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African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is currently recruiting for the Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Training Program (NFELTP) National Stop Transmission of Polimyelitis (NSTOP) program in the following positions:
Position 1: NSTOP Deputy Coordinator

Location: Abuja, Nigeria.

Work Hours: Full Time.

Responsibilities of the NSTOP deputy coordinator include:
Ensures program monthly and quarterly reports are finalized and submitted to partners on time
Provides logistical and technical support for NSTOP and other immunization activities as needed
Organizes workshops and monthly training programs and ensures materials are delivered accordingly
Establishes program operating procedures in coordination with the NSTOP Coordinator and NFELTP Resident Advisor
Works with the Program Administrator on financial management of NSTOP funds
Supervises the  zonal coordinators  and provides support for  all NSTOP field activities
Assumes NSTOP Coordinator responsibilities in his/her absence or as otherwise directed by the Coordinator
Any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor
First  degree in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Life Sciences, Allied Health Sciences  with a Master of Public Health degree and 2-year field epidemiology training is required
A PhD or professional fellowship in any of the above disciplines will be an advantage and could substitute for 2-year field epidemiology training requirement
Travel: Readiness to travel up to 50% of time mostly in northern Nigeria
Prior Work Experience:
At least 2 years of prior work experience on immunization activities – preferably polio eradication - or related public health programs working in collaboration with NGOs, UN organizations, Government agencies or Ministries.
At least 5 years of prior work experience with managing field epidemiology and/or other public health field projects
Knowledge and Skills:
Level IV (fluency) Speaking/ Writing in English is required
Fluency in Hausa and/or any other local language spoken in Northern Nigeria such as Fulfulde will be an advantage
Ability to write concise technical activity reports is required
Working knowledge of routine immunization campaigns and practices, polio eradication strategies, and AFP surveillance
Knowledge and understanding of local government structures and primary health care systems in African countries – preferably in Nigeria
Experience working or interacting with nomadic and/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 PowerPoint
Working knowledge of CDC’s Epi-info statistical software and GPS/GIS technology will be an advantage.

Position 2: Monitoring And Evaluation Officer
The responsibilities of a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Lead the design and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) function for the NSTOP including monitoring progress towards achievement its objectives.
Provide technical input into monitoring and evaluation components of funding and project proposals
Provide technical assistance on evaluation design, methods, and implementation.
Provide technical assistance to program/staff to develop, update and implement monitoring and evaluation of theirvprograms/projects.
Support implementation, analysis and reporting for NSTOP program
Assist in developing M&E data collection tools and training field staff and partners in usage.
Enter and manage M&E data, generate findings/results and translate these into actionable recommendations.
Conduct internal data quality audits for quality assurance purposes.
Support project staff and partners to understand M&E requirements and procedures including indicators, definitions and targets.
Maintaining an updated filing system for all M&E data and resultants reports, including for funding agreements/project reports
Foster reflection and dialogue on the evaluation process and outcomes both within the Organization and with key stakeholders.
A Masters Degree in Public Health, Statistics, Social Sciences, Development Studies or relevant discipline plus an advanced certificate in M&E.
Demonstrable and proven practical experience of at least Two (2) years of Post Graduate practice in implementing Monitoring and Evaluation activities in Public Health related organizations and institutions.
Proof of applied skills and experience in designing, implementation and operating M&E systems from project initiation to close out; experience in NGO sector is preferred advantage.
Experience in handling M&E for multiple donor funds including US CDC,
Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies and experience in analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
Knowledge of vaccine preventable diseases, surveillance and immunization programs, particularly in Nigeria, would be an advantage.
Knowledge and skills in monitoring and evaluation methodology, including ability to develop/interpret a logic model and an evaluation plan
Ability to design monitoring and evaluation activities for public health programs or projects
Ability to organize and communicate with, staff from many organizations to work together, including organization of meetings and workshops
Skills in developing M&E indicators and data collection plans for research or applied evaluation projects.
Experience in reporting on M&E findings through reports and PowerPoint presentations
Excellent skills in conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis using statistical and/or qualitative software    packages.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills, results oriented
Excellent written and oral communication, including presentation skills.
A team player.
Method of Application:
All potential job applicants should click on links attached below to Apply:



Application Deadline: 13th August, 2015

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