Public Health Specialist (Monitoring & Evaluation) at the U.S. 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 Specialist (Monitoring & Evaluation) – All Interested Candidates (Senior Program Specialist (Team Lead M & E))

Announcement Number: Abuja-2022-040RA
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series/Grade: LE – 0550 12
Promotion Potential: LE-12
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 03.  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: Yes
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: 50% or less
  • Periodically, job holder will be expected to travel to visit implementing partners’ offices and/or project sites to monitor progress of activities and to provide onsite technical assistance to CDC partners. Approximately, 25-30% of time will be spent on official travel.


  • This position, under the supervision of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Analytics Branch Chief, will provide technical expertise to improve HIV/AIDS prevention programs of CDC Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).
  • The incumbent serves as lead for clinical program monitoring and evaluating progress in program implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention activities conducted by CDC Nigeria and the FMOH by applying both theoretical and practical knowledge of clinical medicine, statistics, social and behavioral science, evaluation strategies, and research methodology to the design and conduct of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities.
  • Incumbent will develop appropriate data management systems to monitor health objectives and indicators for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs.

Qualifications and Evaluation
Education Requirements:

  • MBBS (MD) or a Terminal Degree in one of the following disciplines: Public Health, Epidemiology, Computer Science, Behavioral Sciences or Applied Mathematics / Medical Statistics is required.
  • NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.


  • The incumbent should have at least five years’ experience with chronic infectious disease prevention or treatment programs at the local, state or international levels that entailed responsibility for monitoring and the evaluation of program activities.
  • Experience collaborating with host government leadership is required.
  • The incumbent should also have experience in use of measurement methods required for M&E of international populations and health programs, including quantitative and qualitative research.
  • The incumbent should have at least one (1) year of supervisory and one (1) year of management experience.

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of program evaluation strategies and techniques as well as infectious disease prevention activities.
  • Additionally, the incumbent should possess expert knowledge of the application of program management and the translation of evaluation data as it pertains to the improvement of program operations, guidelines, and policies.
  • Incumbent should be familiar with the health care system in Nigeria.
  • Incumbent should possess knowledge and understanding of the principles of organizational management and be familiar with the work of USAID and CDC.
  • Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of cooperative agreements/grants is required.
  • The incumbent should have vast knowledge of the working of host government as well as its program strategies.


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


  • Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong skill in providing leadership, direction, and technical expertise in the monitoring and evaluation of public health programs.
  • This includes the ability to resolve independently problems related to supervision of personnel, program policy, and program operations.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners and to prepare required written reports.
  • Ability to lead project teams and workgroups and to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners.
  • The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity in applying guidelines to unique and different settings as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders.
  • As a program M&E representative for CDC Nigeria/PEPFAR, the incumbent will also be expected to exercise considerable innovation during his/her attempts to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention programs to adopt appropriate M&E strategies for their program activities.
  • Considerable innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS M&E programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities.
  • Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required.
  • The incumbent demonstrates excellent numerical skills for manipulating and reporting statistical data.
  • Experience in the setting of computer software development standards, specifications, and guidelines as well as experience working within already set standards to implement IT solutions is required, including statistical and programming software such as STATA, R and Python. Keyboard/typing skills with speed and accuracy is required but will not be tested.

Equal Employment and 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.

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”), 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.

Marketing Statement:

N20,039,818 (USD 74,122) Annually.

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.

Application Closing Date
6th October, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Secret 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.

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 letter
  • 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.


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