Epidemiologist (Technical Advisor)

July 25, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

ICAP (Columbia University)

ICAP is a global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP has worked since 2003 with one central goal: to improve the health of families and communities.
We are recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:
Job Title: Epidemiologist (Technical Advisor)
Job No: 496514
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Regular Full-time
Categories: Technical / Clinical / Quality Improvement / Training
Reports To: Special Project Lead
Position Summary

We seek an experienced and qualified expert to fill the role of Senior Technical Advisor – Epidemiologist for ICAP’s CDC-funded project, Global Fund Covid-19 RM.
The Epidemiologist (Senior Technical Advisor), working under the supervision of the ICAP Special Projects Lead and the National Case Management Team Lead at the FMoH, will coordinate systems that will develop, analyze, and review a comprehensive database of all Covid 19 cases and mortality across the country as well as clinical mortality audit of all COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria.
He/She will facilitate the design of SOPs, protocols, and guidance factsheets on case management data reporting directly into SORMAS from health facilities.
The position is based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Major Accountabilities

Provide technical assistance to FMoH to design or update the existing SOPs, protocols, and guidance fact sheets on the report of case management data directly into SORMAS from health facilities
Design a training curriculum for case management data reporting systems from health facilities straight into SORMAS
Provide technical support to design an SOP on the conduct of a clinical mortality audit of Covid-19 cases across health facilities
Support the update of a comprehensive database and data of all COVID-19 cases and deaths,
Review and update existing adverse events following immunization (AEFI) surveillance and reporting tools and provide technical support on the development or updating of the AEFI data repository to inform cohort studies and the dynamics of management and care
In collaboration with the FMoH and CDC, develops and conducts activities to strengthen the capacity to design and implement epidemiologic studies as well as analyze, disseminate, and effectively use data from these studies to formulate programs and policies
Leads and/or assists in the generation and presentation of project reports, publications, and presentations
Perform other related tasks that may be assigned.


Advanced Degree in Public Health, with a specialization in Epidemiology
MBBS Degree from an accredited university

Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications:

Proven experience with analytical and epidemiological skills and preferably some experience in geospatial analyses and cost analyses and strategies for capacity-building at national and sub-national levels
Minimum of 5 years of experience working on international public health projects either in the headquarters of an international organization or in resource-limited settings in the field
Minimum of 5 years of experience in conducting surveillance and survey projects
Ability to analyze issues, draw valid conclusions, and make recommendations; to prepare and present comprehensive statistical and narrative reports; to conduct effective presentations
Strong knowledge of statistical and database software, including SAS and MS Access, preferred
Fluent English oral and written communication skills
Previous experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Travel Requirements:

Travel within Nigeria conducting capacity building, stakeholder relationship management and Project activities.

Application Closing Date
2nd August, 2022 W. Central Africa Standard Time.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

To apply for this job please visit icapacity.icap.columbia.edu.


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