Public Health Administrative Specialist at The US Embassy – Nigeria

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 Candidate

Announcement Number: Abuja-2023-010
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series/Grade: LE – 0540 10
Promotion Potential: LE-10
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week


  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 5/5.  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


  • 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: Not Required


  • The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Nigeria Interagency Data Manager / Strategic Information Specialist will provide high-quality technical expertise to the United States Government (USG) PEPFAR country teams and technical workgroups, implementing partners, bi-lateral and multilateral organizations and Government of Nigeria counterparts including Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) to ensure that the portfolio of program activities contributes to the national HIV/AIDS strategic goals and targets.
  • The incumbent will serve as the lead person within the PEPFAR interagency teams for generating and managing data systems, evaluating program progress and generating accurate data analyses and reports to inform national policy, and respond to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) reporting requirements by applying both theoretical and practical knowledge of health education, social and behavioral science, evaluation strategies, and evaluation research methodology to design and conduct monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and research activities.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Social or Behavioural Sciences is required.
  • NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.


  •  A minimum of five (5) years work experience managing public health or other social sector programs including three years managing an HIV/AIDS program, ideally in sub-Saharan Africa is required. Experience working in close collaboration with high-level government and other partners is required. Two years experience related to data management and analysis of HIV/AIDS and/or health programs is required.

Job Knowledge
The incumbent must have thorough understanding of:

  • Standard processes, procedures and policies related to PEPFAR;
  • Government of Nigeria’s policies and guidelines on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment;
  • Nigeria’s National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS and its related monitoring and evaluation tools;
  • Nigeria’s Health Sector Strategic Plan;
  • National Health Management Information System and Nigeria District Health Information System
  • Nigeria’s President Comprehensive Response Plan (PCRP);
  • Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria;
  • USG/ PEPFAR program activities on HIV/AIDS; and
  • Global Fund policies, procedures and supported program activities in Nigeria.


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


  • Fluent writing/speaking/reading in English is required.

Skills and Abilities:
Incumbent must have the skills listed below:

  • Computer applications knowledge and ability to use advanced software programs for internal management and presentations.
  • Public speaking and public presentations experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing, to make clear, convincing arguments and justify recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data and produce well-written reports and presentations using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Outlook and Access.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills/experience.
  • Ability to work independently.

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:

  • 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*
  • 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:

NGN 14,526,446 / USD 57,021 annually.

Application Closing Date
27th January, 2023.

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

Application Instruction

  • 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
  • University 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 Lagos, Nigeria.