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  • Job Openings at The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

  • Posted on: 26 January, 2017 Deadline: 4 February, 2017
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  • The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) was established in 2005 as a non-profit organization and networking alliance of African Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs (FELTPs), and other applied epidemiology training programs. AFENET is dedicated to helping ministries of Health in Africa build strong, effective, and sustainable programs with capacity to improve public health systems partnering with global public health experts.

    Technical Officer

     

    Job Responsibilities
    The responsibilities of the NAIS Technical Officer include;

    • To provide support to the NAIS secretariat in the planning, coordination, conduct and documentation of NAIS related activities.
    • He/She will support the day-to-day operations of the NAIS secretariat on NAIS.

    Scope of Work

    • Support the day-to-day activities in NAIS secretariat
    • Support the NAIS survey related activities
    • Support the NAIS secretariat in actively liaising with all stakeholders and implementing partners
    • Support the NAIS secretariat in documentation of survey related activities
    • Assist in timely retrieval of any completed hard copy questionnaires, incident forms, requisite forms
    • Full participation in all technical meetings including submission of reports, recording of meeting minute
    • Be prepared to work weekends
    • Be prepared to travel to enumeration areas when needed
    • Work with the data management team to ensure success of the data collection procedures for the NAIS
    • Support dissemination of survey results including production of charts, maps, presentations and technical briefs/fact sheets on the outcome of the survey
    • Support NAIS secretariat in survey related activities
    • Work with the TC to ensure the prompt day to day running of NAIS conduct, following the agreed timeline

    Key Deliverables

    • Comprehensive weekly report of survey processes and proceedings
    • Reports of all NAIS related activities
    • Central-level training planning, implementation and reporting
    • Presentation slides for dissemination of survey findings
    • Trip reports (for trips made during the contract period)
    • Log of activities related to contract implementation
    • Documentation of lessons learnt during the survey period
    • End-of-survey report - Survey reports including fact sheets, technical briefs and full survey report

    Qualifications
    Minimum Qualification:

    • A Bachelor's degree in Health-related course.
    • An MPH or other Health Related Postgraduate qualifications will be an added advantage
    • A minimum of 4-years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS programs and or health related surveys
    • Demonstrated experience in the leadership, design, implementation, management and tracking/monitoring of surveys and data analysis.
    • Prior working experience in Nasarawa State is an added advantage

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    IT/Data Manager

     

    Job Responsibilities
    The responsibilities of IT/Data manager includes;

    • To coordinate the entry of data, analyze and manage data as well as to ensure data security and integrity
    • To maintain IT infrastructure for data management

    Scope of Work

    • Support the NAIS state secretariat in planning and coordination of all survey related activities
    • Work closely with the AFENET NAIS IT/Database team on data management
    • Supervise data entry of field workers including ODK management
    • Review, clean and verify data for completeness and accuracy
    • Retrieve data from the database and present for the purpose of research
    • Take all necessary measures to ensure data integrity and security
    • Maintain all IT infrastructure in good condition for data management
    • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor

    Key Deliverables

    • Report on database support and performance
    • Database/server performance optimization
    • Available dataset after data entry, analysis
    • Institutionalization and tracking of data security and integrity
    • To maintain IT infrastructure for data management
    • Trip reports (for trips made during the contract period)
    • Log of activities related to contract implementation
    • Documentation of lessons learnt during the survey period with IT/Database
    • Support End-of-survey report - Survey reports including fact sheets, technical briefs and full survey report

    Qualifications
    Minimum Qualification:

    • A first degree in Computer Science, Statistics or related course

    Minimum Experience:

    • A minimum of two years cognate experience in data management and IT maintenance
    • Experience in computer graphics, programming languages and spatial analysis /GIS will  be an added advantage
    • Previous experience in HIV/AIDS program/surveys or other health related surveys is an additional advantage
    • Prior working experience in Nasarawa State is an added advantage

    Technical and Behavioral Competencies

    • Data management Skills
    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Computer literacy
    • Ability to work with own initiative
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Pro-activeness
    • Responsibility
    • Self-motivation
    • Tactfulness
    • Discipline

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    Senior Technical Officer

     

    Job Responsibilities
    The responsibilities of the NAIS Senior technical officer include:

    • To provide leadership for the AFENET structure in Nasarawa State
    • To supervise activities on NAIS
    • To provide support to the NAIS secretariat in the planning, coordination, conduct and documentation of NAIS related activities.
    • He/She will coordinate the day-to-day operations of the NAIS secretariat on NAIS.

    Scope of Work

    • Support the day-to-day activities in NAIS secretariat
    • Support the NAIS survey related activities
    • Support the NAIS secretariat in actively liaising with all stakeholders and implementing partners
    • Support the NAIS secretariat in documentation of survey related activities
    • Assist in timely retrieval of any completed hard copy questionnaires, incident forms, requisite forms
    • Full participation in all technical meetings including submission of reports, recording of meeting minute
    • Be prepared to work weekends
    • Be prepared to travel to enumeration areas when needed
    • Work with the data management team to ensure success of the data collection procedures for the NAIS
    • Support dissemination of survey results including production of charts, maps, presentations and technical briefs/fact sheets on the outcome of the survey
    • Support NAIS secretariat in survey related activities
    • Work with the TC to ensure the prompt day to day running of NAIS conduct, following the agreed timeline

    Key Deliverables

    • Comprehensive weekly report of survey processes and proceedings
    • Reports of all NAIS related activities
    • Central-level training planning, implementation and reporting
    • Presentation slides for dissemination of survey findings
    • Trip reports (for trips made during the contract period)
    • Log of activities related to contract implementation
    • Documentation of lessons learnt during the survey period
    • End-of-survey report - Survey reports including fact sheets, technical briefs and full survey report

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education/Experience:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in health-related course.
    • An MBBS, MPH or other Health Related Postgraduate qualifications will be an added advantage
    • A minimum of 6 years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS programs and or health related surveys
    • Demonstrated experience in the leadership, design, implementation, management and tracking/monitoring of surveys and data analysis.
    • Prior working experience in Nasarawa State is an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Note

    • Candidates should indicate the appropriate position in their application letter. AFENET is an equal opportunity employer.
    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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