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Published: Nov 3, 2022 (2 months ago)

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The Disease Surveillance Officer will provide leadership and oversight for all Notifiable diseases on the region. He/she will be responsible for monitoring and providing technical guidance on the management of Notifiable disease in the region. The region experiences outbreaks of notifiable diseases like Malaria, Measles, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever among others.

To be successful, you will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery, laboratory, Public Health or any other related field.
  • A master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or a related field is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a Disease Surveillance Officer
  • Experience in working in partnership with or within the MoH in notifiable disease or heath security
  • Knowledge of decentralized health system.
  • Self-driven and motivated employee


Responsibilities
The Disease Surveillance Officer will provide leadership and oversight for all Notifiable diseases on the region. He/she will be responsible for monitoring and providing technical guidance on the management of Notifiable disease in the region. The region experiences outbreaks of notifiable diseases like Malaria, Measles, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever among others.

To be successful, you will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery, laboratory, Public Health or any other related field.
  • A master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or a related field is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a Disease Surveillance Officer
  • Experience in working in partnership with or within the MoH in notifiable disease or heath security
  • Knowledge of decentralized health system.
  • Self-driven and motivated employee


• Design strategies that will ensure a robust surveillance system both at the health facilities and the communities within the south western region.

• Monitoring all Notifiable diseases on a weekly basis and provide feedback and technical support to the district teams, health workers and the MOH.

• Provide technical support and build capacity of the program team, district and site teams on the prevention and management of the notifiable diseases as per MOH guidance.

• Provide technical support and build capacity of the CSOs/CBOs and other partners in community surveillance systems.

• Provide technical guidance during the development of annual work plan and participates in the planning and budgeting activities, especially in regard to notifiable diseases.

• Coordinate technical reporting according to defined reporting schedule and write regular monitoring and technical reports as required by EGPAF and the donor.

• Assist in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices on notifiable diseases.


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