Job Title: Public Health Specialist – Cooperative Agreement – FSN-10
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Position Grade: P-05/5*
Basic Function of the Position
- The incumbent is a senior specialist responsible for managing
the administrative aspects of the agency’s cooperative agreements
portfolio at the post level.
- S/he serves as a key advisor to the Partner Management Team Lead
on cooperative agreement issues such as reporting compliance and
- Additionally, s/he serves as the liaison between agency
headquarters procurement officials and program managers and works
closely with agency technical staff, senior staff of other agencies as
well as senior managers of collaborating partners on cooperative
agreement execution issues.
- S/he works closely with the Management and Operations Finance
Team by developing the extramural budget, monitoring partner spending,
and liaises with CDC HQ procurement and grants office on partner budgets
and is responsible for analyzing, partner expenditure reporting and
partner pipeline funding.
- The program role extends throughout the life cycle of the
implementing instrument,beginning with funding proposal preparation,
initial award and carrying through to close out.
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.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration,
Business Administrative, Management, Public Health or International
development is required.
- Thorough knowledge of management principles, guidelines and
procedures related to the administration of cooperative agreements, as
well as related audit and accounting requirements is required.
- Thorough knowledge of Nigeria operational environment, laws and
regulations regarding public health-related implementing agreements.
- Proficiency in Microsoft word, spreadsheets and database is required.
- Ability to plan and monitor budget expenditure to meet PEPFAER
program needs, communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
presentations on programmatic matters, and excellent interpersonal
skills are required.
- Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible
administrative management experience working in public health or
international development program that includes administrative
management of acquisitions, grants, contracts or cooperative agreement
documentation and reporting, files management and exposure to external
clients is required.
- Level IV (fluency) 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 application.
Additional Selection Criteria:
- Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
- Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
- 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.
- Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at
least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be
considered eligible to apply for this position.
- 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.
- 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
OR – Ordinarily Resident-N8,795,684 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 -; Not Ordinarily Resident – AEFM/EFM/MOH – US$49,311 (Starting Salary) p.a.
Application Closing Date
25th November, 2015.
How to Apply
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:
- Application for US 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 such as degrees or diplomas earned and NYSC Certificates/exemptions or awards.
- 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.
- Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail
not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats,
- E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.
All Applications should be Submitted to: HRNigeria@state.gov