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Job Surveillance Officer Organization RWANDA BIO-MEDICAL CENTER
Level 5.II Reports To Director of Diseases Surveillance Unit
No. of Positions 1 Deadline 15/Nov/2018
Job Description
• Ensure Health Facilities are conducting VPD case
- based surveillance according to WHO standards and national IDSR requirements • Ensure VPDs samples (AFP, Neonatal Tetanus and measles/rubella,) are processed in the required standards and arrange for their transportation respecting cold chain rules, • Work closely with NRL and Uganda laboratory to ensure VPDs surveillance lab related performance is comply with WHO standards, • Manage the VPD databases, analyze and elaborate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual VPD surveillance reports and share the reports with requisite parts • Collaborate with the vaccination program services to obtain necessary data for the documentation of annual polio eradication progress, quarterly polio risk assessment and quarterly measles risk assessment as required by WHO, • Collaborate with concerned Divisions and Units by providing the necessary support and expertise in case of Vaccine Preventable Diseases Outbreaks and during the vaccination Campaigns • Organize data harmonization meeting according to WHO recommendation • Monitor progress towards Polio Eradication, Measles Control and NNT elimination • Prepare action plans for VPD surveillance activities • Ensure monitoring end evaluation of implementation of VPD surveillance action plans • Support monitoring of impact of vaccination through VPDs surveillance and disease trends • Participate in preparation of training and supportive supervision materials • Collaborate with other ESR staff to organize and to conduct sensitization meetings, trainings and supportive supervision for IDSR and VPD surveillance • Participate in epidemic diseases surveillance and response trainings and supportive supervisions • Follow
- up of implementation of recommendations from supervisions and outbreak investigation / response in scope of VPD • Ensure organization and follow up of polio eradication committee meetings, • Ensure organization and follow up measles elimination committee meeting • Ensure participation in national immunization advisory group and other required technical working groups
Job Profile
Masters of Degree in epidemiology or in Public Heath or Bachelor degree in Public Health 1. Working experience in public Health sector 2. At least 4 years’ experience in diseases surveillance . 3. Experience of working with data management