Thursday, August 9, 2012


Population Council is an international, non-profit, non-governmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and help achieve a human, equitable and sustainable balance between people and resources.
The council’s major program areas are HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and poverty, gender, and youth. The Council conducts biomedical, social science and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. The Population council works in collaboration with a broad range of Nigerian institutions. Due to expansion of its activates, the Council is seeking qualified individuals to fill the following positions:     

1.) Technical Advisor - MARPs - Abuja


Level of Education:
Relevant degree in public health, epidemiology, applied epidemiology, social sciences, epidemiology research methods or other relevant degrees.
An MPH degree is preferred
5 years of experience in developing and providing capacity strengthening suing evidence based approaches and 3 years of HIV and AIDS program design and management. Knowledge and experience in working with must at risk populations and in developing MARPs-focused behavior change interventions is preferred  
Written and spoken English excellent
Strong scientific and commercial communication skills
Willingness to travel with in the country and across the region on a regular basis
High degree of independence, creativity and commitment
Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and organizational skills
Excellent writing, editorial, statistical analysis and commendation skills
Previous NGO experience provides added advantage
Experience with and a high degree of competency suing Windows-based computer programs and the internet

2.) Program Officers: Kogi, Kwara, Kano, and Abuja

Minimum of bachelor’s degree
A master’s degree in Health Policy, Public Administration, or Public Health is preferred
A minimum of 5years relevant working experience  in Public policy, non-profit management, or related field 
Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel, Word and Power Point required
Ability and willingness to travel within the country and across the region on a regular basis
High degree of independence, creativity and commitment
Strong analytic and combination skills, ability to write clearly and succinctly under time pressure and to make well organized verbal presentations

3.) M & E Coordinator - Abuja

A minimum of master’s in social science, statistics, public health or any related area 
Desired Number of years of prior experience in a similar role – 5years
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent English language
Ability to use the following statistical packages-Epi Data, STATA, and SPSS
Ability to travel with in and outside Nigeria
Strong analytic and database skills including statistical analysis
Experience   in implementing management information systems and filed research is an added advantage

Appplication Closing Date
 16th August, 2012

Mode of Application
 Qualified candidates should follow the instructions below:
Send an application letter (stating your current salary and salary expectations) and resume to: on or before 16th of August, 2012.
Clearly state the position title for which you are applying and your full names- starting with the surname first, then other names (e.g Technical Advisor (MARPs)-BEN, Joshua Ekong) -  in the subject area of email.
All attachments must bein PDF format

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