Behavioral Scientist

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), National Stop Transmission of Polio (NSTOP) Program seeks the services of personnel the program. The positions are:
Open to: All Interested Candidates 
Duration of contract: One year
Opening Date: 17th December 2019
Closing Date: 31st December 2019
Duty station: Abuja   
Work Hours: Full time 
Background
AFENET is implementing a project to improve use and quality of PHC data in Nigeria. The project aims to improve data quality, specifically accuracy, completeness and use, using a human centered behavioral science (HCD-BS). Planned activities are geared towards improving data quality and use under the hypothesis that completeness and accuracy of routine PHC data is affected by behavioral, technical and organizational factors. AFENET seeks the services of qualified culturally competent personnel to implement the project in six states in northern Nigeria.

No of positions: 2
Scope of work
This is a full-time position to be to be stationed at the national office in Abuja with travel to implementing states. One (1) Behavioral Scientist will coordinate activities in three (3) states. They will work closely with the Team Lead and project managers to achieve project objectives and follow up with their respective states to achieve project deliverables. S/he should have optimal knowledge of PHC operations in Nigeria and knowledge in behavioral science approaches to health interventions. In addition, S/he should have ability to facilitate trainings and work in diverse settings.

Major duties and responsibilities

Required Qualification/ Experience

Two years working experience with frontline healthcare workers and health systems at all levels – community, heath facility, LGA, state and national

Knowledge requirements/Skills