Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) Jobs in Nigeria, June 2017

Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is the umbrella organization
for applied epidemiology training, programs in Africa. It oversees the
Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs (FETP) in 16
countries of Africa. It has been vested with the responsibility of
implementing Lagos AIDS Indicator Survey (LAGAIS) in the State. In view
of this, AFENET is
recruiting men and women with field work experience
to gather the Lagos data across the 20 Local Government Areas of Lagos
State.

AFENET is seeking the services of candidates to fill the position below
for the National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) program:



Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location:
Abuja
Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time
Job Description

The responsibilities of a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer:

  • Support the design and implementation of the Monitoring and
    Evaluation (M&E) function for the NSTOP including monitoring
    progress towards achievement its objectives.
  • Provide technical input into monitoring and evaluation components of funding and project proposals
  • Provide technical assistance on evaluation design, methods, and implementation.
  • Provide technical assistance to program/staff to develop, update
    and implement monitoring and evaluation of their programs/projects.
  • Support implementation, analysis and reporting for NSTOP program
  • Assist in developing M&E data collection tools and training field staff and partners in usage.
  • Enter and manage M&E data, generate findings/results and translate these into actionable recommendations.
  • Conduct internal data quality audits for quality assurance purposes.
  • Support project staff and partners to understand M&E
    requirements and procedures including indicators, definitions and
    targets.
  • Maintaining an updated filing system for all M&E data and
    resultants reports, including for funding agreements/project reports
  • Foster reflection and dialogue on the evaluation process and outcomes both within the organization and with key stakeholders.

Key Competencies:

  • Knowledge and skills in monitoring and evaluation methodology,
    including ability to develop/interpret a logic model and an evaluation
    plan
  • Ability to design monitoring and evaluation activities for public health programs or projects
  • Ability to organize and communicate with, staff from many
    organizations to work together,  including organization of meetings and
    workshops
  • Skills in developing M&E indicators and data collection plans for research or applied evaluation projects.
  • Experience in reporting on M&E findings through reports and PowerPoint presentations
  • Excellent skills in conducting qualitative and quantitative data
    analysis using statistical and/or qualitative software packages.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, results oriented
  • Excellent written and oral communication, including presentation skills.
  • A team player

Qualifications

  • A Masters’ Degree in Public Health, Statistics, Social Sciences,
    Development Studies or relevant discipline plus an advanced certificate
    in M&E.
  • Demonstrable and proven practical experience of at least Two (2) years of Post Graduate practice in implementing
  • Monitoring and Evaluation activities in Public Health related organizations and institutions.
  • Proof of applied skills and experience in designing,
    implementation and operating M&E systems from project initiation to
    close out; experience in NGO sector is preferred advantage.
  • Experience in handling M&E for multiple donor funds including US CDC,
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies and experience in analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Knowledge of vaccine preventable diseases, surveillance and immunization programs, particularly in Nigeria, would be anadvantage

Interested and qualified candidate should:
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Job Title: DHIS2 Implementation Officer
Locations: Gombe, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina, Abuja and Edo
Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time
Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the DHIS2 Implementation Officer include;

  • 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 making
  • Provide mentoring, support and supervision to LGA RI teams on
    data collection, data entry and appropriate use of RI reporting 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
  • Liaise with NSTOP Data Management Team to provide regular feedback and troubleshoot problems

Requirements

  • University 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 (DHIS2) database
  • Experience in managing routine immunization data at LGA or state level.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Epi info and SPSS.
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Job Title: DHIS 2 Data Manager

Location
: Abuja
Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the data manager include:

  • Ensure that DHIS 2 data generated is properly managed and analyzed to facilitate data-driven decision making
  • Design data collection instruments and databases as needed to improve DHIS 2 reporting
  • Train state and LGA team on data collection and electronic data entry
  • Train national program officers on DHIS 2 Routine Immunization module
  • Provide support to state and LGA team to ensure DHIS 2 data quality
  • Regularly analyze collected data and provide feedback to state and LGA team

Certifications, License, Physical Requirements or other Expertise Required

  • Masters 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 (RI) at the LGA or state level.
  • Experience in Programming Languages such as Python, C++, PHP, Net and other relate languages.
  • Experience in GIS Map analysis (ARC GIS, QGIS, Health Mapper)
  • Must also have previous experience working with DHIS.
  • Experience with STATA, MathLab, SPSS, CSPRO, Epi Info, SAS

Knowledge Requirements
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-lnfo, Microsoft Excel,
    Access, SAS, SQL, or STATA).
  • Experience with web-based applications is desired.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: DHIS 2 Senior Data Manager

Location
: Abuja
Open to: All Interested Candidates
Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours:Full time
Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the DHIS 2 Senior Data Manager include:

  • The DHIS 2 Senior data manager will serve as the overall DHIS2 team lead for DHIS2 data.
  • Support the scale up of DHIS 2 Routine Immunization module and NHMIS in the country
  • As senior data manager, provide support other NSTOP data
    management staff in the performance of data analysis and oversee all
    NSTOP data management activities to meet program objectives
  • Oversee the design of data collection, entry and reporting
    instruments, including paper forms, mobile phone data entry tools, and
    computer data entry tools as needed by NSTOP projects.
  • Oversee the design and update of databases, including creation
    of automated reports, queries, and other functionalities in Access and
    other platforms (e.g. SQL)
  • Provide support data management to NFELTP and residents
  • Support the coordination of DHIS2 Implementation activities
  • Support national and state level capacity building activities
  • Support national and state programs on data quality and use
  • Support NSTOP EOC data manager to manage EOC data as necessary
  • Provide data quality support at all levels
  • Any other assignments that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

Certifications, License, Physical Requirements or other Expertise Required

  • Masters Degree (or equivalent) in Data Management, Epidemiology, Public Health or related field

Prior Work Experience:

  • Possess at least 5 years experience in data management, and or
    working with public health surveillance /monitoring and evaluation
    system
  • Leadership and management experience is an added advantage
  • Experience working with District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2)
  • Experience in Routine Immunization (RI) 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, MathLab, SPSS, CSPRO, Epi Info, SAS

Knowledge Requirements
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 application is
    desired
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Job Title: Malaria LGA Focal Person

Location:
Kano (Gezawa LGA)
Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time
Job Description

The basic functions of the position are:

  • Provide assistance in planning and implementation of malaria
    activities in intervention LGAs,e.g. implementation of NSTOP- malaria
    flagship program.
  • Assist in assessing needs, opportunities and approaches for strengthening malaria activities.
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating malaria capacity building
    of health facility (HF) staff in collaboration with LGA Primary Health
    Care.
  • Participate in insecticide treated net campaign preparations and
    implementation of micro planning, training, logistical support,
    supervision, monitoring and evaluation as part of the LGA team.
  • Work with LGA Director of Primary Health Care, LGA monitoring
    and evaluation (M&E) team and community leaders to identify and
    train community level workers to conduct data collection for malaria
    M&E efforts.
  • Establish and maintain active communication and collaboration
    with related US President’s Malaria Initiative (in Zamfara), UK
    Department for International Development (in Kano), their implementing
    partners, and other malaria donors in focus LGAs, in provision of
    planning, training, review meetings, supportive supervision and
    documentation.
  • Work with HF staff to engage community and religious leaders and
    Malaria-NSTOP target communities in malaria prevention activities.
  • Assist LGA staff on carrying out supportive supervision for HF staff.
  • Prepare monthly technical reports/documents on Malaria-NSTOP services in the LGA.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the NSTOP Malaria State field coordinator and LGA Chairperson.

Requirements

  • A good bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine,
    Sciences or Public Health is required; additional qualification in
    public health will be an advantage.
  • At least 2 years of prior working experience on malaria
    elimination programs or other related public health programs with NGOs,
    UN organizations, Government agencies or Ministries.
  • Level IV (fluency) Speaking/Writing in English is required. Must
    be fluent in Hausa and any other local language spoken in Northern
    Nigeria.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of malaria elimination strategies, Local Government Structure and Primary Health Care system in Nigeria.
  • Experience working or interacting with nomadic or other migrant
    communities, and inhabitants of hard-to-reach settlements will be an
    advantage
  • Incumbent is required to possess standard computer skills with experience in MS Word, MS Excel spreadsheets, MS Power-Point.
  • Ability to write concise technical activity reports is required.
  • Must be resident within the LGA of assignment at time of assumption of duty otherwise job offer is nullified

Interested and qualified candidate should:
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Job Title: Data Technical Officer

Location:
Abuja
Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time
Opening Date: Thursday 8 June 2017
Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Data Technical Officer include:

  • Developing and implementing integrated District Health
    Management Information Systems (DHIS) for Routine Immunization 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 and other agencies at LGA, state and
    national levels. He/she will also develop DHIS training Programs.
  • Use communication and information technology to support health structures.
  • Data cleaning, sorting, pruning, storing and archiving and analysis of data.
  • Perform GIS Map analysis for GIS Projects.
  • Perform other tasks given to him by the Data Management Team Lead and Coordinator

Certifications, License, Physical Requirements or Other Experise Required

  • 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note

  • Candidates should indicate the appropriate position in their application letter. AFENET is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
Application Deadline  21st June, 2017.

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