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Job Title: KADAIS Team Lead

Company: Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  

Experience: 5 years

Location: Kaduna, Nigeria

Job Field: Medical / Health

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Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is the umbrella organization for applied epidemiology training, programs in Africa. It oversees the Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs (FETP) in 16 countries of Africa. FETP is modeled after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). The main objective of AFENET through its FETP is to build and offer epidemiological services in the country for strengthening public health systems particularly disease surveillance and response, The program is partly funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). AFENET’s current focus is on interventions for the control of priority diseases in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS.

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Background: – AFENET is responsible for the implementation Kaduna AIDS Indicator Survey (KADAIS) in Kaduna State. – The data collection is proposed to take a period of 10 weeks across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state. – In view of this, AFENET is recruiting men and women with field work experience to gather the KADAIS data within the stated period in Kaduna State.

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Job Description: – The team lead will oversee and supervise the day-to-day operations of the field team. – S/he will be responsible for equipment checks, ensuring data quality, managing and documenting anticipated and unanticipated difficulties. – The team lead will provide continued evaluation of testing and counselling services in the field; ensuring that proper consenting procedures and documentation are followed. – S/he will ensure that the testing algorithm is adhered to, and that the confidentiality of the survey participants is protected. – The team lead will ensure all adverse events are properly documented and reported to the survey supervisors in a timely manner.

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Duties and Responsibilities: – Oversees and supervises the day-to-day activities of the field team – Conducts equipment checks prior to field visits – Manages and documents anticipated and unanticipated difficulties – Provides continued evaluation of testing and counselling services in the field – Ensures that proper consenting procedures and documentation are followed – Ensures the testing algorithm is adhered to, and quality control (QC) is performed prior to testing participant specimen – Ensure that the confidentiality of the client/respondent is being protected – Ensure documentation of procedures as required is occurring according to the protocol – See to it that all adverse events are properly documented and reported to the central supervisors in a timely manner.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Experience: – A university degree in medicine with an MPH or its equivalent, with a minimum of 5-years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS programs – A sound understanding of HIV/AIDS surveys in resource constrained settings. – An experience with the FELTP will be an added advantage – Demonstrated experience in the leadership, design, implementation, management and tracking/monitoring of HIV surveys

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Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes: – Knowledge of and practical experience in HIV community-based research and ethical requirements – Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications – Excellent (fluent) English written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.  – Hausa speaking may be an added advantage – Leadership skills with ability to direct, delegate, motivate and inspire other team members – Ability to work with minimal supervision – Effective liaison, networking and collaboration skills – Demonstration of planning and organizing interpersonal skills (active listening, empathy, social awareness, emotional awareness) with cultural sensitivity – Flexible, willing to travel to any part of Kaduna State and work weekends during the survey implementation period.

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