Job Title: Data Technical Officer
Company: Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Field: ICT / Computer Medical / Health
Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is the umbrella organization for applied epidemiology training, programs in Africa. It oversees the Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs (FETP) in 16 countries of Africa. FETP is modeled after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). The main objective of AFENET through its FETP is to build and offer epidemiological services in the country for strengthening public health systems particularly disease surveillance and response, The program is partly funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). AFENET’s current focus is on interventions for the control of priority diseases in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS.
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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