Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Latest Recruitment 2024 – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is the government agency with the mandate to coordinate the surveillance, detection and response to infectious disease outbreaks. Over the last three years, NCDC has deployed a new tool for disease surveillance.

NCDC is at the forefront of the war against the Coronavirus pandemic while it has also supported states in establishing Public Health Emergency Operations Centres for improved coordination of outbreak preparedness and response.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Latest Recruitment 2024 – NCDC.

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Job Description:

Framework Development:

  • Design and implement a robust framework for the development of evidence-based IPC guidelines.
  • Conduct comprehensive literature reviews and collaborate with subject matter experts to integrate the latest research findings.

National IPC Program Capacity Building:

  • Conduct training sessions and workshops for National IPC Program staff to strengthen their skills in evidence synthesis, guideline development, and implementation strategies.
  • Provide ongoing mentorship and support to empower the National IPC Program in maintaining and updating guidelines.

Guideline Development:

  • Lead the development and updating of IPC guidelines, ensuring alignment with current evidence and best practices.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand practical implications and feasibility of guideline recommendations.

Evidence Synthesis:

  • Utilize advanced evidence synthesis methodologies to distill and summarize relevant research for guideline development.
  • Stay current with emerging research and technological advancements in IPC.

Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including healthcare practitioners, researchers, and regulatory bodies.
  • Facilitate expert panel discussions and consensus-building activities.

Quality Assurance:

  • Establish rigorous quality assurance processes to validate the scientific integrity of guidelines.
  • Ensure guidelines are user-friendly, practical, and adaptable to diverse healthcare settings.

Internal Contribution:

  • Undertake activities that support the IPC unit in meeting its National Objectives
  • Reflect NCDC’s goals in your work and behaviour
  • Participate and support other NCDC’s broader mission objectives.

External Contribution:

  • To demonstrate good external relationship with all stakeholders
  • Contribute to learned society/conference events, journals and grant reviews.

Professional Development:

  • To keep up to date with the latest research/thinking in the field of IPC
  • Undertake and complete all mandatory training required by NCDC as appropriate to the role and in accordance with HR policies for personal development 
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Advanced Degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in a relevant field (e.g., epidemiology, public health, medicine, microbiology) from an accredited/recognized university with 7 to 10 years of extensive experience in developing guidelines.
  • IPC certification, preferably a postgraduate diploma, is highly desirable.
  • Strong understanding of research methodologies, evidence synthesis, and critical appraisal. 
  • Proven track record of successful implementation of evidence-based practices in healthcare settings. 
  • Strong project management abilities. 
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to scientific rigor. 
  • Experience in building the capacity of others in the area of evidence-based guideline development.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), leadership, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good command of Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Certification in the use of statistical analysis package

Person Specification:

  • The post holder needs the following essential and desirable requirements. Applicants will be shortlisted solely on the extent to which they have met these requirements.

2024 ONGOING JOBS

Training Consultant

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Job Description:
  • NCDC is recruiting 6 Training Consultants to join the Global Fund- COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) funded IPC project. The successful candidates will play a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) training programs and workshops funded through the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM).
  • S(he) will collaborate closely with the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program Coordinator. Three will be domiciled within the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) and the other three at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL).
  • S(he) will be based in Abuja in the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program.
  • S(he) will collaborate with various stakeholders across the Nigerian Health System and other key subject matter experts to determine training needs.
  • The position holder shall collaborate with the National Coordinator of the National IPC Program and the IPC Project Manager and shall serve as the point of contact in providing training facilitation.
  • The post holder requires strong data management and quantitative skills with a 30% travel expectation to the field.

