Program Officer At Jhpiego


The Program officer will work with the NCDC Surveillance Director and Jhpiego GHS project staff to provide coordination and oversight in the implementation of Global health security – Surveillance activity at national and subnational. Work in close collaboration with the NCDC PCU, Surveillance and other technical team and relevant stakeholders for effective achievement and implementation of Global health security activities in Nigeria, on the COVID19 response mechanism TA and other priorities. Work closely with all stakeholders to achieve key technical and programmatic results and contribute to resolving project-related issues and information delivery. The program officer will develop, maintain, strengthen and expand a quality collaborative approach and ensure effective program documentation.

SALARY RANGE (BASIC): 5,912,046 – 6,913,132.80


  • Supports in providing technical and program oversight of Surveillance, support TA program are effectively and efficiently implemented
  • Support development of project activity/ work planning, project implementation, budget development and tracking within established policies and ensure compliance with specifications and resources
  • Develop framework for tracking of project and monitoring implementation.
  • Support the project team to track, record and analyze data for reporting and timely communicate the results of analysis to inform program decision making.
  • Works with the Project leadership in communicating with donors and partners about the project
  • Support collaborations between NCDC and other relevant implementation and/or funding partners.
  • Support implementation of specific projects, documenting and reviewing health systems aspects relevant to Global health security.
  • Organize performance management meetings and engagement of stakeholders and project leads to ensure integrity and accountability of the program.
  • Manage communications and help build positive relations within the team and external parties to ensure achievement of the scheme’s objectives.
  • Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings, coordinate logistics, scheduling, and participant communications.
  • Ensure that project activities are executed successfully, completed within time frames and project scope achieved in quality
  • Contribute to scientific writing for development of manuscripts for publication and presentations as necessary
  • Remain informed on the current programs in Global health security fields by review of current literature and is alert to any implication of such strategic information for project activities.
  • Ensure that Jhpiego and GHS projects delivers on all its promises to donors and other stakeholders (achieve set targets, deliver quality services) – Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to improve program efficiencies
  • Support the NCDC Surveillance unit activity schedules, planning, reporting and coordination
  • Engage with PCU, Jhpiego and NACA on Surveillance and other technical activities coordination
  • Support GoN stakeholder’s engagement between PR, SRs and other partners for effective collaborations, engagement and inclusion
  • Draft and follow-up of correspondences with relevant parties.
  • Develop, compile, and write communications, create presentations, summaries, and materials to ensure better communication and wider understanding of the Gavi-supported program.
  • Assume other duties as assigned by NCDC Surveillance Director and Jhpiego GHS team

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in epidemiology, public health, or a closely related field, or equivalent experience in public health operations; masters-level degree preferred
  • 3-5 years practical experience of leading or coordinating collaborative field-based research studies. Having previous experience of working with NCDC is an added advantage.
  • Technical knowledge in epidemiology, clinical or laboratory fields
  • Evidence of having worked effectively both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary scientific team.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and a willingness to work with others to overcome problems as and when they arise.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and co-ordinate between colleagues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Willingness to travel frequently.
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s health systems and reporting structure and demonstrated ability to collaborate with government level officials to strengthen program implementation
  • Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of local and international partner organizations

Required Abilities/Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining donor relations
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams and willingness to learn and empower others
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • References will be required.

How to apply


Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume, and references.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found

Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Jhpiego promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.

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