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  • Posted: Dec 1, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 14, 2021
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  • 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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    Safety Program Coordinator - All Interested Candidates (OBO)

    Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-12
    Series/Grade: LE - 1201 10
    Promotion Potential: LE-10
    Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
    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 05 (steps 5-14).  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
      • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
    • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation
    • Appointment Type: Temporary
    • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed 5 years 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: Not Required

    Duties
    Basic Function for the Position:

    • Working under the Construction Manager / Project Director of the Overseas Building Operations (OBO) project team, the Safety Program Coordinator provides professional expertise and guidance relating to site safety and health issues during all phases of construction, including site development, excavation, foundation, superstructure, exterior walls, mechanical and electrical systems, and interior finish work for the New Consulate Compound (NCC) Project.
    • The position is responsible for ensuring compliance with U.S. Department of State as well as host country construction safety and health regulations.

    Qualifications and Evaluations
    Experience:

    • Minimum of five (5) years in construction with experience in occupational safety or industrial hygiene is required.

    Job Knowledge:

    • Thorough knowledge of construction safety management principles, practices and procedures is required.
    • Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) construction and safety regulations, as well as principles and practices of evaluating and implementing safety programs are required.
    • Knowledge of the local codes of electrical, mechanical, structural, and International Building Code (IBC) is required.
    • Knowledge of local construction policies and local labor laws are required.
    • Specialized knowledge in construction health, safety requirements including: accident prevention, laws and regulations applicable to employee safety and occupational health, occupational health and loss prevention programs, industrial safety practices, methods of assessing safety hazards and controls, and techniques for conducting accident investigations are required.

    Education Requirements:

    • University Degree in Safety Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Safety, Construction, Engineering, or Architecture is required.
    • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

    Evaluations:

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

    Language:  

    • Fluent in speaking / reading / writing of English is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels is required.
    • Multi-tasking, problem solving and organizational skills are required.
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.
    • Must possess excellent writing skills for drafting of materials and reports in the performance of duties is required is required.
    • Mathematical skills are required when reading and interpreting construction calculations to validate the implementation of the appropriate safety mechanism / prevention. Must have the ability to lift tools and other job materials.
    • Must be able to work outdoors under harsh weather conditions.

    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 Lagos, 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 **

    *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”), 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
    NGN12,772,559 (USD53,596) Annually.

    go to method of application »

    Architect - All Interested Candidates (OBO)

    Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-120
    Series/Grade: LE - 1110 11
    Promotion Potential: LE-11
    Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
    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: Temporary
    • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed 5 years 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: Not Required

    Duties
    Basic Function for the Position:

    • Working under the Overseas Building Operations (OBO) Project Director (PD) / Construction Manager (CM), the Architect is responsible for construction inspection, reviewing of plans, recommending approval of shop drawings and submittals, maintaining a daily log of construction activities, developing change orders including preparation of cost estimates, and other construction architectural duties for the New Consulate Compound (NCC).
    • The Architect must be capable of working independently and provide professional architectural services in support of the project. 

    Qualifications and Evaluations
    Experience:

    • Minimum of five (5) years in the field of architecture related to building construction and renovations is required.

    Job Knowledge:

    • Must have knowledge of U.S. building codes and specifications including an understanding of DOS / OBO construction regulations and guidelines, OBO commissioning and construction guidebook.
    • Knowledge of local building and construction codes, architectural laws, codes and permits applicable to local construction environment, local safety and security rules is required.
    • Must be familiar with the local government structures, jurisdictions, key persons, processes to guarantee effective authorizations and related engagement.
    • Professional knowledge in the field of architectural principles, practices and technical perspectives as well as thorough professional knowledge in project management is required.

    Education Requirements:

    • University Degree in Architecture from an accredited institution is required.
    • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

    Evaluations:

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

    Language:  

    • Fluent in speaking / reading / writing of English is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and internet research is required.
    • Professional skills using construction management software such as AutoCAD and Revit is required.
    • Ability to create architectural cost estimates and review construction drawings for code compliance is required.
    • Must be able to lift items up to 35 pounds.
    • Must hold a valid driver's license. 