Main Activities and Responsibilities
Knowledge Generation:

  • Support delivery of IPC training courses as part of the Diploma in IPC program delivered through CMUL. 
  • Facilitate courses through in-person and online platforms, providing engaging and interactive sessions for participants. 
  • Offer ongoing mentorship and support to course participants, helping them apply IPC principles effectively in their daily practices.
  • Provide facilitation for IPC workshops to build the capacity of state and facility IPC focal points (as needed). 
  • Create and update training materials, resources, and documentation to align with the latest infection prevention and control guidelines, protocols, and best practices.
  • Establish a national framework for responding to and managing outbreaks of HAIs.
  • Coordinate with regional and local authorities during outbreaks to ensure effective control measures.

Internal Contribution:

  • Undertake activities that support the IPC unit in meeting its National Objectives
  • Reflect NCDC’s goals in your work and behaviour
  • Participate and support other NCDC’s broader mission objectives.

External Contribution:

  • To demonstrate good external relationship with all stakeholders
  • Contribute to learned society/conference events, journals and grant reviews.

Professional Development:

  • To keep up to date with the latest research/thinking in the field of IPC
  • Undertake and complete all mandatory training required by NCDC as appropriate to the role and in accordance with HR policies for personal development.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Microbiology, Public Health, or related field from an accredited/recognized university with at least 5 years of experience implementing IPC programs in low-and middle-income countries. 
  • IPC certification, preferably a postgraduate diploma, is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience in facilitating training programs. Experience in IPC training programs preferred. 
  • Strong knowledge of international and national IPC guidelines and standards.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, including the ability to demonstrate empathy. 
  • Positive and professional attitude, including working well in a team setting. 
  • Good Zoom and Microsoft Office command, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good command of Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Proficient in the use of Project management tools and statistical analysis package

Person Specification:

  • The post holder needs the following essential and desirable requirements. Applicants will be shortlisted solely on the extent to which they have met these requirements.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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Job Description:
  • NCDC is recruiting two M&E Officers to join the Global Fund- COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) funded IPC project. The successful candidates will support the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program domiciled within the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) in coordinating national IPC M&E projects and tracking the impact of interventions implemented.
  • S(he) will build national, subnational, and health facility level capacities in M&E by supporting and leading the design and implementation of M&E processes and data systems that are appropriate and effective to report on IPC programming seamlessly.
  • S(he) will provide technical support to the National IPC Program on data analytics and ensure quality and timely data collection at all levels of the health system to inform strategic planning.
  • The post holder will serve as the point of contact in providing information on IPC data and reporting to the Global Fund and other critical stakeholders and will ensure that relevant IPC policies and guidelines are adequately disseminated to all stakeholders and implementing facilities.
  • ased in Abuja and embedded with the National IPC Unit at NCDC, the post requires strong data management and quantitative skills with a 30% travel expectation to the field.

Main Activities and Responsibilities
Knowledge Generation:

  • Lead the development of the national IPC M&E framework and develop and refine National IPC Program M&E protocols and tools.
  • Engage stakeholders to ensure critical IPC M&E aspects are captured.
  • Collaborate with the IT Consultant to create an electronic national IPC data platform for data entry, storage, management, analysis, and visualization.
  • Provide technical support to ensure seamless reporting of quality IPC data at national, sub-national, and health facility levels.
  • Support state and health facility IPC focal points by disseminating and integrating M&E reporting tools, reporting IPC data to electronic systems, and ensuring data quality through training, mentorship, and capacity building.
  • Collaborate on data collection, management, and analysis to inform decision-making at the national level and the national IPC strategy.
  • Provide feedback on data received from states and health facilities and mentorship to improve data quality and enhance visualization and utilization of data at the state and health facility levels.
  • Participate in IPC capacity-building workshops and other IPC-related duties as assigned by the Project Manager or National IPC Coordinator to capacitate state and facility-level IPC focal points on M&E data collection and reporting.
  • Support the conduct of baseline and follow-up IPC assessments at national, sub-national, and health facility levels to assess progress made and the repriotisation of interventions.
  • Develop and distribute progress reports at defined frequencies.
  • Perform other duties as mat time to time be assigned by the National Program  Coordinator/Project Manager.

