USAID Project Management Specialist, TB Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization

July 18, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

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: USAID Project Management Specialist, TB Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization (72062022R10030)
Announcement Number: Abuja-2022-086
Location: Abuja, NI
Series/Grade: LE – 4005 10
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-10
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Occasional Travel
Overview

Hiring Path: Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

For definitions use URL www.usaid.gov/ads/policy/glossary
Employees of Mission – Nigerian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type: Permanent
Appointment Type Details: Five (5) years renewable, estimated to start on or after September 2022

Summary

The incumbent will provide programmatic and technical guidance in Social, and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC), grassroot advocacy and social mobilization for the mission TB portfolio.
The incumbent will serve as an Agreement / Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR). The incumbent will participate in the design of new activities, programs, projects and help the USAID/Nigeria integrate ACSM / SBCC activities in the Tuberculosis portfolio.
The job holder is required to perform work-related travel. The contractor is eligible for temporary duty (TDY) travel to the U.S., or to other Missions abroad, to participate in the "Foreign Service National" Fellowship Program, in accordance with USAID policy.

Duties
Technical Guidance and Program Planning 60%:

Serves as the subject matter expert and point of contact on the HIV/AIDS and TB Office for all matters related to advocacy and social mobilization, social and behavior change in TB and related diseases. Ensures technical and program synergy between TB and PEPFAR funded HIV activities as well as programs in the USAID Health Office. Represents USAID Nigeria on expert panels, consultations, meetings with implementing partners, other donors, and government technical counterparts. Reviews annual USAID TB and TB/HIV work plans to ensure integration of advocacy, social mobilization, and social and behavioral change activities. Participates in program planning of the USAID TB and PEPFAR TB/HIV portfolio and cross cutting social and behavior change activities in the USAID health office. Reviews quarterly, annual, and special reports and surveys to ensure proper reporting on advocacy social mobilization and social behavior change indicators and outcomes. Advocates for increased attention and funding for social and behavior change in HAT and mission programs.
Develops strategic documents and guidelines to integrate ACSM and behavior change into other Mission activities including HIV/AIDS, education, and USAID health programs.
Participates in the development of the annual TB Roadmap, the USAID operational plan and relevant portions of the Health Implementation Plan and the Performance plan and Report. Responds to reporting requirements from within the Mission and USAID / Washington as needed.

Project Management 40%:

The incumbent serves as an AOR/COR or Activity Manager on designated TB service programs. Provides review and approval of workplans, budgets, performance monitoring plans, quarterly and annual reports and other key strategic documents. Provides guidance on new program initiatives, drafts program documents to secure funding and implement activities and manages USAID TB implementing partners. The incumbent will provide technical assistance and builds capacity of implementing partners and government counterparts to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate innovative ACSM and SBCC TB programs and activities.
Provides financial oversight and program management to USAID supported programs and activities to ensure accomplishment of results and desired program outcomes. Conduct regular site visits to monitor progress of activities and provide technical and programmatic recommendations.
Participate in project design for new activities, including drafting and obtaining approval for concept papers, writing scopes of work, evaluating applications/proposals, and starting up new projects.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:

Physical Demands: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Education Requirements:

Education: Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in any of the Social Sciences, Public Health, Social Work, International Development, Social or Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology, Business Administration, or Marketing is required.

Evaluations:

Applicants who clearly meet the minimum Education, Experience and basic eligibility requirements will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factors listed below. The highest-ranking applicants may be selected for an interview.

Evaluation Factors:

Knowledge – 15 points
Skills and Abilities – 10 points
Language Skills – 5 points
Interview Performance – 70 points

Total Possible Points: 100 points

Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application.
USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed candidates.
If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.

Experience: 

Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible, professional experience in Tuberculosis. Of that experience, at least one (1) year with other multilateral, or bi-lateral organizations, and/or NGOs is required.
Increasingly responsible experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of TB behavior change, advocacy, and social mobilization program initiatives in developing countries and/or in generalized epidemics.
Familiarity with analysis of TB epidemiological data and experience in translating data into practice is required.

