Friday, 3 March 2017

Care and Treatment Program Manager at United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position below in the Office of Acquisition and Assistance:Care and Treatment Program Manager at United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Job Title: Care and Treatment Program Manager

Solicitation is open to: AID-620-S-17-00008
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work hours: 40 hours (Full time)
Position Grade: FSN 11
Period of Performance: Five years renewable
Who May Apply: Nigerians Only (Resident in Nigeria)

Slot: 2

Basic Function of the Position

  • The Care and Treatment Program Manager will plan, implement and evaluate USAID's HIV/AIDS programs that are aimed at successfully diagnosing, caring for and treating people living with HIV/AIDS. The incumbent will manage HIV/AIDS activities funded by USAID under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
  • In Nigeria, PEPFAR has supported life-saving antiretroviral treatment for more than 700,000 men, women, and children in 2016.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Program/Project Management:
  • The Care and Treatment Program Manager serves as COTR/AOTR, and is responsible for the management of service delivery projects valued at more than $600 million over a five year period.
  • The Care and Treatment Program Manager is responsible for timely implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of assigned aspects of the HIV/AIDS/TB Team program/project portfolio.
  • The Care and Treatment Program Manager is also responsible for providing management oversight of implementing partners (IPs) implementing care and treatment programs.
  • The work requires the Care and Treatment Program Manager to remain current on clinical, epidemiological, political, and global trends related to public health work and to analyze those trends in relation to their impact on managed PEPFAR programs.
  • The Care and Treatment Program Manager is responsible for advising the Group Lead, Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader, Mission Director, and others on local matters of importance to the PEPFAR care and treatment programs and on program/project monitoring activities.
Data Collection and Analysis:
  • The Care and Treatment Program Manager is responsible for monitoring and reporting on developments in the HIV/AIDS/TB sector, especially those that impact the ability to successfully implement HIV/AIDS/TB Team care and treatment activities.
  • The Care and Treatment Program Manager monitors, analyzes, and reports on relevant aspects of host-Government policy, law, and regulation, and on HIV/AIDS/TB and development issues.
  • Based on an in-depth understanding of USAID policy and program objectives and priorities, the Care and Treatment Program Manager prepares technical and policy analyses, evaluates sectoral issues, and provides input to Mission activities outside of the HIV/AIDS/TB portfolio, but particularly with respect to the assigned sector.
  • The Care and Treatment Program Manager organizes field trips to meet with state government counterparts, conduct monitoring visits, hosts conferences, and attends workshops to understand emerging trends.
  • The Care and Treatment Program Manager prepares written reports that reflect a sound understanding of assigned areas of responsibility, and that clearly document that a wide variety of sources and points of view have been consulted in undertaking analyses, and in drawing conclusions.
  • The Care and Treatment Program Manager prepares oral and written briefings for the Team leadership, Mission Director, Embassy staff, and others, on request.
  • The Care and Treatment Program Manager summarizes information and conclusions in written and oral form for presentation to senior USG, and other, decision makers, and for incorporation into other USAID Mission activity documents, as appropriate.
Performance Monitoring:
  • The Care and Treatment Program Manager works in cooperation with the Strategic Information Technical Work Group to ensure that performance-monitoring systems are in place for all Care and Treatment Work Group program/project and other activities, and that reliable indicators of portfolio impact are established and measured.
  • Collects and monitors performance data on an ongoing basis, and prepares reports of program/project progress for use within the Work Group, the Team, the Mission, the Region, and for USAID/Washington.
  • Assesses progress in achieving outputs and results for Care and Treatment Work Group activities, and evaluates and assesses activities as needed.
  • Continually strives to enhance the achievement of results by periodically reviewing the development context, results indicators, and activity implementation progress, identifying problem areas, and suggesting solutions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.
Qualifications / Evaluations Criteria
All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will NOT be considered:
  • Education: A University Degree in Medicine, Public Health, (MBBS or MD) or related subject is required.
  • Prior Work Experience: Five to Seven years of progressively responsible public health experience (increasing responsibility for human, financial, or material resources) and at least 5 years of HIV/AIDS care and treatment professional experience.
  • Skills and Abilities: Excellent management, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, especially in multicultural settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in: strategic planning, policy formulation, providing technical leadership, facilitating private-sector partnerships, and program management in a complex and highly sensitive environment; experience working successfully in a team environment; and demonstrated experience of team management is required.
  • Language Proficiency: Level IV (Fluent) English language proficiency, both oral and written, is required.
  • Job Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of scientific and technical aspects of HIV/AIDS and other opportunistic infections, familiarity with private and public sector delivery and familiarity with HIV/AIDS issues globally. Knowledge of management of large-scale public health programs.
Salary
N11,581,095 p.a. (starting basic salary). In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
  
Required Documents
  • Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174.
  • Any documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, NYSC certificate/exemption etc.).
  • 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.
  • Limit all electronic (e-mail) submission to one entry/email not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.
  • E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered
Note
  • Only Mailed applications is required, (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be notified
  • This solicitation is open only to Nigerian Nationals.
  • Applications with insufficient information to make a determination will not be considered.
  • Any/All application submissions after the closing date will not be considered.
  • No in-person appointments or telephone calls will be entertained.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • USAID is an equal Opportunity Employer all ethnic groups and gender are urged to apply

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a complete application package which must include all required documents to: AbujaHRAID@state.gov

Click here to download the Position Descriptions (PDF)

Click here to download Application Form for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) (PDF 1.78 MB)

Click here to download the Instructions for Completing DS-174 (PDF 2.40 MB)

 
Application Deadline Date 
 15th March, 2017.

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