African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) Vacancy for Team Lead

Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is the umbrella organization for applied epidemiology training, programs in Africa. It oversees the Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs (FETP) in 16 countries of Africa. It has been vested with the responsibility of implementing Lagos AIDS Indicator Survey (LAGAIS) in the State. In view of this, AFENET is recruiting men and women with field work experience to gather the Lagos data across the 20 Local Government Areas of Lagos State.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Team Lead

Location: Lagos
Slot: 10
Work Hours: Full time 40 hours/week

Job Description

  • The team lead will oversee and supervise the day-to-day operations of the field team. S/he will be responsible for equipment checks, ensuring data quality, managing and documenting anticipated and unanticipated difficulties.
  • The team lead will provide continued evaluation of testing and counselling services in the field; ensuring that proper consenting procedures and documentation are followed.
  • S/he will ensure that the testing algorithm is adhered to, and that the confidentialities of the survey participants are protected. The team lead will ensure all adverse events are properly documented and reported to the survey supervisors in a timely manner.
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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees and supervises the day-to-day activities of the field team
  • Conducts equipment checks prior to field visits
  • Manages and documents anticipated and unanticipated difficulties
  • Provides continued evaluation of testing and counselling services in the field
  • Ensures that proper consenting procedures and documentation are followed
  • Ensures the testing algorithm is adhered to, and quality control (QC) is performed prior to testing participant specimen
  • Ensure that the confidentiality of the client/respondent is being protected
  • Ensure documentation of procedures as required is occurring according to the protocol
  • See to it that all adverse events are properly documented and reported to the central supervisors in a timely manner

Minimum Qualifications
Education/Experience:

  • A university degree or its equivalent in Health related courses, with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in Health services delivery or HIV/AIDS programs
  • An MPH or its equivalent will be an added advantage, A sound understanding of HIV/AIDS surveys in resource constrained settings.
  • An experience with the FELTP will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience in the leadership, design, implementation, management and tracking/monitoring of HIV surveys

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

  • Knowledge of and practical experience in HIV community-based research and ethical requirements
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications
  • Excellent (fluent) English written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Yoruba  speaking may be an added advantage
  • Leadership skills with ability to direct, delegate, motivate and inspire other team members
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Effective liaison, networking and collaboration skills
  • Demonstration of planning and organizing interpersonal skills (active listening, empathy, social awareness, emotional awareness) with cultural sensitivity
  • Flexible, willing to travel to any part of Lagos State and work weekends during the survey implementation period.
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Application Closing Date
15th May, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
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