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Data Manager at the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a non-profit networking and service alliance of Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs (FELTPs), and other applied epidemiology training programs. AFENET has operations in over 31 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa or the World Health Organisation Africa Region (WHO – AFRO). Established in 2005, AFENET is dedicated to helping Ministries of Health in Africa build strong, effective, sustainable programs and capacity to improve public health systems on the African continent.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Data Manager

Location: Abuja  
Work Hours: Full-time
Duration of Contract: Nine (9) Months

Terms of reference

  • Provide technical advisory to government and other stakeholders at all levels on the design, development, deployment, and implementation of health information systems like DHIS2 in accordance with program requirements and specifications
  • Lead the development and implementation of a training curriculum/program on health information systems and other informatics products
  • Conduct routine analysis of performance indicators, provide relevant feedback, and follow-up adequately
  • Facilitate the compilation of project charters, work plans, and implementation reports for internal and external use
  • Provide technical leadership to Data Technical Officers on data management and informatics which includes the use of the DHIS2 and another information system
  • Foster coordination, and ensure a single, integrated communication channel between the national-level staffers and the state-level officers as it relates to feedback sent to the sub-nationals from the sub-projects
  • Conducts routine maintenance/checks of all informatics/ICT products and infrastructure developed by the team or other third-party organizations
  • Facilitate capacity strengthening sessions focused on upskilling national, state, and LGA government officers on DHIS2, overall data management, and other information systems
  • Support the design and implementation of informatics workforce development module/curriculum
  • Ensure routine follow-up with national and sub-national staff/focal persons on data issues identified and implementation of recommendations
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Certifications, License, Physical Requirements, or Other Expertise Required

  • Master's Degree in Data Management, Epidemiology, Public Health, Health Informatics, Data Science or Statistics.

Prior Work Experience:

  • Possess at least 4 years of experience in data management, and or working with public health information, surveillance /monitoring, and evaluation systems
  • Experience configuring and deploying DHIS2 is an added advantage
  • Experience using data management and other geospatial analysis tools (ODK, SPSS, Python, R, ArcGIS, QGIS etc)
  • Experience with STATA, MathLab, SPSS, CSPRO, Epi Info, SAS, and other statistical software
  • Experience with adult teaching
  • Experience using District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) in a public health context is a must
  • Experience in Routine Immunization (RI) program at the national, state, or LGA level
  • Experience in Programming Languages such as Python, C++, PHP, .Net, and other related languages an added advantage

Knowledge Requirements:
Language Proficiency:

  • Level IV English (fluency in both written and oral) is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • A good understanding of public health, project management, health informatics, and data management (collection, analysis, interpretation, use, and feedback).
  • In addition, experience or knowledge of immunization and public health information and surveillance systems.

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 required.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 8th August, 2022.


  • 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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