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Job Title: NSTOP LGA Malaria Focal Persons

Company: Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND 

Experience: 2 years

Location: Kano, Zamfara, 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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Positions: 34

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BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

1.      Provide assistance in planning and implementation of malaria activities in intervention LGAs,e.g. implementation of NSTOP- malaria flagship program.

2.      Assist in assessing needs, opportunities and approaches for strengthening malaria activities.

3.      Assist in organizing and facilitating malaria capacity building of health facility (HF) staff in collaboration with LGA Primary Health Care.

4.      Participate in insecticide treated net campaign preparations and implementation of micro planning, training, logistical support, supervision, monitoring and evaluation as part of the LGA team.

5.      Work with LGA Director of Primary Health Care, LGA monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team and community leaders to identify and train community level workers to conduct data collection for malaria M&E efforts.

6.      Establish and maintain active communication and collaboration with related US President’s Malaria Initiative (in Zamfara), UK Department for International Development (in Kano), their implementing partners, and other malaria donors in focus LGAs, in provision of planning, training, review meetings, supportive supervision and documentation.

7.      Work with HF staff to engage community and religious leaders and Malaria-NSTOP target communities in malaria prevention activities.

8.      Assist LGA staff on carrying out supportive supervision for HF staff.

9.      Prepare monthly technical reports/documents on Malaria-NSTOP services in the LGA.

10.    Perform other tasks as assigned by the NSTOP Malaria State field coordinator and LGA Chairperson.

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POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

1.      A good bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Sciences or Public Health is required; additional qualification in public health will be an advantage.

2.      At least 2 years of prior working experience on malaria elimination programs or other related public health programs with NGOs, UN organizations, Government agencies or Ministries.

3.      Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Writing in English is required. Must be fluent in Hausa and any other local language spoken in Northern Nigeria.

4.      Comprehensive knowledge of malaria elimination strategies, Local Government Structure and Primary Health Care system in Nigeria.

5.      Experience working or interacting with nomadic or other migrant communities, and inhabitants of hard-to-reach settlements will be an advantage

6.      Incumbent is required to possess standard computer skills with experience in MS Word, MS Excel spreadsheets, MS Power-Point.

7.      Ability to write concise technical activity reports is required.

8.      Must be resident within the LGA of assignment at time of assumption of duty otherwise job offer is nullified.

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