Advisorat the Regional Center for Surveillance and Disease Control Center of the Economic Union of West African States
GIZ
Abuja
9h ago

Job description

The regional project "Supporting Pandemic Prevention in the ECOWAS Region" (RPPP) has been implemented since 2017 in cooperation with the Commission of ECOWAS (Abuja, Nigeria) and the West African Health Organization (WAHO, Bobo Dioulasso Burkina Faso) as part of a BMZ commission.

The aim of the project is to strengthen ECOWAS advisory capacity towards its member countries in building selected core capacities in accordance with the International Health Regulations (IHR).

The thematic focus is on strengthening communication of health risks, improving interinstitutional communication and coordination, and strengthening human resources in the area of disease control.

RPPP is thus supporting the establishment of the ECOWAS Regional Disease Control Center (RCSDC) in Abuja, together with other Development partners.

In addition to the regional level, the project will also be implemented at country level, namely in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Togo.

The expansion of RPPP is based on an initial cooperation with the EU and additional funding from the BMZ. A stronger focus will be placed on strengthening the National Coordinating Institutions (NCI) under development, the national structures supporting the Regional Center for Surveillance and Disease Control (RCSDC).

Your profile

Technical advice to the RCSDC, with regard to organizational development in accordance to jointly agreed requirements Master degree in Health Science, Social Sciences or Medical Science Expertise in Health Security, IHR implementation, Strengthening systems of epidemic control and solid knowledge in organizational development Responsible for implementing the activities of the first three action areas in the four partner countries Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Togo according to the EU action Several years of experience in development cooperation Report to Head of the programme Knowledge of the instruments of German development cooperation Steer four national advisors in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Togo Experience in the implementation of European Union cooperation projects and reporting Technical coordination with the advisors of the four fields of action of the RPPP Leadership skills and experience is desirable Liaise with the GIZ offices and the project leader of the bilateral health projects in the four countries Regional experience in West Africa is an advantage Fluency in German and English and / or French Support of the project management, contribution to M & E regarding the performance at the country level and contribution to the knowledge management of the project

Notes

Abuja is located in the centre of Nigeria and constitutes the capital of the country. Nice weather with temperatures of 25-

35 degrees Celsius is typical for Abuja. Basic medical provision is ensured via several doctors and clinics that practice according to international standards, including a German doctor, with standard medical supplies from Germany.

A German and international kindergarten, as well as international primary and secondary schools (French, American and British curriculum) offer education for children.

Several international supermarket chains are open in Abuja and offer a wide range of daily-needs products. Abuja also offers a variety of sports (Football, Tennis, Squash, Swimming, Volleyball, Yoga etc.

This also includes opportunities for children. The arts and cultures scene in Abuja is young, but steadily growing. The number of international restaurants and cafés is increasing.

Additionally, there are many traditional food places in town.

Willingness to travel extensively within and outside the region is a prerequisite.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your successful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails from our recruiting system as spam.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your successful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails from our recruiting system as spam.

All staff must follow GIZ security instructions at any time. Please also read up on county-specific advice provided by the German Federal Foreign Office.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

About us

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment.

We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills.

There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.

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