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Graduate State Field Coordinators At African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) - 7 Positions

Date Posted: 17/May/2014
Deadline: 30/May/2014
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The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) seeks the services of Three (3) Drivers for the Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Training Program (NFELTP) National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) program.

AFENET is recruiting to fill the position below:

State Field Coordinators

Locations: Katsina, Kano, Bauchi, Sokoto Borno, Taraba and Adamawa
Work hours: Full time
Slot: 8

The responsibilities of the State Field Coordinator include:
1.) Assist State PHC team and polio eradication emergency center (EOC) in strengthening PEI coordination at the LGA level with particular attention to nomadic/scattered populations and other under-served communities.
2.) Provide support for priority states in polio eradication with a focus on:

a.) Micro-planning for campaigns in the high risk LGAs.
b.) Strengthening surveillance in:

  • Major hospitals in urban areas of the northern states
  • Poor performing LGAs.
  • Nomad and other chronically missed communities.

c.) Strengthening routine infant immunization (RI).
d.) Outbreak investigations for polio and other vaccine preventable diseases.
e.) Monitoring and evaluation of supplemental immunization activities including LGAs.
f.) Data management and technical support for state operations centers or EOC, particularly with intra-campaign dashboard monitoring.
g.) Conduct operational research.

3.) Serve as state team lead on NSTOP activities and provide technical supervision for NSTOP LGA focal persons and other NSTOP officers posted to the state.
4.) Mentor NFELTP residents assigned to the state
5.) Serve as NSTOP representative in the polio EOC, state GPEI team and partners forum in the state.
6.) Any other duties assigned by the NSTOP coordinator.

Certifications, License, Physical Requirements or Other Expertise Required

  • Education: advanced degree in Epidemiology (or in training ), public health, health policy, Allied health, Veterinary Science, Biostatistics or other related field.
  • Pre-requisite: post-graduate training through a field epidemiology training program or the Epidemic intelligence Service (EIS), or a post-doctoral training in administration and management.
  • The incumbent must have Nigeria field experience in vaccine preventable disease activities. Recent graduates of NFELTP program wilt be preferred.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Language proficiency: English and Speaking Hausa will be an added advantage.
  • Job knowledge: strong technical knowledge in public health, epidemiology, routine immunization, SIAs, disease outbreak investigation, data collection and management and data analysis.
  • Skills and Abilities: Skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Access; demonstrated strong analytical skills; ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing: ability to engage in successful interaction; extensive contact with members of national and local partner organizations (WHO, UNICEF, Ministries of Health)..

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV, application letter and relevant documentation to:

The Administrator,
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET),
No. 50 Haile Selassie Street,
Asokoro, Abuja.

Email: [email protected]

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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