Career Opportunities At The U.S. Embassy [3 Positions]

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8 Dec, 2016

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Healthcare Jobs in Nigeria

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position below in the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Nigeria:

Job Title: Laboratory System Specialist, FSN-10/FP-5/5*
Ref.: A96038
Location:
Abuja – Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Basic Function of the Position

  • Under the supervision of the Laboratory Services Team Lead, the incumbent serves as funded Laboratory portfolio of one or more CDC supported cooperative agreements.
  • S/he serves as a key contributor to the planning, development and review of these CoAGs, which are part of the Annual Country Operational Plan (COP) for Nigeria.
  • This position provides technical expertise to the Nigeria President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), implementing partners (IPs), as well as to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and other relevant key stakeholders, on sundry laboratory issues, including the use of laboratory evidence to inform PEPFAR program strategies and program implementation, and overall public health policies.

Position Requirements
Note: All applicants MUST address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  • A university Degree in one of the following disciplines: Medical Laboratory Science, Clinical Chemistry, Medical Microbiology, Hematology or any related Medical Laboratory Science degree is required.
  • Minimum of four (4) years progressive work experience in a multi-disciplinary hospital or health department laboratory is required.
  • Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.
  • Language Proficiency will be tested.
  • Knowledge of advanced laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to HIV/AIDS, as well as knowledge of Laboratory Quality Management Systems (QMS), and public health laboratory systems in Nigeria is required.
  • Ability to provide leadership, technical direction, and technical expertise in monitoring and analyzing laboratory quality and service performance data, being able to analyze and interpret the spectrum of laboratory medicine services. This includes the identification and resolution of a wide variety of related cooperative agreement and laboratory problems such as; identifying underperforming implementing partners and understanding current issues around laboratory QMS is required.
  • Good computer skills with proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet are required.

Job Title: Nurse (Trainee Level), FSN- 08/FP-6*
Ref.: A50216
Location:
Abuja – Health Unit (HU)
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent provide a range of registered nursing health care services, including rendering of first aid, immunizations, as well as evaluating and assessing a variety of medical conditions through physical examination, and selecting the appropriate treatment, under signed written protocols or referral to the RMO, FSHP or LE Staff medical provider.
  • Maintains liaison with local health care providers. Additionally, s/he will conduct health orientations for new arrivals and performs various other medical administrative functions.

Position Requirements
Note: All applicants MUST address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  • Must have graduated from a professional nursing school with a current and unrestricted
  • Registered Nurse license from the United States, Western Europe OR Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc) in Nursing is required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of Nursing experience with previous experience teaching at least three of the following health promotion activities, smoking cessation, weight reduction, well child anticipatory guidance, emergency first aid, prenatal classes, community emergency response, CPR, safe food services, healthy lifestyle , HIV protection is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
  • Ability to administer adult/pediatric immunization program according to current CDC standards required, as well as knowledge of American Nursing standards of care is required.
  • Must have basic computer skill and good calculation skills.

Job Title: Nurse (Full Performance)
Location: Abuja – General Services Office (GSO)
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week
Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent provide a range of registered nursing health care services, including rendering of first aid, immunizations, as well as evaluating and assessing a variety of medical conditions through physical examination, and selecting the appropriate treatment, under signed written protocols or referral to the RMO, FSHP or LE Staff medical provider.
  • Maintains liaison with local health care providers. Additionally, s/he will conduct health orientations for new arrivals and performs various other medical administrative functions.

Position Requirements
Note: All applicants MUST address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  • Must have graduated from a professional nursing school with a current and unrestricted Registered Nurse license from the United States, Western Europe OR Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc) in Nursing is required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years Nursing experience, one of which must be working in U.S. government facility medical unit or Embassy health unit, with previous experience teaching at least three of the following health promotion activities, smoking cessation, weight reduction, well child anticipatory guidance, emergency first aid, prenatal classes, community emergency response, CPR, safe food services, healthy lifestyle, HIV protection is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
  • Ability to administer adult/pediatric immunization program according to current CDC standards required as well as familiarity with American Nursing standards of care is required.
  • Must have basic computer skill and good calculation skills.

How to Apply
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:

  • Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,
  • Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
  • Any other documentation such as degrees or diplomas earned and NYSC Certificates/exemptions or awards.
  • 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) submissions to one entry/e-mail 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.

Submit Application to: [email protected]

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)

Note:

  • Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.
  • All not ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and residency permits to be eligible for Consideration. A U.S. Citizen EFM does not have to be residing in country to be considered, but the sponsoring officer under chief of mission (com) authority does have to Be assigned officially to post.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding

Application Deadline  20th December, 2016.

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