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Program Officer

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Job Description:

The Program officer will work with the NCDC Surveillance Director and Jhpiego GHS project staff to provide coordination and oversight in the implementation of Global health security – Surveillance activity at national and subnational. Work in close collaboration with the NCDC PCU, Surveillance and other technical team and relevant stakeholders for effective achievement and implementation of Global health security activities in Nigeria, on the COVID19 response mechanism TA and other priorities. Work closely with all stakeholders to achieve key technical and programmatic results and contribute to resolving project-related issues and information delivery. The program officer will develop, maintain, strengthen and expand a quality collaborative approach and ensure effective program documentation.

Responsibilities

  • Supports in providing technical and program oversight of Surveillance, support TA program are effectively and efficiently implemented
  • Support development of project activity/ work planning, project implementation, budget development and tracking within established policies and ensure compliance with specifications and resources
  • Develop framework for tracking of project and monitoring implementation.
  • Support the project team to track, record and analyze data for reporting and timely communicate the results of analysis to inform program decision making.
  • Works with the Project leadership in communicating with donors and partners about the project
  • Support collaborations between NCDC and other relevant implementation and/or funding partners.
  • Support implementation of specific projects, documenting and reviewing health systems aspects relevant to Global health security.
  • Organize performance management meetings and engagement of stakeholders and project leads to ensure integrity and accountability of the program.
  • Manage communications and help build positive relations within the team and external parties to ensure achievement of the scheme’s objectives.
  • Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings, coordinate logistics, scheduling, and participant communications.
  • Ensure that project activities are executed successfully, completed within time frames and project scope achieved in quality
  • Contribute to scientific writing for development of manuscripts for publication and presentations as necessary
  • Remain informed on the current programs in Global health security fields by review of current literature and is alert to any implication of such strategic information for project activities.
  • Ensure that Jhpiego and GHS projects delivers on all its promises to donors and other stakeholders (achieve set targets, deliver quality services) – Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to improve program efficiencies
  • Support the NCDC Surveillance unit activity schedules, planning, reporting and coordination
  • Engage with PCU, Jhpiego and NACA on Surveillance and other technical activities coordination
  • Support GoN stakeholder’s engagement between PR, SRs and other partners for effective collaborations, engagement and inclusion
  • Draft and follow-up of correspondences with relevant parties.
  • Develop, compile, and write communications, create presentations, summaries, and materials to ensure better communication and wider understanding of the Gavi-supported program.
  • Assume other duties as assigned by NCDC Surveillance Director and Jhpiego GHS team
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in epidemiology, public health, or a closely related field, or equivalent experience in public health operations; masters-level degree preferred
  • 3-5 years practical experience of leading or coordinating collaborative field-based research studies. Having previous experience of working with NCDC is an added advantage.
  • Technical knowledge in epidemiology, clinical or laboratory fields
  • Evidence of having worked effectively both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary scientific team.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and a willingness to work with others to overcome problems as and when they arise.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and co-ordinate between colleagues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Willingness to travel frequently.
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s health systems and reporting structure and demonstrated ability to collaborate with government level officials to strengthen program implementation
  • Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of local and international partner organizations

Required Abilities/Skills

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  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining donor relations
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams and willingness to learn and empower others
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • References will be required.

SALARY RANGE (BASIC): 5,912,046 – 6,913,132.80 pa


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Database Web Developer

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Job Description:

Database Web Developer – experts will provide expertise in data management for Surveillance, design and develop modules, software applications integrated into SORMAS, manage SORMAS database, performance monitoring of existing software, manage technical documentation with regular reporting and design/develop application programming interfaces (APIs).

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Responsibilities

  • Maintain and evolve the existing prototype web mining system to collect data from multiple sources.
  • Design and develop new modules if required and maintenance of the existing.
  • Improve the code to efficiently address quality and performance issues.
  • Deploy, monitor, and fine-tune the operation of the system to optimize data-gathering results.
  • Use and support the development of data transformation tools to address quality issues of the gathered data.
  • Ensure technical documentation, with regular report drafting and user requirements elicitation.
  • Identify and report any data management issues to the IT experts for immediate resolution.
  • The design and development of robust software applications that would be integrated into the SORMAS application architecture and ecosystem.
  • Design and implementation of applications that would be crucial in the carrying out of surveillance activities or other related activities as required.
  • Conduct performance monitoring of existing software applications to guarantee optimal functionality and eliminate unplanned system downtime.
  • Implement the integration of external software with one or multiple applications within the SORMAS software ecosystem, adhering to established methodologies and ensuring proper data abstraction.
  • Design and develop Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that satisfy the specifications for integrating with other surveillance systems or analytical software solutions.
  • Support scripting and development of data collection tools like ODK for data collection and checklist development.
  • Streamline COVID surveillance data reporting channels
  • Improve overall surveillance data quality
  • Strengthen capacity in data analysis and data driven decision producing periodic (weekly, monthly and quarterly) analysis feedback from surveillance data to enhance decision making at relevant levels.
  • Facilitate real time data capturing of testing data across service delivery point and integration of COVID-19 rapid diagnostic data into SORMAS and boost data interoperability and use.
  • Collaboratively develop strategies to creatively incorporate data, analytics, and data visualization into various content and product delivery, also serve as primary data manager for the team, managing multiple streams of data independently and generating routine and ad hoc reports and data visualizations (e.g. dashboards
  • Diplomatic; demonstrate experience in undertaking high-level policy dialogue with different stakeholders – Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in web development softwares and other software applications
  • Undertake any other tasks assigned by the Director, Surveillance and Epidemiology Department, IT Experts, SORMAS National Coordinator and Jhpiego GHS project team
  • Perform any other duties assigned
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, related field with additional data management training – Essential.
  • A Masters-level qualification in IT or computer Science – Preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 – 5years’ experience in practical experience of leading or supporting development and maintenance of data collection software/programme.
  • Previous experience of working on the SORMAS project at NCDC is an added advantage.
  • Experience in database development – Essential.
  • Technical knowledge in epidemiology, clinical or laboratory fields
  • Working knowledge of statistical application programs (EPI INFO, SPSS, STATA etc.) and mapping programs (ArcGIS, QGIS etc) – Essential.
  • Evidence of having worked effectively both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary scientific team.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and a willingness to work with others to overcome problems as and when they arise.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and co-ordinate between colleagues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Previous related work experience in the UN or other International Development Agencies – Desirable.
  • Experience in word processing, use of spreadsheets (including graphing), database use, e-mail

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Basic knowledge of ICT, programming, mobile and web – based data technology
  • Excellent presentation skills and verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Office and data software.
  • Ability to travel 25% of time.
  • Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

SALARY RANGE (BASIC): 7,782,811 – 9,454,875.40


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