Technical Officer, COVID-19 Response Vacancy at FHI 360 – Cross River & Taraba

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Posted on: Wed 06-10-2021

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Technical Officer, COVID-19 Response

Requisition ID: 2021201995

Locations: Cross River & Taraba

Job Type: Full time

Supervisor: Project Coordinator

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

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

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

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online