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Job Title: Data Manager

Company: Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: MBA/MSc/MA

Experience: 3 years

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.


Job Responsibilities:

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


Qualification: – Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Data Danagement, Epidemiology, Public Health or related field.


Prior Work Experience: – Possess at least 3 years’ experience in data management, and or working with public health surveillance /monitoring and evaluation system – Experience working with District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) – Experience in Routine Immunization (RI) at the LGA or state level. – 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


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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