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  • Posted on: 5 May, 2016 Deadline: 18 May, 2016
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  • The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the positions below:

    Social and Behavior Change Communications Specialist - USAID

     

    United States Mission Nigeria
    Vacancy Announcement
    No.  2016-008    Date:   May 5, 2016    Ref:
    Subject:    SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
    Location:        ABUJA – USAID/ HEALTH, POPULATION AND NUTRITION OFFICE (HPN)
    Applicability:       
    ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES
    OPEN TO:    All Interested Candidates
    POSITION TITLE: Social and Behavior Change Communications Specialist, FSN-10
    OPENING DATE:    May 5, 2016
    CLOSING DATE:    May 18, 2016
    WORK HOURS:    Full-time; 40 hours/week
    SALARY:    OR – Ordinarily Resident–N8,795,684 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-10

    In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.

    USAID/Nigeria in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the Social and Behavior Change Communications Specialist position in the Health, Population, and Nutrition Office.

    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 Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Project Management Specialist provides technical and programmatic SBCC expertise to the Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) Office under the supervision of the HPN Director or his/her designee. The main responsibilities of the position are project management and provision of SBCC technical knowledge to members of the HPN Office. This includes acting as an Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR)/Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for bilateral agreements or contracts and as an Activity Manager for field support activities, participating in the design of new programs and projects, monitoring and evaluating on-going programs, and advising USAID/Nigeria and other stakeholders on best practices for SBCC. Additionally, he/she will participate in relevant sector-wide technical working groups with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other donors, and will help USAID/Nigeria to integrate evidence based, state-of-the-art health communications and SBCC activities into malaria; family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH); and maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), and other health programs, as needed.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

    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.

    • University degree in any of the following: Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology or university –level course work in Social and Behavior Change Communications Specialist (SBCC) is required.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in a health organization, particularly in the areas of malaria, maternal and child health (MCH) and/or family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) in Nigeria. At least, three (3) years of this experience should be in the planning, developing, implementation, and evaluation of integrated health programs for donor organizations, or Nigeria public or private sector institutions. Professional experience developing, executing and evaluating SBCC activities are required.
    • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English Language is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
    • Level III (Good working knowledge) Hausa language is required. This will be tested.
    • State of art, specialized knowledge of technical and programmatic approaches in public health, SBCC, program management strategies, and monitoring and evaluation method. Knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of Nigerian malaria control, MCH or FP/RH policies and programs. Thorough knowledge of Nigerian economic, political, social and cultural characteristics and the history of

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    Project Accountants - USAID

     

    United States Mission Nigeria
    Vacancy Announcement
    No.  2016-007    Date:   May 5, 2016    Ref:
    Subject:    PROJECT ACCOUNTANT (2 POSITIONS)
    Location:        ABUJA – USAID/ OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (OFM)
    Applicability:       
    ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES
    OPEN TO:    All Interested Candidates POSITION TITLE: Project Accountant, FSN-10 OPENING DATE:    May 5, 2016
    CLOSING DATE:    May 18, 2016
    WORK HOURS:    Full-time; 40 hours/week

    SALARY:    OR – Ordinarily Resident–N8,795,684 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-10
    In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.

    USAID/Nigeria in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidates for the Project Accountant positions (2 positions) in the Office of Financial Management (OFM).

    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 is responsible for appraising project management personnel of project status and provides advice on project related issues and concerns. S/he interprets financial policies and procedures, reviews financial documents for management implications, provides financial support services, and assists in the formulation of program budgets.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

    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.

    • University degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field is required.
    • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in public or private accounting is required.
    • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English Language is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
    • Thorough Knowledge of accounting, financial analysis and budgeting procedures, and cash reconciliation is required.
    • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with ability to supervise and train Accounting Technicians.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/hr_office.html and/or by telephone number 09-461-4000 Ext 9319.

    HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:
    When qualified, 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.

    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.

    Submit Application to: HRNigeria@state.gov

    Point of Contact: Tel: 09-461-400009-461-4000 Ext 4261

    Click here to download the Position Decriptions (PDF)

    Click here to download Application Form for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) (PDF 1.78 MB)

    Click here to download the Instructions for Completing DS-174 (PDF 2.40 MB)


    Note:

    • Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.
    • 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.
    • Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.

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