Senior Public Health Surveillance Advisor Job in Nigeria

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Job Title: Senior Public Health Surveillance Advisor

Job ID: req21342

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full Time

Purpose of Position 

  • We are seeking a Public Health Surveillance Advisor responsible for providing technical Leadership and expertise in implementing global health security activities within the project.
  • He/She will lead the routine disease surveillance and provide clinical expert support for the information systems currently supported by USAID, aligning with the national HIV surveillance guidelines.
  • He/She will lead technical assistance to the Nigeria Centers for Disease Control (NCDC), Ministry of Health (FMOH), NASCP, NACA, and implementing partners in the design, implementation, and strengthening of routine disease surveillance and information systems to align with the national disease surveillance plan. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Technical leadership and accountability on implementing global health security, COVID-19, and HIV surveillance activities across the project.
  • Technical leadership in developing an evaluation framework to guide analysis and triangulation of existing evaluation, research, and surveillance data (electronic or otherwise) to inform disease control efforts and better implement surveillance activities across the USAID-supported states.
  • Led the development of journal review articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals as mandated by USAID.
  • Lead the development of required umbrella protocols Data.FI project and provide feedback to all implementing partners with individual data systems on the appropriate collection of high-quality data for monitoring the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • Provide technical support to set up the system for clinical review and approval of information systems supported by Data.FI Nigeria.
  • Provide technical leadership to the COVID-19 technical teams at the national and state levels for efficient and effective implementation of the workplan.
  • Lead technical leadership to develop and implement methods and systems for acquiring, compiling, synthesizing, extracting, and reporting data within the implementation area.
  • Provide critical analysis and thinking, advice, and recommendations on issues based on accepted scientific understanding of infectious and emerging diseases in a global context.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative methods when conducting research, planning, and programming information to develop health policy.
  • Collaborate with government agencies and other global health partners to assist in developing possible solutions for health interventions.
  • Evaluate data collection, quality control, and data utilization methods used to study epidemiological problems and issues.
  • Develop and disseminate technical reports on disease surveillance in areas of support across the Data.FI project implementation.
  • Lead capacity-building activities at National and State levels through training and systems support in surveillance, epidemiology, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Represent Data.FI in National technical working groups, meetings with partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Other duties assigned by the project and local USAID mission.

Required Qualifications

  • A Master's Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of progressive public health experience and/or research experience within the HIV/AIDS program.
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of Nigeria’s Health ecosystem.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of epidemiology, statistical analysis, and public health relevant to the HIV and TB epidemic
  • Demonstrate experience managing research/evaluation projects and resources.
  • Demonstrate innovative methods to manage aggregate and individual-level data to inform epidemic response.
  • Demonstrate experience in managing large datasets from program/survey/surveillance data.
  • Expertise in MIS Office and statistical analysis software such as SAS, STATA, or SPSS 
  • At least 3 first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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