Georgetown Global Health Nigeria Public Health Specialist, Global Health Security, Preparedness, and Response Jobs

Georgetown Global Health Nigeria Public Health Specialist, 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.

CGHPI is operating in Nigeria as Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN) and seeking to recruit candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Public Health Specialist, Global Health Security, Preparedness, and Response

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Reports to: Public Health Advisor, Global Health Security, Preparedness, and Response

Job Overview

The Public Health Specialist will be responsible for surveillance, outbreak response and implementing studies 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


  • Detection and notification of health events using data from difference sources
  • Collection and consolidation of pertinent data for alerts and early warning
  • Critically evaluating ad hoc data requests about disease trends and outbreaks to determine what analyses are most appropriate and which data are available, reliable, and valid for analysis and dissemination
  • Investigation and confirmation (epidemiological, clinical and/or laboratory) of cases or outbreak
  • Routine analysis and creation of reports
  • Feedback of information to those providing the data
  • Feed-forward (i.e. the forwarding of data to more central levels)
  • Systematic evaluation and improvement of surveillance system and program practices and procedures to meet defined indicators
  • Working closely with program and Information Systems staff to define and document business requirements for surveillance system upgrades and to migrate users and data from legacy systems to new information systems
  • Reporting data to the next administrative level
  • Writing and updating policies, protocols and procedures relating to events and disease surveillance data collection, storage, reporting, sharing, and dissemination

    Requirements and Qualifications

  • Candidates must have experience in disease surveillance, emergency response and management, outbreak investigation and response in community health.
  • Can analyze, summarize and interpret complex epidemiological data accurately and with methodical approach to work.
  • Identifies and understands complex problems and concepts, applies logical thinking and quantitative methods to gathering and analyzing information, makes evidence-based decisions, and formulates and documents clearly articulated potential solutions and action plans and can articulate resource needs when responding to an urgent public health situation.

    Additional requirements:

  • A master’s or higher degree in public health, epidemiology, international Health or social sciences
  • Proficient use of an analytical or statistics package

    Application Closing Date

    20th February, 2020.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online

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