U.S. Mission Public Health Specialist, Surveillance Jobs in Nigeria

U.S. Mission Public Health Specialist, Surveillance Jobs in Nigeria


  • The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week).

  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

  • Travel Required: 25% or less (Incumbent will perform work related travel)


  • This position is the Senior Advisor and Specialist responsible for activities related to the implementation of the Global Health Security
  • Agenda (GHSA), specifically for disease surveillance activities funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act and are deemed to be of priority to the Government of Nigeria and the CDC-Nigeria Office.

  • The incumbent under the leadership and direct supervision of the Division of Global Health Protection Program Director, will work closely with CDC colleagues and provide technical guidance and expertise to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and other participating partners in the design, implementation and strengthening of surveillance activities funded through the CARES Act.

  • The incumbent will interface with all levels of NGO and cooperative partners, and medical personnel for the purpose of developing and maintaining highly functional health information and surveillance systems.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


    Education Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Medicine, Epidemiology, Demography or Behavioral Science is required.


  • Five years’ experience in public health surveys and disease surveillance is required.
  • Also required is experience in the control of priority infectious diseases at the local, state or international levels that entailed responsibility for the evaluation of program activities.

  • Experience in the use of measurement methods required for required for M&E, surveys / surveillance or strategic information of populations and health programs, including quantitative and qualitative research is required.

  • Experience must include two years of management experience.

    Job Knowledge:

  • Detailed knowledge of research methods and the collection, analysis and presentation of public health / epidemiologic data in order to plan, design, direct the implementation of and strengthen procedures for collection, analysis and dissemination of epidemiological data is required.

  • This includes knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of USG and internationally recognized standards for surveillance and survey regulations and procedures.

  • 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 teams and activities is required.

  • Good working knowledge of
    overall administrative requirements in development and support of grants, contracts, memoranda of understanding and cooperative agreements is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical skills to readily understand and discuss new surveillance program design, management, and implementation approaches are required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners and to prepare substantive and analytical reporting.

  • Strong management skills are required to operate independently with limited direct supervision of day-to-day activities and to lead results-driven project teams and workgroups.

  • Excellent overall computer skills (keyboarding with both speed and accuracy) and advanced skill levels in use of at least one of the more common epidemiologic data analysis software (EPINFO, STATA, SAS, or SPSS) is required.

  • Excellent numerical skills for manipulating and reporting statistical data is required.

  • Experience in the setting of computer software development standards, specifications and guidelines as well as experience working within already set standards to implement IT solutions is required.

  • The incumbent will be expected to exercise tact in applying guidelines to unique and different public health surveillance activities, as surveillance programs and surveys are highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders.

  • Ability to persuade others, ingenuity and innovation will be required to influence collaborative organizations engaged in disease prevention and control to adopt appropriate strategies for improving the surveillance and survey process

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Mission Public Health Specialist, Surveillance Jobs in Nigeria

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