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

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

Basic Function:

  • The incumbent is a senior advisor and provides technical expertise for the management of the adult HIV treatment program for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) branch in Nigeria, the U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa/Nigeria (USAMRD-A/N).

  • The Senior Program Specialist - Adult Treatment will provide technical and program expertise to the HIV Team and the Care and Support Technical Working Group to ensure implementation and scale-up of the adult HIV interventions.

  • S/he will interact with the Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) and the implementing partner (IP), the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF), managing day-to-day HIV treatment-related activities, monitoring and evaluating progress, and providing technical advice to relevant stakeholders.

  • S/he coordinates and monitors quality HIV activities in order to facilitate the implementation of the USAMRD-A/N’s strategy through site visits, reporting, and trends analysis, and works in close collaboration with others to ensure implementation of effective treatment activities.

  • S/he ensures high-quality HIV services are being provided in accordance with national and international standards, across U.S. President’s Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) sites. S/he works with the USG Treatment team to strengthen implementation of PEPFAR’s strategic and programmatic directions.

  • S/he keeps abreast of current publications and information on HIV program, issues, and concerns, and their impact on programming in developing countries, in order to advise the USAMRD-A/N and PEPFAR leadership on all issues related to HIV treatment program/project activities. The job holder is expected to work at secondary locations for about 25% of the time.

    Qualifications and Evaluations



  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience working in areas related to HIV/AIDS treatment, care, and support is required.

  • Two (2) years of this experience should be in the quality management for HIV care and treatment monitoring with good data analytics skills.

  • Experience related to the delivery of HIV/AIDS treatment and mitigation programs, and prior experience with coordinating HIV quality improvement initiatives, etc. is required.

    Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the major issues affecting people with or affected by HIV/AIDS in all geographic regions in Nigeria is required, including technical, social and cultural aspects.

  • State-of-the art, specialized knowledge of the public health aspects of managing HIV/AIDS treatment programs, and evidence-based treatment practices and policies are required. A demonstrated knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of GoN policies and programs in the sector is required.

  • A thorough knowledge of the Nigerian economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics, and the history of development assistance, in particular as related to health in Nigeria, including current trends and directions, is required.

  • Job holder must have an excellent understanding of the public health system in Nigeria and a good working knowledge of U.S. Government public health programs and strategies, especially those related to PEPFAR.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of
    the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of GoN policies and programs in the sector is required.

    Education Requirements:

  • A professional degree in Medicine (MBBS or equivalent, or MD) and a master's degree in Public Health – MPH or a Fellowship in Public Health or Internal Medicine from the Nigerian National Postgraduate Medical College or the West African College of Physicians 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 reading/speaking/writing of English is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to work effectively with mid and senior level public and private sector officials from the GoN and IPs.

  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment, and coordinate well with others. The work requires excellent writing and computer skills, in order to develop presentations, reports, etc.

  • Diplomacy, tact, cultural sensitivity, and Team participation are required in order to establish and maintain effective working relationships within USAMRD-A/N and with the NMOD.

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and stay organized in a complex, frequently changing environment is a requirement.

  • Demonstrated advanced analytical skills and problem solving, as well as the ability to effectively manage stress and conflict is required.

  • Intermediate skills in calculation; measurement and data analysis; understanding trends; and interpreting relationship between numbers is required.

  • Keyboard/typing skills is required, with working speed & accuracy. Ability to travel within Nigeria up to 25% of time 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.

    How to Apply

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

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