Georgetown Global Health Nigeria Public Health Advisor and Team Lead Global Health Security, Preparedness, and Response Jobs

Georgetown Global Health Nigeria Public Health Advisor and Team Lead Global Health Security, Preparedness, and Response Jobs


The Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) serves countries to improve their population health and wellbeing and to safeguard against health-related threats by advancing the use of evidence and human-centered enterprise architecture on the path towards achieving equity and social justice.

To achieve this mission, we catalyze the uptake, spread, and implementation of innovations; triangulate data from different sources, and tailor visualization of the information for each audience; design and implement integrated service delivery models; support communities of practice to inform policy and practice through efficient data use and horizontal and vertical collaboration; disseminate best practices and evidence globally through open source learning networks; build global, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and interprofessional networks; undertake research that is informed by local needs; and invest in local leadership to own, provide oversight, and sustain implemented interventions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Public Health Advisor and Team Lead Global Health Security, Preparedness, and Response

Location: Abuja

Reports to: Regional Director

Job Overview

  • The Public Health Advisor will serve as team lead for the Global Health Security, Preparedness, and Response and be responsible for coordinating surveillance, outbreak response and investigations for patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans.
  • These activities will inform the development and monitoring of prevention strategies, risk reduction strategies for negative health outcomes, early detection and response to diseases and public health events.

    Specific Duties

  • Coordinate and conduct public health programs, including statistical analysis, health care
    planning, surveillance systems, and public health improvement.
  • Carry out investigations of diseases or parasites to determine cause and risk factors, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Plan, administer and evaluate health safety standards and programs to improve public health, in collaboration with health department/agency, industry personnel, physicians and others.
  • Provide expertise in the design, management and evaluation of study protocols and health status questionnaires, sample selection and analysis.
  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.
  • Carry out consultations with and advise physicians, educators, researchers, government health officials and others regarding medical applications of sciences, such as physics, biology, and chemistry.
  • Supervise professional, technical and clerical personnel.
  • Identify and analyse public health issues related to foodborne parasitic diseases and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or surveys.
  • Educate on and teach principles of medicine and medical and laboratory procedures to physicians, residents, students, and technicians.
  • Support standardization of drug dosages, methods of immunization, and procedures for manufacture of drugs and medicinal compounds.

    Requirements

  • A medical degree (MBBS, MBChB) is desirable.
  • Additional qualifications e.g. Master of Public Health (MPH) or
  • Masters of Epidemiology is also compulsory.
  • Certificate courses in public Health, Epidemiology, Surveillance, Outbreak investigation will also be an added advantage

    Application Closing Date

    20th February, 2020.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online

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