Internal Contribution:

  • Undertake activities that support the IPC unit in meeting its National Objectives
  • Reflect NCDC’s goals in your work and behaviour
  • Participate and support other NCDC’s broader mission objectives.

External Contribution:

  • To demonstrate good external relationship with all stakeholders
  • Contribute to learned society/conference events, journals, and grant reviews based on data.

Professional Development:

  • To keep up to date with the latest research/thinking in the field of IPC
  • Undertake and complete all mandatory training required by NCDC as appropriate to the role and in accordance with HR policies for personal development.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in any field with at least 3 to 5 years of relevant professional experience is required; MPH or MSc in Biostatics, Public Health, or a related field will be an added advantage. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in similar position[OA1] [PB2] 
  • Familiarity with principles and current approaches to M&E using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Demonstrated M&E field experience; skilled in collecting, synthesizing, and analyzing data.
  • Experience using data analysis software (for example, SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, R, etc.)
  • Ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other methods.
  • Good command of Microsoft applications, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team of diverse stakeholders.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good command of Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is a must
  • Proficient in the use of statistical analysis package e.g STATA, SPSS etc.

Person Specification:

  • The post holder needs the following essential and desirable requirements. Applicants will be shortlisted solely on the extent to which they have met these requirements.

IT Assistant - CMUL

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Job Description:
  • We are recruiting an IT Assistant to join the Global Fund- COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) funded IPC project. The successful candidate will support the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program domiciled within the Centre for Infection Control And Patient Safety (CICaPS), office at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, in providing IT solutions as well as developing and managing data systems for IPC projects.
  • S(he) will ensure the efficiency, security, and accessibility of IT systems, including managing technology infrastructure and making strategic technology decisions.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for various administrative tasks to support project activities and contribute to their overall success.

Main Activities and Responsibilities
Knowledge Generation:

  • Conduct assessments of the existing IT infrastructure, applications, and processes. Evaluate existing systems and recommend solutions that align with the project’s objectives and budget.
  • Lead efforts to create and implement an electronic national IPC data platform for data entry, storage, management, analysis, and visualization (in collaboration with the M&E Officers and Healthcare-Associated Infection Surveillance Consultant).
  • Collaborate with the team to generate data reports and analyze project data.
  • Develop and maintain data dashboards for visualization and monitoring.
  • Provide ongoing technical support, troubleshooting, and issue resolution as needed.
  • Train staff on the use of new technologies and systems and provide clear documentation for reference.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of data systems, configurations, and procedures.
  • Create and update user manuals and guidelines as needed.

Internal Contribution:

  • Undertake activities that support the IPC unit in meeting its National Objectives
  • Participate and support the Center’s broader mission objectives.

External Contribution:

  • To demonstrate good external relationship with all stakeholders

Professional Development:

  • Undertake and complete all mandatory training required as appropriate to the role and in accordance with HR policies for personal development.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field from an accredited/recognized university with two years [PB1] of relevant experience
  • Experience designing and developing electronic data capture systems.
  • Proven experience in managing data systems.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and training abilities.
  • Proficiency in database management systems, network administration, and cloud technologies
  • Good command of Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.’

Desirable Criteria:

  • Familiarity with database development, cloud computing and other application packages will be an advantage

Person Specification:

  • The post holder needs the following essential and desirable requirements. Applicants will be shortlisted solely on the extent to which they have met these requirements.

IT Assistant

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Job Description:
  • NCDC is recruiting an IT Assistant to join the Global Fund- COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) funded IPC project. The successful candidates will support the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program domiciled within the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) in developing and managing data systems for IPC projects.
  • S(he) will ensure the efficiency, security, and accessibility of IT systems, including managing technology infrastructure and making strategic technology decisions. The position holder will have a 20% travel expectation to the field.

