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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Public Health Advisor at Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation Nigeria (MGIC)

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation Nigeria (MGIC) is a non-profit affiliate of UMB with a mission to administratively support international operations of UMB Principal Investigators. Our purpose is to provide the administrative infrastructure for sizable and sustained operations outside of the U.S.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the design and implementation of various clinical intervention related to HIV, TB, Malaria and other focus diseases
  • Maintaining and strengthening routine disease surveillance reporting and standard operating procedures
  • Detect disease threats, verify and communicate rapidly with the appropriate level to trigger investigation and response where required. This can be achieved through routine surveillance, case base, event base or bio-surveillance systems
  • Design and implementation of epidemiological studies and surveillance systems that:
    • Demonstrates disease causation and epidemiological hypotheses
    • Measures disease frequency and associations
  • Develop M&E system for the project, including finalizing programme indicators, identifying and developing data sources, developing and maintaining systems for data collection and maintenance/storage, and developing templates and schedules for written routine reports
  • Provide technical support for design (how will you do it), implementation (plan) and analysis of periodic quantitative and qualitative data collection activities, including baseline and end of project assessments
  • Make recommendations for improvements and interventions based on data findings.
  • May contribute to the preparation and documentation of research findings for publications of journal articles and grant proposals.
Qualifications
  • MBBS + Master's degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Public Health, Health Sciences or services or Fellow of the Nigeria/West African College
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years working experience in related fields of patient care, data management, policy or programs
  • Specialized knowledge: Understanding of the any disease (HIV, TB, Malaria, Immunization, NTDs) programming in Nigeria
  • Expert use of a data analysis tool is a strong advantage
Skills:
  • Ability to read, research and self-study on any subject matter
  • Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
  • Ability to develop various documents according to current standards, review and upgrade with changing trends
  • Knowledge of epidemiologic research, methodology, epidemiologic data collection procedures, and epidemiologic study and analysis design; of descriptive and inferential statistics, of biomedical sciences.
  • Knowledge of interviewing and investigating techniques used in public health.
  • Ability to effectively use technology in data analysis and management.
  • Ability to provide theoretical, conceptual and writing support on program analysis and findings.
  • Skilled in communications appropriate to the audience: with scientific jargon for other researchers and in an accessible manner for non-scientists.
  • Interpersonal/Individual Competencies: ability to work with other team members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity
  • Professional Certification: Certification in any applicable Health care professional body is desirable but not required
Working Conditions:
  • Requires high-level of composure to work with donor and partners
  • Required to travel for a specified period quarterly to any part of Nigeria
  • Must be able to work with very SHORT timelines that may require unplanned travels and long work hours
  • Physical requirements This job requires high demonstration of people skiills, timeliness, accuracy and attention to details.
Applicants should send a letter of application, a copy of most recent Resume and all relevant credentials to: admin@mgic-nigeria.org 

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 9th February, 2018

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