Job Opportunities at The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Project Team Lead / Field Coordinator

  • Job TypeContract
  • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience3 years
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldNGO/Non-Profit   Project Management

Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time
Open to: All Interested Candidates

Background

  • AFENET is implementing a project to improve use and quality of PHC data in Nigeria. The project aims to improve data quality, specifically accuracy, completeness and use, using a human centered behavioral science (HCD-BS).
  • Planned activities are geared towards improving data quality and use under the hypothesis that completeness and accuracy of routine PHC data is affected by behavioral, technical and organizational factors. AFENET seeks the services of qualified culturally competent personnel to implement the project in six states in northern Nigeria.

Scope of work

  • This is a full-time position to be stationed in Abuja. The position will lead the project team and be responsible for overall project management to ensure all planned activities are carried out within budget. S/he will also supervise/oversee all activities done in the project and make decisions on team members travels.
  • S/he should have optimal knowledge of PHC operations in Nigeria and sound knowledge in epidemiology, data management and behavioral science approach to health interventions. In addition, S/he should possess adequate knowledge in health information management systems with leadership and team management skills.

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Lead the design and the implementation of the project
  • Provide oversight and supervision of the project implementation
  • Lead the development of a robust learning agenda around various interventions aimed at changing the behaviour of front-line health workers in order to improve PHC data quality and use
  • Lead the design of metrics to monitor and measure progress of the project
  • Provide technical support for the implementation of the National Data Quality Improvement Plan
  • Provide technical support to National primary Health Care Development Agency on data quality improvement
  • Coordinate activities at the national level. Interface with all level actors to ascertain the status of activities with respect to the chronogram and timelines.
  • Support the development of training modules addressing accurate reporting, review and data use
  • Lead advocacy to government and other partners and stakeholders at all levels
  • Develop training modules and materials for the training of all categories of personnel involved in this project
  • Ensure tracking of all project indicators and timely reporting of project activities
  • Develop and share reports and updates with donors and other stakeholders
  • Provide technical support to government staff at all levels on data management in accordance with program requirement and specification.
  • Provide technical leadership to the implementing team on data driven decision making
  • Provide support for implementing states in data quality improvement

Required Qualifications/Experience

  • Post graduate degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Health Policy, Allied Health, Veterinary Science, Biostatistics or other related field
  • Pre-requisite: post-graduate training through a field epidemiology training program or the Epidemic intelligence Service (EIS)
  • Three years’ experience working with primary health care systems in Nigeria
  • Three years’ experience in leading diverse teams

Knowledge Requirements/Skills:

  • Language proficiency in English.
  • A good understanding the primary health care is a requirement
  • Strong technical knowledge in public health, epidemiology, PHC systems, and data management
  • Practical experience in the design and implementation of operational research
  • Knowledge in conduct of qualitative study is an added advantage
  • Skills in Microsoft Office, Epi Info and other data analysis software
  • Excellent leadership and management skills is required
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English language orally and in writing
  • Ability to engage in successful interaction, extensive contact with members of government agencies and partners at national, state and local government levels.

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Project Manager – 2 positions

  • Job TypeContract
  • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience2 years
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldNGO/Non-Profit   Project Management

Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time
Open to: All Interested Candidates
Slot: 2 Openings

Background

  • AFENET is implementing a project to improve use and quality of PHC data in Nigeria. The project aims to improve data quality, specifically accuracy, completeness and use, using a human centered behavioral science (HCD-BS).
  • Planned activities are geared towards improving data quality and use under the hypothesis that completeness and accuracy of routine PHC data is affected by behavioral, technical and organizational factors. AFENET seeks the services of qualified culturally competent personnel to implement the project in six states in northern Nigeria.

Scope of work

  • This is a full-time position to be stationed at the national office. One (1) Project manager will coordinate activities in three (3) states.
  • The project managers will work closely with the Team Lead to achieve project objectives and follow up with their respective states to achieve project deliverables.
  • S/he should have optimal knowledge of PHC operations in Nigeria, data management and analysis and conduct of operational research.
  • S/he should possess adequate knowledge in health information management systems, ability to facilitate trainings with leadership and team management skills.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support in improving quality of RI data management in the country
  • Ensure that data generated is properly managed and analyzed to facilitate data-driven decision Making
  • Design data collection instruments and databases as needed
  • Support NPHCDA to build capacity of RI personnel at all levels on data management through development of training modules and training of national, state and LGA personnel on data collection and electronic data entry, data analysis and feedback
  • Provide support to state and LGA EPI staff to assure data is sufficiently of good quality
  • Regularly analyze collected data and provide feedback to national, state and LGA EPI Team
  • Follow up with EPI teams at state and LGA levels to ensure that quality data reporting is optimal on all electronic platforms
  • Provide data for partner reports, donor reports and presentations
  • Any other assignments that may be assigned by the immediate