Main Activities and Responsibilities
Knowledge Generation:

  • Conduct assessments of the existing IT infrastructure, applications, and processes. Evaluate existing systems and recommend solutions that align with the project’s objectives and budget.
  • Lead efforts to create and implement an electronic national IPC data platform for data entry, storage, management, analysis, and visualization (in collaboration with the M&E Officers and Healthcare-Associated Infection Surveillance Consultant).
  • Collaborate with the team to generate data reports and analyze project data.
  • Develop and maintain data dashboards for visualization and monitoring.
  • Provide ongoing technical support, troubleshooting, and issue resolution as needed.
  • Train staff on the use of new technologies and systems and provide clear documentation for reference.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of data systems, configurations, and procedures.
  • Create and update user manuals and guidelines as needed.

Internal Contribution:

  • Undertake activities that support the IPC unit in meeting its National Objectives
  • Reflect NCDC’s goals in your work and behavior
  • Participate and support other NCDC’s broader mission objectives.

External Contribution:

  • To demonstrate good external relationship with all stakeholders

Professional Development:

  • Undertake and complete all mandatory training required by NCDC as appropriate to the role and in accordance with HR policies for personal development.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field from an accredited/recognized university with two years of relevant experience 
  • Experience designing and developing electronic data capture systems.
  • Proven experience in managing data systems.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and training abilities.
  • Proficiency in database management systems, network administration, and cloud technologies.
  • Good command of Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Familiarity with database development, cloud computing and other application packages will be an advantage

Person Specification:

  • The post holder needs the following essential and desirable requirements. Applicants will be shortlisted solely on the extent to which they have met these requirements.

Admin Officer

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Job Description:
  • NCDC is recruiting two Admin Officers to join the Global Fund- COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) funded IPC project. The successful candidates will support the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program domiciled within the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) in coordinating national IPC activities.
  • The Administrative Officer will support the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of IPC projects funded through the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM).
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for various administrative tasks to support project activities and contribute to their overall success.
  • This position shall have a 30% travel expectation to support program activities.

Main Activities and Responsibilities
Knowledge Generation:

  • Create, organize, and maintain project documentation.
  • Support office operations, such as managing supplies and coordinating meetings.
  • Manage project correspondence, including emails and phone calls, providing a professional and helpful response to stakeholders.
  • Assist in managing the project’s budget, including tracking expenses, processing invoices, and ensuring accurate financial records.
  • Plan and coordinate events, workshops, and meetings, including logistics, materials, and participant communication.
  • Provide administrative support to project staff, including scheduling and travel arrangements.
  • Generate regular and ad-hoc reports to assist the Project Manager and senior staff in decision-making.
  • Perform other duties as may time to time assigned by the National Program Coordinator/Project Manager.

Internal Contribution:

  • Undertake activities that support the IPC unit in meeting its National Objectives
  • Reflect NCDC’s goals in your work and behavior
  • Participate and support other NCDC’s broader mission objectives.

External Contribution:

  • To demonstrate good external relationship with all stakeholders
  • Support storing and archiving related outreach materials that contribute to learned society/conference events, journals, and grant reviews based on data.

Professional Development:

  • Undertake and complete all mandatory training required by NCDC as appropriate to the role and in accordance with HR policies for personal development.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration or any of the Social Sciences with at least 3 to 5 years of administrative experience
  • Proven experience in administrative roles.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Positive and professional attitude, including working well in a team setting.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team of diverse stakeholders.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good command of Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Person Specification

  • The post holder needs the following essential and desirable requirements. Applicants will be shortlisted solely on the extent to which they have met these requirements.

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Administrative Officer - CMUL

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Job Description:
  • NCDC is recruiting an Admin Officers to join the Global Fund- COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) funded IPC project. The successful candidates will support the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program domiciled within the Centre for Infection Control And Patient Safety (CICaPS), office at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, in coordinating national IPC activities at the Center.
  • The Administrative Officer will support the CICAPS team to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of Diploma in IPC (DIPC) training courses.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for various administrative tasks to support project activities and contribute to their overall success.

