CHAI Technical Advisor - 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.org



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.


Responsibilities


  • Serve as a technical advisor and thought leader to CHAI’s regional malaria team;
  • Proactively review existing evidence and conduct analyses on primary and secondary data to evaluate effectiveness of the current operations, and identify potential approaches or strategies to accelerate progress;
  • Provide technical mentorship, supervision, training and ongoing support to a small team of junior epidemiologists and other staff members based in the region and involved in surveillance assessments, rollout of surveillance tools and processes, monitoring and evaluation of existing activities, study implementation and all data analysis tasks;
  • Manage multiple analytical projects related to malaria epidemiology, intervention and surveillance, and other programmatic decisions;
  • Provide high-quality analytical support to CHAI country teams, government staff, and relevant partners, which includes:
  • Oversee design (defining research questions, protocol development, survey and sampling design), implementation (formulating training material, training and monitoring survey data collectors), analysis and dissemination of operational research, with a focus on surveillance system assessments
  • Help monitor and evaluate the performance of existing and new surveillance processes and platforms, and identify ways of improving them
  • Work directly with governmental staff to better integrate epidemiological, entomological, and programmatic data use and analysis into routine programmatic activities at all levels of the health system
  • Organize, clean, and integrate datasets; conduct statistical and spatial analyses
  • Support rigorous evidence-based planning of intervention deployment, and design and implement monitoring and evaluation activities to measure impact
  • Support the ongoing evaluation and iterative strengthening of the performance of community health workers programs
  • Manage and develop resources and best practices to share lessons across teams, and synthesize and disseminate findings both internally and externally through high-quality presentations,
    reports, and publications
  • Cultivate and establish relationships with other CHAI teams, government organizations, and regional and in-country partners working on data analysis or surveillance to inform elimination goals
  • Represent CHAI at external technical meetings, acting as the face of our organization to academic/technical partners within the region
  • Communicate technical concepts to non-technical partners and CHAI teams; and
  • Any other tasks identified.


    Requirements


  • Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field
  • Fluent in English and French languages
    3-5 years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership, including in program and staff management
  • Enthusiasm for applying research methods to solve global health problems
  • Experience with designing, conducting, and analyzing epidemiological surveys
  • Experience in evaluating, working with, and strengthening disease surveillance systems
  • Experience in working and communicating with government officials and other external partners
  • Exceptional skills in the epidemiological analysis of health data and the application of analyses for decision-making
  • Statistical and geospatial analysis programming experience (including expertise with R, SAS, STATA, ArcGIS and/or other relevant software)
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications
  • 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
  • Willingness to travel (50% of time)
  • Experience living or working in high-risk countries



    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 5th July, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; CHAI Technical Advisor - Malaria Analytics - Surveillance and Technology - Jobs in Nigeria


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