Required Qualification/ Experience

  • Master’s degree in Data Management, Epidemiology, Public Health or Statistics.
  • Experience in Programming Languages such as Python, C++, PHP, .Net and other related languages.
  • Experience in GIS Map analysis (ARC GIS, QGIS, Health Mapper)
  • Experience with STATA, MathLab, SPSS, CSPRO, Epi Info, SAS and other statistical softwares
  • Experience with web-based applications is desired.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in data management, and or working with public health surveillance /monitoring and evaluation system
  • Two years’ experience working with District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2)
  • Experience working with primary health care systems in Nigeria at all levels
  • Experience with adult teaching

Knowledge Requirements/Skills:

  • Language proficiency in English
  • A good understanding the primary health care is a requirement
  • Strong technical knowledge in public health, epidemiology, PHC systems, and data management
  • Practical experience in the design and implementation of operational research
  • Good leadership and management skills is required
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English language orally and in writing
  • A good understanding of public health, data compilation and management and data analysis at all levels
  • Knowledge of all PHC data collection tools
  • Possess advanced data management and analysis skills and proficiency with data management software (EPI-Info, Microsoft Excel, Access, SAS, SQL, or STATA)

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Behavioral Scientist – 2 positions

  • Job TypeContract
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 years
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldMedical / Healthcare   NGO/Non-Profit

Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time
Open to: All Interested Candidates
Slot: 2 Openings

Background

  • AFENET is implementing a project to improve use and quality of PHC data in Nigeria. The project aims to improve data quality, specifically accuracy, completeness and use, using a human centered behavioral science (HCD-BS).
  • Planned activities are geared towards improving data quality and use under the hypothesis that completeness and accuracy of routine PHC data is affected by behavioral, technical and organizational factors. AFENET seeks the services of qualified culturally competent personnel to implement the project in six states in northern Nigeria.

Scope of work

  • This is a full-time position to be to be stationed at the national office in Abuja with travel to implementing states. One (1) Behavioral Scientist will coordinate activities in three (3) states. They will work closely with the Team Lead and project managers to achieve project objectives and follow up with their respective states to achieve project deliverables.
  • S/he should have optimal knowledge of PHC operations in Nigeria and knowledge in behavioral science approaches to health interventions. In addition, S/he should have ability to facilitate trainings and work in diverse settings.

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Contribute to the design and the implementation of the behavioural component of a multifaceted formative study aimed at exploring in depth, root causes, enablers and opportunities in data quality in PHC in Nigeria
  • Develop a robust learning agenda around various interventions aimed at changing the behaviour of front-line health workers in order to improve PHC data quality and use
  • Based on the Fogg’s model, implement interventions utilizing triggers versus peer-led orientation and feedback in changing behaviours of health facility workers and LGA health teams
  • Design metrics to monitor and measure behaviour change of health care workers throughout the life of the project
  • Coordinate activities at the local government and ward. Interface with all level actors to ascertain the status of activities with respect to the chronogram and timelines.
  • Support the development of behaviour change training modules addressing accurate reporting, review and data use. Review training materials and support training at state and lower levels.
  • Develop training modules and materials for the training of all categories of personnel involved in this project
  • Provide oversight and supervision for behavioural component of project implementation in 3 states
  • Work with the project managers, monitoring, evaluation and learning officer to ensure tracking of all project indicators and timely reporting of project activities
  • Prepare reports / presentations to be shared with stakeholders, professional groups and for publication in professional journals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the project lead

Required Qualification/ Experience

  • A degree in Behavioral or Social Science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position
  • Or a combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field
  • Or  four years of appropriate experience in behavioral or social sciences field that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired requisite
  • A postgraduate degree in a behavioral or social science or public health
  • Experience in developing and training in behavior change projects will be an advantage
  • Two years’ specialized experience in implementing behavioral change projects with evidence of practical experience
  • Two years’ experience in the conduct of research in the various aspects of behavioral, social and cultural influences in public health
  • Two years’ experience working with Primary Health Care bodies/Systems
  • Two years working experience with frontline healthcare workers and health systems at all levels – community, heath facility, LGA, state and national
  • Experience in developing and implementing a learning agenda

