jobs 2019

Chief of Party (CoP) – TB LON, Global Health

Project HOPE Nigeria (otherwise referred to People-to-People Health Foundation Nigeria) is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organization working in Nigeria in areas of HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis, OVC, RMNCAH & Malaria intervention services.

 

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Chief of Party (CoP) – TB LON, Global Health

 

Location: Nigeria

 

Job Descriptions

 

The People-to-People Health Foundation, Nigeria (PPHFN) is currently seeking several positions to support the USAID-funded Nigeria Tuberculosis Local Organization Network (TB-LON) to address the critical gaps of the comprehensive Tuberculosis (TB) program in Nigeria.

TB-LON Nigeria will focus on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination.

The TB-LON Nigeria activity will expand provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers by engaging the private sector umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.

This new business model for TB will help achieve USAID/Nigeria’s development objective of a healthier, more educated population in targeted states through utilization of quality health services in target areas and population groups.

 

Chief of Party (COP) Responsibilities

 

The COP will be the principal point of contact between the Activity and USAID, and must adjust programs and operations in response to USAID / Nigeria technical and managerial direction.

S / he will coordinate and ultimately be responsible for all award management and implementation.

The COP’s primary aim is to provide overall leadership, management and general technical direction of the entire Activity.

The COP must be highly analytical and a strategic thinker who ensures an integrated vision among different components and actors, and focuses on achieving the results defined in the award.

S / he will be expected to identify issues and risks related to an activity implementation in a timely manner, with recommendations for appropriate adjustments that are subsequently implemented.

The COP must have excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, GON counterparts, other national and international stakeholders, and local organizations.

 

Job Requirements

S / he will have the following qualifications and experience:

 

Educational Requirements:

 

Medical or Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Public Health, Infectious Diseases or other Health related field.

 

Professional Experience / Requirements:

 

Ten (10) years of experience in senior program management implementing development and public health activities in Nigeria, with preference given to TB programming.

Three (3) years of experience managing USG-funded, multilateral or bilateral programs

with other international donor organizations.

Fluent in English, Level IV writing / reading / speaking

 

Application Closing Date

Not Specified

 

Job Title: Director of Strategic Information (DSI) – TB LON, Global Health

 

Req No: 567

Location: Nigeria

 

Director of Strategic Information (DSI) Responsibilities

 

The DSI will be the lead technical expert responsible for all SI aspects of the Activity, including monitoring, evaluation, analytics, and reporting of performance and results.

S / he will lead efforts to ensure accurate and timely performance reporting for the Activity. This includes overseeing support to community organizations to monitor, document and analyze the performance of their TB services and activities and ensure data quality.

S / he will liaise with relevant technical advisers and counterparts responsible for state and LGA level SI functions; and will ensure monitoring and evaluation coordination with national data systems.

The DSI will be skilled in the development and use of data/data analytics to aid program decision making, with demonstrated ability to perform robust data extraction from internal and external information systems.

S / he will have the ability to perform complex data analytics utilizing Microsoft Excel, STATA, and/or Business Intelligence tools, making recommendations based on findings.

S / he will be able to portray complex data sets in easy to understand formats/visualizations.

The DSI will have a working knowledge of Nigeria’s health service information systems and M&E processes as it relates to data collection for performance-based reporting, with understanding, experience and competency in working with community-led organizations.

S / he will have knowledge and working experience in the use of mapping and other similar tools (including computer software programs) to target program interventions and resources; and excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

 

Job Requirements

S / he will have the following qualifications and experience:

 

Educational Requirements:

 

Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Monitoring & Evaluation, Demography, Biostatistics, Statistics, Analytics or a related field is required. A Master’s degree preferred.

 

Professional Experience/Requirements:

 

Eight (8) years of experience in programs designing, establishing, and managing M&E systems, ensuring data quality, and managing data intensive, performance-based programs.

A working knowledge of Nigeria’s health service information systems and M&E processes as it relates to data collection for performance-based reporting, with understanding, experience and competency in working with community-led organizations.

