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Job Title: HIV Strategic Information (SI) Advisor

Company: The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  

Experience: 7 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 HIV Strategic Information (SI) Advisor is responsible for overseeing Program Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting activities within his/her purview.  – The HIV Strategic Information Advisor will also have immediate oversight over all SI staff within the unit.  – S/He will provide technical support and coordination for the implementation of Strategic Information activities in the organization to ensure program targets are met, implement and ensure data quality and best practices in data collection, data management, and data reporting at different levels.  – Ensuring the use of standard tools and indicators required in the program and promoting health system strengthening activities at all levels also falls within his/her responsibilities.  – S/he will also collaborate with the Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities.  – The HIV Strategic Information Advisor will liaise closely with other technical staff and partners in the central/state/regional locations as required.



Education/Experience: – A university degree in medicine, pharmacy, statistics, epidemiology and computer science. – An MPH or its equivalent. – An experienced graduate of the FELTP program will be an added advantage – Minimum of 7 years working experience in relevant field . – Minimum of 2 years’ experience with HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria programs or related health service programs; and/or impact mitigation programs in the West African context. – Adequate experience with the National! StatefPEPFARI Global Funds SI system is highly desirable. – Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and management of health monitoring and evaluation systems.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: – 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 forms 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 with minimal supervision. – Have a clear understanding of the health system structure in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria environment within the country. – Have a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local partners and building local capacities for self-management. – Be willing to undertake regular field visits with a team approach to program implementation and be able to manage several major activities simultaneously – Ability to interact with and engage stakeholders at different levels. – Flexible, willing to travel and work weekends


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: – Provide technical oversight to States / regional and site staff on HIV program indicators, reporting and data quality issues. – Oversee the development and periodic review of program reporting protocol and target distribution to relevant organizations. – Develop indicator matrices in line with indicator requirements. – Oversee the development of Standard Operating Procedures for Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting. – Provide supervision of Electronic Medical Records implementation and report generation in supported facilities. – Active participation and supervision of Quality Improvement activities. – Review monthly program indicator and narrative reports and oversee the generation of program reports     – - Ensure the preparation of adhoc reports as required and requested. – Ensure the utilization of standardized monitoring and evaluation indicators and tools for consistency in measurement. – Provide trainings and guidance on program indicators and Data Collection Tools at sites – Participate in the development of Performance Implementation Plans, – Monitoring &Evaluation operational plans, performance framework and – Strategic Information (SI) workplan and budget. – Participate in grant writing activities and responding to-the SI requirements. – Oversee the generation of regular gap analysis to show program regional progress towards achieving set targets. – Participate in health system strengthening activities which include, but not limited to capacity building at the facility and state levels, advocacy to state officers and facility management. – Provide strategic technical assistance to the government agencies and wider State response on theories, strategies and approaches for monitoring and evaluation at the national and sub-national level. – Support improved availability and use of monitoring, evaluation and surveillance data for program planning, evaluation, and policy advocacy. – Represent the organization at meetings. – Perform other duties as assigned by the HIV Advisor and the AFENET Resident Advisor.

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