The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified
candidate for the position of Program Specialist, Orphans and Vulnerable
Children (OVC) in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Nigeria office
Position Title: Program Specialist, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
Basic Function of the Position
- The incumbent will be responsible for providing project support
to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), contributing
to the planning of a national program of care for people living with
HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) with emphasis on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC).
She/he will assist in the development and coordination of assessment
activities and will establish the program’s guidelines, procedures and
- She/he ensures collaboration among CDC and other USG partners
involved in OVC, Care and Support (C&S) program and take the lead in
promoting the use of internationally recognized best practices in care
and support for OVC households among CDC sponsored programs in Nigeria.
- This position provides the CDC office with the necessary
management, psychosocial, community mobilization and social services
expertise to apply to the management of CDC- sponsored supportive care
activities aimed at mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS on children and
their families in an integrated and holistic manner.
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.
- A Masters degree in Public Health, Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Medicine or a strongly related field is required.
- Comprehensive knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues with emphasis
on care facilities for orphans and care/treatment of vulnerable
children, with some project management skill is required.
- Advanced knowledge of Nigeria’s health care system and
structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies,
program priorities and regulations, health disparities, techniques,
principles and methods of health care policy analysis is required.
- Good computer skills with experience in word processing and spreadsheet are required.
- Minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible professional
work experience in planning, coordinating, conducting community based
service provision and delivering services to children and their
families. A minimum of 3 of these years must be with HIV/AIDS orphan and
vulnerable children (OVC) programs in the planning, developing,
managing and evaluating child development or Social protection
activities in the community with donor organizations, government and
non-governmental organization is required.
- Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English Language is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
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
Additional Selection Criteria
- Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
- Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member
Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions
within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
- 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.
- Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
- 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.
Or – Ordinarily Resident–N6,446,680 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.
Nor – Non Ordinarily Resident – AEFM/EFM/MOHUS$ 48,822 (Starting Salary) p.a.
Position Grade: FP-05/05
Application Closing Date
5th December, 2014
How To Apply
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:
- 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.
- 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.
- Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
- Any other documentation (e.g., certificates, awards, copies of
degrees earned) that directly addresses the qualification requirements
of the position as listed above.
- Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail
not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats,
Submit Application To:
Embassy of the United States of America
Human Resources Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area