Knowledge requirements/Skills:

  • Language proficiency in English
  • A good understanding the primary health care is a requirement
  • Strong knowledge in conduct of qualitative study including qualitative data analysis
  • Skills in Microsoft Office, and qualitative data analysis software
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English language orally and in writing
  • Ability to engage in successful interaction, extensive contact with members of government agencies and partners at national, state and local government levels

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Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Officer

  • Job TypeContract
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 years
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldNGO/Non-Profit

Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time
Open to: All Interested Candidates

Background

  • AFENET is implementing a project to improve use and quality of PHC data in Nigeria. The project aims to improve data quality, specifically accuracy, completeness and use, using a human centered behavioral science (HCD-BS).
  • Planned activities are geared towards improving data quality and use under the hypothesis that completeness and accuracy of routine PHC data is affected by behavioral, technical and organizational factors. AFENET seeks the services of qualified culturally competent personnel to implement the project in six states in northern Nigeria.

Scope of work

  • This is a full-time position to be recruited specifically for this project and to be stationed at the national office in Abuja with travel to implementing states. S/he will work closely with the Team Lead and project managers to ensure set objectives and targets are achieved and follow up with the project team members to achieve project deliverables. S/he should have optimal knowledge of PHC operations in Nigeria and knowledge in developing and implementing MLE framework for large projects.  In addition, S/he should have ability to facilitate trainings and work in diverse settings

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and implementation of the monitoring learning and evaluation (MLE) component for the project including   monitoring progress towards achievement of its objectives
  • Provide technical input into monitoring. learning and evaluation components of funding and project proposals
  • Provide technical assistance on evaluation design and implementation.
  • Provide technical assistance to project team to develop, update and implement monitoring and evaluation of their respective states
  • Assist in developing M&E protocols and data collection tools and training field staff in usage.
  • Enter and manage M&E data, generate findings/results and translate these into actionable recommendations.
  • Conduct internal data quality audits for quality assurance purposes.
  • Support project staff and donor to understand MLE requirements and procedures including indicators, definitions and targets.
  • Maintaining an updated filing system for all MLE data and resultants reports, including for funding agreements/project reports
  • Foster reflection and dialogue on the evaluation process and outcomes both within the Organization and with key stakeholders.
  • Support analysis/review of project report and provision of feedback to the to the project staff on regular basis
  • Support/lead report writing to donor and other relevant stakeholders with clear documentation of lessons learnt, best practices and success stories
  • Travel to the field for data collection and monitor completeness and quality of data collected for project evaluation

Required Qualification/ Experience

  • A Degree in Public Health, Statistics, Social Sciences, Development Studies or relevant discipline plus an advanced certificate in M&E
  • Demonstrable and proven practical experience of at least Two (2) years of implementing monitoring, learning and evaluation activities in Public Health related organizations and institutions
  • Experience in reporting on MLE findings through reports and PowerPoint presentations
  • Proof of applied skills and experience in designing, implementation and operating MLE systems from project initiation to close out; experience in international NGO sector is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the primary health care system in Nigeria is an advantage

Knowledge requirements/Skills:

  • Knowledge and skills in monitoring, learning and evaluation methodology, including ability to develop/interpret a logic model and an evaluation plan
  • Ability to design monitoring, learning and evaluation activities for public health programs or projects
  • Ability to organize and communicate with, staff from many organizations to work together, including organization of meetings and workshops
  • Skills in developing MLE indicators and data collection plans for research or applied evaluation projects including social science projects
  • Knowledge of the primary health care system in Nigeria is an advantage
  • Excellent skills in conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis using statistical and/or qualitative software (EPIinfo, Stata, SPSS, NVIVO, an others)
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, results oriented
  • Excellent written and oral communication, including presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse and multi-cultural teams, donors and government

Administrative Assistant

  • Job TypeContract
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 years
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial   NGO/Non-Profit

Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time
Open to: All Interested Candidates

Background

  • AFENET is implementing a project to improve use and quality of PHC data in Nigeria. The project aims to improve data quality, specifically accuracy, completeness and use, using a human centered behavioral science (HCD-BS).
  • Planned activities are geared towards improving data quality and use under the hypothesis that completeness and accuracy of routine PHC data is affected by behavioral, technical and organizational factors. AFENET seeks the services of qualified culturally competent personnel to implement the project in six states in northern Nigeria.

