Senior Program Specialist Needed At The U.S. Embassy
POSITION TITLE: Senior Program Specialist M&E – FSN-12/FP – 03
OPENING DATE: August 18, 2014
CLOSING DATE: September 14, 2014
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident–N9, 056,145 p.a.
(Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-12
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in
accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – Not Ordinarily Resident –AEFM/EFM/MOH-US$66,067
(Starting Salary) p.a.
Position Grade: FP-03
NOTE: 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
COM AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO BE OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED TO POST
The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the
Senior Program Specialist, Monitoring & Evaluation position in the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC) Nigeria office in Abuja.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
Under the supervision of the Medical Epidemiologist, the incumbent will provide technical
expertise to improve HIV/AIDS prevention programs that CDC Nigeria and Federal Ministry
of Health (FMOH) are collaborating throughout the country. The incumbent will serve as the
lead person for development of data management systems and evaluating progress in program
implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention activities conducted by CDC Nigeria and the FMOH
by applying both theoretical and practical knowledge of health education, social and
behavioral science, evaluation strategies, and evaluation research methodology to design and
conduct or monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities.
To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission website 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
1. Terminal degree (Doctoral level – e.g. PhD, Dr.PH, MBBS, MD) or higher in one of
the following disciplines: Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology, Behavioral
Science or strongly related discipline is required.
2. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in HIV/AIDS, STD, TB prevention programs
at the local, state, Federal or international levels that entailed responsibility for the
monitoring and evaluation of program activities. The incumbent should also have
experience in use of measurement methods required for Monitoring and Evaluation of
populations and health programs including quantitative and qualitative operations
research with 2 years of supervisory experience.
3. Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Writing/Reading in English is required.
4. Knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation strategies and techniques as well
as public health interventions such as HIV/AIDS, TB, STI prevention, care and
treatment programs with knowledge in SQL, access and other relational databases is
5. Incumbent should possess intermediate computer skills with experience/training for
word processing and spreadsheets.SELECTION PROCESS
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.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in
determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. 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.
4. 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.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application
will not be considered:
1. 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.
2. Application for U.S. Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or
curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus.
3. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-
214 with their application.
4. Any other documentation (e.g., certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that
directly addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
5. 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.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Embassy of the United States of America
Human Resources Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area
Or submit to [email protected]
POINT OF CONTACT:
Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4280/4261
1. US Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) – For purposes of receiving a preference
in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:
• US Citizen; and,
• EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,
• Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service
member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM
authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:
1. Resides at the sponsoring employee’s or uniformed service member’s post of
assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
2. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location
authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.
2. EFM: An individual related to a US Government employee in one of the following ways:
• Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable
of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren
and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the
spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until
they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the
3. Member of Household (MOH) – An individual who accompanies a direct-hire Foreign,
Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign
Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan. An
• Not an EFM; and,
• Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,• Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of
A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative
or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of
family member. A MOH does not have to be a US Citizen.
4. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:
• Is not a citizen of the host country; and,
• Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,
• Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,
• Has a US Social Security Number (SSN).
NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.
5. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or US citizen who:
• Is locally resident; and,
• Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,
• Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.
EFMs without US Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including US
citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP.
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: September 14, 2014
The U.S. Mission in Nigeria 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.
The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all
personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have
been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.
Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance
procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Drafted: HR: SUbah
Cleared: FMO: PDubois
Cleared: CDC: CAvery