[Dream Job] US CDC Recruiting Program Specialist For Abuja-based HIV Medical Transmission Prevention Program

Vacancy exists in Abuja, Nigeria for Program Specialist, HIV Medical Transmission Prevention at US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The call for applications which was officially announced on Wednesday May 19, 2013 will close on Tuesday May 28, 2013. 
In the official job opening announcement issued by the CDC and made available to HealthNewsNG, the CDC stated that the appointment is on full-time basis will see the successful candidate working 40 hours weekly.
“The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the Program Specialist, HIV Medical Transmission Prevention position in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Nigeria office in Abuja,” CDC stated.
The successful candidate will be responsible for “the day-to-day program and administrative management, and coordination and collaboration with other PEPFAR agencies and implementation partners to ensure that project implementation addresses program strategic objectives and internationally recognized public health standards and best practices.”
CDC added: “The job holder represents CDC Nigeria on HIV-MTP issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies.”
Job Requirements

1. Post graduate degree (or higher) in Public Health, Medicine, Nursing or a related field is required.
2. Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support programs, including program planning, implementation, and evaluation is required.
3. The applicant should possess knowledge and experience in HIV Medical Transmission Prevention that indicates the ability to consult and collaborate effectively with all levels both within and outside the agency.
4. Applicant should possess comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV prevention strategies, HIV/AIDS public health programs, methods, processes, and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV prevention programs.
5. Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Writing in English is required.
6. Must have intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
Application Process

1. Application for U.S. Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus.
2. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
3. 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.

Applications should be sent to:

Embassy of the United States of America
Human Resources Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area

Send via e-mail to HRNigeria@state.gov
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