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Manager, Disease Prevention & Monitoring

Closing: May 23, 2024

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Published: May 8, 2024 (21 days ago)

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Requirements
Who we are looking for:
  • MBBS, Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field; Master's degree preferred. Relevant professional certification would be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 8 years relevant experience, at least 3 years in a managerial role; NGO experience is an added advantage
  • Proven experience in disease prevention and control, with at least 3 years in a managerial or leadership role.
  • Strong knowledge of Maternal Newborn and Child Health, infectious diseases, epidemiological principles, and public health practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with experience in team management, strategic planning, and program development.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation, using statistical software and epidemiological tools.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent leadership, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in project planning, monitoring, and evaluation, with a track record of achieving measurable outcomes and impact.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting, with experience using relevant software and tools.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, with a passion for addressing social determinants of health and advancing health equity.
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) skills and communication (written and verbal) skills, including the ability to prepare and present compelling presentations and program planning and memo documents
  • Strong organizational, analytical, reasoning, and research skills.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills with creative thinking capabilities
  • Ability to work independently on complex projects and proactively manage projects with minimal supervision
  • High level of confidentiality and knowledge of research ethics
  • Strong leadership skills, including good problem-solving skills and the ability to inspire confidence in teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications with a strong aptitude for succinctly presenting thoughts and ideas to senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Action-oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.
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Requirements
Who we are looking for:
  • MBBS, Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field; Master's degree preferred. Relevant professional certification would be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 8 years relevant experience, at least 3 years in a managerial role; NGO experience is an added advantage
  • Proven experience in disease prevention and control, with at least 3 years in a managerial or leadership role.
  • Strong knowledge of Maternal Newborn and Child Health, infectious diseases, epidemiological principles, and public health practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with experience in team management, strategic planning, and program development.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation, using statistical software and epidemiological tools.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent leadership, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in project planning, monitoring, and evaluation, with a track record of achieving measurable outcomes and impact.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting, with experience using relevant software and tools.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, with a passion for addressing social determinants of health and advancing health equity.
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) skills and communication (written and verbal) skills, including the ability to prepare and present compelling presentations and program planning and memo documents
  • Strong organizational, analytical, reasoning, and research skills.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills with creative thinking capabilities
  • Ability to work independently on complex projects and proactively manage projects with minimal supervision
  • High level of confidentiality and knowledge of research ethics
  • Strong leadership skills, including good problem-solving skills and the ability to inspire confidence in teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications with a strong aptitude for succinctly presenting thoughts and ideas to senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Action-oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.

Purpose of the Position

  • The Manager, Disease Prevention and Monitoring will lead our efforts in mitigating the spread of diseases and promoting public health within our community.
  • The successful candidate will oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive disease prevention and monitoring projects, ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. 

What You’ll Do

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:
  • Provides eHealth Africa Senior Management and Program Management Team with strategic guidance on  Disease Prevention and Monitoring.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans and initiatives for disease prevention and monitoring in alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Liaise a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, including epidemiologists, public health specialists, and health informatics, to execute prevention and control strategies effectively.
  • Collaborate with Epidemiologists to monitor disease trends and outbreaks, conducting surveillance and analysis to identify emerging threats and areas for intervention.
  • Collaborate with local health departments, government agencies, healthcare providers, and community organizations to coordinate efforts and share information related to disease prevention and monitoring.
  • Develop and deliver programs and materials to promote public awareness and understanding of disease prevention measures, targeting diverse populations within the community.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication channels with stakeholders, providing timely updates and guidance on disease prevention strategies and protocols.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines, including reporting requirements and infection control protocols.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of disease prevention and control programs through data analysis, performance metrics, and stakeholder feedback, making recommendations for improvement as needed.
  • Stay informed about current research, best practices, and emerging technologies in the field of disease prevention and monitoring, incorporating new knowledge into program planning and implementation.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and grant proposals to secure funding and support for disease prevention initiatives.
  • Active participation in relevant national and regional technical working groups and other stakeholder meetings
  • May frequently travel between organization work-sites. Some international travel may be required.
  • Adheres to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct, applicable policies & procedures, as well as ethical standards of the field.

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