REDISSE Project - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PROJECT COORDINATOR

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Issue Date: Friday 16 August, 2019

Background

The Federal Republic of Nigeria has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement Project (Phase II), being implemented under the supervision of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, an Agency of the Federal Ministry of Health.

The REDISSE Project was initiated by the World Bank to cover all countries in the ECOWAS sub-region as a consequence of the 2014‒2015 West Africa Ebola crisis. The Project is cross-sectoral, with both human health and animal health sector’s implementation. The project promotes regional collaboration among ECOWAS countries, in order to ensure that gaps in disease detection and outbreak response across the West African sub-region are effectively addressed. Successful implementation of the project is envisaged to minimize the health and economic consequences of major disease outbreaks. The REDISSE Project was formally launched in Nigeria on the 27th of April 2018.

The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to strengthen cross-sectoral and National capacity for collaborative disease surveillance and response in Nigeria. It seeks to address systemic weaknesses within the animal and human health systems that hinder effective disease surveillance.

Project Components:

The Project comprised of five components: -

Component 1: Surveillance and Information System

Component 2: Strengthening Laboratory Capacity

Component 3: Preparedness and Emergency Response

Component 4: Human Resource Management for Effective Disease Surveillance and epidemic preparedness

Component 5: Institution Capacity Building, Project Management, Coordination and Advocacy

Job Description: Specific Duties for this position will include the following:

• Takes responsibility for the implementation of the REDISSE project and manages all correspondences with the World Bank

• Overall coordination and implementation of the human health and animal health components of the project

• Administrative oversight, technical guidance and leadership to project

• Provide the Secretariat to the Technical Committee of the project

• Support the Secretarial role of the DG, NCDC (and his alternate) to the National Steering Committee

• Liaise with other relevant programmes and technical Departments in NCDC, FMOH, FMARD and with the public and private sectors relevant to the project

• Oversee fiduciary compliance of the project in line with the financial regulations of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and World Bank requirements

• Ensure transparent procurement and contracting processes

• Provide line management and performance monitoring of supporting staff within the PCU and consultants/contractors hired to deliver services

• Provide advocacy, oversee and coordinate activities of the states’ focal persons and implementing partners through the sector coordinators

• Convenes and chairs regular meetings of project management and other meetings (as appropriate)

• Ensure timely reporting and collation of reports from consultants, implementing partners, technical departments of the NCDC, FMOH and FMARD and with timely submission of required reports to the World Bank and the West African Health Organization

• Coordinate supervision missions from the World Bank and the West African Health Organization

• Provide regular project updates to the DG/NCDC, CVO and the Technical Committee

• Other responsibilities as may be assigned by the DG, NCDC.

Qualifications and Experiences:

Essential:

• Public or Civil Servant with good service records, who is currently in service at the Directorate level and have not less than five (5) years to leave service.

• Minimum qualification of MBBS, DVM or graduate qualification in an area relevant to public health/epidemiology/microbiology (with MPH or relevant Master’s degree).

• Minimum of three (3) years previous experience as a Project Director or Coordinator on a World Bank funded project or any major donor funded project while in public or civil service with demonstrable strategic and project management experience.

• Experience of engagement with international partners at the national level.

• Proven competence in health diplomacy and negotiation through representation at regional and international meetings.

Desirable:

• Postgraduate Fellowship in Public Health, Medicine, Masters or PhD in a related area such as Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Veterinary Public/Epidemiology or Public Health.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control now invites eligible individual candidates to apply. Interested candidates must provide information through their Curriculum Vitae demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience for the position.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on which date/time/venue will be announced later.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0900 to 1700 hours.

Applications must be delivered in a written form and in sealed envelope to the address below in person and/ or by e-mail by Friday 30 August 2019.

The Director-General

Nigeria Center for Disease Control,

Plot 804, Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi-Abuja, Nigeria

E-mail: chikwe.ihekweazu@ncdc.gov.ng

Attention: Director, Administration

E mail: Yakubu.abdullahi@ncdc.gov.ng

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