Thursday, 6 February 2020

Ongoing recruitment at Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN)

The Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) serves countries to improve their population health and wellbeing and to safeguard against health-related threats by advancing the use of evidence and human-centered enterprise architecture on the path towards achieving equity and social justice. To achieve this mission, we catalyze the uptake, spread, and implementation of innovations; triangulate data from different sources, and tailor visualization of the information for each audience; design and implement integrated service delivery models; support communities of practice to inform policy and practice through efficient data use and horizontal and vertical collaboration; disseminate best practices and evidence globally through open source learning networks; build global, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and interprofessional networks; undertake research that is informed by local needs; and invest in local leadership to own, provide oversight, and sustain implemented interventions.
CGHPI is operating in Nigeria as Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN) and seeking to recruit candidates for the positions below:
Job Title: Public Health Advisor and Team Lead (Software Development and Health Informatics)
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to: Regional Director
Job Overview
  • The Public Health Advisor will serve as team lead for software development and Health informatics, to deliver system with highest standard available with the right level of quality, to schedule and in accordance to the organization standards when applicable.
Specific Duties
Roles:
  • Oversee Researching and standardizing market research methods for novel ideas and insights; strategic innovation; promoting open innovation; and introducing group tools and processes that encourage creative thinking.
  • Train in country personnel on the skills they need and developing and applying measures to track improvements in innovation and the skills underpinning them.
  • Serve as a methodology expert and facilitator for the most critical innovation teams across the company, supporting them in “raising the bar” of their aspirations. Training other managers to perform these roles also allows them to support innovation in business units.
  • Identifying new market spaces including analyzing trends and market disruptions and searching for emerging new market opportunities. In some cases, they’ll need to be developed at the corporate level when they do not fit into the current business units’ boundaries.
  • Setting up and running ideas generation platforms and formats like jam sessions, hackathons, and internal or external crowdsourcing for the benefit of the corporation.
  • Designing resource allocation processes (portfolio, stage-gate, capex, budgeting) to take potentially disruptive innovations forward from the seed stage to the market without getting killed on the way by managers who are invested in the status quo.
  • Develop and routinely update all processes, standard operating procedures and documents for software management for the organization
  • Recommend appropriate capacity building opportunities for software management and informatics
  • Responsible for the provision of professional high-quality IT solutions including systems development, implementation, IT support services, and strategic planning of future IT requirements for the organization to enhance services
  • Responsible for Providing expert level technical, analytical advice, and skills in the strategic development of complex technology and software Health Industry Services
  • Provide strategic and professional leadership on information technology projects and development. Using considerable experience to be the lead expert for web, database, data warehouse, data reporting systems, and data migration.
  • Responsible for the monitoring, support, maintenance, and security of multiple management information systems and application. Using specialist knowledge of industry standard methodology for controlling support environments
  • Provide the overall senior management responsibility for the following teams:
    • Systems Development
    • Health Informatics and System Analysis
    • Infrastructure and Information Technology Management
  • Responsible for the operational and strategic planning, and provision of resource, for delivery of a program of work across the organization.
  • Assesses the risks of various solutions and prioritizes competing business demands
  • Provide overall direction to the team
  • Overall responsibility for the success of the entire project from the following perspectives:
    • Contractual matters
    • Availability of requisite resources and infrastructure
    • Execution / Delivery
    • Customer satisfaction
    • Business Objectives
  • Approve Process Document and Frameworks including changes
  • Vendor Relationship & Customer Satisfaction.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or, equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • More than 5 years systems development experience with successful full life-cycle implementation of a least 5 major projects
  • Certification in any Software design and development
  • Proficient in .NET development using C#, ASP.NET and other language including mobile device programming.
  • Proficient in using MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply



