Recruitment at United States Mission-Nigeria

United States Mission Nigeria

Vacancy Announcement

No.   2016-092 Date:   October 13, 2016 Ref: A96117
Subject:            SENIOR PROGRAM SPECIALIST-DATA ANALYSIS                           AND VISUALIZATION
Location:          ABUJA – CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
Applicability:    ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES

 

OPEN TO:                 All Interested Candidates

POSITION TITLE:  Senior Program Specialist – Data Analysis and Visualization,

                                     FSN-11/FP-4*                      

OPENING DATE:   October 13, 2016

CLOSING DATE:    October 26, 2016

WORK HOURS:      Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY:                  OR – Ordinarily Resident–N11, 581,095 p.a

(Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-11

In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid

in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.

NOR – Not Ordinarily Resident –AEFM/EFM–US$54,610

(Full-Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-4*

NOTE: ALL NOT ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.  A U.S. CITIZEN EFM DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RESIDING IN COUNTRY TO BE CONSIDERED, BUT THE SPONSORING OFFICER UNDER CHIEF OF MISSION (COM) AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO BE ASSIGNED OFFICIALLY TO POST. 

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Senior Program Specialist-Data Analysis and Visualization in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Nigeria.

NOTE:  Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.  Thank you for your understanding.

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:

The incumbent provides technical expertise to improve CDC Nigeria and Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs in the country. S/he will lead and manage CDC’s data analysis and visualization systems, playing a key role in profiling, enhancing, standardizing, transforming and visualizing health data across programs. The SPS-DAV’s (Senior Program Specialist-Data Analysis and Visualization) essential mission is to analyze complex data sets and present selected information in a visual and graphical manner that can be easily understood by consumers and decision makers. Additionally, s/he will help in keeping the agency and its partners on track for achieving extremely ambitious goals for HIV prevention, care and treatment.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

NOTE:  All applicants MUST address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Terminal Degree in Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology, Behavioral Science, Management Information System, Information Technology, Statistics or related field is required.
  1. Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience as a Data Analyst, Statistician or Monitory and Evaluation (M&E) officer in a health/medical research organization, university or public health program, implementing agency in HIV/AIDS, STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), TB (Tuberculosis) prevention programs at the local, State, Federal or International levels. Experience in use of measurement methods required for Data Analysis and Monitoring and Evaluation of target populations and health programs including quantitative and qualitative operations research is required. Additional Two (2) years of supervisory experience is required.
  1. Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.
Language Proficiency will be tested.
  1. Knowledge of program evaluation strategies and techniques as well as public health interventions such as HIV/AIDS, TB, STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) prevention, care and treatment programs. Thorough knowledge and use of program management principles and translation of evaluation of data as it pertains to the improvement of program operations, guidelines and policies as well as familiarity with the health care system of Nigeria.
  1. Ability to provide leadership, direction, and technical expertise in the analysis of public health data. Ability to lead project teams and workgroups and to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners is required.
  1. Proficiency in database design, development and administration, familiar with all of the software packages (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and statistical programs such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA); SQL programing, understanding of both transactional (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP) data environments related to health including spatial analysis GIS etc. is required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/hr_office.html and/or by telephone number 09-461-4000 Ext 4261.

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:

When qualified, 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:

(1)        AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)        AEFM / USEFM

(3)        FS on LWOP**

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.  Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  1. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply
  1. All Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule
  1. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the local security certification after selection.
  1. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:

  1. Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,
  1. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, NYSC certificate/exemption etc.)
  1. 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.
  1. Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.
  1. E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

WHERE TO APPLY:

Email Address:  HRNigeria@state.gov

**Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission in Nigeria 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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

DEFINITIONS

Eligible Family Member (EFM):  An EFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
  • Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support; or
  • Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
  • Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Is under chief of mission authority.

 

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM):  A USEFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or
  • resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or
  • Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.

Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM):  An AEFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • S. Citizen; and
  • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
  • Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
  • Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
  • Is under chief of mission authority; and
  • Is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
  • Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.

Member of Household (MOH):  An individual who accompanies or joins a sponsoring employee, i.e., sponsor is a direct hire employee under Chief of Mission authority, either Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan.  A MOH is an individual who meets the following criteria:

 

  • Not an EFM and therefore not on the travel orders or approved through form OF-126 Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report of the sponsoring employee; and
  • Officially declared by the sponsoring U.S. Government employee to the Chief of Mission (COM) as part of his or her household and approved by the COM; and

Is a parent, grandparent, grandchild, unmarried partner, adult child, foreign born child in the process of being adopted, father, mother, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, or half-sister who falls outside the Department’s current definition of Eligible Family Member 14 FAM 511.3.  A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen.

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

  • An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
  • Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
  • Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
  • Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
  • Is not a citizen of the host country; and
  • Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
  • Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.

Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

  • A citizen of the host country; or
  • A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
  • Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

EFMs without US Social Security Numbers are also OR.  All OR employees, including US citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP.

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: OCTOBER 26, 2016

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