Data Manager Job in African Field Epidemiology Network

The responsibilities of the data manager include:

  • Support the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) to develop and maintain data bases
  • Conduct timely analysis and reporting of data; improve data quality monitoring
  • Improve data use and feedback of data to key stakeholders and reporting sources
  • 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

Certifications, License, Physical Requirements or Other Expertise Required

  • Required: Masters degree (or equivalent) in data management, epidemiology, public health or related field

Prior Work Experience

  • Possess at least 1 year 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, OGIS, 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, SOL, or STATA). Experience with web-based applications is desired.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and application letter by email not later than two week from the date of this publication: Email:

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


Closing Date: 21/04/2015