U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria Public Health Specialist (Prevention) Jobs in Nigeria

U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria Public Health Specialist (Prevention) Jobs in Nigeria

Announcement Number

Hiring Agency
Embassy Abuja

Position Title
Public Health Specialist (Prevention) - All Interested Candidates (Key Population (KP) Program Specialist)

Open Period
09/08/2022 - 09/22/2022


Basic Function

The incumbent, under the supervision of the Prevention Branch Chief for the CDC Nigeria Office (Abuja), provides project support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); contributing to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV services for Key Populations including Female Sex Workers, Men who have Sex with Men, People Who Inject Drugs, Transgender persons, and other priority populations as may be determined by PEPFAR.

The job holder’s responsibilities include day-to-day program management including coordination and collaboration with other PEPFAR agencies to ensure that project implementation addresses program strategic objectives.

The incumbent ensures collaboration among PEPFAR partners involved in the provision of HIV services to key populations and provides leadership in promoting use of internationally recognized best practices in key population HIV services provision.

Job holder serves as the Activity Manager for key population components of one or more CDC-supported cooperative agreements and as a key contributor to the planning, development, and review of the key population components of PEPFAR annual Country Operational Plans for Nigeria.

Qualifications and Evaluations



  • Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in HIV Testing, Prevention, Care and Treatment Services for key and priority populations, including program planning, implementation, and evaluation is required.

  • Knowledge and experience in KP programs that indicates the ability to consult and collaborate effectively with all levels both within and outside the agency is also required.

    Job Knowledge

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in KP program strategies; behavior change, HIV prevention, care and treatment services; HIV/AIDS public health programs; and methods, processes, and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV programs are required.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with GoN policies, program priorities and regulations is required.

  • Good working knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of prevention programs is required.

  • 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 is required.

  • Good working knowledge of epidemiology, statistics and data analysis is required.

    Education Requirements

  • Minimum of Masters' degree in Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Epidemiology or Behavioral Science is required.

    Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.


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

    Language: Fluency 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.

  • Use of Microsoft Office Suites; agency specific databases and use of advanced spreadsheet functions is required.

  • Numerical skills is required for statistics and data analysis.

  • Keyboarding skills (both speed and accuracy) is required.


    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.

    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*


  • 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”), 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.

    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 document

  • Certificate of 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:

    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

    How to Apply

    All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

    For more information and job application details, see: ( U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria Public Health Specialist (Prevention) Jobs in Nigeria)

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