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 folks within the southern area.

While the time period “Public Health Specialist (Treatment)” might not be an ordinary title within the discipline, people specializing in public well being therapy typically work in areas associated to healthcare providers, illness therapy, and medical interventions inside the broader discipline of public well being. Below, I define the roles and tasks one may anticipate from knowledgeable specializing in public well being therapy:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Clinical Program Management:
    • Treatment Programs: Oversee and handle public well being therapy applications, particularly these focusing on particular illnesses or well being situations.
    • Coordination: Collaborate with healthcare suppliers, authorities companies, and group organizations to make sure efficient therapy methods.
  2. Disease Management and Control:
    • Treatment Guidelines: Develop and implement therapy tips for particular illnesses or well being points.
    • Monitoring and Evaluation: Establish mechanisms for monitoring the effectiveness of therapy interventions and evaluating outcomes.
  3. Treatment Policy Development:
    • Evidence-Based Practices: Advocate for and contribute to the event of evidence-based therapy insurance policies.
    • Policy Implementation: Work with policymakers to translate therapy methods into actionable insurance policies.
  4. Healthcare Access and Equity:
    • Accessibility: Address boundaries to healthcare entry, making certain that therapy providers can be found to all segments of the inhabitants.
    • Equity: Work in direction of decreasing well being disparities and making certain equitable distribution of therapy assets.
  5. Patient Education and Empowerment:
    • Education Programs: Develop and implement teaching programs to tell sufferers about therapy choices and promote adherence.
    • Empowerment: Empower sufferers to actively take part of their therapy plans and make knowledgeable well being selections.
  6. Clinical Research and Innovation:
    • Research Initiatives: Engage in or assist medical analysis to advance therapy methodologies.
    • Innovation: Explore and implement progressive approaches to enhance therapy outcomes.
  7. Collaboration with Healthcare Providers:
    • Healthcare Network: Establish and preserve collaborations with healthcare establishments and professionals.
    • Capacity Building: Contribute to the coaching and capability constructing of healthcare suppliers in efficient therapy practices.
  8. Public Health Emergency Response:
    • Pandemic Preparedness: Contribute to public well being emergency response plans, significantly these associated to therapy throughout pandemics.
    • Resource Allocation: Assist within the allocation of assets for therapy amenities and medical provides throughout emergencies.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Clinical Expertise: In-depth data of medical practices and therapy modalities.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to research well being knowledge associated to therapy outcomes.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication with healthcare professionals, policymakers, and the general public.
  • Project Management: Skills in managing and coordinating therapy applications.
  • Crisis Response: Ability to reply to public well being crises, making certain efficient and well timed therapy interventions.
  • Advocacy: Advocacy for insurance policies that improve therapy accessibility and high quality.

We are recruiting to fill the place under:

Job Title: Public Health Specialist (Treatment) – Employees of Mission – All/or USEFMs, EFMs or MOHs (Senior Program Specialist, HIV/AIDS Treatment)

Announcement Number: Abuja-2023-077
Location: Abuja, NI
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-12
Series/Grade: LE – 0550 12


  • Hiring Path: Open to the general public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 03.  Actual FP wage decided by Washington D.C.
    • Current Employees of the Mission – This contains U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); Declared Members of Household (MOHs), dependents of U.S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) who’re assigned underneath COM – All Agencies
  • 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 of 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: Yes
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No


  • The incumbent of this place is a senior specialist and the important thing public well being advisor on medical care and therapy to the Continuum of Care and Treatment (CoCT) Branch Chief.
  • Job holder gives complete public well being technical, administrative and managerial recommendation and help in assist of therapy actions offered underneath the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Responsibilities embrace day-to-day program administration and growth, monitoring, reporting and shut collaboration with PEPFAR  companions to make sure implementation is carried out in accordance with program strategic goals and internationally acknowledged greatest practices in therapy.  Partners embrace different PEPFAR companies, host authorities ministries, Global Fund, International Organizations (10) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) concerned in therapy of HIV/AIDS in nation.
  • Jobholder represents Nigeria on AIDS therapy points at technical, coverage and strategic planning conferences, together with conferences with collaborators and donor companies.
  • Incumbent is the Clinical Care & Treatment Team Lead and supervises two senior stage program specialists.
  • Position is an LE Direct Hire appointed place, will function Project Officer and may have signatory authority for CDC awards and Cooperative Agreements.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