Job Title: Public Health Officer, Health Informatics, Data Analytics and Use
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to: Public Health Advisor, Health Informatics, Data Analytics and Use
Job Overview
  • The Public Health officer will be part of the team that provides programming support for new and existing information systems based on user specifications with guidance from other staff members.
  • Consults with and provides users with assistance in determining program enhancements and required maintenance.
Specific Duties
Roles
  • Develops software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas;
  • Following the software development lifecycle.
  • Develop features across multiple subsystems within our applications, including collaboration in requirements definition, prototyping, design, coding, testing and deployment
  • Understand how our applications operate, are structured, and how customers use them
  • Provide engineering support when building, deploying, configuring and supporting systems for e-solutions
  • Developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.
  • Prepares and installs solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming.
  • Improves operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in policies and procedures.
  • Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing development and service issues.
  • Maintains database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements; evaluating computer operating systems and hardware products.
  • Technology Management
  • Investigate, analyze and make recommendations to management regarding technology improvements, upgrades and modifications
  • Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing development and service issues.
  • Maintains database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Candidates must have broad IT domain experience in at least one of the following areas IT areas: Applications Development, Enterprise Architecture, Project Management, Vendor Management, Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, and Maintenance and Support
Additional Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or, equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • 2 years working experience; demonstrated success developing a variety of software systems while taking on increasing responsibility for analysis, design, implementation and deployment tasks
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply



Job Title: Public Health Advisor and Team Lead, Statistics and Data Analytics
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to: Regional Director
Job Overview
  • The Public Health Advisor will serve as team lead for Statistics and Data analytics, to coordinate the design and analysis of various quantitative and qualitative projects.
Specific Duties
Roles:
  • Develop guidelines for how data should be collected
  • Determination of sample size requirements for studies.
  • Determine project plans, timelines, or technical objectives for statistical aspects of biological research studies
  • Write program code to analyze data using statistical analysis software
  • Prepare statistical data for inclusion in reports to data monitoring committee’sfederal regulatory agencies, managers, or clients.
  • Prepare articles for publication or presentation at professional conferences.
  • Write detailed analysis plans and descriptions of analyses and findings for research protocols or reports.
  • Prepare tables and graphs to present clinical data or results.
  • Draw conclusions or make predictions based on data summaries or statistical analyses.
  • Design surveys to assess health issues.
  • Develop or implement data analysis algorithms.
  • Collect data through surveys or experimentation.
  • Develop or use mathematical models to track changes in biological phenomena such as the spread of infectious diseases.
  • Review clinical or other medical research protocols and recommend appropriate statistical analyses.
  • Analyze clinical or survey data using statistical approaches such as longitudinal analysis, mixed effect modelling, logistic regression analyses, and model building techniques
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Candidate must be an expert user in at least 2 quantitative, 1 qualitative and 1 data analytics package
  • Identifies and understands complex problems and concepts, applies logical thinking and quantitative methods to gathering and analyzing information, makes evidence-based decisions, and formulates and documents clearly articulated potential solutions and action plans
  • Must have strong written and oral communications skills
  • Should be able to work with other team members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity.
Other Requirements:
  • A Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or related scientific field is required. A PHD is an advantage
  • Minimum 5 years working experience doing data analysis.
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply



