Program Specialist, HIV Sexual Transmission Prevention,Abuja,US Embassy Nigeria
The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the Program Specialist, HIV Sexual Transmission Prevention (STP) position in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Nigeria office in Abuja.
The incumbent will provide project support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). He/she is expected to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs aimed at HIV Sexual Transmission Prevention (HIV STP) such as abstinence, mutual fidelity for couples, partner reduction, reduction of alcohol/substance abuse, condom usage, the prevention of and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and prevention programs for special populations (such as female sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, etc). The incumbent will also play a major role in the training of counselors, health care professionals and social workers with respect to HIV STP programs. The incumbent insures collaboration among PEPFAR partners involved in HIV STP programs and provides leadership in promoting use of internationally recognized best practices and evidence-informed HIV STP interventions/services among PEPFAR sponsored programs in Nigeria.
A Master’s degree in Medicine (MBBS or MD), Public Health, Nursing or a strongly related discipline is required.
Minimum of five (5) years experience, including two (2) years of supervisory experience in sexually transmitted disease prevention or treatment programs, including program planning, implementation and evaluation is required.
Professional training and extensive knowledge in HIV/AIDS counseling, testing, practices and procedures; particularly in care and support of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) is required.
Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Writing in English is required.
Must have basic computer skills with proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets.
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Closing Date: July 05, 2012