The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

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 public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 03.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • Current Employees of the Mission – This includes 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 are assigned under COM – All Agencies
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type:  Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of the probationary period.


  • The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)
  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Supervisory Position: Yes
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No


  • The incumbent of this position is a senior specialist and the key public health advisor on clinical care and treatment to the Continuum of Care and Treatment (CoCT) Branch Chief.
  • Job holder provides comprehensive public health technical, administrative, and managerial advice and assistance in support of treatment activities provided under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Responsibilities include day-to-day program management and development, monitoring, reporting, and close collaboration with PEPFAR  partners to ensure implementation is carried out in accordance with program strategic objectives and internationally recognized best practices in treatment.  Partners include other PEPFAR agencies, host government ministries, Global Fund, International Organizations (10), and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) involved in the treatment of HIV/AIDS in the country.
  • Jobholder represents Nigeria on AIDS treatment issues at technical, policy, and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies.
  • The incumbent is the Clinical Care & Treatment Team Lead and supervises two senior-level program specialists.
  • The position is an LE Direct Hire appointed position, will serve as Project Officer, and will have signatory authority for CDC awards and Cooperative Agreements.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

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


  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience developing, implementing, and evaluating HIV/AIDS adult and pediatric treatment programs or other relevant public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required. Two (2) additional years of supervisory experience at the managerial level is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS treatment is required. Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required. Strong skills in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities, and regulations is required.
  • Good working knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes, and techniques used to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate the results of treatment programs is required.
  • Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities and overall administrative requirements, budgeting, and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.


  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.


  • Fluent speaking/writing/reading of English is required

Skills And Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required.  The ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management, and implementation approaches is required.
  • This includes the development of evaluation designs, the use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis, and reports.
  • The ability to lead project teams and work groups and to develop effective working relationships with international working partners is required.
  • The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings. An intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets, and databases is required.
  • Strong skills in the interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation of data are required.
  • Experience with conducting research including study design, implementation, data analysis, and report writing is required evidenced by at least two publications related to HIV Care and Treatment in peer review journals.
  • The incumbent should possess standard computer skills with experience/training in word processing and spreadsheets, and the ability to produce documents with graphical representation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

  • The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
  • For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information
Hiring Preference Selection Process:

  • 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 preference.

Hiring Preference Order:

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

* Important

  • Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), a Letter from Veterans’ Affairs that indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, equivalent documentation, or certification.
  • A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant.
  • The certification letter should be on the letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date, and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
  • ** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
  • For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

Marketing Statement:


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

Application Closing Date
2nd August 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Apply

Important Information

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position, click the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

  • To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and/or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide the requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

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

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

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

Next Steps:

  • Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
  • For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
  • Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria.

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