Job Title: Public Health Specialist, Health Informatics, Data Analytics and Use
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to: Public Health Advisor, Health Informatics, Data Analytics and Use
Job Overview
  • The Public Health Specialist is responsible for leading development of big projects working with other software developers.
  • Utilizing a Software Development Life Cycle, the Software developer will work with technical and non-technical associated in defining business and technical requirements to develop new functions or redesign/consolidate existing processes.
Specific Duties
Roles:
Technical Responsibilities:
  • Develop and routinely update all processes, standard operating procedures and documents for software management for the organization
  • Perform In-Process Review including Code Walkthroughs
  • Evaluate various solution options
  • Create TDD (Technical Design Documents)
  • Create, Review & Approve Design & Solutions
  • Map Solution from business viewpoint
  • Engage with client on requirements and application
  • Participate in requirements analysis, design and test plan creations and test result verification
  • Advise for production environment set up
  • Breaking down large scale projects into manageable chunks
  • Oversee the work being done by other software engineers working on the team, coordinating team activities with other teams and product groups, maintaining software architecture standards.
  • Consistently defines and applies technologies, standards and software engineering practices, mentoring other team members
  • Lead and Direct software engineering resources to ensure timely and quality delivery of services.
  • Responsible for mentoring junior talent as well as directing technical staff through technical challenges, tasks and projects.
  • Develop key product features within existing large-scale enterprise applications & new strategic initiatives.
  • Participate in the full SDLC involving design, implementation, testing, and launching.
  • Assist with the generation and analysis of business and functional requirements for proposed software solutions.
  • Participate in and sometimes lead architectural and database design discussions as they relate to product direction.
  • Create design specifications, documentation, and unit testing plans as defined by the Agile development process.
  • Generate data for project planning, including task breakdown and estimation of work for a project. Tracks status within the project as necessary.
  • Delegates tasks to project team members to balance work and increase team cross-training
  • Raises long-term architecture issues within project
  • Own the delivery of an entire piece of a system or application and serve as a technical lead on small to midsize complex projects.
  • Build software solutions where the problem is not well defined. Design and define the interaction between the other component pieces.
  • Maintain and support software solutions post-production.
  • Implements and debugs some of the more involved/complex functionality.
Additional Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or, equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • More than 5 years systems development experience with successful full life-cycle implementation of a least 2 major projects
  • Certification in any Software design and development
  • Proficient in .NET development using C#, ASP.NET and other language including mobile device programming.
  • Proficient in using MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply



Job Title: Public Health Specialist, Integrated Health Service Delivery Support
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to: Public health Advisor, Integrated Health Service Delivery Support
Job Overview
  • The Public Health Specialist will support the implementation, policy development, evaluation and assurance of programs.
Specific Duties
Roles:
  • Design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of health education programs
  • Participate in policy development using sound data to promote the use of scientific knowledge base in policy and decision making
  • Design systems to monitoring the institutionalization of stand of care practices
  • Design and monitors system that identify potential barriers and resolutions related to culture and the language of materials, or staff serving special population groups.
  • Support the implementation and monitoring of capacity building to achieve a knowledgeable workforce
  • Participate in the design and implementation of research for new innovative solutions to health programs, taking insights gained from the field on what works and confirm them through collaborative study with health researchers.
  • Design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of health education programs
  • Foster and maintain collaborative relationships among various public health partners (Communities, care delivery systems, media, academia, government etc).
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Candidates must have exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to independently prioritize tasks for multiple concurrent projects, track the progress and status of tasks and objectives in detail, and provide status updates on short notice; be meticulous, clear and prompt documentation of methods, actions, decisions and results;
  • Has demonstrated analytical/Assessment Skills focus on identifying and understanding data, turning data intoinformation for action, assessing needs and assets to address community health needs,developing community health assessments, and using evidence for decision making; and cultural Competency
  • Skills focus on understanding and responding to diverse needs, assessing organizational cultural diversity and competence, assessing effects of policies and programs on different populations, and acting to support a diverse public health workforce.
Additional requirements:
  • A master’s or higher degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, International Health or Social Sciences
  • 5+ years of experience in public health
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply



