National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis Officer (NSLO) at the African Field Epidemiology Network
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a Network of public health training institutions in Africa that seeks to strengthen manpower to enhance health systems on the continent. AFENET is a not-for-profit organization which works closely with Ministries of Health in member countries to develop sustainable programs and capacity to strengthen field e…
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National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) LGA Officer (NSLO)
- Job Type Full Time
- Qualification BA/BSc/HND
- Experience 2 years
- Location Kogi , Kwara
- Job Field Medical / Healthcare  , NGO/Non-Profit
- The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) seeks the services of candidates to fill the following positions for the National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) Program.
- Provide technical support for LGA PEI Team on polio eradication
- Serve as focal point for community outreach for nomadic, scattered and other hard to reach settlements
- Advise Chairman on polio response and routine immunization (RI) activities
- Coordinate immunization activities of NSTOP to complement partner efforts
- Work with LGA Chairman, LGA PEI team and community leaders to identify and train community level workers to conduct AFP surveillance, RI outreaches and immunization campaign activities.
- Participate in campaign preparations and implementation such as micro planning, training, logistical support, supervision, monitoring and evaluation as part of the LGA team.
- Conduct active surveillance for AFP and other priority diseases
- Supervise fixed and outreach RI activities.
- A good Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Life Sciences, Allied Health Sciences or Public Health is required and additional qualification in public health will be an advantage.
- At least 2 years of prior working experience on immunization or related public health programs with NGOs, UN organizations, Government agencies or Ministries.
- Level IV (fluency) Speaking/ Writing in English is required. Must be fluent in Yoruba and any other local language spoken in Northern Nigeria such as Yoruba and Hausa etc.
- Knowledge of routine immunization, AFP surveillance, immunization campaigns, local government structure and primary health care system in Nigeria.
- Experience working or interacting with nomadic or other migrant communities will be an advantage
- Incumbent is required to possess standard computer skills with experience in MS Word, MS Excel spreadsheets, MS Power-Point. Proficiency with CDC’s Epi-info statistical software will be an advantage. Ability to write concise technical activity reports is required.
- Must be resident within the LGA of assignment at time of assumption of duty otherwise job offer is nullified.