Wednesday, 10 February 2016

NSTOP- Malaria Field Coordinators at the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a Network of public health training institutions in Africa that seeks to strengthen manpower to enhance health systems on the continent. AFENET is a not-for-profit organization which works closely with Ministries of Health in member countries to develop sustainable programs and capacity to strengthen field epidemiology and ensure healthier lives for Africans. 

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), seeks the services of candidates to fill the vacant position below for the Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Training Program (NFELTP) National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) program:

Job Title: NSTOP- Malaria Field Coordinator

Locations:
 Abuja, Zamfara and Kano
Slot: 3

Job Description
 
The responsibilities of the Malaria Field Coordinator:
  • Assist State primary health care (PHC) team and Malaria-NSTOP local government area (LGA) officers in strengthening malaria coordination at the LGA level with particular attention to nomadic/scattered populations and other under-served communities.
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating malaria capacity building of state malaria staff in collaboration with state malaria elimination program.
  • Provide support for the state in malaria prevention and treatment with a focus on:
    • Micro-planning for insecticide treated net (ITN) distribution campaigns in high risk LGAs
    • Strengthening surveillance in:
      • Major primary health care centers in urban and rural areas of the state
      • Poor-performing LGAs
      • Nomadic and other chronically missed/underserved communities
    • Strengthening ITN distribution, intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy, and malaria case management in communities, health centers, routine infant immunization facilities, and antenatal clinics not otherwise reached
    • Monitoring and evaluation of malaria prevention activities at the state and LGA
    • Data management and technical support for LGAs with focus on hard-to-reach populations or facilities
    • Conducting operational research in context of President’s Malaria Initiative funding
  • Serve as state team lead on NSTOP - Malaria activities
  • Provide technical supervision for Malaria-NSTOP LGA officers and other LGA malaria focal persons.
  • Prepare monthly technical reports/documents on Malaria-NSTOP services in the state.
  • Mentor Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Lab Training Program residents assigned to the state in malaria-related activities.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by immediate supervisor
Qualification
  • A degree in Medicine (MBBS or MD) or Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Laboratory Sciences, Public Health, Epidemiology or other related fields.
Application Closing Date14th February, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.