Job Title: Human Resources / Admin Specialist
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to: Regional Director
Job Overview
  • To promote staff welfare, recruitment of quality staff, enhance job performance through development and management of the employee performance management system and to ensure that the organization’s personnel policies, regulations and practices comply with the local labour laws.
  • In addition, the position will support staff and senior management in HR related issues to ensure the involvement of employees at the workplace.
  • Further, the HR Officer will manage all payroll management functions including coordinating with external payroll agency and U.S Home Office and will support the administration department’s daily operations in line with GGHN and donor policies.
Specific Duties
HR Roles:
  • Oversee strict compliance with the organization’s recruitment policy and procedures.
  • Place and circulate in-house, external and newspaper advertisements for positions; Collect applications and prepare preliminary short lists, processing and testing; communicate with applicants, carry out and document reference checks, arrange interviews and make interview recommendations,
  • Develop and oversee the employee orientation program for new hires
  • Manage staff grievance procedure
  • Manage all staff benefits including payroll
  • Initiate, monitor and follow up the Performance Evaluation Management System (PMS) to ensure compliance by all the staff.
  • Manage the staff exit procedures
  • Develop and update staff development and training plans.
  • Organize and monitor in-house staff coaching and mentoring.
  • Advise and lead operationalization of a Work Place HIV/AIDS Policy
  • Liaise with program technical leads and support workforce planning: staffing, staff succession plans, promotions, internal transfers and relocations,
  • Assist in securing government permits for expatriate personnel and their dependents
Admin Roles:
  • Effectively manage internal and external correspondences. Coordinate efforts and communication between different entities, agencies as well as the general public.
  • Ensure smooth running of the business on a day-to-day basis
  • Ensure all regulatory approvals required for the smooth running of the business is secured and renewed on a periodic basis as required
  • Supervise the day-to-day operations of the administrative functions /activities
  • Develop, review and improve administrative systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Manage vendor and supplier relations
  • Manage all contracts to ensure the company’s interest is always protected
  • Manage relationships and liaise with government agencies
  • Develop and foster relationships with the community, stakeholders, and other entities
  • Collect, analyze, and utilize data and feedback to identify opportunities to improve the relationship between the business and other entities
  • Ensure office is stocked with necessary supplies and all equipment is working and properly maintained.
  • Plan, schedule and promote office events, including meetings, conferences, interviews, orientations, and training sessions
  • Prepare reports on activities and responsibilities as required
  • Oversee special projects and track progress towards achieving company goals.
  • Promptly respond to incidents and other events as necessary
  • Possibly maintaining the company social media accounts.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, preferably with HR related accreditation
  • At least 5 years’ experience in HRM function in a reputable organization
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Deep understanding of the Nigerian employment and labor law practice environment.
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply



Job Title: Public Health Advisor and Team Lead, Integrated Health Service Delivery
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to: Regional Director
Job Overview
  • The Public Health Advisor will serve as team lead for the Integrated Health Service Delivery Support and coordinate the implementation, policy development and assurance of programs
Specific Duties
Roles:
  • Design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of health education programs
  • Participate in policy development using sound data to promote the use of scientific knowledge base in policy and decision making
  • Design systems to monitoring the institutionalization of stand of care practices
  • Design and monitors system that identify potential barriers and resolutions related to culture and the language of materials, or staff serving special population groups.
  • Support the implementation and monitoring of capacity building to achieve a knowledgeable workforce
  • Participate in the design and implementation of research for new innovative solutions to health programs, taking insights gained from the field on what works and confirm them through collaborative study with health researchers.
  • Design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of health education programs
  • Foster and maintain collaborative relationships among various public health partners (Communities, care delivery systems, media, academia, government etc)
  • Participate in the development of public health project proposals, concept notes and workplans for action
  • Manage the active tracking and continuous monitoring of public health projects, project leads and team members for an effective project implementation
  • Provide technical directions for assigned projects
  • Provide supervision and mentoring to public health specialist and officers
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Candidates must have exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to independently prioritize tasks for multiple concurrent projects, track the progress and status of tasks and objectives in detail, and provide status updates on short notice; be meticulous, clear and prompt documentation of methods, actions, decisions and results;
  • Has demonstrated analytical/Assessment Skills focus on identifying and understanding data, turning data into information for action, assessing needs and assets to address community health needs, developing community health assessments, and using evidence for decision making; and cultural
Competency Skills:
  • Focus on understanding and responding to diverse needs, assessing organizational cultural diversity and competence, assessing effects of policies and programs on different populations, and acting to support a diverse public health workforce.
Additional requirements:
  • A master’s or higher degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, International Health or Social Sciences
  • 5+ years of experience in public health
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply



