CHAI Research Associate - Malaria Analytics - Surveillance and Technology - Jobs in Nigeria
[CHAI Research Associate - Malaria Analytics - Surveillance and Technology - Jobs in Nigeria
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.orgImplement analytical projects related to malaria epidemiology, intervention and surveillance, as required;
CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.
Design and facilitate surveillance assessments and related projects: identifying knowledge gaps, defining research questions, protocol development, survey and sampling design, seeking IRB, formulating training material, training and monitoring survey data collectors, data management, analysis, and dissemination;
Organize and merge available data, assessing its quality and suitability for analysis, data management and conduct statistical analyses;
Appropriately and concisely visualize data in the form of charts and maps;
Provide technical supervision, training and ad-hoc programmatic support to staff members involved in epidemiological activities such monitoring and evaluation of existing activities, study implementation and all data cleaning, management and analysis tasks;
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions, with support from program managers;
Synthesize results, translate them to national and sub-national government partners to support evidence-based decision making, and disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications internally and externally at international venues;
Any other tasks identified.
Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field preferred;
Fluent in English and French languages;
2 years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership, including in program management;
Experience conducting and managing epidemiological surveys in country, including the analysis of surveillance and survey data;
Experience in monitoring and evaluation of surveillance systems and/or public health programs;
Experience working and communicating with government officials and other external partners;
Familiarity with disease surveillance and strengthening information systems;
High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications;
Familiarity with data entry, data management and data epidemiological analysis using statistical software (R, SAS, STATA and/or other relevant software);
Ability to work independently in remote and unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and challenges;
Ability to collaborate and operate as part of a multi-cultural team;
Exceptional written and oral communication skills;
Enthusiasm for applying research methods to solve global health problems; and
Willingness to travel (50% of time).
Experience working in fast-paced, output-oriented environments such as management consulting, investment banking or industry;
Experience living or working in high-risk countries;
Experience working with a decentralized team;
Experience working with surveillance platforms (e.g. DHIS2) and data collection tools (e.g. ODK and Survey CTO); and
Knowledge of malaria and/or other major global infectious disease problems.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 5th July, 2019
For more information and job application details, see; CHAI Research Associate - Malaria Analytics - Surveillance and Technology - Jobs in Nigeria
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