Job Knowledge: 

Demonstrated knowledge of country’s development and TB program dynamics, particularly the social, economic, and cultural determinants and implications of the TB epidemic in the country is required. 
Demonstrated understanding of state-of-the-art TB control service interventions, Social and behavioral change communication and community mobilization initiatives and the current priorities at national and global level is required.
Demonstrated knowledge of USAID processes through which TB programs are planned, reviewed, approved, implemented, and evaluated, implemented, and evaluated is required.

Skills & Abilities:  The following are required:

Excellent analytical, technical and project management skills to review and provide substantive feedback on concept papers, proposals, program descriptions/scopes of work, performance reports, and other technical and programmatic documents.
Ability to respond professionally and adjust in fluid situations in order to meet deadlines in the face of competing priorities and time pressures.
Ability to present information, analyses, and recommendations in clear written and oral formats
Ability to independently conceive, plan, organize, manage, and evaluate important, diverse work projects, to drive high-level performance and outcomes of TB social behavioral and communication and community mobilization programs
Excellent computer skills including in Microsoft Office, web-based databases, and electronic filing, including the ability to help others and to learn new programs quickly
Demonstrated ability to apply policy directives to activity design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact, to work effectively with people at all levels, from senior officials to support staff, in a culturally diverse environment, accepting divergent points of view and help find consensus to achieve team goals.
Ability to travel to regions and districts within the host country, up to 20% of the time.

Language: 

Level IV fluency in English both written and spoken, is required.

Other Information:

USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf
'Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals form (AID 309-2) available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-309-2'
Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs
Ethical Conduct.  By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635.  See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations 

USAID is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

Marketing Statement:

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.
With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world.
Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance.
We operate in the following regions of the world: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Africa (all of Africa), Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov

Salary
NGN12,772,559
Benefits and Other Info
Benefits
Agency Benefits:

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

Benefits:

Health Insurance
Annual Salary Increase (if applicable)
Annual and Sick leave
Annual Bonus

Allowances (as applicable):

Transportation Allowance
Meal Allowance
Miscellaneous Allowance
Housing Allowance

Application Closing Date
29th July, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Important Information

Eligible applicants are required to complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents by 11:59 p.m. GMT on the closing date of this announcement.
Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the offer form AID 309-2. (Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals); AND a current resume that provides the same information as AID 309-2 form.
Offeror submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents.
All documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g., certificates of education (degree), NYSC certificate/exemption etc.) MUST be attached to the application. Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date online, and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date.
A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised.
Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors – The Offeror will be required to show proof that the Offeror is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before the first date of onboarding, or submit an approved reasonable accommodation to the CO. If the contractor does not meet this requirement the contract may be terminated.

Required Documents:

Current Resume and AID 309-2 form
Signed Cover Letter
Relevant Certificates
University Transcripts
List of 3 References

Next Steps:

After the closing date for the receipt of applications, applications will initially be screened for conformity with the minimum requirements and a short list of applicants developed.  
Following this initial review and short listing, a Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) will convene to review applications that meet the minimum requirements and evaluate them in accordance with the evaluation factors (1-3). Applications from candidates which do not meet the minimum requirements will not be evaluated.  As part of the selection process, finalist candidates will be interviewed.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  No response will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.
USAID reserves the right to interview only the highest ranked applicants in person or by phone OR not to interview any candidate.  
Applicants are required to provide three (3) reference persons who are not family members or relatives, with working telephones and email contacts. The references must be able to provide substantive information about applicant’s past performance and abilities. Reference checks will be made only for applicants considered as finalists. If an applicant does not wish for the current employer to be contacted as a reference check, this should be stated in the resume. Note that if an applicant had a previous position with USAID, you must list your previous supervisor as a referee.
Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors – The Offeror will be required to show proof that the Offeror is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before the first date of onboarding, or submit an approved reasonable accommodation to the CO. If the contractor does not meet this requirement the contract may be terminated.

To apply for this job please visit erajobs.state.gov.

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