Job Title: Public Health Advisor and Team Lead Global Health Security, Preparedness, and Response
Location: Abuja
Reports to: Regional Director
Job Overview
  • The Public Health Advisor will serve as team lead for the Global Health Security, Preparedness, and Response and be responsible for coordinating surveillance, outbreak response and investigations for patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans.
  • These activities will inform the development and monitoring of prevention strategies, risk reduction strategies for negative health outcomes, early detection and response to diseases and public health events.
Specific Duties
  • Coordinate and conduct public health programs, including statistical analysis, health care planning, surveillance systems, and public health improvement.
  • Carry out investigations of diseases or parasites to determine cause and risk factors, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Plan, administer and evaluate health safety standards and programs to improve public health, in collaboration with health department/agency, industry personnel, physicians and others.
  • Provide expertise in the design, management and evaluation of study protocols and health status questionnaires, sample selection and analysis.
  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.
  • Carry out consultations with and advise physicians, educators, researchers, government health officials and others regarding medical applications of sciences, such as physics, biology, and chemistry.
  • Supervise professional, technical and clerical personnel.
  • Identify and analyse public health issues related to foodborne parasitic diseases and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or surveys.
  • Educate on and teach principles of medicine and medical and laboratory procedures to physicians, residents, students, and technicians.
  • Support standardization of drug dosages, methods of immunization, and procedures for manufacture of drugs and medicinal compounds.
Requirements
  • A medical degree (MBBS, MBChB) is desirable. Additional qualifications e.g. Master of Public Health (MPH) or
  • Masters of Epidemiology is also compulsory.
  • Certificate courses in public Health, Epidemiology, Surveillance, Outbreak investigation will also be an added advantage
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply



Job Title: Public Health Specialist, Global Health Security, Preparedness, and Response
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to: Public Health Advisor, Global Health Security, Preparedness, and Response
Job Overview
  • The Public Health Specialist will be responsible for surveillance, outbreak response and implementing studies and investigations for patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans.
  • These activities will inform the development and monitoring of prevention strategies, risk reduction strategies for negative health outcomes, early detection and response to diseases and public health events.
Specific Duties
Roles
  • Detection and notification of health events using data from difference sources
  • Collection and consolidation of pertinent data for alerts and early warning monitoring
  • Critically evaluating ad hoc data requests about disease trends and outbreaks to determine what analyses are most appropriate and which data are available, reliable, and valid for analysis and dissemination
  • Investigation and confirmation (epidemiological, clinical and/or laboratory) of cases or outbreak
  • Routine analysis and creation of reports
  • Feedback of information to those providing the data
  • Feed-forward (i.e. the forwarding of data to more central levels)
  • Systematic evaluation and improvement of surveillance system and program practices and procedures to meet defined indicators
  • Working closely with program and Information Systems staff to define and document business requirements for surveillance system upgrades and to migrate users and data from legacy systems to new information systems
  • Reporting data to the next administrative level
  • Writing and updating policies, protocols and procedures relating to events and disease surveillance data collection, storage, reporting, sharing, and dissemination
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Candidates must have experience in disease surveillance, emergency response and management, outbreak investigation and response in community health.
  • Can analyze, summarize and interpret complex epidemiological data accurately and with methodical approach to work.
  • Identifies and understands complex problems and concepts, applies logical thinking and quantitative methods to gathering and analyzing information, makes evidence-based decisions, and formulates and documents clearly articulated potential solutions and action plans and can articulate resource needs when responding to an urgent public health situation.
Additional requirements:
  • A master’s or higher degree in public health, epidemiology, international Health or social sciences
  • Proficient use of an analytical or statistics package
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  20th February, 2020.

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