US Embassy Abuja Recruitment 2013 for LABORATORY SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

US Embassy Abuja Recruitment 2013 for LABORATORY SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

United State (US) Embassy Nigeria, invites from all interested candidates for the position of LABORATORY SYSTEMS SPECIALIST in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Nigeria office in Abuja.

Position Grade: FSN-10/FP – 05/5
OR – Ordinarily Resident-N4,069,778 per annum (Starting basic Salary)
Position Grade: FSN-10
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the U.S. Mission Local Compensation Plan (LCP).

NOR-Not Ordinarily Resident:
AEFM – US$56,323 (Salary to be determined by Washington)

EFM/MOH – US$48,338 per annum (Starting salary)
Position Grade: FP-05/5.

All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.
  • A Bachelors of Science degree or higher in one of the following: Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Biology, Microbiology, or related laboratory science degree is required.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a multi-disciplinary hospital or health department laboratory is required.
  • The applicant should possess training in laboratory systems management with specialized training in TB/HIV testing and diagnostic tests supporting both TB and HIV treatment (CD4, hematology, viral load, blood, chemistry…etc)
  • Applicant should possess knowledge of advance laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to HIV/AIDS, Laboratory QMS as well as knowledge of the public health laboratory systems in Nigeria.
  • Level IV (Fluency) Speaking/Writing in English is required.
  • Must have basic computer skills with proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets.
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  • Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
The application is open until 15th May, 2013.
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:
  1. Application for U.S. Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus.
  2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD- 214 with their application.
  3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
  4. 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.
Embassy of the United States of America
Human Resources Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area
Candidates can download position description through this link to more information. 

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