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Job ID: 1902756
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract duration: 12 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Purpose of the Position
- To provide technical support to the country in strengthening availability and use of data for malaria decisions/actions that contribute to the reduction of malaria morbidity and mortality.
Description of Duties
Under the direct supervision of the WR, the technical officer will:
- Strengthen national malaria surveillance systems including other systems for generation of strategic information for evidence-based targeting of malaria interventions for enhanced malaria burden reduction, through adoption, adaptation and application of relevant WHO norms and standards, guidelines, manuals and tools and appropriate technologies and e-platforms
- Build capacity on use of surveillance and other health data for malaria risk mapping at national and sub-national levels
- Guide evidence-based targeting of high risk areas with appropriate antimalarial interventions; Monitor the impact of such interventions at subnational levels with the aim of adapting strategies for enhanced impact
- Contribute to documentation and publication of best practices on use of available evidence for targeting interventions at national and subnational levels
- Undertake any other functions assigned
- Facilitate evidence-based policy and strategic dialogue involving national policy makers and partners at national level as a process for monitoring the implementation of malaria strategies, discussing capacity gaps and planning for effective implementation of malaria control and elimination
- Other tasks assigned
- Essential: Advanced University Degree plus Postgraduate Master's Degree in Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Public Health or other relevant health related fields
- Desirable: Master's Degree or PHD in Malariology or Communicable Diseases Epidemiology.
- Essential: Five years of experience in the development and evaluation of national disease surveillance systems.
- Desirable: At least five years working experience in malaria control programme or malaria research at international level including experience working in WHO would be an asset
Use of Language Skills:
- Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Specific Skills Required:
- Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of communicable disease epidemiology with specific experience in malaria surveillance and operational research
- Proven experience in the development and evaluation of systems, policies, strategies, guidelines and tools for malaria control and/or elimination
- Proven skills and knowledge in the development and evaluation of disease surveillance systems in a public health setting
- Demonstrated skills in capacity building especially training of health workers
- Presentation and communication skills
- Producing results
- Fostering integration and teamwork
- Communicating in a credible and effective way
- Creating an empowering and motivating environment
- Moving forward in a changing environment.
Method of Application
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