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Job Vacancies at The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, 1st March 2015

Mar 2, 2015, 11:22 AM
The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Management Specialist position in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Abuja Office.


Job Title: Management Specialist - CDC

Location:
Abuja - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Position Grade: FSN-10/FP-05 Step 5

Basic Function of the Position
  • Under the direction of the Associate Director for Operations (ADO), the incumbent oversees the day-to-day management, administrative and program coordination functions in support of a broad range of CDC-funded public health program activities that are implemented by specific program offices, branches and programmatic teams.
  • In this capacity, she/he provides advice and guidance on office management and support services to CDC senior management and develops plans for administrative support functions essential to ensuring effective and efficient office operations.
  • The work portfolio includes oversight for human resources, procurement, motor pool, travel services, property inventory management, reception services and space management.
  • This position manages, oversees maintenance of, and controls the access to all administrative files and correspondence. The incumbent directly supervises the motor pool supervisor, HR Assistant, Travel Coordinator, Receptionist and Procurement
    Assistant.
  • To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at: http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/hr_office.html
Position Requirements

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 business administration, public administration, or related fields is required.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience with a health-related international development organization or with a U.S. Government agency, which includes three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative work experience in a public
    health field and two (2) years of supervisory experience, is required.
  • Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  • A thorough knowledge of general office operations principles, to include human resources, procurement and contracting, travel and other administrative procedures, regulations and policies in the office environment is required.
  • Ability to work independently to assess problems and issues, develop realistic solutions and communicate effectively verbally and in writing is required.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Remuneration
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/MOH - US$49,311 (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-5/5.








Job Title: Acquisition and Assistance Specialist

Position Grade: FSN-11
Location: Abuja - Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA)

Basic Functions of the Position
  • Under the supervision of the Senior Acquisition and Assistance Specialist, the incumbent provides professional expertise in the acquisition and assistance field to USAID/Nigeria Mission.
  • S/he will support the technical office to achieve implementation results and their development goals and objectives through contracts, Cooperative agreements and grants.
  • As business advisor, the incumbent is responsible for providing guidance and mentorship to Agreement/Contracting Officer's Technical Representatives (A/CORs) and Activity Managers in the areas of procurement planning and technical oversight of USAID awards.
  • The job holder is responsible for ensuring that acquisition and assistance effort are negotiated, executed, administered and completed in a timely and effective manner towards the achievement of mission goals.
  • The incumbent assists with the mentoring of new COR/AORs; Procurement Assistants; and junior A&A Specialist.
  • S/he is responsible for all pre-award, post-award and closeout functions involving highly complex negotiated procurements of significant importance to the agency.
  • This position provides technical assistance necessary to execute a full range of procurement actions in support of USAID/Nigeria. The support required includes actions such as: task orders, delivery orders, grants and cooperative agreements, fixed price (including commercial contracts) and cost reimbursable contracts, modifications to this instruments and other miscellaneous administrative actions.
  • The incumbent conducts negotiations, prepares award documents and files documentation as required.
  • S/he is also available for consultation on acquisition and assistance issues.
  • The job holder is expected to function as an expert level with minimal supervision.
Qualifications Required for Effective Performance
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.

Education:
  • Baccalaureate degree and at least 24 semester hours in business classes such as Accounting, Law, Business, Finance, Contracts, Purchasing, Economics, Marketing, Quantitative methods or Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Law and Marketing is required.
  • The selected candidate will be expected to complete Level 1 Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) with in the first six months.
Prior Work Experience:
  • Minimum of (5) five years of continuous and progressively responsible hands-on experience in procurement.
  • The applicant must have completed or will complete within six months, the requirements for the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Program Level 1 certification.
  • Formal exposure to Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS) highly preferred.
Knowledge:
  • A thorough and complete Knowledge and understanding of procurement regulations and contracting principles including the latest acquisition procedures and techniques with an in-depth understanding of U.S Government procurement rules and regulations is required.
Language Proficiency:
  • Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English Language is required.
Abilities and Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly demanding, cross-cultural environment and capable of handling tasks with varying deadlines.
  • Must have good teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • S/he must be able to communicate complex and difficult policy and programmatic issues in an understandable manner to laypersons without oversimplifying.
  • The incumbent must be able to maintain and adhere to high standards of professional conduct and must be able to function as a leader during contract negotiations and personally negotiate the majority of assigned contracts with minimal supervision.
Selection Process
  • When fully qualified, it is essential that the candidate 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.
  • Current employees who are qualified will be given preference.
  • Only successful applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be notified.
  • The Human Resources Office will NOT accept applications or resume submitted in U.S. Government official envelopes.
  • The minimum requirements must be adequately addressed in the cover letter of Your application package. Failure to do so will disqualify your application.
Remuneration
FSN: N8,029,911.00 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.


Job Title: Program Specialist, PMTCT

Position Grade: FSN-10/FP - 5/5
Location: Abuja - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Basic Function of the Position
  • The incumbent under the supervision of the prevention branch chief for CDC Nigeria Office (Abuja), provides project support to the president's Emergency plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); contributing to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • The job holder's responsibilities include day-to-day program and administrative management, coordination and collaboration with other PEPFAR agencies to ensure that project implementation addresses program strategic objectives and internationally recognized public health standards and best practices.
  • The incumbent ensures collaboration among PEPFAR partners involved in HIV/AIDS PMTCT programs and provides leadership in promoting use of internationally recognized best practices in PMTCT among PEPFAR sponsored programs in Nigeria.
  • She/he serves as the activity manager for PMTCT components of one or more CDC-supported cooperative agreements. This position serves as a key contributor to the planning, development and review of the PMTCT components of the annual Country Operational Plan (COP) for Nigeria.
  • She/he monitors and evaluates progress of projects, identifying technical, personnel, logistical, and financial problems and makes or recommends revisions as necessary to overcome obstacles and constraints to progress.
  • The job holder represents CDC Nigeria on PMTCT issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including with collaborators and donor agencies. Identifies training needs and participates in the development and implementation of training courses for partner organizations.
Position Requirements
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 Post graduate Degree in Public Health, Medicine, Nursing or a related discipline is required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of mid-to-senior level public health experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support programs, including program development and planning, implementation and evaluation that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partners.
  • This experience must include HIV counseling and testing that demonstrates the ability to consult and collaborate effectively with different levels of the health care field including clinic based ANC personnel, health care setting directors, and non- care setting personnel.
  • Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Writing/Reading in English is required.
  • Incumbent must have knowledge of latest technology in child maternal health and PMTCT of HIV, HIV/AIDS health care, in-depth specialist knowledge of PMTCT public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to develop, implement and evaluate result of prevention of mother to child transmission program.
  • Thorough Knowledge and up-to-date knowledge of the host country public health operational environment, structure and operations of the MOH and other host government ministries and offices, the environment for health care delivery at the national, regional, district and community level is required.
  • Intermediate computer skills with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, database, advance spreadsheet functions and ability to type with speed and accuracy is required.
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 addresses 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.
  • 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 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.
Remuneration
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/MOH - US$49,311 p.a (Starting Salary) Position Grade: FP-5/5



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 US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
  • Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
  • 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:
Embassy of the United States of America
Human Resources Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area
Abuja.

Or submit 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)


Application Deadline 6th March, 2015

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