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:
POSITION : DHIS2 Implementation Officer
The responsibilities of the DHIS2 Implementation Officer include:
Support the implementation of the Routine Immunization NHMIS scale up plan in the states
Provide technical leadership to the State RI team on the use of the DHIS2 RI dashboard for data driven decision making
Provide mentoring, support and supervision to LGA RI teams on data collection, data entry and appropriate use of RI reporting tools
Develop Monthly technical report following all supportive supervision activities conducted
Train State and LGA RI teams on data management
Build capacity of state and LGA government officers to enter data, analyze and provide regular reports using DHIS2.
Work with SIO’s, M&E officers, HMIS officers and others as indicated to analyze collected data and provide feedback to State and Local government RI teams
Liaise with NSTOP Data Management Team to provide regular feedback and troubleshoot problems
Certifications, Knowledge and Requirements
Postgraduate degree or equivalent in Data Management, Public Health, Epidemiology or other health related disciplines
Possess at least 3 years’ experience in data management and monitoring and evaluation
Experience working with District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) database
Experience in managing routine immunization data at LGA, state and national level.
Proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Epi info and SPSS