INTRODUCTION : -
Technical Officer - State Public Health Emergency Operations Centres Network job opportunity is available at Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for individuals who possess relevant qualifications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : -
Support the development of a strategy and implementation plan to address ongoing gaps in the operations of Public Health EOCs in Nigeria, based on recent assessment
Develop a framework for standardization of Public Health EOCs in Nigeria
Support the development of Nigeria’s EOC network including modalities for collaboration, communication, data sharing, training etc
Support the development and update of standard operating procedures for use by Public Health EOCs in Nigeria
Support the design and implementation of simulation exercises for public health emergencies / disasters, as well as webinars and other training for the network.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION : -
Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in the field of Public Health.
Demonstrable experience in emergency preparedness and response programmes / response to outbreaks and other Public Health events
Demonstrable experience in conducting training activities including simulation exercises
Knowledge of the role of Emergency Operations Centres within the Nigerian context is essential
Demonstrable project management skills
Proven ability to produce precise reports and briefs with attention to detail
Proven experience of stakeholder engagement
Well-developed computer skills.
Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of relevant social, political, and ethical issues
Personal Skills :
Ability to work under pressure, stay on track and meet deadlines.
Ability to manage complex operations and teams
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain good working relationships with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control National Reference Laboratory staff, State level laboratory colleagues and other stakeholders at national and State levels.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong team working skills.
REMUNERATION : -
The position carry a competitive remuneration package.