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The USAID – funded Core Group Global Health Security (CG-GHS) Project supports a multi-lateral. multi-sectoral approach to strengthening local and global health security by strengthening capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats whether occurring naturally or being deliberately spread. CGPP-GHS project in Nigeria will coordinate and collaborate with key stakeholders and line ministries addressing livestock and wildlife health, as well as environmental health, through a ‘one Health’ approach. This new approach provides the opportunity to record those unusual events and reports them up; so, they may be investigated and triaged quickly before they could become outbreaks or worse, epidemics.
The GHS Project Manager (PM) will provide coordination and technical support for the implementation of interventions related to Global Health Security Agenda (GHS) portfolio of CGPP -GHS in Nigeria, specifically focusing on technical areas of zoonotic disease detection, prevention and response. She/he will ensure that the work is of the highest quality. As required, the GHS PM will work with the implementing NGO Staff, headquarters-based and state-level GHS partners and stakeholders in strengthening community-based disease surveillance (CBS) in the five focal states. As directed by the Secretariat Director, she/he will meet regularly with USAID Mission and other GHS Partners to disseminate information on activities, learn about new developments within the GHSA space and adopt or adapt them into the CGPP-GHS intervention as may be required.
- Advanced Degree in Public Health, animal health, epidemiology, preventive medicine, and related biomedical disciplines.
- At least 10 years addressing animal and human health threats with at least 5 years in a managerial or leadership position (with practical experience in preparedness and response planning and systems)
- Good knowledge of One Health Concept, GHSA, OIE-PVS, and IHR -2005 principles
- Demonstrated experience in applying One Health approaches to address community -based disease challenges
- Strong understanding of the Nigeria national One Health &community health strategy
- Experience with public health programs in developing country context supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID, CDC and International agencies such as FAO, OIE, and WHO preferred
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability in consensus building and constructively leading a team