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

 

Application Closing Date

Not Specified

Communication Assistant– Speechwriter, Outreach and Advocacy at World Health Organisation (WHO)

The US President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) is a 5-year USAID funded project managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and partners to support NMEP and selected states to deliver quality malaria services. MSH seeks to recruit a Senior SM&E specialist with excellent understanding and experience of the interplay between malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation and overall strengthening of health systems in Nigeria. The position will support PMI-S surveillance, monitoring and evaluation activities at the federal, state, LGA and community levels, and may include routine monitoring activities, ensuring the AMELP is implemented as planned, leading data quality checks and data review meetings, and working with the team to ensure data is used to adapt program delivery. The position will be responsible for providing technical assistance to both NMEP and SMEP on managing the National Malaria Data Repository, writing abstracts and other technical documentation, revising key national and state documents, and use of data and information for decision making.

 

PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.

 

]Specific Responsibilities:

Provide technical support and management for overall monitoring and evaluation functions of the PMI for States Project Task Order 2 (federal level activity). These tasks include, among others:

  • Support the development and implementation of the SME technical strategy for Task Order 2 and AMELP implementation.
  • Develop detailed annual work plans for Task Order 2.
  • Develop and implement a project work plan performance monitoring framework/plan that ensures that project activities align with required deliverables and project targets in the AMELP.
  • Establish a system and tools for collecting, analyzing and reporting on Task Order performance according to the AMELP; and take the lead for timely and complete reporting by all project staff, consortium partners, and grantee partners.
  • Organize internal data review meetings to ensure data is used to improve project performance, and flag underperformance or issues with the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor and the Project Director.
  • Ensure data quality by conducting several data quality checks on the data during the project period.
  • Take the lead in drafting relevant components of quarterly and annual reports.
  • Report data to the USAID web-based implementing partner reporting system.
  • Update the AMELP on an annual basis.
  • Enter data and manage the project database.
  • Create customized dashboards for all project staff.
  • Build capacity of government entities (NMEP, SMEP and others), and selected stakeholders on SME including required reporting.
  • Provide TA in adapting the national SME tools and techniques to improve the quality of data generated and reported.
  • Provide TA to the SMEP, LGAs and Health Facilities in the areas of data quality, data analysis and visualization.
  • Compile lessons learned from state malaria SME implementation and make strategic technical inputs at NMEP SME subcommittee meetings, malaria TWG, and other key meetings to support adoption of SME best practices.
  • Mentor NMEP and SMEP to manage the National Malaria Data Repository (NMDR) where NHMIS, NHLMIS, surveillance and survey data, and other datasets are analyzed and reported visually to aid decision making.
  • Provide technical direction to NMEP and SMEP on using NHMIS and NHLMIS data to strengthen rational use of ACTs.
  • Collaborate with PMI/Nigeria partners (Breakthrough Action Nigeria, GHSC-PSM, WRAIR, VectorLink and others to jointly analyze state data and present a quarterly PMI state-by-state picture for reporting and presentation at different forums.
  • Support the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor to conduct operations research.
  • Develop technical products (highlights, briefs, success stories, abstracts, presentations, papers, etc).
  • Use different data sources to routinely triangulate data and share with project staff and stakeholders to promote use of data for decision-making.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A minimum of a Masters’ degree in Social Science, Statistics or other relevant field.
  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded public health programs; excellent understanding of SME and health systems strengthening in Nigeria, 5 years of which should be on a malaria-specific SME activity. Experience with PMI and USAID systems will be an added advantage.
  • Experience working closely with the NMEP and SMEPs, and familiarity with the structure, systems and policies of the health sector in Nigeria is necessary.
  • Successful experience designing and implementing M&E programs
  • Practical experience working with DHIS2 is required.
  • Experience establishing data quality assurance systems, proven analytical skills and ability to design data collection instruments, and analyze and interpret data. Evidence of successful implementation of quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methods.
  • Demonstrated experience building capacity of government professionals in Surveillance Monitoring and Evaluation (mentorship, coaching or other) to achieve results amidst challenges will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience with software applications related to project planning and monitoring.
  • Experience working on complex projects
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, and negotiation skills; experience leading teams, proactivity and ability to make timely effective decisions.
  • Willingness to travel within project areas as needed.
  • Must possess excellent management, documentation, presentation, and written communication skills.

Senior Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Management Sciences for Health

 

The US President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) is a 5-year USAID funded project managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and partners to support NMEP and selected states to deliver quality malaria services. MSH seeks to recruit a Senior SM&E specialist with excellent understanding and experience of the interplay between malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation and overall strengthening of health systems in Nigeria. The position will support PMI-S surveillance, monitoring and evaluation activities at the federal, state, LGA and community levels, and may include routine monitoring activities, ensuring the AMELP is implemented as planned, leading data quality checks and data review meetings, and working with the team to ensure data is used to adapt program delivery. The position will be responsible for providing technical assistance to both NMEP and SMEP on managing the National Malaria Data Repository, writing abstracts and other technical documentation, revising key national and state documents, and use of data and information for decision making.

