SURVEILLANCE OFFICERS – 12 positions

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Center for International Programs

ICAP of Columbia University (registered in Kenya as Center for International Programs-Kenya) is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health to strengthen Public Health Initiatives in Kenya.

Applications are invited for the following fixed term PROJECT RISE POSITIONS

LOCATION: Nairobi with travel to ICAP sites

Overall Job Function

Reporting to the Surveillance coordinator, the surveillance officer is a member of the senior regional  management  team  and  will  oversee  programmatic activities and site support at county health facilities for efficient delivery of quality services.

Key Responsibilities

  • To oversee the planning, initiation and implementation of hospital-based sentinel surveillance system for AFIs
  • To provide technical support for the planning and implementation of hospital-based sentinel surveillance system for AFIs
  • To provide technical support for the planning and implementation of hospital-based sentinel surveillance system for AFIs
  • To provide on-going supervision of ICAP-supported hospital-based sentinel surveillance system for AFIs
  • To participate in training and mentorship of site facility staff for hospital-based sentinel surveillance system for AFIs
  • To participate in designing programs to assist in monitoring, evaluation and quality improvement  activities for hospital-based sentinel surveillance system for AFIs
  • To liaise with Ministry of Health officials and other stakeholders in coordinating the implementation of Acute Febrile Illnesses (AFI) surveillance in multisite hospitals
  • To prepare budgets, work plans, reports and other technical papers for acute Febrile Illnesses (AFI) surveillance

Qualifications

  • Diploma in clinical medicine, Higher Diploma in Epidemiology, Research and Surveillance
  • BSc and MPH, or an advanced relevant degree an added advantage
  • At least 5 years of experience with donor-funded health programs

How to Apply

All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 referees (one who should be at least your current/previous supervisor) should be sent to the Country Director, jobs@icapkenya.org on or before September 23rd 2021.