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  • Posted: Dec 12, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 31, 2023
  • The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) was established in 2004 as an affiliate of the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore in the United States of America. It has grown to become a leading local non-governmental organization addressing the HIV/AIDS crises in Nigeria through the development of infrastructu...
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    Surveillance and Epidemiology Lead

    Position Overview
    The incumbent will provide technical leadership and lead in the following activities within SECURE Nigeria:

    • Acute Febrile illness (AFI) sentinel surveillance
    • Adverse event following immunization (AEFI) surveillance
    • Development of priority disease strategic plan for NCDC
    • Surveillance data quality management system at NCDC
    • Assessment of the capacity for e Laboratory IDSR and Logistic management system at the national public health Hand Hygiene program implementation. The surveillance and Epidemiology lead will work closely with other members of the team, NCDC and NPHCDA to achieve project deliverables.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide technical and operational leadership as needed to implement surveillance for Acute febrile illness (AFI), Adverse event following immunization (AEFI) surveillance and other surveillance activities within the SECURE-Nigeria project
    • Develop close working relationships with NCDC and priority disease technical working groups (TWG) to support outbreak response activities
    • Develop protocol and provide technical leadership in the evaluation of public health functions and process as required
    • Support disease technical working group
    • Develop and implement strategies to strengthen surveillance operations of the GoN
    • Facilitate the management, development and monitoring of work plans and budgets; ensures appropriate levels of technical assistance for interventions
    • Supervise technical, operational, and managerial aspects of SECURE-Nigeria project as a senior member of the team
    • Assist the project director to ensure effective management, and accountability of the SECURE-Nigeria project, through providing technical leadership to diverse teams to deliver on project’s deliverables and mandate
    • Provide technical support to the team in the areas of infectious disease and event surveillance, infection prevention and control and epidemiological research
    • Coordinate the development of strategies, SOPs, standards, and guidelines for public health surveillance

    Minimum Requirements

    • Advanced Clinical Degree (MD, MBBS, BMChB, BPh, DM, RN or equivalent Degree) with at least 7 years’ experience in disease surveillance
    • An Advanced Degree in epidemiology, Public Health or related background is needed
    • A thorough understanding of IDSR guideline and relevant infectious disease epidemiology and public health issues
    • Strong scientific background with a track record of published studies
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
    • Strong project management skills


    • Proficiency in the use of data analytical software.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

    Application Closing Date
    16th December, 2022.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed Resume and a one page Cover Letter as one MS Word Document explaining suitability for the position to "The Deputy Director, Human Resources" through: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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