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Surveillance Support Officers Job – NCDC recruitment 2020

Surveillance Support Officers Job

Start Date: 20 April 2020

End Date: 19 October 2020

Employment Type: Full time

Location: Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, Anambra, Imo, Enugu,  Abia, Osun, Ogun,  Ekiti, Kwara, Kogi, Kebbi, Borno, Niger, Benue, Gombe, Yobe, Adamawa, Jigawa.

The Duties of the NCDC Surveillance Support Officer Entail:

  • Support for SORMAS implementation in the state
  • Help the state epidemiologist in the development and implementation of outbreak preparedness and response activities
  • Assist the state epidemiologist in improving collaboration between surveillance and laboratory teams
  • Provide the State Team with strategic guidance on the use of surveillance data for data-driven decision making
  • Offer support, mentoring, and supervision to LGA DSNOs and asst. DSNOs on data collection entry using the SORMAS tool
  • Work with state epidemiologists, state DSNO and others as indicated for the study and input of collected surveillance data
  • Enable effective use of SORMAS software and troubleshooting issues
  • Organize project assessment practices for disease surveillance at the state
  • Enhance the practices of the EOC State Public Health
  • Liaise with the NCDC Surveillance Team to provide daily input
  • Perform all other duties delegated by the NCDC Supervisory Director

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Experience:

A minimum of 6 years’ experience with the surveillance or tracking and assessment framework in Nigeria or fieldwork

Qualification:

First degree in Public Health or any health or biological science-related discipline, Human Medicine, or Veterinary medicine.

Master’s degree (public health preferably)

FELTP training will be an additional advantage.

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Extra requirements:

  • Experience in operating SORMAS, or any other surveillance device.
  • Must reside in the assigned state.
  • Experience in handling LGA or State-level data.
  • Microsoft Office Suite and Epi Data or SPSS Usability.
  • Good compiling, analyzing, writing, and documenting skills needed.
  • Ability to carry out tasks independently, analytical thinking, and proper initiative in problem-solving.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical issues.
  • Practical verbal communication skills in the local language of the assignment state and working knowledge of the English Language.
  • A good team player with outstanding leadership skills and the ability to collaborate with various background classes.

Application Procedure:

Eligible candidates can forward their resume and cover letter addressing work specifications as per the advertisement by email to info@ncdc.gov.ng using the Job title and preferred state as the subject of the email, e.g., “Surveillance Support Officer- Kogi State.”

Bear in mind that only approved candidates will be contacted and may be assigned to the preferred state.

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