FHI 360 Surveillance M&E Advisor - Human and Animal Jobs in Kenya

FHI 360 Surveillance M&E Advisor - Human and Animal Jobs in Kenya

  • FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

  • Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges.

  • FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

  • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor.

    Job Description

  • The Surveillance, M&E Advisor (SM&EA) will support the implementation of ­surveillance systems strengthening activities for an anticipated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global Health Security (GHS) funded Grant to support global health priorities in Kenya with the general objective to prevent, detect, rapidly and effectively respond to public health threats of international concern including naturally occurring outbreaks and intentional or accidental releases of dangerous pathogens.

  • Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to donor approval.

    Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • This position will be responsible for the oversight of activities to strengthen the capacity and network of human and animal health surveillance and monitoring systems to detect and report emerging biological threats and generate data to enhance the rapid and effective response to public health threats.

  • The SM&EA will oversee implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including the development of the project’s Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP), development and monitoring of project indicators; oversight of data collection and analysis; synthesis of data, quality assurance and auditing of data.

  • The incumbent will be based in Nairobi with frequent field visits to different parts of Kenya. Specific responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Provide technical leadership in designing, planning, monitoring, data analysis, report preparation and dissemination of project surveillance data in collaboration with the relevant key stakeholders as per the national, regional and global standards and requirements.

  • Provide technical assistance to laboratories and surveillance sites
    (human and animal health) to collect, analyze and report quality surveillance data from laboratory Information systems, MOH Health Management Information System (HMIS) and other data repositories or databases.

  • Provide technical leadership in the mapping of data to determine trends, generate visualization tools/dashboards to enhance decision making to mitigate infectious disease threats.

  • Provide technical inputs to the design, implementation (field work), data collection, reporting, and analysis of active and passive sampling protocols for priority infectious diseases.

  • Provide technical assistance, supportive supervision, and mentoring to relevant project and MOH staff to develop, evaluate and/or update surveillance systems, epidemiologic and surveillance methods.

  • Provide technical assistance for the integration and optimization of national and sub-national reporting systems for GHS priority pathogens and those of importance in Kenya.

  • Assist in the triangulation of laboratory data with other surveillance data from existing national repositories/databases to improve the surveillance network systems.

    Minimum Requirement Standards

  • A Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or other relevant subjects and at least 8+ years’ experience in relevant subjects.

  • At least 8 years' experience in managing and conducting epidemiological and/or surveillance in public health.

  • Experience in designing tools/methods/dashboards for data visualization.

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and use in public health.

  • Strong negotiation, coordination, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

  • Knowledge and experience of global health security surveillance and other CDC supported programs.

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 Surveillance M&E Advisor - Human and Animal Jobs in Kenya

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