April 20, 2024

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria includes of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s consultant to the Nigerian individuals within the southern area.

A Public Health Specialist is knowledgeable who focuses on selling and defending the well being of communities and populations. These specialists work to stop the unfold of illnesses, enhance healthcare entry, and tackle varied well being disparities. Their work encompasses a broad vary of actions, from conducting analysis and implementing interventions to formulating well being insurance policies and educating the general public. Here is an in depth overview of the roles and obligations of a Public Health Specialist:

Education and Qualifications:

  1. Educational Background: Public Health Specialists sometimes maintain a level in public well being or a associated subject. This may embrace a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral diploma in Public Health (MPH, DrPH), Epidemiology, Health Policy, or a associated self-discipline.
  2. Specialized Training: Many Public Health Specialists pursue specialised coaching in areas resembling epidemiology, biostatistics, well being schooling, environmental well being, or well being coverage.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Disease Prevention and Control:
    • Surveillance: Monitor and analyze well being information to determine developments and patterns in illness incidence.
    • Outbreak Investigation: Respond to and examine illness outbreaks to stop additional unfold.
  2. Health Education and Promotion:
    • Community Education: Develop and implement well being education schemes to tell communities about preventive measures and wholesome behaviors.
    • Campaigns: Plan and execute public well being campaigns on points resembling vaccination, vitamin, and train.
  3. Policy Development:
    • Advocacy: Advocate for well being insurance policies that tackle public well being considerations and enhance general neighborhood well-being.
    • Legislation Support: Provide information and experience to policymakers for evidence-based decision-making.
  4. Environmental Health:
    • Assessment: Assess and handle environmental components that affect public well being, resembling air and water high quality, meals security, and sanitation.
    • Intervention: Develop methods to mitigate environmental well being dangers and promote a more healthy residing surroundings.
  5. Health Equity and Disparities:
    • Research: Conduct analysis to determine and tackle well being disparities amongst completely different populations.
    • Intervention Programs: Implement applications to cut back well being inequalities and enhance entry to healthcare providers.
  6. Emergency Preparedness and Response:
    • Planning: Develop and implement plans for responding to public well being emergencies, resembling pure disasters or illness outbreaks.
    • Coordination: Collaborate with emergency providers and healthcare suppliers to make sure an efficient response.
  7. Data Analysis and Research:
    • Surveys and Studies: Conduct surveys and analysis research to collect information on health-related points.
    • Data Interpretation: Analyze information to attract conclusions and make suggestions for public well being interventions.
  8. Collaboration:
    • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Work with healthcare professionals, authorities businesses, NGOs, and neighborhood organizations to deal with public well being challenges.
    • Global Collaboration: Collaborate with worldwide organizations to deal with world well being points.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Analytical Skills: Ability to investigate complicated well being information and draw significant conclusions.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication with numerous audiences, together with the general public, policymakers, and healthcare professionals.
  • Adaptability: Flexibility to answer altering public well being priorities and emergencies.
  • Leadership: Ability to steer and collaborate with interdisciplinary groups.
  • Ethical Consideration: Adherence to moral requirements in public well being analysis and apply.

We are recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Public Health Specialist (Data Analysis & Visualization) – All Interested Candidates (Senior Program Specialist)

Announcement Number: Abuja-2023-078
Location: Abuja, NI
Series/Grade: LE – 0550 11
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-11


  • Hiring Path: Open to the general public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 04.  Actual FP wage decided by Washington D.C.
    • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite topic to profitable completion of probationary interval


  • The work schedule for this place is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
  • Start date: Candidate should be capable to start working inside an inexpensive time period (6 weeks) of receipt of company authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy might finish.
  • Supervisory Position:: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No


  • Under the supervision of the Team Lead, Data Science, the incumbent gives technical experience to enhance CDC Nigeria and Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) HIV/AIDS prevention and therapy applications within the nation.
  • The Senior Program Specialist, Data Analysis and Visualization (SPS-DAV), leads and manages CDC’s information evaluation and visualization techniques, enjoying a key function in profiling, enhancing, standardizing, reworking, and visualizing well being information throughout applications.
  • The SPS-DAV’s important mission is to investigate complicated information units and current chosen data in a visible and graphical method that may be simply understood by customers and resolution makers.
  • Data triangulation, translation and dissemination are important parts of CDC’s program monitoring and analysis efforts, and the SPS-DAV might be instrumental in serving to to maintain the company and its companions on monitor for reaching extraordinarily bold objectives for HIV prevention, care, and therapy.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Epidemiology, Information Systems is required.
  • NYSC Certificate or Exemption doc is required.


  • Minimum of 5 (5) years of labor expertise as a Data Analyst, Statistician or Data Scientist in a well being/medical analysis group, college or public well being program implementing company in HIV/AIDS, STD, TB prevention applications on the native, state, Federal or worldwide ranges.
  • The incumbent also needs to have expertise in use of measurement and information science method for Data Analysis and Monitoring and Evaluation of goal populations and well being applications together with quantitative and qualitative operations analysis.

