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Public Health Administrative Specialist at the U.S. Embassy

US Embassy – The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of 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 Administrative Specialist – All Interested Candidates (Senior Program Specialist Supply Chain Management)

Announcement Number: Abuja-2022-065
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series/Grade: LE – 0540 11
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week

Overview

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

Summary

  • 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: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required:
    • 25% or less
    • At least 25% of incumbent’s time will be spent on travel.

Basic Function

  • The incumbent is a senior advisor and provides technical expertise for the procurement, storage and distribution of antiretroviral medications, laboratory reagents, supplies and other health commodities in support of USAMRD-A/N, and its implementing partner’s (IP) pharmaceutical, commodity, and logistics-related program/project activities.
  • S/he coordinates and monitors pharmaceutical, laboratory reagents, commodity, and logistics programs/projects in order to facilitate the implementation of the USAMRD-A/N strategy through site visits, reporting, and trends analysis.
  • S/he works in close collaboration with others to ensure the availability, quality, and distribution of medications used for HIV/AIDS, TB, and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) treatment activities.
  • S/he ensures high-quality pharmaceutical services are being provided in accordance with national and international standards across U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) sites.
  • S/he works with the USG Commodities Logistics Team to strengthen PEPFAR’s strategic and programmatic directions, and the team’s ability to address pharmaceutical, commodity, and logistics-related programs/projects, with special emphasis on implementing best practices in Nigeria.
  • S/he keeps abreast of current publications and information on pharmaceutical program, issues, and concerns, and their impact on programming in developing countries, in order to advise the USAMRD-A/N and PEPFAR leadership on all issues related to pharmaceutical program/project activities.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:

Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ progressive professional level experience in pharmacy, commodity, and logistics management is required.
  • Experience in project design, program planning and implementation of work is required.
  • Experience in supply chain management and the tracking, movement, and delivery of commodities is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, health systems and public health (antiretroviral, malaria and maternal and child heath) commodities and logistics in Nigeria is required, including technical, social, and cultural aspects.
  • Specialized knowledge of the public health aspects of managing specialized pharmacological, commodity, logistics programs, and evidence-based practices and policies (for pharmacological management in particular) are required.
  • Job holder must have an excellent understanding of the public health system in Nigeria and a good working knowledge of U.S. Government public health programs and strategies, especially those related to PEPFAR.
  • A detailed working knowledge of other host government and international supply chain systems is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of GoN policies and programs in the sector is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of quality assurance and use for program evaluation are required.

Education Requirements:

  • A Degree in Pharmacy and a Masters Degree in Public Health – MPH or a Fellowship in Pharmacy from the Nigerian National Postgraduate Medical College or the West African College of Pharmacy is required. Current practicing license from the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria is required.
  • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

Evaluations:

  • This may be tested. Applicants must specify level of proficiency in the language listed.

Language:

  • Fluent speaking/reading/writing English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand challenges related to care and treatment delivery in the local context is required.
  • Ability to interact proactively with health facility and Capacity Building Team is required.
  • Must be self-motivated, team player with the ability to delegate.
  • Ability to present antiretroviral and other commodity supply and utilization reports on Excel, PowerPoint and demonstrate capacity to use other Microsoft Office software is required.
  • A high level of oral and written communication skills is required in order to convey program progress and requirements, and to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in health commodities and supply chain management activities.
  • Good working knowledge of computer programs that includes databases and proprietary software is required.
  • Good understanding of higher-level mathematical calculations is required in order to make detailed calculations and represent data collected in numerical charts for reports.
  • Keyboard/typing skills is required, with working speed & accuracy.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria for up to 25% of time is required.

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.

Qualifications:

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

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits
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:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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*
  • AEFM / USEFM
  • 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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which 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 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:

Salary
NGN 15,890,203 (USD 60,061) / Annum.

Application Closing Date
17th June, 2022

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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 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 Exception 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 and Notice

  • 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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