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  • Data.FI Nigeria Epidemiologist at Palladium Group

  • Posted on: 8 November, 2019 Deadline: 15 November, 2019
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  • Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

    For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

    We are recruiting to fill the position below:

    Data.FI Nigeria Epidemiologist

     


    Project Overview and Role   

    • Palladium is currently seeking an epidemiologist to provide leadership for advanced analyses to evaluate the HIV/AIDS epidemic control activities in Nigeria using electronic medical systems, OVC case management, supply chain, and viral load data for the Translating Data for Implementation (Data.FI) award.
    • Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Data.FI partners with PEPFAR programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV epidemic control and maintenance.
    • Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS) and conduct in-depth analysis of HIV epidemiologic and program data to inform management responses to gaps in HIV and AIDS programming and sustain impact by supporting local partner transition.

    Responsibilities   

    • Support the development of an Evaluation Framework to guide analysis and triangulation of existing evaluation, research and program data (electronic or otherwise) to better inform disease control efforts
    • Coordinate the development of required umbrella protocols Data.Fi project as well as provide feedback to all implementing partners with individual data systems on appropriate collection of high-quality data towards monitoring the HIV/AIDS epidemic
    • Responsible for the development and implementation of public health epidemiological studies, gaining access to data, ensuring IRB approval (if necessary), and dissemination of findings
    • Analyze data from existing electronic platforms and will produce abstracts, manuscripts, presentations, etc. to be presented at conferences or submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals
    • Provide direct guidance and technical assistance to Implementing Partners (IPs) and United States Government (USG) staff affiliated with evaluation activities in activities related to the Data.Fi project
    • Research and evaluate state-of-the-art project-specific technical strategies and approaches and recommend updates and changes as appropriate.
    • Assess the functions, limitations, opportunities and challenges of information technology, including specific software products, in healthcare and public health settings.
    • Evaluate and assure system compliance with laws and regulations applicable to managing patient information.
    • Conduct regular geospatial analysis of key datasets on key priority indicators and generate information products to leverage on interventions and strategies to support Implementing partners and Nigeria USAID Mission to achieve epidemic control
    • Ensure identification of performance metrics for health information systems and design strategies for monitoring and reporting performance metrics
    • Evaluate and assure system compliance with laws and regulations applicable to managing patient information.
    • Ensure identification of performance metrics for health information systems and design strategies for monitoring and reporting performance metrics.
    • serves as a subject matter expert in the utilization and implementation of IT systems integrating epidemiologic and other information from a scientific perspective
    • Create a repository for GIS information products accessible to implementing partners.

    Requirements   

    • Medical related Degree (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy) is required
    • A Master's or a higher degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Field Epidemiology, Social Sciences or related field is also required
    • At least 5 years progressive public health experience and/or research experience within the HIV/AIDS program

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Demonstrate detailed understanding of Nigeria’s HIV epidemic response
    • Demonstrate knowledge of epidemiology, statistical analysis and public health relevant to the HIV and TB epidemic
    • Demonstrated knowledge and use of Geospatial tools such as QGIS, ArchGIS and any other mapping tools is required
    • Demonstrate experience managing research/evaluation projects and resources
    • Demonstrate innovative methods to manage both aggregate and individual level data to inform epidemic response
    • Demonstrate experience in managing large datasets from program/survey/surveillance data
    • Expertise in MIS Office, and statistical analysis software such as SAS, STATA or SPSS
    • At least 3 first-author publications in peer reviewed journals.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Palladium Group career website on palladiumhr.secure.force.com to apply

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