The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) seeks the services of candidates to fill the following positions for the National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) program.
Open to: All Interested Candidates
Duration of contract: One year
Opening Date: 16 February 2017
Closing Date: 27 February 2017
Work Hours: Full time
Position: Data Manager
Duty station: Abuja, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Lagos and Ondo states.
The responsibilities of the data manager include:
Ensure that data generated is properly managed and analyzed to facilitate data-driven decision making
Design data collection instruments and databases as needed
Train state and LGA consultants on data collection and electronic data entry Train national program officers
Provide support to state and LGA consultants to assure data of sufficiently good quality
Regularly analyze collected data and provide feedback to state and LGA consultants
Provide regular updates to polio communication team on key performance indicators
Provide data for partner reports, donor reports and presentations
Master’s degree (or equivalent) in data management, epidemiology, public health or related field
PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE
Possess at least 3 years’ experience in data management, and or working with public health surveillance /monitoring and evaluation system
Experience working with District Health Information System 2(DHIS2)
Experience in Routine Immunization (R1) at the LGA or state level.
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
Language Proficiency: Level IV English (fluency in both written and oral) is required.
Job Knowledge: A good understanding of public health, data compilation and management and data analysis. In addition, experience or knowledge of immunization and public health surveillance systems is an advantage. Skills and Abilities: Possess advanced data management and analysis skills and proficiency with data management software (EPI-Info, Microsoft Excel, Access, SAS, SQL, or STATA). Experience with web-based applications is desired.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants for this position should visit the AFENET Human Resource web application (http://www.afenetnigeria.net/careers.php) and submit their applications, addressing the minimum requirements as per the advertisement. Candidates should indicate the appropriate position in their application letter. AFENET is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.