Job Knowledge:

  • Extensive data of information administration and conversion techniques is required. Advanced Knowledge and understanding the rules of organizational administration is required.
  • Vast data of program analysis methods and strategies in addition to public well being interventions resembling HIV/AIDS, TB, STI prevention, care and therapy applications are required.
  • This contains thorough data of internationally acknowledged requirements for information triangulation and translation.
  • Additionally, the incumbent ought to possess knowledgeable data and use of program administration rules and translation of analysis of information because it pertains to the advance of program operations, pointers and insurance policies.
  • Incumbent ought to have detailed data of the well being care system of Nigeria. Detailed data of the rules, theories and practices of USG applications and information administration techniques.
  • Good working data of general administrative necessities in improvement and assist of grants, contracts, memoranda of understanding and cooperative agreements is required.


  • This could also be examined. Please specify your stage of proficiency within the language listed.


  • Fluency in talking/studying/writing English is required.

Skills And Abilities:

  • Skill in offering management, path, and technical experience within the evaluation of public well being information is required.
  • This contains the power to resolve independently issues associated to supervision of personnel, program coverage, and program operations. Strong oral and written communications expertise are required. Ability to investigate, perceive and talk about new program design, administration and implementation approaches is required.
  • Ability to steer venture groups and workgroups and to develop efficient working relationships with nationwide and worldwide working companions. The incumbent might be anticipated to train appreciable ingenuity in making use of pointers to distinctive and completely different settings.
  • Incumbent ought to possess superior pc expertise with expertise/coaching for numeracy, phrase processing and spreadsheets. Advanced numerical expertise required embrace proficiency within the contextual use of information for downside fixing, estimation, investigation and presentation.
  • Standard keyboarding talent is required for this place. Should have coaching and dexterity in functions resembling Epi Info, associated statistical software program packages, geographic data techniques (GIS), and different software program used to current information visually or geospatially.
  • The incumbent needs to be technically proficient in database design, improvement and administration; conversant with all the software program packages and instruments mandatory for profitable information evaluation and visualization of well being information e.g., PowerBI, Tableau, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and statistical applications resembling SAS, SPSS, or STATA); Geo-spatial instruments resembling QGIS or ArcGIS; SQL programming, understanding of each transactional (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP) information environments associated to well being together with spatial evaluation, GIS and so forth.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

  • The U.S. Mission gives equal alternative and honest and equitable therapy in employment to all individuals with out regard to race, colour, faith, intercourse, nationwide origin, age, incapacity, political affiliation, marital standing, or sexual orientation.


  • All candidates into consideration might be required to cross medical and safety certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, together with Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working on the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria might obtain a compensation package deal that will embrace well being, separation, and different advantages.
  • For EFMs, advantages needs to be mentioned with the Human Resources Office.
  • The pay plan is assigned on the time of the conditional supply letter by the HR Office.

Other Information
Hiring Preference Selection Process:

  • Applicants within the following hiring desire classes are prolonged a hiring desire within the order listed beneath.
  • Therefore, it’s important that these candidates precisely describe their standing on the applying. Failure to take action might lead to a dedication that the applicant isn’t eligible for a hiring desire.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who’s a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **


  • Applicants who declare standing as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran should submit a replica of their most up-to-date DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which signifies the current existence of a service-connected incapacity dated inside the previous six months, equal documentation, or certification.
  • A “certification” is any written doc from the armed forces that certifies the service member is anticipated to be discharged or launched from lively responsibility service within the armed forces below honorable situations inside 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant.
  • The certification letter needs to be on letterhead of the suitable navy department of the service and comprise (1) the navy service dates together with the anticipated discharge or launch date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation have to be submitted to ensure that the desire to be given.
  • ** This stage of desire applies to all Foreign Service staff on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights again to their company or bureau.
  • For extra data (i.e., what’s an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, and so forth.?) and for added employment issues, please go to the next link.

Marketing Statement:


  • NGN ₦20,830,167 /Per Year
  • USD $62,523 /Per Year

Application Closing Date
seventh August, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates ought to:
Click here to apply online

Important Information

  • To apply for this place click on the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button on the high of the web page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to finish your utility course of.  For extra data on apply go to the Mission web web site.

Required Documents:

  • To qualify primarily based on schooling, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of academic requirement by the cut-off date of this announcement.
  • Failure to offer requested data, or the knowledge is inadequate to confirm eligibility, might lead to disqualification for this place.

All Applicants:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • NYSC Certificate or Exemption doc

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equal)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or different supporting documentation (if relevant)
  • SF-50 (if relevant)

Next Steps:

  • Applicants who’re invited to take a language or expertise take a look at, or who’re chosen for an interview might be contacted through e mail.
  • For additional data – the entire place description itemizing all the duties, obligations, required {qualifications}, and so forth. could also be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
  • Thank you in your utility and your curiosity in working on the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria.

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