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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



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


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 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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