 

PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.

 

]Specific Responsibilities:

Provide technical support and management for overall monitoring and evaluation functions of the PMI for States Project Task Order 2 (federal level activity). These tasks include, among others:

  • Support the development and implementation of the SME technical strategy for Task Order 2 and AMELP implementation.
  • Develop detailed annual work plans for Task Order 2.
  • Develop and implement a project work plan performance monitoring framework/plan that ensures that project activities align with required deliverables and project targets in the AMELP.
  • Establish a system and tools for collecting, analyzing and reporting on Task Order performance according to the AMELP; and take the lead for timely and complete reporting by all project staff, consortium partners, and grantee partners.
  • Organize internal data review meetings to ensure data is used to improve project performance, and flag underperformance or issues with the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor and the Project Director.
  • Ensure data quality by conducting several data quality checks on the data during the project period.
  • Take the lead in drafting relevant components of quarterly and annual reports.
  • Report data to the USAID web-based implementing partner reporting system.
  • Update the AMELP on an annual basis.
  • Enter data and manage the project database.
  • Create customized dashboards for all project staff.
  • Build capacity of government entities (NMEP, SMEP and others), and selected stakeholders on SME including required reporting.
  • Provide TA in adapting the national SME tools and techniques to improve the quality of data generated and reported.
  • Provide TA to the SMEP, LGAs and Health Facilities in the areas of data quality, data analysis and visualization.
  • Compile lessons learned from state malaria SME implementation and make strategic technical inputs at NMEP SME subcommittee meetings, malaria TWG, and other key meetings to support adoption of SME best practices.
  • Mentor NMEP and SMEP to manage the National Malaria Data Repository (NMDR) where NHMIS, NHLMIS, surveillance and survey data, and other datasets are analyzed and reported visually to aid decision making.
  • Provide technical direction to NMEP and SMEP on using NHMIS and NHLMIS data to strengthen rational use of ACTs.
  • Collaborate with PMI/Nigeria partners (Breakthrough Action Nigeria, GHSC-PSM, WRAIR, VectorLink and others to jointly analyze state data and present a quarterly PMI state-by-state picture for reporting and presentation at different forums.
  • Support the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor to conduct operations research.
  • Develop technical products (highlights, briefs, success stories, abstracts, presentations, papers, etc).
  • Use different data sources to routinely triangulate data and share with project staff and stakeholders to promote use of data for decision-making.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A minimum of a Masters’ degree in Social Science, Statistics or other relevant field.
  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded public health programs; excellent understanding of SME and health systems strengthening in Nigeria, 5 years of which should be on a malaria-specific SME activity. Experience with PMI and USAID systems will be an added advantage.
  • Experience working closely with the NMEP and SMEPs, and familiarity with the structure, systems and policies of the health sector in Nigeria is necessary.
  • Successful experience designing and implementing M&E programs
  • Practical experience working with DHIS2 is required.
  • Experience establishing data quality assurance systems, proven analytical skills and ability to design data collection instruments, and analyze and interpret data. Evidence of successful implementation of quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methods.
  • Demonstrated experience building capacity of government professionals in Surveillance Monitoring and Evaluation (mentorship, coaching or other) to achieve results amidst challenges will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience with software applications related to project planning and monitoring.
  • Experience working on complex projects
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, and negotiation skills; experience leading teams, proactivity and ability to make timely effective decisions.
  • Willingness to travel within project areas as needed.
  • Must possess excellent management, documentation, presentation, and written communication skills.

 

World Health Organization (WHO)

Grade: G5

 

Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)

 

Contract duration: 6 months

 

Job Posting: Jan 3, 2020, 10:55:59 AM

 

Closing Date: Jan 10, 2020, 11:59:00 PM

 

Primary Location: Nigeria-Abuja

 

Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

 

Schedule: Full-time

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

 

Reason for Employment

 

The World Health Organization country office in Nigeria continues to support the Federal Ministry of Health and partners to coordinate and implement essential health interventions towards achievement of universal access by 2030.

