APIN Public Health Initiatives Limited / Gte Surveillance and Implementation Science Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

APIN Public Health Initiatives Limited / Gte Surveillance and Implementation Science Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

Position Summary

  • PHIS3 seeks a Surveillance and Implementation Science Advisor to lead its Surveillance and Implementation activities.
  • Activities will include supporting the Monitoring, Evaluation & Surveillance Lead to improve and/or expanding the surveillance data collected and also ensuring that relatively new data sources such as Electronic Medical Records and Laboratory Information Management Systems are utilized as appropriate for Surveillance.

  • S/He will lead surveillance activities such as recency surveillance, case-based Surveillance, mortality surveillance, and HIV Drug resistance surveillance.

  • The successful candidate will provide technical and strategic direction and support to the project team to scale up priority health information systems at all levels of the health system.

  • S/He will coordinate and liaise with government agencies, other donor-funded projects, implementing partners, CDC and other stakeholders to promote the systematic uptake of synthesized Surveillance findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice,

  • The Surveillance and Implementation Science Advisor reports directly to the Monitoring, Evaluation & Surveillance Lead in activity implementation and management.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall management of the surveillance systems strengthening component of the project.

  • Design and implement performance monitoring and Continuous Quality Improvement activities needed to ensure that surveillance systems activities are on track adhere to donor and GON


  • Work with other unit leads in the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Surveillance

  • Directorate to ensure that relevant Publications, Technical reports, and documentation on surveillance systems are technically relevant and are disseminated appropriately

  • S/He is the lead for all surveillance systems strengthening activities within the project and will act as the Surveillance FP for CDC and other external stakeholders and partners.

  • S/He provides technical assistance and capacity building to government counterparts and key stakeholders on surveillance systems.

  • Oversees the design and conduct of training, capacity building, mentoring, and other Surveillance activities for Implementing Partners staff, relevant government ministries, and partners supported by the project.

  • In close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Lead and other unit leads, provides technical guidance and direction on strategies and approaches in collecting, analyzing, reporting, and using quality surveillance data.

  • Lead the development of Data governance documents (SOPs, Policies,
    technical guides) for Surveillance in collaboration with other unit leads.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • MBBS, MPH, Masters of Science in Epidemiology and/or Statistics and other relevant areas.

  • 5 years of experience implementing public health programmes with at least 3 years experience in Surveillance.

  • At least 2 years of experience working in developing countries

  • Experience working on a team in a developing country to create interoperability among information systems, including the use of unique patient identifiers across systems, is desired.

  • Thought leadership in the fields of health information systems and/or technology for global health.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required).

  • Excellent coordination and information management skills.

  • The ability to work well under pressure; skilled at change management, crisis management, and problem-solving.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning methodology and documentation processes.

    li> Ability to develop and maintain relationships with users and various stakeholders (local and international); developed cultural awareness and innovation sense.

  • Excellent ability in spoken and written English with high-level proficiency in a second language highly preferred.

  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; APIN Public Health Initiatives Limited / Gte Surveillance and Implementation Science Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

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