Senior Program Specialist – Data Analysis and Visualization at the U.S. Embassy


Senior Program Specialist, Data Analysis and Visualization personnel are needed at the U.S. Embassy. The job opportunity is open for those that are senior program specialists, Data analysis and visualization personnel oriented who is interested in working U.S. Embassy. Details of the job are explained below.Senior Program Specialist - Data Analysis and Visualization at the U.S. Embassy


  • Organisation: U.S. Embassy
  • Location: Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
  • Posted Date: Oct 18, 2017
  • Job Type: Full time Government

Senior Program Specialist Job Description

U.S. Embassy ongoing recruitment for suitable and qualified applicants to fill the position of Senior Program Specialist – Data Analysis and Visualization

The Position is based in Nigeria.

Ref: A96117
Location: Abuja – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Senior Program Specialist Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent provides technical expertise to improve CDC Nigeria and Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs in the country.
  • S/he will lead and manage CDC’s data analysis and visualization systems, playing a key role in profiling, enhancing, standardizing, transforming and visualizing health data across programs.
  • The SPS-DAV’s (Senior Program Specialist-Data Analysis and Visualization) essential mission is to analyze complex data sets and present selected information in a visual and graphical manner that can be easily understood by consumers and decision makers.
  • Additionally, s/he will help in keeping the agency and its partners on track for achieving extremely ambitious goals for HIV prevention, care and treatment.
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Senior Program Specialist 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:

  • Medical Degree (MBBS/BMBch) or Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Informatics, Information Science, Health Information Management, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics, Epidemiology, Information System or strongly related field is required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience as a Data Analyst, Statistician or Monitory and Evaluation (M&E) officer in a health/medical research organization, university or public health program, implementing agency in HIV/AIDS, STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), TB (Tuberculosis) prevention programs at the local, State, Federal or International levels. Experience in use of measurement methods required for Data Analysis and Monitoring and Evaluation of target populations and health programs including quantitative and qualitative operations research is required. Additional Two (2) years of supervisory experience is required.
  • Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation strategies and techniques as well as public health interventions such as HIV/AIDS, TB, STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) prevention, care and treatment programs. Thorough knowledge and use of program management principles and translation of evaluation of data as it pertains to the improvement of program operations, guidelines and policies as well as familiarity with the health care system of Nigeria.
  • Ability to provide leadership, direction, and technical expertise in the analysis of public health data. Ability to lead project teams and workgroups and to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners is required.
  • Proficiency in database design, development and administration, familiar with all of the software packages (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and statistical programs such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA); SQL programing, understanding of both transactional (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP) data environments related to health including spatial analysis GIS etc. is required.
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Hiring Preference Selection Process

When qualified, applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP**

Importation Information

  • Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.
  • If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.
  • Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
  • This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.
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