Main Activities and Responsibilities
Knowledge Generation:

  • Create, organize, and maintain project documentation.
  • Support office operations, such as managing supplies and coordinating meetings.
  • Manage project correspondence, including emails and phone calls, providing a professional and helpful response to stakeholders.
  • Assist in managing the project’s budget, including tracking expenses, processing invoices, and ensuring accurate financial records.
  • Plan and coordinate events, workshops, and meetings, including logistics, materials, and participant communication.
  • Provide administrative support to project staff, including scheduling and travel arrangements.
  • Generate regular and ad-hoc reports to assist the Project Coordinator of CICAPS
  • Perform other duties as may time to time be assigned to him/her

Internal Contribution:

  • Undertake activities that support the DIPC unit in meeting its National Objectives
  • Reflect the Center’s goals in your work and behavior
  • Participate in and support the Center’s broader mission objectives.

External Contribution:

  • To demonstrate good external relationship with all stakeholders
  • Support storing and archiving related outreach materials that contribute to learned society/conference events, journals, and grant reviews based on data.

Professional Development:

  • Undertake and complete all mandatory training required as appropriate to the role and in accordance with HR policies for personal development.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, and other Social Sciences with at least 3 to 5 years of administrative experience
  • Proven experience in administrative roles.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Positive and professional attitude, including working well in a team setting.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team of diverse stakeholders.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good command of Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Person Specification:

  • The post holder needs the following essential and desirable requirements. Applicants will be shortlisted solely on the extent to which they have met these requirements.

C19RM Health Product Management and Logistics (HPML) Specialist

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Job Description:
  • The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) seeks candidates for the position of Global Fund (GF) C19RM Health Product Management and Logistics Specialist focusing mainly on the C19RM commodities supported by GF.
  • This individual will provide support as part of the NCDC GF Grant Management Unit (GMU) which oversees the NCDC’s Global Fund Grant. GF grants include the Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH2) and the COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C-19 RM).
  • NCDC seeks a Health Product Management and Logistics Specialist who will be part of the Grants Management Unit (GMU) and provide logistics and supply chain management support for health products for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
  • The Specialist, Health Products Management as a key member of the NCDC- GF Project Management Unit plays a key role in the efficient management of grants, ensures the provision of adequate technical expertise for complex and strategic matters and support to analyze risks and propose solutions for the efficient implementation of pharmaceutical management, service delivery and supply chain management activities for health products in NCDC.
  • He/she also participates in the development of Global Fund operational policies and guidelines related to HPM.

Key Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of the Specialist, Health Product Management include:

