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Consultants – Capacity Building on Advanced Epidemiological Data Analysis at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN)

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The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Consultant – Capacity Building on Advanced Epidemiological Data Analysis

Location: Nigeria (Flexible)
Office / Department: International Research Center of Excellence (IRCE)
Scheduled Work Times: Flexible
Duration: 3 Months (26th April – 26th July)
Immediate Supervisor / Reports To:  Principal Investigator SECURE-Nigeria & Project Director SECURE-Nigeria

Project Overview

  • The Strengthening Global Health Security Agenda in Nigeria (SECURE-NIGERIA) is a United States Centers for Disease Control (US CDC) funded project. A component of this project seeks to build capacity for Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control (NCDC) surveillance personnel through a training program on an advanced epidemiological data analysis.
  • The training program will comprise an initial 2 weeks of in-person training, follow up virtual sessions, and the development of an online self-paced learning module.

The training program is designed to build competencies of selected NCDC personnel in:

  • Knowledge of statistical terminologies and use of Stata to perform statistical analysis
  • Practice of statistical hypothesis testing using Stata
  • Knowledge and practice of linear correlation and regression with Stata
  • Knowledge and practice of follow-up studies in surveillance and survival analysis on Stata
  • Knowledge and use of descriptive epidemiology to analyze disease exposure relationships
  • Practice of statistical analysis of epidemiological studies and sample size calculations

Purpose/Scope of Consultancy

  • IHVN is seeking a qualified biostatistician and epidemiologist to apply as a consultant to support this training program as follows:
  • Develop a framework for the advanced epidemiological data analysis training program
  • Develop and review audio-visual modules for in-person and online self-paced courses
  • Facilitate in-person training sessions.

Minimum Requirements
A Biostatistician with:

  • A PhD Degree in Biostatistics
  • At least 10 years of experience in the Nigerian public health or education sector
  • Advanced statistical analysis skills
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the use of statistical analysis packages (SPSS, STATA, SAS and/or R) and visualization tools (particularly, MS Excel and Power BI)
  • Proficient in the use of geographical information system (GIS) tools (QGIS and/or ArcGIS) for mapping, visualization and spatial analysis
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of survey methodology and the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) framework in Nigeria
  • Proficiency in mathematical modelling of epidemic/outbreak surveillance and response

An Epidemiologist with:

  • A PhD Degree in Epidemiology or Consultant Public Health Physician with expertise in Epidemiology
  • At least 10 years of experience in the Nigerian public health or education sector
  • Expert knowledge of outbreak investigation, disease surveillance methods and the IDSR framework
  • Proficiency in mathematical modelling of epidemic/outbreak surveillance and response
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed Resume and a one-page Cover Letter as one MS Word document / PDF explaining their suitability for the position to the “Deputy Director, Human Resources” through this email address: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  22nd April, 2022.


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