Senior Epidemiologist

Category:
Health Care
Location:
Addis Ababa  
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
Salary:
Negotiable

Job Description

Under the direction of PHEM directorate, the senior Epidemiologist will support the development and implementation the HIV case-based surveillance activities including planning, training, implementation, data analysis, data dissemination, and evaluation of HIV surveillance activities. 

  MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES :

o    Lead the HIV case-based surveillance activities from PHEM side and work on integration of the system with HIV team

o   Works closely with HIV team for the effective implementation of HIV case reporting and HIV case-based surveillance

o   Participate in technical working group (TWG) meetings and forums related to HIV case-based surveillance

o   Participate in the development of training materials and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for HIV case based surveillance,

o   Provide technical assistance to develop the capacity of HIV surveillance at national regional and lower levels.

o   Provide training to EPHI, Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs)/Regional public health institute and PHEM staff  on HIV case reporting and case based surveillance

o    Follow up collection of quality surveillance data through secured procedure and entry of the collected case report forms (CRF) to the database.

o   Provide technical assistance and supervise HIV case based surveillance activities at regional, woreda, and health facility levels

o   Conduct periodic  assessment of  the performance of the surveillance program including compliance with the protocol and confidentiality standards and provide feedback to all parties as appropriate  

o   Participate in data management,  analysis, and dissemination of surveillance data through standard reports and publications, special reports and fact sheets, slide sets, and presentations; and respond to special data requests  

o   Track the progress and prepare HIV Case based surveillance progress reports to be shared with the EPHI, CDC Ethiopia, and other partners as needed

o   Work towards integration of the HIV case based surveillance in the PHEM system

o   Collaborate in knowledge management activities to document, share and archive data to build institutional memory as well as to inform programmatic direction.

o   Communicate with key partners, such as FMoH, CDC and others on HIV case based surveillance related issues as per the organizations communication policy.

o   Perform other duties and/or responsibilities 

Job Requirements

MPH, MSc, or PhD  in Epidemiology with health background preferably  MD

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :

 

   Minimum eight (8) years of experience in research, survey, public health surveillance,   

·         Experience in HIV/AIDS epidemics investigation and response is an added advantage

·         Incumbent needs to have basic computer skills in Epi info, SPSS, STATA,  and experience in database management

·         Strong oral and written skills in English  

·         Previous experience working with the FMOH or EPHI is advantage

·         Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all partners.

How to Apply

Interested candidates with the required qualification and experience are invited to submit application letters along with non-returnable CV online at (www.ethiojobs.net) 

 -Only online applications are received

 -NB – Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 Closing date for receiving applications is- June 18, 2019.

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