  • MBBS or MD is required. In addition, a post-graduate diploma in public well being (MPH) or MSc, or post-graduate Medical Fellowship in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics or Public Health is required.
  • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption doc is required.


  • Minimum of 5 (5) years of progressively accountable, skilled stage expertise growing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS grownup and pediatric therapy applications or different related public well being applications that contain coordination with a world company or implementing accomplice is required. Two (2) extra years of supervisory expertise on the managerial stage is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Comprehensive data and expertise in HIV/AIDS therapy is required. Thorough public well being data of present HIV/AIDS points is required. Strong abilities within the medical administration of HIV/AIDS.
  • Comprehensive data of the host authorities well being care system and buildings together with familiarity with MOH insurance policies, program priorities and laws is required.
  • Good working data of USG HIV/AIDS public well being applications, methods, strategies, processes and methods use to plan, develop, implement and consider outcomes of therapy applications is required.
  • Good working data of staff administration methods to plan, manage and direct multi-disciplinary undertaking groups and actions and total administrative necessities, budgeting and financial administration in assist of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/buy requisitions is required.


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


  • Fluent talking/writing/studying of English is required

Skills And Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communications abilities are required.  Ability to research, perceive and focus on new program design, administration and implementation approaches is required.
  • This contains the event of analysis designs, use of dependable and legitimate devices, and strategies for knowledge assortment, evaluation and experiences.
  • Ability to guide undertaking groups and work teams and to develop efficient working relationships with worldwide working companions is required.
  • The incumbent can be anticipated to train appreciable ingenuity and tact in making use of tips to distinctive and totally different settings. Intermediate consumer stage of labor processing, spreadsheets and databases is required.
  • Strong abilities with interpretation of program monitoring and analysis of information are required.
  • Experience with conducting analysis together with research design, implementation, knowledge evaluation and report writing is required evidenced by at the least two publications associated to HIV Care and Treatment in peer assessment journals.
  • Incumbent ought to possess customary pc abilities with expertise/coaching for phrase processing and spreadsheets, and skill to provide paperwork with graphical illustration.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

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


  • All candidates into account can be required to move 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 which 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 provide 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 under.
  • Therefore, it’s important that these candidates precisely describe their standing on the applying. Failure to take action might lead to a willpower that the applicant just 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 **

* Important

  • Applicants who declare standing as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran should submit a duplicate 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 predicted to be discharged or launched from energetic responsibility service within the armed forces underneath honorable situations inside 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant.
  • The certification letter needs to be on letterhead of the suitable army department of the service and comprise (1) the army 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 workers on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights again to their company or bureau.
  • For extra info (i.e., what’s an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, and so forth.?) and for extra employment concerns, please go to the next hyperlink.

Marketing Statement:


  • NGN 23,082,629 /Per Year
  • USD $77,160 /Per Year

Application Closing Date
2nd August, 2023.

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

Important Information

  • All candidates should be capable of receive and maintain a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this place, click on the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button on the prime of the web page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to finish your software course of.  For extra info on easy methods to apply go to the Mission web web site.

Required Documents:

  • To qualify based mostly on schooling, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of academic requirement by the deadline of this announcement. Failure to offer requested info, 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
  • Certificate or License

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 abilities take a look at, or who’re chosen for an interview can be contacted through e mail.
  • For additional info – the whole place description itemizing all the duties, tasks, required {qualifications}, and so forth. could also be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
  • Thank you to your software and your curiosity in working on the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria.

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