9 Feb 2016

Full-Time Jobs at African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Toni AdewunmiAnywhere

Job Description

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a Network of public health training institutions in Africa that seeks to strengthen manpower to enhance health systems on the continent. AFENET is a not-for-profit organization which works closely with Ministries of Health in member countries to develop sustainable programs and capacity to strengthen field epidemiology and ensure healthier lives for Africans.

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) seeks the services of candidates to fill the following vacant positions below for the Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Training Program (NFELTP) National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) program:

Data Manager
Location Abuja

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
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
Experience working with immunization systems at LGA, State and national levels
Experience working with District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2)
Experience in Programming Languages such as Python, C++, PHP, .Net and other related languages
Experience in public health informatics
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 applications is desired.

NSTOP- Malaria Field Coordinators
Location Abuja, Kano, Zamfara

The responsibilities of the Malaria Field Coordinator:

Assist State primary health care (PHC) team and Malaria-NSTOP local government area (LGA) officers in strengthening malaria coordination at the LGA level with particular attention to nomadic/scattered populations and other under-served communities.
Assist in organizing and facilitating malaria capacity building of state malaria staff in collaboration with state malaria elimination program.
Provide support for the state in malaria prevention and treatment with a focus on:
Micro-planning for insecticide treated net (ITN) distribution campaigns in high risk LGAs
Strengthening surveillance in:
Major primary health care centers in urban and rural areas of the state
Poor-performing LGAs
Nomadic and other chronically missed/underserved communities
Strengthening ITN distribution, intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy, and malaria case management in communities, health centers, routine infant immunization facilities, and antenatal clinics not otherwise reached
Monitoring and evaluation of malaria prevention activities at the state and LGA
Data management and technical support for LGAs with focus on hard-to-reach populations or facilities
Conducting operational research in context of President’s Malaria Initiative funding
Serve as state team lead on NSTOP – Malaria activities
Provide technical supervision for Malaria-NSTOP LGA officers and other LGA malaria focal persons.
Prepare monthly technical reports/documents on Malaria-NSTOP services in the state.
Mentor Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Lab Training Program residents assigned to the state in malaria-related activities.
Perform any other duties assigned by immediate supervisor

A degree in Medicine (MBBS or MD) or Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Laboratory Sciences, Public Health, Epidemiology or other related fields.

DHIS2 Implementation Officers
Location Akwa Ibom, Imo, Kwara, Nassarawa, Osun, Oyo, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba

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
Certifications, Knowledge and Requirements

Postgraduate degree or equivalent in Data Management, Public Health, Epidemiology or other health related disciplines
Possess at least 3 years’ experience in data management and monitoring and evaluation
Experience working with District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) database
Experience in managing routine immunization data at LGA, state and national level.
Proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Epi info and SPSS

Data Technical Officer

Location Abuja

The responsibilities of the Data Technical Officer include:

Developing and implementing integrated District Health Management Information Systems (DHIS) for routine 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 etc. at LGA, state and national levels.
Develop DHIS2 training programs
Use communication and information technology to support health care services.
Perform data cleaning, sorting, pruning, storing and archiving and analysis of data.
Perform Map analysis for GIS Projects.
Perform other tasks assigned by the Data Management Team Lead and Coordinator.
Certifications, License, Physical Requirements or Other Expertise 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.
Advanced Academic/Professional qualification will be an added advantage.
Knowledge Requirements:

Proven knowledge of modern office procedures.
Fluency in English Language.
Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different nationalities

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