  • Advising on HPM aspects of Global Fund investment:
    • Throughout the C19RM grant implementation, the Specialist, HPM ensures strategic investments and value for money from a health product management perspective, by
    • Engaging with NCDC supply management in identifying gaps and areas of improvement, and support new or innovative health product related initiatives, to facilitate rapid uptake of new technologies, optimize treatment and testing for COVID-19 and other priority infectious diseases in line with international guidelines in order to improve performance of supply chain systems and programmatic impact respectively.
    • Proposing innovative and constructive solutions to operational challenges and way forward (updated policies, tools, guidance, specific approach to infectious diseases);
    • Pro-actively identify ways to streamline processes to improve sub-national and health facilities access to health products,
    • Facilitate timely start-up of GF grants and supporting grant implementation through training and other capacity building initiatives especially in relation to Health Product Management.
    • Support validation of the PSM arrangements and the supply plan, including forecasting and related budget for health products for cOVID-19 and other infectious diseases and provide appropriate mitigation measures to address gaps/challenges, including short-term and longer-term solutions and recommendations for pharmaceutical systems strengthening investment.
    • Facilitating access to appropriate technical assistance.
  • Contributing to the development of the risk and assurance framework:
    • Identify key risks related to health product management and HPM arrangements and ensure that appropriate mitigation measures are in place for the effective and efficient implementation of activities related to the management of health products and improving systems to prevent service disruption and poor quality of services, use of substandard health products, and ensure effective use of grant funds.
    • Escalate any HPM, service delivery related risks to GF grant manager and Director, Supply Chain Management lead, as necessary.
    • Ensure adherence to the Global Fund policies and reviewing instances of non-compliance and proposing remedial actions;
    • Develop mechanism and systems of HPM assurance in NCDC and enable NCDC meet GF requirements and meet targets expected in performance framework and assessments
  • Contributing to the development and roll out of strategies and operational policies
    • Involved in specific work streams and deliverables on HPM
    • Recognised internally as an expert and source of reference for other colleagues in the other departments;
    • Contributing to or leading priority initiatives as coordinated by Head of Supply Chain Management
    • Contributing to internal trainings and guidance on Global Fund HPM policies, procedures and tools;
  • Other specific Responsibilities
    • Manage the inventory for prevention, investigation, detection, and response commodities at the National strategic stockpile warehouses; compile daily inventory logistics management reports for the supply chain management.
    • Work with the Supply chain Management Team (SCMT) to support storage and stock movement of all commodities used for investigation, detection and response with a special focus on data capture and reporting.
    • Assist with identification, receiving, and validation of all inbound commodities (procurement and donations and reporting same to supply chain Head as a daily report.
    • Assist in picking, packaging, labelling of issued items to the facilities in coordination with the supply chain officers and the SCMT
    • Support the forecasting and update of the monthly distribution plan for the C19 RM diagnostic test through the provision of utilization data.
    • Update weekly stock movement report for review by the Supply chain officer, and onward communication to the SCMT.
    • Work with the NCDC Logistics Officers to support proper management of health commodities with a special focus on data capture and reporting
    • Support the planning, coordination, and oversight of the implementation of the Global Fund COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) program to strengthen COVID-19 response in Nigeria in relations to logistics and warehousing
    • Support in monitoring and developing program reports of the C19RM. Collate and prepare periodic reports and records on program activities, progress, status reports as required by NACA-PR.
    • Coordinate the receipt of and collation of reports on the utilization of diagnostic tests from designated labs.
    • Liaise with program officer coordination to ensure requested reports from the laboratory are prepared and available on time to be shared with NACA -PR
    • Maintain a working relationship with key stakeholders to ensure achievement of the scheme’s objectives
    • Manage communications and attend to all requests from NACA-PR in a prompt manner.
    • Help build positive relations within the NCDC team and external parties
    • Any other duties assigned by the NCDC Head of supply chain

Expected Deliverables

  • Support to develop/update of a monthly distribution plan for C19 commodities procured with GF resources.
  • Prepare quarterly reports that document stock received, stock status and stock distributed, etc
  • Attend weekly meetings of NCDC and NACA teams and follow up on logistics-related action items from the meeting and ensure their prompt implementation
  • Contribute to the development of the consolidated quarterly report of NCDC GF C19 RM report that documents achievements, challenges and recommendations of the project.
  • Reported to GF supply chain officer coordinating management of GF products.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Advanced University Degree in Pharmacy, Medicine or Public Health (Essential).

Experience (Essential):

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience working in pharmaceutical management, procurement and supply-chain management of health products at national level,
  • including:
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in managing complex PSM situations, managing/mitigating risks related to health products at country, sub-national or international level.
  • Experience in developing PSM related policies, operational tools, and guidance
  • Experience in developing partnerships on health product selection, uptake of new technologies, procurement and supply management matters at national or sub-national or international level
  • Proven track record in leading work streams or teams in multi-cultural environment

Desirable:

  • Understanding of public health, logistics and molecular diagnostics
  • Diploma or Certificate in Supply chain management
  • Master’s in business administration is an added advantage
  • Experience in both demand and supply side activities related to pharmaceutical management and in particular related to infectious diseases, COVID-19.

