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  • Posted: Nov 19, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 22, 2021
  • AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria, Ltd./Gte. (APIN) is a non-governmental organization registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). APIN has built a strong partnership with the Nigerian Government, which is memorialized through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Planning Commission. APIN is a leading Nigerian orga...
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    Data Science Specialist

    Requisition ID: api-30366
    Location: Jos, Plateau
    Employment type: Full Time
    Department: Monitoring Evaluation & Surveillance

    Job Description

    • S/he will lead the collection of large datasets from different sources, clean, analyze and draw insights for improved program implementation.
    • In addition, S/he will design Innovative solutions at short notice, participate in scientific publications, including peer-reviewed publications, liaise with stakeholders and provide solutions for their data need. The Data Science Specialist will report directly to the Director of Data Science.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Write scripts for frequent on-demand and routine data analysis for both internal and external use
    • Analysis of big data In HIV, TB or any other field assigned by the supervisor
    • Work with large datasets and perform basic procedures such as sub-setting, merging, deduplication, re-labelling, amongst other important
    • Build models such as predictive models using advanced statistical and machine learning approaches
    • Analyze data using appropriate, advanced statistical methods such as multiple linear regression, mixed effect modelling, amongst other methods
    • Develop detailed data guide for use in surveys, surveillance and other research activities
    • Write research proposals, protocols, and ethics/IRB documentation
    • Carry out data analysis, draw inferences and write the report
    • Design surveys, determine sample size, write and review research reports, and share research findings in different dissemination platforms, including conferences and peer-reviewed journals
    • Build simple to complex program dashboards on Excel, PowerBI and or other platforms
    • Work with team members from other departments
    • Other tasks that may be assigned


    • Master's Degree and/or PhD in Data Science, Mathematics, (Bio)statistics, Epidemiology, Computer Sciences or any related scientific field is required.


    • A minimum of 5 years’ experience doing data analysis or epidemiology in HIV programs, or any infectious disease program such as TB
    • Professional experience working with at least two of STATA, Python, R, PowerBI and/or MySQL 

    Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

    • Excellent Excel skills
    • Strong mathematical, statistical, and machine learning skills
    • Strong critical thinking, problem solving and innovative approach to challenges
    • Great interpersonal skills, communication (written and spoken) skills, accountability and integrity
    • Great team-player, attention to details and accept feedback


    • Fluency in English Language (professional level)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to APIN on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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