US Embassy in Nigeria Jobs - Public Health Specialist - Immunization - Vacancies

US Embassy in Nigeria Jobs - Public Health Specialist - Immunization - Vacancies




Responsibilities


  • Under the supervision of the CDC Abuja Director of the Global Immunization Division (GID), the incumbent will provide technical support to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and other participating partners in the design, implementation and strengthening of routine disease surveillance systems and in the conduct of surveys designed to measure Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) prevalence and other indicators necessary for accurately evaluating the impact of Routine Immunization (RI) programs.
  • The incumbent will work in cooperation with staff from the Government of Nigeria at all levels to apply disease-reporting procedures and population-based surveillance methodologies to ensure that GID’s program objectives are met.
  • In addition, the incumbent will focus on improving routine immunization coverage in the country, which is a key requirement towards polio eradication.


    Requirements


  • Five (5) years of mid- to senior-level public health experience in the public health programs: planning, training, management and development of epidemiological surveillance and/or large scale surveys, immunization with emphasis on disease eradication and control; and an additional one (1) year experience at the managerial level is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of the epidemiology of Polio, Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD), immunization data systems, Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance, surveillance systems, Supplemental Immunization Activities (SIAs), as well as knowledge of the agency's role and function in supporting the host country's Routine Immunization (RI) and surveillance system, and intra-agency procedures for coordination with agency headquarters.
  • Detailed knowledge of immunization program improvement interventions, polio eradication strategies, research methods and the collection, analysis and presentation of public health/epidemiological data in order to plan, design, direct the implementation of and the collection, analysis and dissemination of immunization epidemiological and surveillance data.
  • This includes knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of internationally recognized standards for RI, polio, and surveillance as well
    as regulation and procedure.
  • Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities and regulations is required.
  • Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project tams and activities, as well as working knowledge of the District Health Information System (DHIS2).
  • Detailed knowledge of the structure and function of endemic and international NGOs providing polio eradication efforts, immunization services, as well as understanding of the work and current projects of other collaborating and donor agencies as to how overall AFP and VPD RI and surveillance of the programs is being conducted and how data is being analyzed.
  • Medical Degree (MBBS/BMBch) or Masters Degree in public health, epidemiology, demography is required.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th May 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; US Embassy in Nigeria Jobs - Public Health Specialist - Immunization - Vacancies


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