WHO engages with stakeholders, nationally, at state/LGA levels, regionally, as well as within the UN system to facilitate practical expressions of solidarity towards the achievement of agreed development goals. WHO works with a wide range of partners including global centers of excellence to intensively explore how building endogenous capacity be encouraged, how broadening and sharing technical expertise within the National framework will systematically occur, and how emerging innovative mechanisms can be harnessed through National Health Sector Development Plan (NHSDPll).

 

Job Duties

The documentation and advocacy assistant is responsible for generating content, updating the stakeholder database, developing high-impact communications products for stakeholders, including donors The position requires strategic thinking with the ability to deliver consistently high quality, well-written, thought-provoking materials under pressure and tight deadlines.

  • Support the 5 clusters through drafting of speeches and articles, consistently ensuring a high level of accuracy and flexibility in creating, writing, and adapting content and presentation for a wide variety of audiences;
  • Undertaking original research on a range of development topics (within the context of UN system, Country Cooperation Strategy and Sustainable Development Goals) as needed to substantively inform the speech writing process;
  • Analyzing complex information, including statistics, financial information and other numerical, qualitative and quantitative data, to extract key messages for integration into speeches, and other communications materials as required;
  • Researching audience expectations, event agenda and topics, and assist in focusing the purpose of each speech to tailor messages for maximum audience appeal and impact;
  • Drafting other substantive written material for the Office of the WR as requested, including statements, briefings, op-eds, opinions, articles, talking points, key messages and other written communications. This may include targeted messages for internal communications within the United Nations or for specific stakeholders and partners;
  • Maintaining an up-to-date archive of speeches and data on the WHO website;
  • Extracting key messages from speeches/presentations/articles for dissemination through social media channels, in close collaboration with the Communications Officer;
  • The documentation and advocacy assistant is part of the communications team in and will report to the WR (Communication officer).

 

Requirements

 

Education

 

Essential: Completion of secondary school education.

 

Desirable: Degree in journalism, communications, sustainable development, international relations or other relevant field.

 

Experience Needed:

  • 5 years working experience in the development of all written external communications including web articles, factsheets, press releases, Annual Reports, event coverage, including photography, interviews, newsletters and other media contents
  • Organization of press conferences with local and national media outlets
  • Production, launch and dissemination of institutional knowledge products, including Press Releases
  • Production of digital/social media materials such as tweets, Facebook Live content and short videos
  • Excellent general understanding of public health, gender, equity and other related issues;
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment;
  • Experience working with the Microsoft Office suite, and particularly in development of PowerPoint presentation materials

 

Desirable:

  • Relevant work experience in WHO/UN

 

Use of language skills

 

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

 

Desirable: Knowledge of one of the other five official languages of the UN (French, Portuguese and Spanish) would be an asset.

 

Skills

  • Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different background

 

Competencies

  • Promote WHO’s position in health leadership:
  • Communication
  • Foster integration and teamwork
  • Produce results
  • Respect and promote individual and cultural differences

 

Senior Health Financing Associate (Full-time Consultant)

 

Work Location Abuja

 

Location Country Nigeria

Overview

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.

 

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

 

Project Overview and Role

 

Position: Senior Health Financing Associate (Full-time Consultant)

Program: HP+ Nigeria Sustainable Health Financing of HIV/AIDS and TB Programs

at National and Subnational Levels

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Reports to: Technical Advisors, Health Financing

Duration: Full-time consultant until April 2020 with possibility of extension.

 

Company Overview:

 

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations. Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars:

  • International Development
  • Strategy Execution Consulting
  • Impact Investment
  • Training and Events We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

 

Palladium is a child-safe organization, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

 

Project Overview and Role:

 

Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium in August 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. HP+ provides technical assistance to governments, civil society, and the private sector to effectively engage in domestic resource mobilization (DRM), put in place sustainable financing and accountability mechanisms, and make progress toward global, national, and subnational health goals.

 

HP+ has been engaged by the USAID Nigeria Office to conceptualize and design activities to improve sustainable financing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB) programs at the national level and in two USAID priority states – Lagos and Kano. These activities will span an initial period of 2 years, will continue efforts started by the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and complement current Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV and AIDS Services (SIDHAS) and Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus projects’ activities.

