TB M&E Surveillance Expert, (Abuja) at John Snow, Inc.

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Full Time
Abuja, Nigeria
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Job Title: TB M&E Surveillance Expert

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Job Category: Local hire, paid in country


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).


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 and USAID
  • Facilitate the data management support to the USAID implementing partners to generate quality and evidence-based data for decision making and planning
  • 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
    QUALIFICATIONSThe 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. Salary commensurate with experience.Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 09/24/2021.

Deadline Date: 09/24/2021

Starting Date: 10/18/2021


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