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Epidemiologist at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

 

 

Job Title: Epidemiologist

Location: Abuja
Report to (Hierarchical): Medical Coordinator
Report to (Functional): Medical Coordinator / Activity Manager / Medical Project Referent
Working Hours: 48 Hours per Week
Contract Duration: 3 (Three) Months Renewable
Level: 8

Main Purpose

  • Assessing, implementing and maintaining the epidemiological surveillance systems/monitoring (if needed) according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to contribute to appropriate evidence-based decision making using well managed health data in outbreak and emergency MSF programmes

Accountabilities

  • Carrying out key epidemiological activities in outbreak investigation (description including time, place, people with emphasis on mapping when it is needed) and advising on the operational response
  • Planning and supervising the associated HR processes of the staff under his/her responsibility (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) and ensuring that staff exhibits required skills after training and pilot test
  • Managing data systems and ensuring accurate, high quality databases; analyzing results and preparing regular written reports on progress and findings for medical coordinator/HQ and when appropriate to external collaborators/networks (MoH, other NGOs, etc.)
  • Providing training sessions to medical teams on relevant aspects of epidemiology to enhance team response capacity.
  • Implementing and maintaining a surveillance system to monitor epidemiological trends of relevant outbreak-prone diseases. Guiding activities of medical staff for surveillance and/or active case finding, including ensuring understanding of the need for consistent case definitions and data recording (briefing of all new staff)
  • Monitoring and Implementing initial Assessment (for emergency situation), rapid health assessments and (baseline or follow-up) surveys. Where standard protocols are not available or appropriate, developing a protocol seeking extensive feedback and pilot testing of tools to ensure the objectives will be met robustly with support of HQ epidemiologist
  • Preparing and adapting routine documentation (survey forms, training materials, letters of request/notification, locally appropriate consent forms etc.) with support of HQ epidemiologist. Preparing an appropriate sampling frame and sample selection guidelines with support of HQ epidemiologist

Requirements
Education:

  • Medical Doctor (preferable), Nurse or Biomedical background with a Degree in Epidemiology.

Experience:

  • At least few years of tropical medicine experience (having assumed coordination position is a plus)
  • Experience in Field Epidemiology

Languages:

  • Mission language essential.

Knowledge:

  • Use of epidemiology related analytical software (excel, Epi-info, STATA or SPSS)

Competencies:

  • Results and Quality Orientation – L2
  • Teamwork and Cooperation – L2
  • Behavioural Flexibility – L2
  • Commitment to MSF Principles – L2
  • Stress Management – L3.

Salary
According to OCBA salary grid scale (National contract).

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
  • MSF Encourages Women and People with Disability Status to Apply

Application Deadline  6th September, 2021.


Posted in NGO Jobs in Nigeria

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