Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental,
non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance
to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made
disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination
irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. We have
been working in Nigeria since February 1996.
A Memorandum of
Understanding between Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Federal
Government of Nigeria facilitates this. We are at present co-operating
with the Federal Ministry of Health, State and Local Government
departments of health on various health projects.
Job Title: Epidemiological Activities Manager
Main objective and responsibility of the position
Epidemiological support to the mission and projects in developing and implementing epidemiological objectives for the missions
Description of the responsibilities/activities
- Define, schedule and organize, in close collaboration with the
Medical Coordinator the annual epidemiological activity plan as well as
its associated budget in order to improve early detection of risk
factors to better define treatment approaches and preventive practices.
- Lead the implementation of the protocols and epidemiological
methodology, ensuring all related staff follows them in order to improve
medical activities in the projects and research efficiency
- Plan and supervise, in close coordination with the HR department and
the MSF vision, policies and values, the associated processes (job
description, recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development
and internal/external communication) of the epidemiological staff in
order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required,
improve people technical capabilities, contribution and their commitment
to MSF values.
- Organize and/or assist medical staff in preparing epidemiological
reports related to health facilities and to researched areas and
participate in operational monthly reports
- Supervise, according to annual plan, epidemiological research activity ensuring:
- that contacts with community groups and authorities are aligned with the objectives of the research
- that the population participating in the research is properly informed
- reporting on the progress of data collection, on ongoing analysis of
research or on any issue causing delay is done in order to achieve
epidemiological goals on time.
- Advise the MSF medical team on epidemiological matters that arise in
the course of their medical activity, research, and, when necessary,
design and implement epidemiological tools and data collection to meet
new epidemiological needs.
- Ensure , in coordination with logistics department, that national
or international shipment of laboratory samples acquired for research
purposes is done within datelines and according to protocols, following
security rules and keeping conditions needed for the sample
- Supervise data filing procedures ensuring that all epidemiology
software tools are properly used and are updated regularly, in order to
ensure full data traceability and availability
- Any other duty assigned as per the programmer’s needs.
medical or nursing related degree. Desirable degree (or masters) in
Epidemiology or Public Health with extensive training in statistics,
tropical diseases and epidemiology
Essential computer literacy (word, excel, power-point, internet)
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
working experience of at least one year after medical degree or at least
three years after nursing degree in surveillance, outbreak management
and quantitative and qualitative data analysis
Desirable – working experience with MSF or other NGOs
interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both verbal and
written English and also local Hausa language desirable
How to Apply
Submit Application Letter, latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) and
photocopies of all necessary credentials with telephone contact details
(daytime) in an envelope (specify on the envelope – Application for the
post of Epidemiological Activities Manager) to the address below:
Human Resources Officer,
Médecins Sans Frontieres – OCA,
No. 26 Agaie Road, Behind State CID, Sokoto.
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