The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a Network of public health training institutions in Africa that seeks to strengthen manpower to enhance health systems on the continent. AFENET is a not-for-profit organization which works closely with Ministries of Health in member countries to develop sustainable programs and capacity to strengthen field epidemiology and ensure healthier lives for Africans.
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) seeks the services of candidates to fill the vacant positions below for the Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Training Program (NFELTP) National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) program:
Position 1: DHIS2 Implementation Officer
Location: Rivers,Ogun,Piateau,Delta, Adamawa,Imo,Kaduna,Benue and Ondo,Taraba, Niger, Abia and Sokoto States - Nigeria.
Duration of contract: One (1) year.
Duties/Responsibilities of the DHIS2 implementation Officer includes:
Support the implementation of the Routine Immunization NHMIS scale up plan in the states
Provide technical leadership to the State RI team on the use of the DHIS2 RI dashboard for data driven decision
Provide rnentoring, support and supervision to LGA Ri teams on data collection, data entry and appropriate use of RI reporling tools
Develop Monthly technical report following all supportive supervision activities conducted
Train State and LGA RI teams on data management
Build capacity of state and LGA government officers to enter data. analyze and provide regular reports using DHIS2.
Work with SIO's. M&E officers, HMIS officers and others as indicated to analyze collected data and provide feedback to State and Local government RI teams 8. Liaise with NSTOP Data Management Team to provide regular feedback and troubleshoot problems
Postgraduate degree or equivalent in data management, public health, epidemiology or other health related disciplines
Possess at least 3 years' experience in data management or monitoring and evaluation
Experience working with District Health information System 2 (OHIS2) database
Experience in managing routine immunization data at LGAor state level.
Proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel. MicrosoftAccess, Epi info and SPSS.
Language proficiency: Level lit English (Fluency in Both written and oral) is required.
Position 2: Data Technical Officer
Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
Duration of contract: One (1) year
The duties/responsibilities of the Data Technical Officer include:
Developing and implementing integrated District Health Management Information Systems (DHIS) for routine data, semi- permanent data, and survey data.
Manage information, communications and technology ICT Solutions, materials and experiences developed by DHIS Developers.
Conduct DHIS Training for health workers, LIOs, PHCCs, SIOs, Ministry of Health officials etc. at LGA, state and national levels.
Develop DHIS2 training programs
Use communication and information technology to support health care services.
Perform data cleaning, sorting, pruning, storing and archiving and analysis of data.
Perform Map analysis for GIS Projects.
Perform other tasks assigned by the Data Management Team Lead and Coordinator.
First Degree in Health Sciences, Computer Sciences, Statistical Analysis or Public Health.
Experience in assessing and/or supporting health information systems in Nigeria.
Must have a holistic understanding of Health Information Systems Program
Experience in Programming Languages such as Python, C++, PHP, Net and other related languages.
Experience in GIS Map analysis (ARC GIS, QGIS, Health Mapper)
Must also have previous experience working with DHIS.
Experience with STATA, Math Lab, SPSS, CSPRO, Epi Info, SAS.
Experience with Routine Immunization and Polio Programs or any public health related projects.
Advanced Academic/Professional qualification will be an added advantage.
Proven knowledge of modern office procedures.
Fluency in English Language.
Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different nationalities.
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Application Deadline: 12th June, 2016
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