U.S. Embassy Job in Abuja for a Senior Program Specialist – Data Analysis and Visualization

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified
candidate for the position below in the Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) Nigeria:

Job Title:  Senior Program Specialist – Data Analysis and Visualization, FSN-11/FP-4*
Ref.: A96117
Abuja – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent provides technical expertise to improve CDC
    Nigeria and Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) HIV/AIDS prevention and
    treatment programs in the country.
  • S/he will lead and manage CDC’s data analysis and visualization
    systems, playing a key role in profiling, enhancing, standardizing,
    transforming and visualizing health data across programs.
  • The SPS-DAV’s (Senior Program Specialist-Data Analysis and
    Visualization) essential mission is to analyze complex data sets and
    present selected information in a visual and graphical manner that can
    be easily understood by consumers and decision makers.
  • Additionally, s/he will help in keeping the agency and its
    partners on track for achieving extremely ambitious goals for HIV
    prevention, care and treatment.

Position Requirements
Note: All applicants MUST address each required qualification listed
below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so
may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  • Terminal Degree in Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology,
    Behavioral Science, Management Information System, Information
    Technology, Statistics or related field is required.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation strategies and techniques as
    well as public health interventions such as HIV/AIDS, TB, STI (Sexually
    Transmitted Infections) prevention, care and treatment programs.
    Thorough knowledge and use of program management principles and
    translation of evaluation of data as it pertains to the improvement of
    program operations, guidelines and policies as well as familiarity with
    the health care system of Nigeria.
  • Ability to provide leadership, direction, and technical
    expertise in the analysis of public health data. Ability to lead project
    teams and workgroups and to develop effective working relationships
    with national and international working partners is required.
  • Proficiency in database design, development and administration,
    familiar with all of the software packages (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft
    Access, and statistical programs such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA); SQL
    programing, understanding of both transactional (OLTP) and analytical
    (OLAP) data environments related to health including spatial analysis
    GIS etc. is required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience as a Data Analyst,
    Statistician or Monitory and Evaluation (M&E) officer in a
    health/medical research organization, university or public health
    program, implementing agency in HIV/AIDS, STD (Sexually Transmitted
    Diseases), TB (Tuberculosis) prevention programs at the local, State,
    Federal or International levels. Experience in use of measurement
    methods required for Data Analysis and Monitoring and Evaluation of
    target populations and health programs including quantitative and
    qualitative operations research is required. Additional Two (2) years of
    supervisory experience is required.
  • Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
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Hiring Preference Selection Process
When qualified, applicants in the following hiring preference categories
are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.
Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe
their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a
determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP**

Importation Information

  • Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S.
    Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of
    the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and,
    if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.
  • If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not
    received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy
    announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in
    the application process.
  • Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
  • This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not
    eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating
    of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee
    Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply
  • Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA)
    or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply
    within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they
    have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule
  • The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the local security certification after selection.
  • 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.
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OR – Ordinarily Resident – N11, 581,095 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-11
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – Not Ordinarily ResidentAEFM/EFM – US$54,610 (Full-Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-4*

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, not pictures.
  • E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit Application to: HRNigeria@state.gov

Click here to download Application Form for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) (PDF 1.78 MB)

Click here to download the Instructions for Completing DS-174 (PDF 2.40 MB)


  • Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.
  • 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 chief of mission
    (com) authority does have to Be assigned
    officially to post.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only
    contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your

Application Deadline  26th October, 2016.

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