Vacancy at African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) in Nigeria 2013

African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) – Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFEL TP)

Open To:  All Interested Candidates


Opening Date: 22 January 2013
Closing Date: 5 February 2013
Work Hours: Full-time
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) – Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) ( a competency-based capacity building program sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) with the support of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDG) is seeking the services of qualified and motivated Nigerians to serve as National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) program LGA focal persons in the Northern Nigeria polio high risk LGAs in Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara states providing support for all polio eradication strategies.
Basic Function of the Position
  • Support LGA Chairman as technical assistant on polio eradication
  • Focal point for community outreach for nomadic, scattered and other hard to reach settlements
  • Advise Chairman on polio response and routine immunization (RI) activities
  • Report to Chairman on immunization activities of partners within LGA
  • 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.
Position Requirements
  • 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 Hausa and any other local language spoken in Northern Nigeria such as Fulfulde.
  • 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 COC’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
Method of Application
SUBMIT application and current curriculum vitae to:
The Administrator African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) 
No. 50 Haile Selassie Street, Asokoro 
 Closing Date: 5 February 2013