Vacancy - Human Health Sector Coordinator, REDISSE Project

Thursday, February 27, 2020



Issue Date: Thursday, 27th February, 2020


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

The REDDISSE 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-sectorial, 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 Objectives (PDO) is to strengthen cross-sectorial and National capacity for collaborative disease surveillance and response in Nigeria. It seeks to address systematic weakness 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

Position: Human Health Sector Coordinator

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Job Description: Specific duties for this position include the following:

• Takes responsibilities for the implementation of the human health sector of the REDISSE Project

• Coordination and implementation of the human health components of the project.

• Technical guidance and support to the PC on human health activities

• Support the secretarial role of the PC/REDISSE

• Liaise with other focal officers and technical departments in NCDC relevant to the project.

• Assist the PC in ensuring that fiduciary compliance of the project is in line with the financial regulations of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and World Bank requirements are met.

• Assist the PC to ensure transparent procurement and contracting processes are met.

• Coordinate the activities of the focal persons and implementing partners on human health activities

• Ensure timely collation of reports from consultants, implementing partners, technical departments of the NCDC, for timely submission to the Project coordinator.

• Provide regular project updates to the project coordinator and ensure prompt service delivery of the sector components

• Other responsibilities as may be assigned by the PC, REDISSE

Qualification and Experiences:


• 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 should be graduates in Medicine or other health related profession especially areas relevant to Public Health/ Epidemiology/ Microbiology.

• Experience of engagement with international partners at national level.

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


Postgraduate Fellowship, Masters or PhD in related area such as Infectious Disease, Epidemiology or Public Health.

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

Potential candidates are to kindly note that the position requires 100% dedication to the project.

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 09:00 to 16:00

Applications must be delivered in a written form and in sealed envelope to the address below in person and/ or by email on or before Friday, 6th March 2020

The Director General

Nigeria Center for Disease Control,

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

E-mail: [email protected]

Attention: Project Coordinator

E-mail: [email protected]

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