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Job Title: Senior Program Specialist, HIV Care & Support
*FSN-11/FP-04 (Trainee Position)
Ref: A96063
Location: Abuja – Centers for Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)
Organisation: United States Mission Nigeria
Applicability: All Interested Candidates
Open To: All Interested Candidates

(This position will be filled at the FSN-11 level with promotion to target grade of FSN-12/FP-03 after one year with supervisor’s recommendation).

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: OR -Ordinarily Resident–N5,050,289 p.a.(Starting basic salary)
Trainee Grade: FSN-11/1
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid
in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR - Not Ordinarily Resident - AEFM - US$61,759                             
EFM - US$53,003 Starting Salary p.a.
Trainee Grade: FP-04/1

Note: all ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.

•   The incumbent will be responsible for providing project support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR).
•   His/her responsibilities include contributing leadership to the planning of the national program of care and treatment for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), assisting in the development and coordination of assessment activities and establishing program guidelines, procedures and strategies. 
•   Incumbent provides the CDC GAP Office with the necessary public health leadership and medical expertise to manage its sponsored care and treatment activities. 
•   He/she insures collaboration among PEPFAR Nigeria partners involved in HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs and takes lead in promoting the use of internationally recognized best practices in care and support among PEPFAR sponsored programs in Nigeria.

NOTE:  All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below
with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion.
1. A doctoral level degree in Medicine (MBBS or MD), Public Health,
Epidemiology, Behavioral Sciences or strongly related discipline.
2. Minimum of five (5) years experience in care and support for PLWHA, including
two (2) years of supervisory experience.
3. Professional training and extensive knowledge in HIV/AIDS counseling, testing
treatment and care of PLWHA.
4. Good working knowledge of health communities and relevant health agencies
within foreign governments.   
5. Level IV (fluency) Speaking/ Writing in English is required. 
6. Incumbent should possess basic computer skills with experience for  Microsoft
Word & Excel packages.

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.

1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.

Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:
1. Application for U.S. Federal Employment (DS-174); plus.
2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
4. 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.

Instructions for Completing DS-174

Human Resources Office Abuja
Plot 1075 Dip. Drive Central District, Abuja
Attention: Recruitment.
Email Address:
Telephone: 09-461-4000 ext 4280

Deadline: October 28, 2011.

Source: United States Mission Abuja Vacancy Announcement.

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