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Graduate Data Manager At African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET

Date Posted: 17/May/2014
Deadline: 30/May/2014

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) seeks the services of Three (3) Drivers for the Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Training Program (NFELTP) National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) program.

AFENET is recruiting to fill the position below:

Data Manager
Work hours: Full time

Job Description

  • The data manager will develop and maintain database, conduct timely analysis and reporting of data; improve data quality monitoring; improve data use and improve feedback of data to key stakeholders and reporting sources.
  • The data manager will ensure data harmonization between the agency, and partners.

The senior data manager will serve as the overall team lead for data management at the Abuja EOC as well as coordinate NSTOP data management projects:

1.) As senior data manager, direct other Abuja EOC data management staff and NSTOP data management staff in the performance of data analysis to meet program objectives.
2.) The senior data manager will take primary responsibility for the Polio Campaign Dashboard, including the following duties:

  • Cleaning and processing of dashboard data as it is received.
  • Generation of Instant Atlas dashboard and posting it to the EOC internal drive and website.
  • Updating of Excel dashboard tool as directed by EOC.
  • Updating of Access dashboard database tool.
  • Maintaining project documentation and archiving project files.
  • Other activities related to the dashboard as required.

3.) Provide technical support and consultation on other dashboard projects within the EOC.
4.) Analyze real-time data generated by Monitoring and Accountability Officers in each state and coordinate training for monitoring and accountability officers.
5.) Conduct GIS/geospatial analyses for nomadic maps to be used for NSTOP enumeration exercises.
6.) 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 Abuja EOC and NSTOP program.
7.) Oversee the design and update of databases, including creating automated reports, queries, and other functionalities in Access and other platforms(e.g. SQL).
8.) Provide training on data management and data analysis to immunization staff from the government, EOC, and partner organizations as required.
9.) Produce routine analyses on time and correction for use by EOC for program monitoring and decision making.
10.) Assist in development of routine analyses including Report Tables, Figures, Maps, in consultation with the EOC Situational Awareness team, the Data team, and other EOC teams and with CDC.
11.) Provide the immediate supervisor with regular reports summarizing activities.
12.) Any other duties as assigned by the EOC Incident Manager or the NSTOP Coordinator.

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 1 year 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 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 date management software (EPI-lnfo, Microsoft Excel, Access, SAS, SQL, or STATA). Experience with web-based applications is desired.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV, application letter and relevant documentation to:

The Administrator,
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET),
No. 50 Haile Selassie Street,
Asokoro, Abuja.

Email: [email protected]

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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