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REGIONAL DISEASE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS ENHANCEMENT PROJECT(REDISSE)

ENGAGEMENT OF SUPPORTIVE MID-LEVEL AD-HOC STAFF

Project Background

The REDISSE Project was initiated by the World Bank to cover all countries in the ECOWAS sub-region as a consequence of the 2014‒2015 West Africa Ebola crisis. The Project is cross-sectoral, with both human health and animal health sector’s implementation. The project promotes regional collaboration among ECOWAS countries, in order to ensure that gaps in disease detection and outbreak response across the West African sub-region are effectively addressed. Successful implementation of the project is envisaged to minimize the health and economic consequences of major disease outbreaks. The REDISSE Project was formally launched in Nigeria on the 27th of April 2018.

The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to strengthen cross-sectoral and National capacity for collaborative disease surveillance and response in Nigeria. It seeks to address systemic weaknesses within the animal and human health systems that hinder effective disease surveillance and response by:

  1. Strengthening the capacity of Nigeria to fulfill her obligations under the WHO IHR (2005) and the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code
  2. Establishing an efficient linkage of country health systems to regional laboratory, surveillance, and response networks, ultimately, reducing the burden of diseases particularly among the poor and vulnerable populations, mitigating the public health and economic risks posed by infectious diseases in humans and animals, and decreasing the threats of future disease outbreaks thereby promoting global health security.

Reinforcing sustainable and effective regional collaboration and collective action to detect and respond promptly to priority infectious and zoonotic  diseases’ threats in Nigeria and the West African sub region.

  1.  Development of national and regional capacity to fully implement the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) and Animal Disease Surveillance and Response (OIE) strategies which facilitate continuous monitoring of mortality and morbidity to identify and respond to threats before they can develop into large scale or trans-boundary epidemics.
  1.  Facilitate country and regional compliance with international standards for veterinary services, with a particular focus on early detection and rapid response capacity, as adopted by the OIE member’s states in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code, and utilize the findings and recommendations from the OIE PVS pathway; and ensure more efficient collaboration and synergies between human and animal surveillance and response networks at country and regional levels.

POSTS AVAILABLE

  • No.1 Micobiologist recruited.
  • No.1 ICT/Data Manager recruited.
  • No.1 Account Officer recruited.
  • Nos. 2 Secretaries recruited.

Deliverables

A. MICROBIOLOGIST

  1. Reports to the Animal Health Sector Coordinator (AHSC).
  2. Liaise with the Central Veterinary diagnostic Laboratory in Vom, Plateau State on issues of sample shipment, sample testing, other laboratory services and networking.
  3. Collect, collate and analyses laboratory data.
  4. Attend technical meetings as may be assigned by the AHSC and  superiors.
  5. Prepare reports on laboratory activities including networking.
  6. Carry out other activities as may be assigned by the AHSC and superiors from time to time.
  7. Liaise with private veterinary laboratories for sample shipment and analysis.

QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR EXPERIENCE OF HIRED STAFF

He/she must have a basic qualification in B.Sc Microbiology. The successful candidate to be employed must show basic proficiency to provide laboratory services, sample analysis and ability to write good report and communicate fluently. Computer literate and additional relevant trainings in laboratory services will be an added advantage. Minimum OF FIVE (5) YEARS POST FIRST DEGREE QUALIFICATION.

  • ICT /DATA MANAGER
  • Reports to the Animal Health Sector Coordinator (AHSC)
  • Provide technical support to the ICT Unit of the REDISSE, Animal Health Component.
  • Carry out data entry using appropriated and recommended software(s).
  • Analyze data promptly for presentation or other action.
  • Liaise with veterinary laboratories to ensure prompt data submission
  • Liaise with the Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services Data Unit to harmonize and analyze  relevant data
  • Provide feedback to the facilities as directed.
  • Attend meetings as may be assigned by AHSC and superiors.
  •  Prepare reports of ICT and related activities to the AHSC
  • Carry out other activities as may be assigned by the AHSC  superiors from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

He/she must have B.Sc in Computer Science or other related fields with experience in data entry, data analysis, GIS and ICT.  Working experience on information management and ability to use Excel, and relevant soft ware’s will be an added advantage. The successful candidate to be employed must show basic proficiency in word processing, data handling and presentation. Minimum of two years post first degree graduation.

  • ACCOUNTANT
  • Reports to the Animal Health Sector Coordinator (AHSC).
  • Document day – to – day transactions.
  • Keep all financial records.
  • Prepare budget and costing.
  • Track all transactions.
  • Prepare monthly financial report.
  • Attend meetings as may be assigned by superiors.
  •  Prepare monthly report on financial/related activities to the Animal Health Coordinator.
  • Carry out other activities as may be assigned by the superiors from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE OF HIRED STAFF

He/she must have minimum of B.Sc/HND in Accounting with experience in financial management. The successful candidate to be employed must show basic proficiency in writing financial reports and computer. Minimum of one year post first degree graduation.

  • SECRETARY
  • Reports to the Animal Health Sector Coordinator (AHSC).
  • Keep records of all the files, letters, mails and correspondences for the REDISSE – Animal Health Component.
  • Serve as a Secretary for meetings.
  • Serve as secretary to Emergency Animal Disease and Preparedness Centre.
  • Document all the activities of the REDISSE – Animal Health Component.
  • Drafts reply to mails, letters and correspondences.
  • Attend meetings as may be assigned by the AHSC.
  • Carry out other activities as may be assigned by the superiors from time to time.
  • Assist in personnel management.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE OF HIRED STAFF

He/she must have Degree or equivalent in Public Administration, English/French, law or related field with experience in secretariat and administrative management. The successful candidate to be employed must be able to write, communicate in English and use word processing very well.

  • RECEPTIONIST
  1. Reports to the Animal Health Sector Coordinator (AHSC).
  2. Receive, document and monitor all visitors.
  3. Welcome visitors by greeting them in person or on the telephone.
  4. Answer or refer relevant inquiries.
  5. Direct visitors by maintaining employee and department directories.
  6. Maintain security by following procedures.
  7. Monitor logbook.
  8. Issue visitor badges.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE OF HIRED STAFF

He/she must have minimum of Diploma/NCE. The candidate to be employed must be able to write and communicate in English.

All applications should be submitted on or before 30th August, 2019 to:

The REDISSE PROJECT COORDINATOR,

Nigeria Center For Disease Control, Plot 804,

Ebitu Ukiwe Street,

Jabi, Abuja- Nigeria.

ATTENTION:  Animal Health Sector Coordinator

NAIC House, Central Business District, Abuja.

For further enquiries please call: 08112905729 or 09064882252

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