Technical Officer, COVID-19 Response

January 19, 2022

Job Description

  • Full Time
  • Nigeria

FHI 360 (Cross River & Taraba)

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
Job Requisition ID: 2021201995
Locations: Cross River and Taraba
Job Type: Full time
Supervisor: Project Coordinator
Basic Functions

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 MSc / 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
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