    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 Lagos, 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 **

    *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”), 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
    NGN15,890,203 (USD53,767) Annually.

    go to method of application »

    Mechanical Engineer - All Interested Candidates

    Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-122
    Series/Grade: LE - 1105 11
    Promotion Potential: LE-11
    Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
    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: Temporary
    • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed 5 years 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: Not Required

    Duties
    Basic Function for the Position:

    • Working under the Construction Manager / Project Director of the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) team, the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for overseeing and inspecting all work elements of the construction site, reviewing shop drawings and other construction plans, developing change orders and cost estimates for the New Consulate Compound (NCC) Project.

    Qualifications and Evaluations
    Experience:

    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in mechanical engineering related to building construction and renovation on large scale residential or commercial development projects, of which, two years of experience in construction project management and oversight is required.

    Job Knowledge:

    • Must have comprehensive understanding of DOS / OBO construction regulations and guidelines, OBO commissioning and construction guidebook.
    • Knowledge of local building and construction codes, local safety and security rules is required.
    • Must be familiar with the local government structure and jurisdictions and the key personnel in order to facilitate authorization and related engagement.
    • Must have professional knowledge in mechanical design calculations and criteria, preparation of engineering drawings and specifications.

    Education Requirements:

    • University Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution is required.
    • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

    Evaluations:

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

    Language:  

    • Fluent in speaking / reading / writing of English is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and Internet Research is required.
    • Professional skills and experience in using construction management software such as Microsoft Project and Primavera is required.
    • Ability to create mechanical engineering cost estimates and review mechanical plan for code compliance is required.
    • Ability to operate documenting and measuring equipment such as cameras, infrared thermometers, flow meters, calipers and measuring tools is required.
    • Incumbent must be able to work independently.

    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 Lagos, 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 **

    *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”), 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
    NGN15,890,203 (USD53,767) Annually.

    go to method of application »

    Electrical Engineer - All Interested Candidates

    Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-123
    Location: Lagos
    Series/Grade: LE - 1105 11
    Promotion Potential: LE-11
    Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
    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: Temporary
    • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed 5 years 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: Not Required

    Duties

    • Working under the Construction Manager / Project Director of the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) team, the Electrical Engineer is responsible for overseeing and inspecting all work elements of the construction site, reviewing shop drawings and other construction plans, developing change orders and cost estimates for the New Consulate (NCC) Compound Project.

    Qualifications and Evaluations
    Experience:

    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in electrical engineering related to building construction and renovation on large scale residential or commercial development projects, of which, two years of experience in construction project management and oversight is required.

    Job Knowledge:

    • Must have comprehensive understanding of DOS / OBO construction regulations and guidelines, OBO commissioning and construction guidebook.
    • Knowledge of local building and construction codes, local safety and security rules is required.
    • Must be familiar with the local government structure and jurisdictions and the key personnel in order to facilitate authorization and related engagement.
    • Must have professional knowledge in electrical operation calculations and criteria, preparation of engineering drawings and specifications

    Education Requirements:

    • University Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution is required.
    • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

    Evaluations:

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

    Language:  

    • Fluent in speaking / reading / writing of English is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and Internet Research is required.
    • Professional skills and experience in using construction management software such as Microsoft Project and Primavera is required.
    • Ability to create electrical engineering cost estimates and review electrical works for code compliance is required.
    • Ability to operate documenting and measuring equipment such as cameras, electric probes and meters, surveying equipment, and measuring tapes is required.
    • Incumbent must be able to work independently.

    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 Lagos, 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 **

    *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”), 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
    NGN15,890,203 (USD53,767) Annually.

    go to method of application »

    Civil Engineer - All Interested Candidates

    Announcement Number: Lagos-2021-124
    Location: Lagos
    Series/Grade: LE - 1105 11
    Promotion Potential: LE-11
    Hiring Agency: Consulate General Lagos
    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: Temporary
    • Appointment Type Details: Definite not to Exceed 5 years 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: Not Required

    Duties
    Basic Function:

    • Working under the Construction Manager / Project Director of the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) team, the Civil Engineer is responsible for overseeing and inspecting all work elements of the construction site, reviewing shop drawings and other construction plans, developing change orders and cost estimates for the New Consulate Compound (NCC) Project.  

    Qualifications and Evaluations
    Experience:

    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in civil engineering related to building construction and renovation on large scale residential or commercial development projects, of which, two (2) years of experience in construction project management and oversight is required.

    Job Knowledge:

    • Must have comprehensive understanding of DOS / OBO construction regulations and guidelines, OBO commissioning and construction guidebook.
    • Knowledge of local building and construction codes, local safety and security rules is required.
    • Must be familiar with the local government structure and jurisdictions and the key personnel in order to facilitate authorization and related engagement.
    • Must have professional knowledge in civil design calculations and criteria, preparation of engineering drawings and specifications. 

