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Data Manager at African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

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


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.


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.



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