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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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