Health Informatics Specialist at the National AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and STIs Control Programme (Federal Ministry of Health)

The National AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections Control and Hepatitis Programme (NASCP) is a division of the Department of Public Health, in the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMH).

The concept of NASCP and its mandate is to coordinate the formulation and effective implementation of the Nigeria government policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures for the prevention of new HIV infections as well as improve on the existing treatment, care and support for those persons already infected and affected by the virus in the country.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Health Informatics Specialist

Location: Abuja


The Health Informatics Specialist will provide Health informatics development and management to NASCP by leveraging on technology and data management principles to enhance healthcare processes, decision-making, and patient outcomes. Ensuring accurate, timely, and complete reporting of programmatic information on the Global Fund grants


  • Development and management of various HI/IT solutions to enhance performance
  • Work with different stakeholders to manage and analyze health data
  • Implementing and maintaining health information systems
  • Develop and optimize electronic health records systems
  • Work to build a health informatic system for data collecting and reporting.
  • Provide training and support to the NASCP SI component on the use of health informatics tools and systems, promoting their adoption and usage.

Academic Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in software engineering, mechatronics, AI, relevant engineering, HI, IT fields,  mathematics, coding related field, Epidemiology or equivalent with 7 years substantive experience in developing, deploying and/or advising on ICT solutions, preferably with development organisation and/or public sector organization.


  • Experience in developing, evaluating, and advising on IT systems and platforms for business operations. Thorough knowledge of process automation, project management and ICT.
  • Experience with software and HI/IT solutions development and management
  • Training on or demonstrated experience of security audit, infrastructure, and network design.
  • Experience of monitoring and managing ICT systems and infrastructure for an IT project including database management, Storage Area Network (SAN), network, firewall etc.
  • Experience in evaluating business processes, portfolio management & information system needs.
  • Excellent knowledge of Information Systems, ICT best practices, and current application development methodologies.
  • Deep knowledge of Content Management System (CMS) and Full-stack development.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds, fluency in English is required.
  • Ability to code programming language like python, HTML, Java, R,  Javascript, e.t.c
  • Experience carrying out similar tasks for development organizations like Palladium is highly desired.
  • Experience in designing and deploying complex ICT infrastructure, including databases, networks and security;
  • Experience in advising senior counterparts on ICT issues and solutions;
  • Extensive knowledge of election processes, related ICT solutions and the opportunities and risks involved in deploying them;
  • Experience in designing and managing complex ICT projects;
  • Ability to ensure effective coordination with multiple stakeholders;
  • Ability to deliver time-sensitive projects with tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information appropriately
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information to non-specialist audiences
  • Training on or demonstrated experience of security audit, infrastructure, and network design.


  • Establish and document software development guidelines, coding standards, and conducting training sessions as needed;
  • Ensure that NASCP uses a more secure safe and coded programming language
  • Provide technical support to healthcare staff for using information systems effectively
  • Conduct training sessions on new health technologies

Contracting & Accountability:

  • The officer will be accountable to the NASCP Head SI .


  • S/he will be paid competitive fees for the agreed duration based on qualification and experience.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  14th December, 2023.