    Education Requirements:

    • University Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited institution is required.
    • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

    Evaluations:

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

    Language:  

    • Fluent in speaking / reading / writing of English is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and Internet Research is required.
    • Professional skills and experience in using construction management software such as Microsoft Project and Primavera is required.
    • Ability to create civil engineering cost estimates and review civil construction drawings for code compliance is required.
    • Ability to operate documenting and measuring equipment such as cameras, infrared thermometers, surveying equipment, levels, plumbs, and measuring tapes is required.
    • Incumbent must be capable of working independently.

    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 Lagos, 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 **

    *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”), 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
    NGN15,890,203 (USD53,767) Annually.

    go to method of application »

    Public Health Specialist (PMTCT - All Interested Candidates (Prog. Spec. - PMTCT)

    Announcement Number: Abuja-2021-125
    Location: Lagos
    Series/Grade: LE - 0550 11
    Promotion Potential: LE-11
    Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
    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

    • Work Schedure for this position: 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: Not Required
    • 50% or less - 30% of the time will be spent on  regular site visits and meetings with representatives of each organization to review progress (these site visits may include routine, one week-long trips to conduct a standardized assessment of partners’ sites and facilities as part of PEPFAR’s site improvement and monitoring system)

    Duties

    • Basic Function: The incumbent, under the supervision of the Clinical Services Team Lead, serves as advisor on HIV Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission programs strategies and activities, provides project support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), contributing to the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of PMTCT program.
    • The job holder’s responsibilities include day-to-day program and administrative management, and 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.
    • The incumbent ensures collaboration among PEPFAR partners involved in HIV Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission and provides leadership in promoting use of internationally recognized best practices in PMTCT services provision among PEPFAR sponsored programs in Nigeria.

    Qualifications and Evaluations
    Experience:

    • Minimum of three (3) years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV and/or other HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment programs, including program planning, implementation, and evaluation that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required.
    • This experience must include PMTCT experience that demonstrates the ability to consult and collaborate effectively with different levels of the health care field including clinic-based ANC personnel, health care setting Directors, and non-care setting personnel, for example government officials or donors.

    Job Knowledge:  

    • The incumbent must have a thorough understanding of the structure and functions of the agency, including knowledge of the agency’s role and function in support of PEPFAR, other participating agencies and USG policies, guidelines and procedures for administration of contracts and cooperative agreements, and intra-agency procedures for coordination with agency headquarters and embassy management.
    • The job holder must have a detailed and up-to-date knowledge of the Nigeria public health operational environment, including knowledge of the structure and operations of the MOH and Nigeria government ministries and offices, the environment for health care delivery at the national, regional, district and community level; must stay current on the work and current projects of other collaborating and donor agencies with PMTCT and related programs.

    Knowledge of Latest Technology in:

    • Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV, HIV/AIDS health care; in-depth specialist knowledge of public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to develop, implement and evaluate results of PMTCT programs is required.
    • The incumbent works with partners in setting criteria for site selection for specific interventions, budget considerations, cost analysis including cost-benefit ratio, etc.
    • This requires specialized knowledge of the subject.
    • 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.
    • Good working knowledge of epidemiology, statistics and data analysis.

    Education Required:

    • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Public Health, Epidemiology, Clinical Psychology, Nursing and/or Midwifery is required.

    Evaluations:

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

    Language:

    • Fluent in speaking/reading/writing 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 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.
    • Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Computer keyboard skills with good speed and accuracy is required. Position will not work with propriety software; however, job holder is required to analyze program performance data from National web-based databases e.g., National Data Repository (NDR), PEPFAR Panorama, and Data for Accountability, Transparency, and Impact Monitoring (DATIM). In addition, Job holder will need to be familiar with the Nigeria Medical records System (NMRS) and PEPFAR Surge Dashboards.
    • Strong skills in interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation data are required. This would include the ability to understand and synthesize numerical data.

    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:

    • 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”), 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
    NGN15,890,203 (USD53,767) Annually.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    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.

    Required Documents

    • Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:
      • Residency and/or Work Permit
      • Degree (not transcript)
      • NYSC Certificate
    • For EFMs, in addition to the above:
      • Copy of 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:

    • 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 Lagos, Nigeria.

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