 

Responsibilities

 

Overall Responsibilities:

 

The Senior Health Financing Associate will support the Health Financing Technical Advisors in conducting analysis and writing analytical pieces related to insurance integration and domestic resource mobilization for HP+ Nigeria activities on Sustainable Health Financing of HIV/AIDS and TB Programs. (S)he will work with the field and headquarter teams to ensure delivery of outputs per project workplan.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Technical Advisors in conducting analysis and report writing for deliverables specified in the project workplan.
  • Provide analytical support on health financing and economics activities, including desk-based research, literature review, and quantitative analysis.
  • Work with Program Coordinator to effectively provide technical support required by State Technical Leads in Kano and Lagos.
  • Provide knowledge management support and prepare knowledge management products that showcase project accomplishments and lessons learned. Support design, preparation and facilitation of workshops and roundtable engagements with stakeholders as necessary.
  • Other tasks assigned by HP+ Technical Advisors and Country Director. Requirements

 

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • A degree or similar qualification in Public Health, Economics, Statistics, or other related discipline. Master’s preferred.
  • At least four (4) years of relevant work experience in health or health financing, and data analysis or research. Experience in HIV/AIDS, TB, and/or health insurance preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong English writing, oral communication, and reporting skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.
  • Ability to travel to states (20% of time). Applicants must specify the cost of their full-time consultancy for the entire period (January to April). Application deadline is January 13, 2019.

 

Applications Close Date 13 Jan 2020

African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Job Title: CSM / Cholera Laboratory Network Administrative Assistant

 

Location: Abuja

Duration of contract: One year

Work Hours: Full time

Open to: All Interested Candidates

  • The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit, networking alliance and service organization that brings together field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa working side by side with Ministries of Health, regional and international partners.
  • AFENET works to strengthen epidemiology and disease surveillance capabilities of African countries that are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy and the International Health Regulations (IHR).
  • AFENET seeks to recruit highly qualified and experienced professionals to support the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in areas of work that increase epidemic preparedness and implementation of IHR 2005. The staff will be seconded to the Public Health Laboratory Services Department of the NCDC.

 

Job Purpose

  • The CSM/Cholera Laboratory Network Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to strengthen laboratory network coordination.
  • He/She will work closely with the CSM/Cholera Lab Network Coordinator in supporting coordination and integration of existing and emerging network laboratories (CSM/cholera):

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support administrative functions to the CSM/Cholera Lab network coordinator including but not limited to:
  • Development of concept notes and budgets;
  • Drafting reports;
  • Planning and logistics of program activities;
  • Develop and maintain a database of contact persons at all the state public health laboratories;
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of laboratory network meetings or trainings;
  • Support the planning of assessments and missions to network laboratories including coordinating visits with network laboratories, developing itineraries, coordinating travel logistics;
  • Maintain an up to date equipment inventory in network laboratories;
  • Support the development of stock management platforms in network laboratories;
  • Any other duties as assigned

 

Reporting structure:

  • The CSM/Cholera Lab Network Administrative Assistant will perform this function under the direct supervision of the CSM/Cholera Lab Network Coordinator and under the overall oversight of the Director of Laboratory Services, NCDC.

 

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Certification or other expertise required:

  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Public Health, Business Management or other relevant science field.

 

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Language proficiency in English
  • Job knowledge: technical knowledge in laboratory technology, laboratory quality management, lab equipment maintenance, laboratory commodities logistics and supply chain management.
  • Skills and Abilities: Skills in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel; ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing; good communication and interpersonal skills

 

PPO, Surveillance and Early Warning – P5 at ECOWAS

ROLE OVERVIEW

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the incumbent shall ensure early detection of threats to public health, and assess, design and support the implementation of appropriate intervention strategies to enable the Community and the Member States cushion the effects of these threats.

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead the preparation and Implementation of the Regional Health Surveillance and Early warning Policy;

  • Monitor the implementation of the Regional Health Surveillance and Early warning Policy;

 

  • Monitor the implementation of targeted actions on disease prevention and control in West Africa;

 

  • Coordinate public health-related data and information on countries’ response capacity during health emergency outbreak;

 

  • Provide Management with situational analysis of member countries health status for timely decision making and appropriate actions;

 

  • Provide technical support for preparedness and response to major health risks particularly in the field of infectious diseases and cross-border events that pose serious threats to public health;

 

  • Coordinate the activities of the network of National Coordinating Institutions (NCIs)/ National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs)/ national CDCs in ECOWAS Member States;

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in public health, epidemiology or related relevant field from a recognized university ;

