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  • DHIS2 Data Manager at the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

  • Posted on: 6 October, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    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. It has been vested with the responsibility of implementing Lagos AIDS Indicator Survey (LAGAIS) in the State. In view of this, AFENET is recruiting men and women with field work experience to gather the Lagos data across the 20 Local Government Areas of Lagos State.

    DHIS2 Data Manager


    Duration of contract: One year

    Key Responsibilities

    The responsibilities of the data manager include;

    • Ensure that DHIS 2 data generated is properly managed and analyzed
    • Design data collection instruments and databases as needed to improve DHIS2 reporting
    • Train state and LGA team on data collection and electronic data entry
    • Train national program officers on DHIS2 Routine Immunization module
    • Provide support to state and LGA team to ensure DHIS2 data quality
    • Regularly analyze collected data and provide feedback to state and LGA team
    • Support in development of strategies that would improve data quality in the country
    • Work with stakeholders and partners in identifying strategies to facilitate data-driven decision making
    • Support  operation  research  activities  that  can  help  to  improve  routine  immunization  data quality
    • Develop DHIS2 project implementation reports for the funders

    Certifications, License, Physical Requirements or other Expertise Required:

    • Required: Master's degree (or equivalent) in data management, 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, 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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) career website on to apply

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