Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Data Technical Officers at the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

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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 vacant position below for the Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Training Program (NFELTP) National Stop Transmission of Poliomyelitis (NSTOP) program:

Job Title: Data Technical Officer

Location:
 Abuja

Job Description 

The responsibilities of the Data Technical Officer include:
  • Developing and implementing integrated District Health Management Information Systems (DHIS) for routine data, semi- permanent data, and survey data.
  • Manage information, communications and technology ICT Solutions, materials and experiences developed by DHIS Developers.
  • Conduct DHIS Training for health workers, LIOs, PHCCs, SIOs, Ministry of Health officials etc. at LGA, state and national levels.
  • Develop DHIS2 training programs
  • Use communication and information technology to support health care services.
  • Perform data cleaning, sorting, pruning, storing and archiving and analysis of data.
  • Perform Map analysis for GIS Projects.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the Data Management Team Lead and Coordinator.
Certifications, License, Physical Requirements or Other Expertise Required
  • First degree in Health Sciences, Computer Sciences, Statistical Analysis or Public Health.
  • Experience in assessing and/or supporting health information systems in Nigeria.
  • Must have a holistic understanding of Health Information Systems Program
  • 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.
  • Experience with Routine Immunization and Polio Programs or any public health related projects.
  • Advanced Academic/Professional qualification will be an added advantage.
Knowledge Requirements: 
  • Proven knowledge of modern office procedures.
  • Fluency in English Language.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different nationalities
Application Closing Date14th February, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.