Author Topic: [Full-time] DHIS Officer Job at The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)  (Read 336 times)


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Job Title: DHIS officer Company: The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) Job Type: Full Time Qualification: BA/BSc/HND Experience: 3 years Location: Abuja, Nigeria Job Field: Medical / Health / Safety   . The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a non-profit organization established in 2005 with a mission to improve human health through the strengthening and expansion of applied epidemiology and laboratory capacity in partnership with Ministries of Health, Non-Governmental Organizations, international agencies, private sector and other public health agencies. AFENET has its Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda with operations in more than 16 countries. . - The DHIS officer under the supervision of the AFENET HIV Advisor is responsible for spearheading AFENET's involvement with the District Health Information System (DHIS) HIV implementation. S/He will support the roll out of the Government of Nigeria (GON) DHIS2 instance, inclusion of PEPFAR indicators and facility-level reporting. Working with other relevant partners S/He will ensure that data collected from state level implementation are collated and entered expeditiously in the web based DHIS and ready for use for program planning. S/he will work with others in the team and implementing partners to ensure thatAFENET HIV/AIDS activities are appropriate and meet the GON, ojec 's Objectives. . Education & Experience: - Must possess a first degree in statistics/medical sciences Idemography/social sciences or its equivalent in a relevant field. - Postgraduate degree or equivalent in data management, public health, epidemiology or other health related disciplines - Possess at least 3-year experience in data management or monitoring and evaluation - Must have documented minimum of one (1) year experience in the use of DHIS 1.4 and 2.0 - Experience in managing data at national, state or LGA level. - Proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Epi info and SPSS. - S/He must possess ability to analyse and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data to inform programming. - A good understanding of HIV/AIDS programs - Adequate experience with the National/State/PEPFARI Global Funds HIV and Systems is highly desirable. . Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: - Good understanding of the PEPFAR and National HIV/AIDS systems and thematic areas - Experience with working a wide range of implementing partners in Nigeria - Must be familiar with the various National, PEPFAR and WHO guidelines for treatment, care and Support, PMTCT, Strategic information and other key HIV programs - Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices. methods, tools and guidelines - Must have the ability to obtain, analyze, organize and interpret data and present findings in both oral and written form effectively to technical and non-technical colleagues. - Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications and a statistical package such as Epi info, SPSS, SAS or STATA - Knowledge of and experience in health information management systems and database maintenance. - Knowledge of and practical experience in health-related research and ethical requirements. - Excellent (fluent) English written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. - Team player with ability to work without supervision. - Have a clear understanding of the tfealth system structure in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria environment within the country. . DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - The successful candidate will provide technical support to users of DHIS2 at all levels and will modify and update the DHIS2 modules in accordance with program requirement and specification. - Support the implementation of the HIV/AIDS NHIS scale up plan in the states - Provide technical leadership to the State HIV teams on the use of the DHIS2 HIV dashboard for data driven decision making - Build capacity of state and LGA government officers to enter data, analyze and provide regular reports using DHIS2. - Work with SO's, M&E officers, HMIS officers and others as indicated to analyze collected data and provide feedback to State and Local government RE teams - Liaise with AFENET HIV Data Management Team to provide regular feedback and troubleshoot problems - Provide mentoring. support and supervision to state facilities working on HIV on data collection, data entry and appropriate use of HIV reporting tools - Develop Monthly technical report following all supportive supervision activities conducted - Train State and LGAHIV teams on data management - Perform other duties as assigned by the HIV Advisor and Resident Advisor.

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