EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible professional work experience in planning, coordinating, conducting community based service provision and delivering services to children and their families. A minimum of 3 of these years must be with HIV/AIDS orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) programs in the planning, developing, managing and evaluating child development or Social protection activities in the community with donor organizations, government and non-governmental organization is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Comprehensive knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues with emphasis on care facilities for orphans and care/treatment of vulnerable children, with some project management skill is required. Advanced knowledge of Nigeria’s health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities and regulations, health disparities, techniques, principles and methods of health care policy analysis is required. Specialist knowledge of HIV/AIDS public health OVC programs, strategies, monitoring and evaluation systems, data analysis and use, and field experience in processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and assess OVC projects are required. Incumbent must have a strong understanding of social welfare and HIV/AIDS structures and systems in host country, particularly as related to OVC.
- Education Requirements:
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health, Development Studies, Public Diplomacy, International Relations, Medicine, Demography/Statistics or Business Related fields is required.
This may be tested. Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in language listed.
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Writing/Reading English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with partners, government officials and other stakeholders. Ability to lead project teams and work groups and to develop effective working relationships with partners; to consult and collaborate effectively with all levels both within and outside their organization. Ability to exercise considerable ingenuity in applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders. Good computer skills with experience in word processing and spreadsheets is required.
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.