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John Snow, Incorporated (JSI) – We are public health care and health systems consultants and researchers driven by a passion to improve health services and health outcomes for all.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: TB M & E Resident Advisor

Location:  Nigeria
Position Category: Local hire, paid in-country
Starting Date: 12/28/2020

Job Description

  • Tuberculosis Data, Impact Assessment, and Communications Hub (TB DIAH) is a five-year Associate Award funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • The objective of TB DIAH is to ensure optimal demand and analysis of both routine and non-routine TB data for decision-making and their appropriate use to support interventions, policies, and performance management of national governments, ministries of health, national TB programs, USAID and other stakeholders.
  • TB DIAH is implemented by the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and sub-recipient John Snow Inc. (JSI).

Job Responsibilities

  • The Resident Advisor / Team Leader will work in close collaboration with USAID / Nigeria, USAID TB implementing partnering, the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP), and their sub-national counterparts as well as relevant TB stakeholders to improve the performance of the TB monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and surveillance system in Nigeria.
  • The Advisor will work as part of a team to identify gaps in TB strategic information (SI) and reporting gaps and provide technical assistance to support NTBLCP / STBLCP, IPs and USAID / Nigeria.
  • In collaboration with other TBDIAH teams, the Resident Advisor will provide leadership and technical support to the IPs, NTBLCP and their sub-national counterparts with the analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of TB-related data, that will facilitate decision making among USAID stakeholders.
  • The Resident Advisor will be responsible for oversight, coordination, and implementation of TB DIAH activities to assist NTBLCP to complete the transition from a paper-based to an electronic TB-management information system (MIS) and improve the capacity of NTBLCP / STBLCP to use data for decision-making at all levels.
  • The Resident Advisor will be the main point of contact for TB DIAH in Nigeria and will coordinate TB DIAH activities and communication with the USAID Mission, implementing partners, and NTBLCP. The Resident Advisor will lead the team of TBDIAH experts in Nigeria. Her/his specific responsibilities include:
  • Collaborate with technical program experts from implementing partners, NTBLCP and their sub-national counterparts to analyze, interpret and disseminate TB-related data that will facilitate decision making among TB stakeholders, especially USAID / Nigeria and the Federal Government of Nigeria.
  • Assess the current TB M&E and surveillance system.
  • Assess TB’s M&E capacity (i.e., skills, motivations, data use needs, gaps, weaknesses, bottlenecks, and data collection and reporting capacity for essential prevention, diagnosis, and treatment cascades) at various levels (i.e., central, provincial, and operational district).
  • Develop a roadmap with the goal of making the electronic TB-MIS the official reporting system.
  • Conduct an NTBLCP – level training of trainers (TOT) on TB M&E, surveillance, and use of data for decision making.
  • Oversee and coordinate the TBDIAH work plan and activities in Nigeria.
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Duration:

  • This consultancy will be from January 2021 to December 2021 pending project approval.

Qualifications
The following qualifications are required:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a related Social Science field is required and treatment cascades) at various levels (i.e., central, provincial, and operational district). science field is required. Applicability of the field of study to international TB, Epidemiology is preferred. A degree in clinical medicine preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ relevant experience in TB disease surveillance strengthening, TB
  • data collection and reporting, data quality and surveillance program improvements, with at
  • least five (5) years’ experience in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated experience working with NTBLCP and other infectious disease control programs in developing countries.
  • Sensitivity toward cultural diversity and an ability to work across various sub-group of people in Nigeria
  • Ability to work independently, lead, and manage multiple activities.
  • Ability to work effectively with TB DIAH project staff, USAID, implementing partners, other donors, and international organizations.
  • Availability to travel within Nigeria.
  • Strong interpersonal, diplomacy, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Working proficiency in English.
  • Consultant must be based in Nigeria

Remuneration
Salary commensurate with experience.

 

 

 

Job Title: TB M&E / Surveillance Expert

Location:  Nigeria
Position Category: Local hire, paid in country
Starting Date: 12/28/2020

Description

  • Tuberculosis Data, Impact Assessment, and Communications Hub (TB DIAH) is a five-year Associate Award funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • The objective of TB DIAH is to ensure optimal demand and analysis of both routine and non-routine TB data for decision-making and their appropriate use to support interventions, policies, and performance management of national governments, ministries of health, national TB programs, USAID and other stakeholders.
  • TB DIAH is implemented by the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and sub-recipient John Snow Inc. (JSI).
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Responsibilities

  • The TB M&E and Surveillance expert will work in close collaboration with TBDIAH team, USAID / Nigeria, implementing partners, the National TB program and their sub-national counterparts as well as relevant TB stakeholders to improve the performance of the TB monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system in Nigeria.
  • The M&E / Surveillance Expert will support the TB program’s efforts to ensure effective TB recording, reporting and surveillance through technically sound approaches.
  • The expert will aim to strengthen the TB strategic information (SI) with a particular focus on improving the national-level data transparency, quality, and use in USAID’s priority states and other states where USAID contributes to and provides technical assistance.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • The TB M&E and Surveillance expert will be responsible to assist NTBLCP and stakeholders in their efforts to generate TB quality data for decision-making at all levels.
  • Assess NTBLCP’s M&E and surveillance system to identify gaps, weaknesses, bottlenecks in data
  • management, and use the findings to develop interventions in improving the data management procedures.
  • Assist with monitoring the performance of high TB burden states through the analysis of core indicators.
  • Proactively analyze TB data; develop data packages, reports, and slide decks on state and country-level performances. Provide SI (data collection, analysis, reporting, and use) support
  • to the USAID / Nigeria and NTBLCP.
  • Research, plan, analyze, and organize technical and statistical information and use the information to develop policy briefings, publications, and reports.
  • Respond in a timely manner to various data analysis requests by NTBLCP.
  • Collaborative with TBDIAH team to develop a roadmap with the goal of making the electronic TB-MIS the official reporting system.
  • Work with TB M&E capacity building expert to conduct a NTBLCP-level training of trainers (TOT) on TB M&E, surveillance, and use of data for decision making.
  • Work collaborative with other TB DIAH team to effectively and efficiently implement the work plan and timely delivery of project deliverables and milestones.

Duration:

  • This consultancy will be from January 2021 to December 2021 pending project approval.

Qualifications
The following qualifications are required:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a related Social Science field is required. Applicability of the field of study to international TB Epidemiology is preferred. A degree in clinical medicine preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ relevant experience in TB disease surveillance strengthening, TB data collection and reporting, data quality, and surveillance program improvements, with at least three (5) years’ experience in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated experience working with NTBLCP and other infectious disease control programs in developing countries.
  • Sensitivity toward cultural diversity and an ability to work across various regions of the world.
  • Ability to work independently, lead, and manage multiple activities.
  • Ability to work effectively with TB DIAH project staff, USAID, implementing partners, other donors, and international organizations.
  • Availability to travel within Nigeria.
  • Strong interpersonal, diplomacy, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Working proficiency in English.
  • Expert must be based in Nigeria
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Remuneration
Salary commensurate with experience.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV and Cover Letter to: tb_diah@jsi.com using the “Job title” as the subject of the email.

 

 

Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
    They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
    All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
    • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web
    • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
    • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
    • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
    • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

 

Application Deadline  24th December, 2020

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