Scope of Work:

  • Administrative Assistants will support the day to day operations of the project.
  • This includes financial planning and management, supporting field deployments, administrative coordination of training, financial management and reconciliation of accounts and management of office activities and logistics

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide logistics support for program training and field activities
  • Support the Administrator in compiling periodic program reports and updates.
  • Support the program office in a variety of administrative, financial and operational duties
  • Performs a variety of routine to moderately skilled clerical support functions, including word processing, data entry, financial management, and other related duties as assigned
  • Prepare and reconcile travel and operational expenses for program staff
  • Ensure payments are made timely and vouchers for reimbursement are accurate
  • Coordinate travel plans for program staff
  • Support maintaining field reports from project staff and others participating in the project
  • Keep appointment book accurately filled in with name, phone number and exact procedures
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

Required Qualification/ Experience

  • First University Degree
  • At least 2 years’ experience in office administration
  • Two years’ experience working with international organizations
  • Two years’ experience in administration of project and managing project operations

Knowledge requirements/Skills:

  • Language proficiency in English
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relationship with people at different levels and of different Nationalities
  • Proven knowledge of modern office procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially the use of MS Excel
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English language orally and in writing
  • Ability to engage in successful interaction, extensive contact with members of government agencies and partners at national, state and local government levels

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Account Assistant

  • Job TypeContract
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldFinance / Accounting / Audit   NGO/Non-Profit

Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time
Open to: All Interested Candidates

Background

  • AFENET is implementing a project to improve use and quality of PHC data in Nigeria. The project aims to improve data quality, specifically accuracy, completeness and use, using a human centered behavioral science (HCD-BS).
  • Planned activities are geared towards improving data quality and use under the hypothesis that completeness and accuracy of routine PHC data is affected by behavioral, technical and organizational factors. AFENET seeks the services of qualified culturally competent personnel to implement the project in six states in northern Nigeria.

Scope of work

  • This position will be responsible financial management and oversight, including processing payment requests, budget monitoring, receiving accountabilities, and reconciling project bank accounts. S/he will work closely with the project’s administrative assistant.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review of financial documents to ensure accuracy of the information there in and compliance with the organization’s and donors’ financial policies and procedures.
  • Preparation of vouchers and entering the transactions into the accounting package and/or excel ledgers.
  • Undertaking a thorough review of accountabilities submitted by staff and sub recipients to ensure accuracy, reasonableness and completeness of the accountabilities.
  • Ensure monthly generation of advance report and their submission for review before passing them to staff and sub recipients with outstanding advances.
  • Keep track of all advances to ensure accuracy of the advance balances and assist to reconcile them.
  • Review the petty cash transactions to ensure accuracy, reasonableness, completeness of documentation and that value for money was obtained
  • Ensure proper maintenance of the cash books for all the bank accounts.
  • Ensure proper coding of all the expenditures is done in line with the organization’s approved codes.
  • Coordination on financial matters with third parties like vendors, banks, URA, NSSF, etc
  • Proper filing of all the accounting and supporting documents with proper references for ease of document tracing and ensure they are kept in accordance with the Organization’s and donor requirements.
  • Any other assignments that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

Required Qualification/ Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy
  • Certification by professional Accounting bodies will be an added advantage (ACA.ACCA)
  • At least 3 years of work experience in same position obtained from a busy and reputable organization. NGO experience is an added advantage
  • Knowledge and experience of Accounts packages and Ms. Office packages is a must

Knowledge requirements/Skills:

  • Language proficiency in English
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relationship with people at different levels and of different Nationalities
  • Proven knowledge of modern office procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially the use of MS Excel
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English language orally and in writing
  • Ability to engage in successful interaction, extensive contact with members of government agencies and partners at national, state and local government levels
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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Specimen Transportation Officer

  • Job TypeContract
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldMedical / Healthcare   NGO/Non-Profit

Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time
Open to: All Interested Candidates

Background

  • 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 Specimen Transportation Officer will build capacity towards integrated and sustainable specimen transportation systems for priority diseases for the NCDC laboratory network:

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support for tracking the real-time movement of specimens from state-level to reference laboratories;
  • Develop a monitoring and feedback mechanism for the movement of specimens from state-level to reference laboratories;
  • Serve as a focal point for integrated specimen transportation pilot by IHVN on movement of specimens from health facilities to the state level and join monthly and quarterly progress update calls and meetings with the implementing partner;
  • Translate lessons learned from IHVN specimen transportation pilot into a policy and technical brief on integrated specimen transportation and referral;
  • Participate in the National Laboratory Technical Working Group, specifically on development of integrated specimen transportation and referral systems;
  • Provide logistics support for the laboratory pillar during emergencies (e.g., specimen transportation/tracking, procurement, supply chain, etc.)

