Ongoing recruitment at The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), February 2017

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) was established in 2005 as a non-profit organization and networking alliance of African Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs (FELTPs), and other applied epidemiology training programs.

AFENET currently operates in 28 African countries namely: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) seeks the services of candidates to fill the vacant position for the National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) program below:

Job Title: DHIS2 Implementation Officer
Locations: Abuja, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Lagos, Ondo
Duration of contract: One year
Work Hours: Full time
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
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Certification Knowledge and Requirements

  • First 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.


Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Data Manager
Location:
Abuja
Duration of contract:
One year
Work Hours:
Full time
Slot:
2
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

Qualification

  • Master’s 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 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.
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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.


Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

Note

  • Interested candidates should submit their applications and addressing the minimum requirements as per the advertisement.
  • Candidates should indicate the appropriate position in their application letter.
  • AFENET is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Application Deadline  27th February, 2017.

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