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Medical Vacancy at Médecins Sans Frontières

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Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

EPIDEMIOLOGIST

MAIN PURPOSE

Carry out investigation, implement assessment and epidemiological surveillance systems/monitoring (if needed) according to MSF protocols in order to contribute to appropriate evidence-based decision making using well managed health data in emergency MSF France programs in Borno State.

JOB DESCRIPTION (SHORTENED)
Carry out key epidemiological activities in community based surveillance (mortality, malnutrition) and in outbreak investigation and advise on the operational response
Maintain and develop if required community based surveillance to monitor demography, mortality, malnutrition
Monitor epidemiological trends of relevant outbreak-prone diseases
Guide activities of medical staff and community staff for surveillance and/or active case finding, including ensuring understanding of the need for consistent case definitions and data recording
Manage data systems and ensure accurate, high quality databases
Prepare regular written reports on progress and findings for medical coordinator/HQ and when appropriate to external collaborators/networks (MoH, other NGOs)
Implement initial Assessment (for emergency situation), rapid health assessment and surveys:
Where standard protocols are not available or appropriate, develop a protocol seeking extensive feedback and pilot testing of tools to ensure the objectives will be met robustly with support of HQ epidemiologist
Prepare / adapt routine documentation (survey forms, training materials, letters of request/notification, locally appropriate consent forms etc) with support of HQ epidemiologist
Prepare an appropriate sampling frame and sample selection guidelines with support of HQ epidemiologist
Hire, train and supervise survey staff, including ensuring staff exhibit required skills after training and pilot test
Manage data systems and ensure accurate, high quality databases
Analyze results and report on findings
Implement/maintain relevant epidemiological surveillance systems/monitoring
Provide training sessions to medical teams on relevant aspects of epidemiology to enhance team response capacity

REQUIREMENTS:
Education
Medical doctor preferable (open to nurses) with a degree in epidemiology or public health.

Experience
Experience in field epidemiology
Experience in community based surveillance system

Languages
English fluent
Asset, good command of one or more of the following: Hausa, Kanori, Shuwa, Arabic

Knowledge
Use of epidemiology related analytical software (excel, Epi-info, STATA or SPSS)

COMPETENCIES
People Management. Commitment. Flexibility. Reactivity. Communication (oral and written). Results. Teamwork.

Work Location
Maiduguri, Borno state (Nigeria).

Contract
Fixed-term contract.
Working hours according to Nigerian law.

TO APPLY

CV, qualifications and a cover letter with contact details to: msff-abuja-recruitment@paris.msf.org or in MSF Office in Abuja

Application subject should be identified with “Epidemiologist”.

Deadline for the submission of applications: 1st December 2016.

THE LIST OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE POSTED AT THIS SAME PLACE (no call, no sms) by 3rd December 2016.

Notice: No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process. MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring of a candidate having benefitted from such acts. All illicit demands of these types may be pursued through the judicial system.

DUE DATE: 1 December, 2016

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