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Job Title: Data Manager

Company: The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: MBA/MSc/MA  

Experience: 5 years

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Job Field: ICT / Computer  


The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a Network of public health training institutions in Africa that seeks to strengthen manpower to enhance health systems on the continent. AFENET is a not-for-profit organization which works closely with Ministries of Health in member countries to develop sustainable programs and capacity to strengthen field epidemiology and ensure healthier lives for Africans.


The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) seeks the services of candidates to fill the following vacant positions below for the Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Training Program (NFELTP) National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) program:


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 – Certifications, License, Physical Requirements or Other Expertise Required


Required: – Masters degree (or equivalent) in data management, epidemiology, public health or related field.


Prior Work Experience: – Possess at least 5 years’ experience in data management, and or working with public health surveillance /monitoring and evaluation system – Experience working with immunization systems at LGA, State and national levels – Experience working with District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) – Experience in Programming Languages such as Python, C++, PHP, .Net and other related languages – Experience in public health informatics – Experience in GIS Map analysis (ARC GIS, QGIS, Health Mapper) – Must also have previous experience working with DHIS. – Experience with STATA, MathLab, SPSS, CSPRO, Epi Info, SAS


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.

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