Reporting structure:

  • The Specimen Transportation Officer will perform this function under the general direction of the Director of Laboratory Services, NCDC.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
Certifications or other expertise required:

  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science or similar field.
  • Specific training in biological specimen handling and transportation is an added advantage.
  • Desired: Advanced degree or other post graduate training in Medical Laboratory Science, public health or other related field is an added advantage.
  • The incumbent must have Nigeria field experience in public health laboratory service including specimen handling and transportation management.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Language proficiency in English
  • Job knowledge: strong technical knowledge and experience in packing, handling and transportation of biological products/laboratory specimen, laboratory information systems management, laboratory commodity logistics and supply chain management.
  • Skills and Abilities: Skills in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel; good communication, interpersonal skills and detail oriented.

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CSM / Cholera Laboratory Network Coordinator

  • Job TypeContract
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldMedical / Healthcare   NGO/Non-Profit

Open to: All Interested Candidates
Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time

Background

  • 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. The positions are:

Job Purpose:

  • The CSM/Cholera Laboratory Network Coordinator will provide technical support and guidance for the establishment and operations of a public health laboratory network in Nigeria. He/She will focus on supporting coordination and integration of existing and emerging network laboratories (CSM/cholera).

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a framework for a functioning public health laboratory network, including:
    • A detailed overview of the existing network laboratories and design a detailed plan for improvement, with recommendations on staging of laboratory network development based on capacities and needs;
    • Establish a mechanism of routine communication between NCDC and the laboratories in the network;
    • Work closely with laboratory leadership to design templates for supportive supervision from the NRL to the laboratories in the network;
  • Develop a plan to ensure stock management and reagent supply monitoring for the network laboratories with NCDC laboratory leadership
  • Serve a liaison function between NCDC and the National Reference Laboratory (Gaduwa) with network of laboratories in States
  • Coordinate and supervise laboratory representation at relevant Technical Working Groups (CSM and cholera) for effective communication and real-time support
  • Coordinate training relating to the functions of the network (diagnostics, data management, reporting, sample management etc.)
  • Oversee the flow of laboratory diagnostic data from network laboratories to NCDC via reporting templates (SORMAS, lab data templates etc.)
  • Work with lab leadership in the coordination and alignment of partner activities related to the cholera/CSM network
  • Design a sample distribution matrix of states to laboratories in the network and assist in the coordination of the transportation and management of all cholera and CSM samples within the network
  • Work with NCDC laboratory leadership to design quality indicators for laboratories in the network and support in the mentorship of the laboratories to achieve such indicators
  • Assist with coordination and alignment of partner activities related to laboratory network function and development
  • Perform other duties to strengthen the public health laboratory network function as specified by the Director of Laboratory services or DG, NCDC or other relevant authorities.

Reporting structure: The CSM/Cholera Lab Network Coordinator will perform this function under the general direction 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, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Laboratory related sciences.
  • Desired: Advanced degree or other post-graduate training in Medical Laboratory Science, public health or other related field is an added advantage.
  • The incumbent must have at least five years of experience in public health laboratory service in Nigeria.

Knowledge Requirements

  • Language proficiency in English
  • Job knowledge: strong technical knowledge in laboratory technology, laboratory quality management, laboratory specimen transportation management, laboratory procurement/supply chain management and laboratory information systems management.
  • Skills and Abilities: Skills in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel; demonstrated strong analytical skills; ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing; ability to multi-task; ability to engage in successful interaction and coordination with diverse laboratory staff cadres and multiple partner organizations.

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CSM / Cholera Laboratory Network Administrative Assistant

  • Job TypeContract
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldMedical / Healthcare   NGO/Non-Profit

Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time
Open to: All Interested Candidates

Background

  • 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.

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