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Strategic Information Advisor at John Snow Incorporated (JSI)

Strategic Information Advisor at John Snow Incorporated (JSI)

About the Company

JSI stands for John Snow, Inc. We are academics and consultants in public health care who are passionate about enhancing health services and results for all.

We are hiring for the role listed below:

Job Title: Strategic Information Advisor

Location: Abuja

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided funding for a five-year Associate Award for the Tuberculosis Data, Impact Assessment, and Communications Hub (TB DIAH) (USAID). In order to assist interventions, policies, and performance management of national governments, ministries of health, national TB programs, USAID, and other stakeholders, the TB DIAH aims to enable optimal demand for and analysis of both routine and non-routine TB data for decision-making.

The Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill and the sub-recipient John Snow Inc. are responsible for implementing TB DIAH (JSI).

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP), its state counterparts (STBLCP), and implementing partners that support TB services will receive technical assistance and capacity building from the SI Advisor in order to develop and implement a TB data analysis, use, and dissemination strategy.
  • In order to build capacity for triangulating data from various data sources to guide policy and decision-making, s/he will also develop a strategy and activities.
  • In order to strengthen state-led and nationally supported evidence-based programming for better comprehension of TB quality of care initiatives, s/he will contribute to the building of reliable, approachable, high-quality interfaces for data visualization and data sharing.
  • He or she will supervise, give technical guidance, and carry out plans and interventions to improve the NTBLCP/STBLCP and implementing partners’ capability for data management and coordination.
  • Support for the development of leadership abilities, coordination and management of data, analysis and interpretation of data, data quality assurance, and use of data for data-based decision-making are some examples of this.
  • The SI Advisor will collaborate closely with the NTBLCP and IPs employees to provide practical skill-building mentoring and coaching in addition to leading formal training.
  • The overall goal of the SI Advisor will be to improve the TB strategic information (SI), with a focus on building capacity to increase the quality, use, and transparency of national-level data in the priority states for USAID as well as other states where USAID contributes to and offers technical assistance.
  • Develop, adapt and implement a capacity-building package for NTBLCP at the central level and sub-national level (state, LGA, and facility).
  • Provide in-country technical leadership and support for capacity building on TB data management, especially routine data.
  • Provides technical support for the collection, analysis, triangulation, and interpretation of TB data and the calculation of programmatic, surveillance, demographic, and epidemiological indicators;
  • Oversee real-time data use including weekly, monthly, and quarterly data review meetings.
  • Implement remediation efforts that address identified gaps and challenges for the overall project and at national and state levels.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • A graduate degree in public health or a related discipline of medicine from an authorized college or university
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience, including at least three (5) years in Nigeria, in enhancing TB disease monitoring, TB data collecting and reporting, data quality, and surveillance program improvements
  • Each of the following areas, with experience ranging from three to five years:
  • Nigerian TB prevention and control program design and implementation.
  • TB technical leadership is provided.
  • Comparable health project management
  • Interacting with the governments of the host country, the implementing partners, and donors.
  • A track record of involvement with NTBLCP and other infectious disease prevention initiatives in underdeveloped nations.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills with USAID, implementing partners, other funders, and international organizations.
  • Travel possibilities within Nigeria.
  • Strong organizational, oral, written, and interpersonal communication abilities.
  • English language proficiency and being a woman will be added benefits.
  • The applicant must reside in Nigeria.
  • Sensitivity to cultural variety and the capacity to collaborate internationally.
  • Ability to take the lead, oversee, and coordinate many tasks.
  • Experience with adult learning and the use of interactive teaching methods, as well as the ability to demonstrate these skills, are crucial.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: tb_diah-ng@jsi.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email

Application Deadline  21st September 2022.

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