Technical Officer, COVID-19 Response at FHI 360

Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

FHI 360 Health Systems Diagnostics and Correction is a technology company that helps in empowering healthcare organizations with financial applications.

Technical Officer, COVID-19 Response at FHI 360 1

JOB TITLE: Technical Officer, COVID-19 Response

Requisition ID: 2021202076
Job Type: Full time
Supervisor: Project Coordinator


  • The Technical Officer COVID-19 response, under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, is responsible for field activities for rolling out COVID-19 response for Cameroon refugees and vulnerable populations at state level

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with SPHCDA and SMOH and other stakeholders to design the operational plan for the project.
  • Liaise with SPHCDA, SMOH and other stakeholders to adapt guidelines on Infection prevention and control, COVID-19 case management, critical care and vaccine roll out to the Cameroon refugee situation in Cross River and Taraba States
  • Conduct trainings on infection prevention and control, case management and critical care for health workers
  • Conduct trainings on public health emergencies for LGA and state level health decision makers in Cross River and Taraba State states
  • Design and implement risk communication and community engagement strategies for Cameroon refugees and host communities in Cross River and Taraba States
  • Establish LGA level Public Health Emergency Operations Centers
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders and border communities to set up community-based point-of-entry surveillance

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Public Health Degree (Medicine, Laboratory Science, Pharmacy, Nursing etc) with 5-7 years relevant working experience and understanding of global health security and COVID-19 response. Or MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of humanitarian integrated health program delivery in resource constrained settings.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with Cameroon refugee situation in Nigeria

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Must have demonstrable experience working with state level stakeholders such as SPHCDA and SMOH on core pillars of the COVID-19 response
  • Must have strong experience in designing and implementing the continuum of care for COVID-19
  • Must have good knowledge on how to adapt existing health services to COVID-19 situation
  • Must have good knowledge of health management information systems used in Nigeria (SORMAS, DHIS 2)
  • Must have experience in leading multi-cultural teams
  • Demonstrable capacity to work with minimal supervision and under difficult conditions
  • Must have strong understanding of the health systems in either Cross River and Taraba State
  • Have demonstrable capacity to initiate and maintain engagement with donors
  • Have demonstrable familiarity with program management
  • Ability to travel 75% of the time to difficult terrain

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.


Job Features

Job CategoryEngineering / Technical