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Technical Officer, COVID - 19 Response

Closing: Jan 19, 2022

2 days remaining

Published: Jan 5, 2022 (12 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

3 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

Basic Function

  • The Technical Officer COVID-19 response, under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, is responsible for field activities for rolling out COVID-19 response for Cameroon refugees and vulnerable populations at state level

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Public Health Degree (Medicine, Laboratory Science, Pharmacy, Nursing etc) with 5-7 years relevant working experience and understanding of global health security and COVID-19 response. Or MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of humanitarian integrated health program delivery in resource constrained settings. Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with Cameroon refugee situation in Nigeria.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Must have demonstrable experience working with state level stakeholders such as SPHCDA and SMOH on core pillars of the COVID-19 response
  • Must have strong experience in designing and implementing the continuum of care for COVID-19
  • Must have good knowledge on how to adapt existing health services to COVID-19 situation
  • Must have good knowledge of health management information systems used in Nigeria (SORMAS, DHIS 2)
  • Must have experience in leading multi-cultural teams
  • Demonstrable capacity to work with minimal supervision and under difficult conditions
  • Must have strong understanding of the health systems in either Cross River and Taraba State
  • Have demonstrable capacity to initiate and maintain engagement with donors
  • Have demonstrable familiarity with program management
  • Ability to travel 75% of the time to difficult terrain.


Responsibilities

Basic Function

  • The Technical Officer COVID-19 response, under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, is responsible for field activities for rolling out COVID-19 response for Cameroon refugees and vulnerable populations at state level

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Public Health Degree (Medicine, Laboratory Science, Pharmacy, Nursing etc) with 5-7 years relevant working experience and understanding of global health security and COVID-19 response. Or MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of humanitarian integrated health program delivery in resource constrained settings. Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with Cameroon refugee situation in Nigeria.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Must have demonstrable experience working with state level stakeholders such as SPHCDA and SMOH on core pillars of the COVID-19 response
  • Must have strong experience in designing and implementing the continuum of care for COVID-19
  • Must have good knowledge on how to adapt existing health services to COVID-19 situation
  • Must have good knowledge of health management information systems used in Nigeria (SORMAS, DHIS 2)
  • Must have experience in leading multi-cultural teams
  • Demonstrable capacity to work with minimal supervision and under difficult conditions
  • Must have strong understanding of the health systems in either Cross River and Taraba State
  • Have demonstrable capacity to initiate and maintain engagement with donors
  • Have demonstrable familiarity with program management
  • Ability to travel 75% of the time to difficult terrain.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with SPHCDA and SMOH and other stakeholders to design the operational plan for the project.
  • Liaise with SPHCDA, SMOH and other stakeholders to adapt guidelines on Infection prevention and control, COVID-19 case management, critical care and vaccine roll out to the Cameroon refugee situation in Cross River and Taraba States
  • Conduct trainings on infection prevention and control, case management and critical care for health workers
  • Conduct trainings on public health emergencies for LGA and state level health decision makers in Cross River and Taraba State states
  • Design and implement risk communication and community engagement strategies for Cameroon refugees and host communities in Cross River and Taraba States
  • Establish LGA level Public Health Emergency Operations Centers
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders and border communities to set up community-based point-of-entry surveillance


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