 

  • 10 years of professional experience including 5 years at a supervisory level;

 

  • knowledge in management and implementation of complex public health programs involving management of epidemics, health surveillance and health emergencies

 

  • knowledge of principles and practices of epidemics and health emergencies management;

 

  • experience in national and international deployment of multidisciplinary investigation teams;

 

  • experience in implementation of surveillance and disease control strategies;

 

  • experience in surveillance and emerging and re-emerging diseases;

 

  • experience in the organization of health systems, policies and health professionals training

 

AGE LIMIT

 

Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

 

ECOWAS KEY COMPETENCIES

 

  • Ability to lead in assigned programmes and projects by providing the necessary managerial and operational expertise required for the fulfilment of the organization’s mandate;

 

  • Ability to lead by example and organize teamwork to encourage cooperation to achieve targeted results, champion and build momentum for change and to bring about employee engagement; develops and implements internal controls for pilot program to manage potential barriers to implementation;

 

  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;

 

  • excellent self-management skills, demonstrating ethics and integrity, confidentiality and displaying due regards for internal controls of rules, delegations and transparency;

 

  • knowledge of program management at the level usually acquired from a certification in program management.

 

  • Ability to research benchmarks and trends to bring about the best recommendations for the development and improvement of programs/projects that will best serve the community/organization;

 

  • well-developed networking and interpersonal skills to seek feedback, information and data from a network of professionals from multiple countries/sectors/organizations and to identify and prioritize the most critical community requirements;

 

  • Ability to develop and implement best practices in client services;

 

  • Ability to develop and implement stakeholder management plans, programs and initiatives to obtain buy-in on new initiatives, to better understand dissenting views, to obtain resources and to increase perceptions of success.

 

  • Ability to be diplomatic, tactful and respect of other people from varied backgrounds, understanding diverse cultural views especially within West Africa with the ability to convert diversity into opportunities to improve program/operational outcomes;

 

  • Ability to remain objective in managing conflict regardless of cultural differences /positions, gender differences, and encourage other staff to overcome cultural and gender bias and differences;

 

  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;

 

  • Ability to serve the interest of culturally diverse multinational

 

Teams / organizations / communities and persons with disability without prejudice and bias.

 

  • understanding of the ECOWAS organizational structure, associated dynamics and expectations as required to collaborate, participate, contribute and lead effectively;

 

  • knowledge of the ECOWAS mandate, strategic plan/priorities as well as the economic, political and social situation and trends in member states, as pertains to own scope of work;

 

  • knowledge of international best practices, program management approaches and research techniques to lead and/or contribute to the development or assessment of programs, projects or initiatives;

 

  • Ability to use ECOWAS rules and procedures to appropriately interpret and apply directive text, provide technical advice, coach others and assess performance.

 

  • Ability to pull together information from different sources to identify the cause of problems, consequences of alternative causes of action, potential obstacles and ways to avoid the problem in the future;

 

  • Ability to break down very complex situations/information into simple terms to explain recommendations and conclusions aimed at solving problems or improving operations/programs/projects;

 

  • Ability to develop new insights into situations, apply innovative solutions to problems and to design new methods of addressing issues or disconnects where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or no longer effective.

 

  • Ability to communicate with impact, clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner conveying credibility & confidence when making presentations, setting expectations and explaining complex issues;

 

  • Accomplished technical writing and editing skills;

 

  • Exhibit active listening skills to encourage stronger communication amongst team members, to show care and make them feel valued and to drive employee engagement in all institutions and agencies;

 

  • Ability to give constructive feedback, provide recognition, address shortcomings and motivate direct reports to work at peak performance;

 

  • Computer literate and proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT), including the use of analytical databases;

 

  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an advantage.

 

  • Ability to set effective goals and targets for self, others, and the work unit and adjusting work or project priorities in response to changing circumstances;

 

  • Ability to use participatory approach in project planning and identify gaps affecting the achievement of program/project expectations and to design and implement intervention plans required to build the desired task;

 

  • Ability to implement rigorous monitoring and evaluation practices and to set in place regular reporting schedules relevant to key outputs;

 

  • Ability to plan, organize, control resources, and to comply with policies, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

  • Download the JOB APPLICATION FORM HERE and fill it out correctly;
  • Attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a motivation letter;
  • Send all the above mentioned documents to: b1StratgDevAnalysP@ecowas.int

 

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