Event Base Surveillance Advisor at Jhpiego Nigeria

Posted on: Fri 14-10-2022

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Event Base Surveillance Advisor

Job ID: 2022-4780

Location: Abuja

Employment Status Full-Time

Category: International Positions  


  • The Jhpiego Nigeria Country Office seeks a candidate for a full-time EBS Advisor position focused on carrying out a full range of complex epidemiologic and surveillance activities associated with event-based surveillance (EBS) systems and associated alert and response operations (ARO) at the Nigeria CDC. This position works 40 hours a week.
  • The advisor will be hired by Jhpiego and assigned to the Connect Centre and/or Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at NCDC headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting Nigeria’s public health.


  • Support development and review of scripts and checklist for call agents
  • Conduct routine surveillance using digital surveillance platforms, such as EIOS and TATAFO, to detect signals of unusual or unexpected events
  • Support the Connect Centre/EOC in the verification of events
  • Support the Connect Centre/EOC in outbreak investigation and response activities
  • Register and log signals/events and their associated follow up actions into NCDC’s event management system (SITAware)
  • Support the development and implementation of epidemic intelligence products, such as daily EBS reports, situation reports, maps, dashboards, and other data visualizations
  • Monitor and evaluate uptake and performance of new and existing EBS technologies and products
  • Liaise with NCDC surveillance staff supporting indicator-based surveillance (IBS) systems such as SORMAS
  • Development of concepts and strategy/SOPs for subnational EBS deployment and implementation
  • Development/improvement and standardization of training materials/SOPs/manual
  • Support Jhpiego GHS programs
  • Facilitate EBS learning and community of practice for Jhpiego regional EBS team
  • Share routine advisory on EBS outbreak and response
  • Carry out other tasks that may be assigned by the Director of Surveillance or the DG of NCDC

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree in Health Communications, Public Health, or related field, with at least 7-8 years of professional experience
  • Strong skills in script writing, social media and prior experience working communications organizations or call centers
  • Experience in designing and implementing health communications program
  • Knowledge of digital disease surveillance platforms
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office products and Information Technology
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Ability to interact and communicate well with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Detail-oriented work ethics
  • Ability to communicate well with internal and external partners, including international partners

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Excellent presentation skills and verbal and written communications skills.
  • Previous experience working in INGO.
  • Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Office and data software.
  • Ability to travel 25% of time.

Salary Range and Benefits

Monthly Gross Salary Range: (NGN875,000 - NGN960,000)

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online


  • Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.