Languages:

  • An excellent knowledge of English (written and verbal)

Technical Competencies:
Health Product Management:

  • Demonstrated sound knowledge and expertise of pharmaceutical management good practices.
  • Good understanding of health system operations and legal matters that govern pharmaceutical sector (regulation of pharmaceutical/health products, legal framework on which medical stores operate, flow of funds in health sector, policy decision making structures)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the complexity of procurement and supply chain management models for health products including demand projections and supply delivery mechanisms/models. Updated on the innovative solutions used across the sector to find sustainable solutions in managing supply chains for health products.
  • At least 2 years’ experience of leading GF programme, in supply chain management

Policy Acumen:

  • Demonstrates ability to understand and apply GF policies and procedures related to grant management and apply these effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Capacity to take the lead in solving complex issues. Adapt policy and guidance to the reality / context.
  • Capacity to design an assurance plan to verify adequate implementation of PSM activities, and corrective measures.

Leadership competencies:

  • Ability to lead, collaborate and coordinate work and technical assistance at national and sub-national level with technical partners and other donors.
  • Detail-oriented and efficient, proactive problem solver
  • Skill in organizing work of self and others

Agency-wide Competencies (for all NCDC Staff):

  • Rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of NCDC and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

HAI Surveillance Consultant

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Job Description:
  • NCDC is recruiting an HAI Surveillance Consultant to join the Global Fund- COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) funded IPC project. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in overseeing and managing the development of a comprehensive national HAI surveillance program in Nigeria.
  • S(he) will be based in Abuja in the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program domiciled within the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC).
  • S(he) will collaborate with various stakeholders across the Nigerian Health System and other key subject matter experts to develop and implement strategies to monitor and prevent HAIs nationwide.
  • The position holder shall work in consultation with the National Coordinator of the National IPC Program and the IPC Project Manager and shall serve as the point of contact in providing information on surgical site infection surveillance to the Global Fund and other critical stakeholders.
  • S(he) will ensure that relevant IPC policies and guidelines are adequately disseminated to all stakeholders and implementing facilities.
  • S(he) will provide technical support and guidance to state and facility IPC programs in accordance with the national and global IPC guidelines and best practices.
  • The post holder requires strong data management and quantitative skills with a 30% travel expectation to the field.

Main Activities and Responsibilities
Knowledge Generation:

  • Provide substantial technical input to support the development of a comprehensive national HAI surveillance program.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to establish standardized surveillance protocols and guidelines aligned with international best practices and adapted to the local context for use in healthcare facilities nationwide.
  • Collaborate with the IT Consultant to create an electronic national IPC data platform for data entry, storage, management, analysis, and visualization.
  • Oversee the collection, collation, and analysis of HAI data from healthcare facilities throughout Nigeria. Ensure uniform data collection and reporting practices.
  • Utilize data to identify trends, emerging threats, and areas needing intervention.
  • Generate regular reports and make recommendations based on findings.
  • Develop and implement education and training programs on HAI surveillance.
  • Provide guidance and resources to healthcare facilities for staff training and development.
  • Establish a national framework for responding to and managing outbreaks of HAIs.
  • Coordinate with regional and local authorities during outbreaks to ensure effective control measures.

Internal Contribution:

  • Undertake activities that support the IPC unit in meeting its National Objectives
  • Reflect NCDC’s goals in your work and behaviour
  • Participate and support other NCDC’s broader mission objectives.

External Contribution:

  • To demonstrate good external relationship with all stakeholders
  • Contribute to learned society/conference events, journals and grant reviews.

