Economic Community of West African States Principal Program Officer (PPO), Surveillance and Early Warning - P5 Jobs in Nigeria

Economic Community of West African States Principal Program Officer (PPO), Surveillance and Early Warning - P5 Jobs in Nigeria




The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region.


Responsibilities


  • Lead the preparation and Implementation of the Regional Health Surveillance and Early warning Policy;
  • Monitor the implementation of the Regional Health Surveillance and Early warning Policy;
  • Monitor the implementation of targeted actions on disease prevention and control in West Africa;
  • Coordinate public health-related data and information on countries’ response capacity during health emergency outbreak;
  • Provide Management with situational analysis of member countries health status for timely decision making and appropriate actions;
  • Provide technical support for preparedness and response to major health risks particularly in the field of infectious diseases and cross-border events that pose serious threats to public health;
  • Coordinate the activities of the network of National Coordinating Institutions (NCIs)/ National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs)/ national CDCs in ECOWAS Member States;


    Requirements


  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in Public Health, Epidemiology or related relevant field from a recognized university ;
  • 10 years of professional experience including 5 years at a supervisory level;
  • Knowledge in management and implementation of complex public health programs involving management of epidemics, health surveillance and health emergencies
  • Knowledge of principles
    and practices of epidemics and health emergencies management;
    Experience in national and international deployment of multidisciplinary investigation teams;
  • Experience in implementation of surveillance and disease control strategies;
  • Experience in surveillance and emerging and re-emerging diseases;
  • Experience in the organization of health systems, policies and health professionals training


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 29th July, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; Economic Community of West African States Principal Program Officer (PPO), Surveillance and Early Warning - P5 Jobs in Nigeria


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