USAID/Nigeria in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Senior Technical Advisor for Prevention in the HIV/AIDS& Tuberculosis Office. The Senior Technical Advisor for Prevention serves as the chief HIV/AIDS prevention technical advisor on the HIV/AIDS/TB Team, and as the Prevention Technical Unit Lead.
The Advisor will be recognized HIV/AIDS prevention subject matter expert and will perform the full range of consultative, advisory, program planning, financial management, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation duties. Further, the Advisor is responsible for providing direction, management, technical assistance and oversight to a $40 million portfolio of HIV/AIDS prevention activities. The Advisor also provides first-line supervisory responsibility over as many as six (6) professionals and one (1)administrative/clerical subordinate
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION TITLE: Senior Technical Advisor for Prevention, FSN-12
OPENING DATE: August 20, 2013 CLOSING DATE: September 02,2013
SALARY: FSN: N6,608,675.00p.a (Starting basic salary on FSN-12 Position Grade)
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local
USAID/Nigeria in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Senior Technical Advisor for Prevention in the HIV/AIDS& Tuberculosis Office.
BASIC DUTIES OF THE POSITION:
The Senior Technical Advisor for Prevention serves as the chief HIV/AIDS prevention technical advisor on the HIV/AIDS/TB
Team, and as the Prevention Technical Unit Lead. The Advisor will be a recognized HIV/AIDS prevention subject matter
expert and will perform the full range of consultative, advisory, program planning, financial management, reporting, and
monitoring and evaluation duties. Further, the Advisor is responsible for providing direction, management, technical assistance and oversight to a $40 million portfolio of HIV/AIDS prevention activities. The Advisor also provides first-line supervisory responsibility over as many as six (6) professionals and one (1) administrative/clerical subordinate.
MAJOR DUTIES OF THE POSITION:
Technical Leadership and Expertise, and Staff Supervision (50)
The following are core activities for technical leadership and expertise, and staff supervision: (1) provide technical
leadership on HIV/AIDs prevention issues to the USAID Mission and the broader USG Prevention TWG; (2) supervise and
mentor a multi-disciplinary team of prevention professionals to support professional development, including technical
expertise and leadership skills; (3) playa leadership role in the interagency Prevention TWG, developing multi-sectoral
programming and providing technical guidance and direction; (4) provide technical and program assistance (induding
drafting briefing papers, cables and memos for information and action) for HIVjAIDS prevention activities; (5) coordinate
dissemination of lessons learned among all HIV/AIDS stakeholders, lncluding the USG, other development partners and the
GON at national and sub-national levels; (6) develop documents related to the assigned area of responsibility; (7) develop
and/or maintain linkages among USAID’s prevention activities with other USG-funded activities, with a focus on
strengthening multi-sectoral programming; (8) provide technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of indigenous
organizations (C50s/CBOs) to respond to the human resource shortage in Nigeria and ensure the sustainability of U5G and
other donor efforts; (9) strengthen collaboration with other donors, particularly the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TS and
Malaria (GFATM), to reduce funding overlaps, strengthen technical collaboration, provide technical assistance and enhance
the long-term sustainability of prevention program activities; (10) provide technical assistance to ensure program
investments are consistent with international norms and standards and are synergistic with other investments made by the
USG and partnering agencies; (11) provide technical support on the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS
prevention guidelines, interventions and programs; (12) monitor current public health literature, reports, international
guidelines and standards and best practices in HIV/AIDS prevention; and (13) provide recommendations in developing
innovative approaches to designing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Nigeria.
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.
1. Education: Advanced degree in public health (MPh or similar), AND a medical degree (MBBS, MD or equivalent)
2. Prior Work Experience: minimum of ten years of progressive and responsible experience in HIV/AIDS
prevention strategy development and program development and implementation IS required. Experience in
HIV prevention programming for the prevention-of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) as well as most-at-
risk populations (MARPs) is required.
3. language Proficiency: Level IV English (high proficiency in verbal and written expression) is required.
4. Job Knowledge: In-depth professional-level knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices,
especially as they relate to the assignment and to public health and prevention programs in Nigeria and the
region. The Advisor must have a knowledge and understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural
characteristics of Nigeria; and, the economic development problems, resources, and resource constraints, and
development prospects and priorities of Nigeria and the region.
S. Skills and Abilities: The Advisor will be required to function collaboratively within a Team-focused working
environment and foster greater efforts of collaboration amongst his/her direct reports. The ability to plan,
organize, manage, and evaluate Prevention activities is required.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply; Current employees who are qualified will be given preference.
3. Only successful applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be notified.
4. The minimum requirements must be adequately addressed in the cover letter of your application package.
Failure to do so will disqualify your application.
Experience: 5 year(s)
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application wi!1 not be considered:
1. A type-written application specifically approving for this position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title and announcement number on the application letter;
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae. listing all job responsibilities; plus and other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
USAID Nigeria, ATTN: Human Resource Office, c/o U.S. Embassy, 1075 Diplomatic Drive Abuja, FCT, Nigeria An Equal Opportunity Employer.
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