Professional Development

  • To keep up to date with the latest research/thinking in the field of IPC
  • Undertake and complete all mandatory training required by NCDC as appropriate to the role and in accordance with HR policies for personal development.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Microbiology, Public Health, Biochemistry or related field from an accredited/recognized university (master’s or doctoral degree preferred) with at least five years of experience implementing IPC programs and conducting HAI surveillance in low- and middle-income countries.
  • IPC certification, preferably a postgraduate diploma, is highly desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of HAI surveillance methods and prevention strategies.
  • Strong data management, analysis, and reporting skills, particularly specific to surveillance data.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), leadership, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to demonstrate empathy.
  • Positive and professional attitude, including working independently and in a team setting.
  • High flexibility and strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, and prioritize.  Can work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks, and maintain attention to detail.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good command of Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Proficient in the use of Project management tools and statistical analysis package

Person Specification:

  • The post holder needs the following essential and desirable requirements. Applicants will be shortlisted solely on the extent to which they have met these requirements.

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Job Description:
  • NCDC is recruiting an IPC Project Manager to join the Global Fund- COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) funded IPC project. The successful candidate will manage and drive the implementation of IPC projects in consultation with the National Coordinator of the National IPC Program.
  • S(he) will oversee C19RM-supported IPC project staff and provide guidance on the conduct of C19RM IPC activities.
  • S(he) will serve as the point of contact in providing information on IPC to the Global Fund and other critical stakeholders and will ensure that relevant IPC policies and guidelines are adequately disseminated to all stakeholders and implementing facilities.
  • S(he) will provide technical support and guidance to state and facility IPC programs in accordance with the national and global IPC guidelines and best practices.
  • Based in Abuja and embedded with the National IPC Unit at NCDC, the post requires strong data management and quantitative skills with a 30% travel expectation to the field.

Main Activities and Responsibilities
Knowledge Generation:

  • Oversee the core C19RM IPC project team. Coordinate team to ensure C19RM IPC activities are delivered on time, to specifications, and within budget.
  • Establish detailed workplans for the implementation of C19RM IPC activities.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Manage project resources, including oversight of project budget.
  • Coordinate critical stakeholders, including but not limited to GF entities, USG partners, and implementation partners. 
  • Provide technical guidance to strengthen IPC capacity and readiness at the state and health facility level.  Oversee coordination and implementation of workshops and other events to engage stakeholders and build capacity of IPC focal points. 
  • Coordinate the development and dissemination of IPC guidance documents and resources in collaboration with key stakeholders. 
  • Establish regular monitoring mechanisms for C19RM IPC activities, analyze results, identify priorities, and propose solutions where necessary. 
  • Jointly with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officers, conduct assessments to determine the needs and public health risks faced by health facilities and feed into the project design. 
  • Work with the M&E Officers to analyze project data on a weekly/monthly basis and use program data to inform changes in strategies accordingly. 
  • Take on other responsibilities as may be assigned by the National IPC Coordinator.

Internal Contribution:

  • Undertake activities that support the IPC unit in meeting its National Objectives
  • Reflect NCDC’s goals in your work and behaviour
  • Participate and support other NCDC’s broader mission objectives.

External Contribution:

  • To demonstrate good external relationship with all stakeholders
  • Contribute to learned society/conference events, journals and grant reviews.

Professional Development:

  • To keep up to date with the latest research/thinking in the field of IPC
  • Undertake and complete all mandatory training required by NCDC as appropriate to the role and in accordance with HR policies for personal development.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Microbiology, Public Health, Sciences, or related field from an accredited/recognized university with at least 5 years of experience implementing IPC programs in low-middle-income countries.
  • IPC certification, preferably a postgraduate diploma, is highly desirable.
  • At least five years of demonstrated project management experience.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience.
  • Experience with and understanding of the Nigerian Health System.   
  • Demonstrated practical diplomatic skills and the ability to work in close, supportive technical collaboration with individuals from various disciplines and backgrounds and a range of public health partners and stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, including the ability to demonstrate empathy.
  • Positive and professional attitude, including working independently and in a team setting.
  • High degree of flexibility and strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, and prioritize.  Can work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks, and maintain attention to detail.
  • Certification in Project management tools and statistical analysis package

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good command of Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Person Specification:

  • The post holder needs the following essential and desirable requirements. Applicants will be shortlisted solely on the extent to which they have met these requirements.

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