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  • Posted on: 8 September, 2015 Deadline: 21 September, 2015
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    The U.S. Embassy is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidates for the position of:

    Gender Program Specialist - CDC


    Under the supervision of the CDC Nigeria Prevention Branch Chief, the incumbent serves as the key public health specialist advising the CDC/PEPFAR Nigeria Program on addressing gender related disparities in HIV prevention, care and treatment and/or gender inequities that contribute to the HIV epidemic. S/he also serves as gender health advisor to Nigeria ministries and partners, including those funded by the host government or the Global Fund and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the implementation of Gender activities and studies. S/he is responsible for supporting the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of a broad range of CDC-funded programs and studies required to implement the president’s emergency plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Nigeria. The incumbent represents CDC Nigeria on Gender Equity and Equality matters at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. The job holder serves as the activity manager for CDC Nigeria grants, contracts and cooperative agreements and coordinates funding, reporting, and administration with the extramural team to assure projects are conducted and USG funds are appropriately utilized.

    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 considered.

    Master’s Degree (MPH, MSHP, MSW) or host country equivalent in public health, nursing, health policy, public administration, sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science or related social sciences is required.

    Minimum of five (5) years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating gender activities for HIV/AIDS or other public health/development assistance programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required.

    Thorough knowledge of gender issues in health and/or HIV and AIDS programming, research, measurement and evaluation as well as understanding of the gender-related socio-cultural context, barriers, and opportunities to quality health services in the context of HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment in Nigeria is required.

    Thorough knowledge of the Nigeria government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health (MOH), National Agency for the control of AIDS (NACA) and Women Affairs and Social Development (MWASD) policies, program priorities and regulations; and knowledge of HIV/AIDS public health analysis, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs is required.

    Method of Application

    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.


    • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
    • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
    • 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.
    • Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
    • 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.

    OR - Ordinarily Resident - N3,154,846 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-06
    In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
    Nor - Not Ordinary Resident AEFM - US$36,353 EFM/MOH - US$31,301 (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-08

    Interested 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 (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
    • 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.

    Submit Application To

    Embassy of the United States of America
    Human Resources Office,
    Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive,
    Central District Area,

    Or submit to:

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