SURVEILLANCE EPIDEMIOLOGIST

Company Flexi Personnel Limited
Reference # SEN
Published 02/11/2017
Contract Type Contract
12 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Introduction

Our Client an International NGO involved in Research and Training is seeking to recruit a Surveillance Epidemiologist.
Job Functions Monitoring & Evaluation,Other Research Development, Science and Scientific Research,Research and Development
Industries Healthcare,Ngo / Non-Profit,Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene,Research
Specification

• Under the direction of the Medical Epidemiologist, the Surveillance
Epidemiologist key responsibilities shall include:

•Participate in assigned HIV surveillance projects in the Global Programs
portfolio.

•Work closely with his/her supervisor to establish and maintain
collaborative and effective working relationships with the Ministry of
Health (MoH), CDC-Kenya and other agencies and institutions, and key
partners.

•Lead the development of survey protocols, tools and training materials
for surveillance activities.

•Develop and review analysis plans, provide interpretation for analysis
and write up results as needed.

•Work independently or with team members to put together protocols,
data analysis plans, and other data dissemination outputs.

•Facilitate and/or coordinate dissemination of surveillance data through
preparation of presentations, reports and scientific manuscripts.

•Provide technical assistance, capacity building and mentorship to
stakeholders on epidemiologic and surveillance methods, survey design,
data collection, management, analysis and use.

•Work in a multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, statisticians,
surveillance officers, data managers and other surveillance personnel.

Requirements

•A Master’s degree in epidemiology or related field is required.

•Minimum of eight years working in epidemiology, public health,
surveillance or related field is required.

•Demonstrated knowledge of concepts of surveillance and epidemiology.

•Experience and technical expertise with surveillance systems and
surveys using varying sampling methodologies.

•Experience preparing survey and surveillance protocols, technical
reports and scientific manuscripts.

•Experience capacity building on surveillance and epidemiological
methods.

•Strong interpersonal skills in working teams with varying areas of
expertise to accomplish project objectives.

•Demonstrated strong communication skills; ability to effectively
communicate both orally and written complicated epidemiological
information to non-technical persons.

•Proficiency in either SAS, STATA or R statistical software packages.

•Fluency in English required.
Job Closing Date 30/11/2017
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