS (MD) or Masters degree in one of the following disciplines: Public Health; Epidemiology; Computer Science, Behavioral Sciences, or Applied Mathematics is required.


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


    • Fluency in Speaking / Writing / Reading English is required.

    Skills and Abilities:  

    • Strong skill in providing leadership, direction, and technical expertise in the monitoring and evaluation of public health programs is required.  This includes the ability to resolve independently problems related to supervision of personnel, program policy, and program operations.
    • Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners and to prepare required written reports.
    • Ability to lead project teams and workgroups and to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners is required.
    • The incumbent must be able to exercise considerable ingenuity in applying guidelines to unique and different settings; as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders.
    • As a program M&E representative for CDC Nigeria / PEPFAR, the incumbent must be able to exercise considerable innovation during his / her attempts to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV / AIDS prevention programs to adopt appropriate M&E strategies for their program activities.
    • Considerable innovation is be required to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV / AIDS M&E programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases 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.

    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:

    • 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 **


    • 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.

    NGN 15,890,203 - USD $41,273.25 annually.

    Method of Application

    Application Procedures

    • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
    • To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

    Required Documents
    In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position:

    • Residency and / or Work Permit (If applicable)
    • Degree (not transcript)
    • NYSC Certificate

    For EFMs, in addition to the above;

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

    Next Steps:

    • 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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