Deputy Director for Programs at U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position below:Job Title: Deputy Director for ProgramsLocation: AbujaAnnouncement Number: Abuja-2019-005Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1Series/Grade: LE - 0540 13The 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.Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No Travel Required: Not RequiredDutiesBasic Function of the Position - The incumbent serves as the senior technical advisor to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Nigeria OfficeThe job holder shares oversight responsibilities for the development and implementation of public health-related technical program activities and has direct responsibility for day-to-day coordination of office/branch administrative management activities that implement or support the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Global Health Initiative (GHI) and other USG funded public health activitiesS/he has the primary responsibility for liaising with the Nigerian government, other donors, implementing partners and other stakeholder to foster a collaborative environment and ensure that CDC-funded projects align with national priorities that are in accordance with agency regulations, CDC, GHI, and PEPFAR Strategic objectives, international ethical guidelines and standards for public health care. Other duties include program planning and development, grants administration and oversight of contracts and cooperative agreements.RequirementsExperience:Five (5) years of progressively responsible senior public health experience in public health service delivery projects within an HIV/AIDS field, while working closely with the Ministry of Health or other stakeholders in the public health field is required. Additional two (2) years managerial responsibilities with multiple staffing reporting is required.Job Knowledge:Must possess comprehensive knowledge of the programs, policies, regulations, protocols and ethical considerations applicable to the development and administration of national or international HIV/AIDS and other disease public health programsS/he must have an excellent understanding of the public health system in Nigeria and a good working knowledge of the U.S. Government public health programs and strategies, especially those related to PEPFAR.  A detailed working knowledge of other host government and international public health systems is requiredWorking knowledge of administrative, budgeting and fiscal management systems in the support of funding mechanisms such as contracts, cooperative agreements, grants, and purchase requisitions.Education Requirements:Doctorate Degree: Medical Degree or PhD in Public Health or Health Policy or equivalent is requiredEvaluations:This may be tested.Language: Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required. Skills and Abilities:Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to work with all levels of staff in a team setting to accomplish program goalsA high level of oral and written communication skills is required in order to convey program progress, technical requirement and to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS Programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activitiesGood working knowledge of higher level mathematical calculations, computer programs and software, with good keyboarding skills that include speed and accuracy.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. 

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