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    The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) seeks the services of the following individuals:

    Communication Officer



    The responsibilities of the Communication Officer include:

    • Source and draft original online content for the Program/project website, print publications and media outlets.
    • In-charge ofthe communications function between the Program and relations with the outside world
    • Manage the outgoing information linked to the organization and in charge of marketing the program
    • Update the intra net with new content
    • Prepare daily news briefs on issues in the health sector and program achievements
    • Update and manage contact database of Program partners, stakeholders and associates
    • Manage the program/project mini-library
    • Support speech writing through research on related subject
    • Foster positive relationships between program and media
    • Support generation of new ideas in the Public Affairs office
    • Assess the overall organisation and content of the material to determine its suitability for the intended
    • audience, medium, market and purpose.
    • Select, create or secure appropriate visual elements (e.g. images, sidebars, headings, video clips) if necessary, in keeping with the requirements and constraints of the publication (e.g. budget, schedule, format, medium). Determine the appropriate content and length of captions.
    • Identify, create, or secure appropriate supplementary and referencing material (e.g. glossaries, endnotes, web menu items, hyperlinks).
    • Communicate clearly and diplomatically with the author or project supervisor to confirm structure, request clarification of content, and propose or negotiate broad editorial changes.
    • Offer overall support to the program as shall be assigned by the supervisor from time to time in the best interest olthe organization.


    • A Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication, Public relations or relevant qualifications
    • Experience of 3 years in the same field with a reputable organization
    • Prior service in Public Health related service is of added advantage.

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    State Field Coordinator



    The responsibilities of the State Field coordinator include:

    • Assist State PHC team and polio eradication emergency center (EOC) in strengthening PEl coordination at the LGA level with particular attention to nomadic/scattered populations and other under-served communities. Provide support for priority states in polio eradication with a focus on:a.Micro-planning for campaigns in the high risk LGAs Strengthening surveillance in:
    • Major hospitals in urban areas ofthe northem states
    • Poor performing LGAs.
    • Nomad and other chronically missed communities
    • Strengthening routine infant immunization (RI)
    • Outbreak investigations for polio and other vaccine preventable diseases
    • Monitoring and evaluation of supplemental immunization activities including LQAs
    • Data management and technical support for state operations centers or EOC, particularly with intra-campaign dashboard monitoring
    • Conduct operational research
    • Mentor NFELTP residents assigned to the state
    • Serve as NSTOP representative in the polio EOC, state GPEI team and partners forum in the state
    • Any other duties assigned by State team Lead, ZFC or supervisor


    • Education: advanced degree in Epidemiology, public health, health policy, Allied health, Veterinary Science, Biostatistics or other related field.
    • Pre-requisite: post-graduate training through a field epidemiology training program or the Epidemic/intelligence Service (EIS).
    • The incumbent must have Nigeria field experience in vaccine preventable disease activities.
    • Recent graduates of NFELTP program will be preferred.


    • Language proficiency in English Knowledge of Hausa is an added advantage
    • Job knowledge: strong technical knowledge in public health, epidemiology, routine immunization, SIAs, disease outbreak investigation, data collection and management and data analysis.
    • Skills and Abilities: Skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Access; demonstrated strong analytical skills; ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing; ability to engage in successful interaction; extensive contact with members of national and local partner organizations (WHO, UNICEF, Ministries of Health)

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    DHIS2 Implementation Officer



    The responsibilities of the DHIS2 Implementation Officer include;

    • Support the implementation of the Routine Immunization NHMIS scale up plan in the states
    • Provide technical leadership to the State RI team on the use of the DHIS2 RI dashboard for data driven decision making
    • Provide menroring, support and supervision to LGA RI teams on data collection, data entry and appropriate use of RI reporting tools
    • Develop Monthly technical report following all supportive supervision activities conducted
    • Train State and LGA RI teams on data management
    • Build capacity of state and LGA government officers to enter data. analyze and provide regular reports using DHIS2.
    • Work with SIO's, M&E officers, HMIS officers and others as indicated to analyze collected data and provide feedback to State and Local government RI teams
    • Liaise with NSTOP Data Management Team to provide regular feedback and troubleshoot problems


    • Postgraduate degree of equivalent in data management, public health, epidemiology or other health related disciplines
    • Possess at least 3 year experience in data management or monitoring and evaluation
    • Experience working with District Health Infonnation System 2 (DHIS2) database
    • Experience in managing routine immunization data at LGAor state level.
    • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Epi info and SPSS.

    Method of Application

    Submit your application letter and curriculum vitae to:

    Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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