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Position Title:            Technical Officer Health Informatics

Location:                    Country Office

Supervisor:                Senior Technical Officer (Health Informatics)


Basic Function:

The Technical Officer, Health Informatics under the supervision of the Senior Technical Officer, Health Informatics will assist the development, implementation, supervision and data use of all FHI’s electronic information systems at facility, zonal and country office levels.

Duties and responsibilities:

Provide technical support for the design and content development for electronic information systems (LAMIS, NOMIS, KidMAP, Referral Database, PDA applications and any other FHI software or database tools) used for M & E. This function will include assisting the software programming team in developing actual logic statements for the coding of M & E indicators and software business rules where necessary and checking that all software development is done according to already established standards and procedures.

Ensure that the software and database tools developed meet the intended reporting and data output requirements for both internal use and donors/GoN.

Coordinate user support through FHI field staff and Community Health Officers with specific assistance on building and maintaining a strong facility and LGA level MIS.

Conduct assessments of health informatics environments, synthesize pertinent information, identify implications for planning and development, and provide recommendations to FHI management.

Supervise the deployment of the developed M & E software and database tools to new sites as identified by FHI management.

Support the database staff in developing standard operating procedures, user manuals and data management procedure documents for all of FHI’s electronic information systems.

Ensure coordination in electronic information systems planning, development and implementation between the Ministry of Health departments, units and appropriate external organizations.

Prepare timely progress and periodic reports on information systems tool development and implementation.

Support the database staff in analyzing all data collected in all FHI’s electronic information systems for M & E and provide feedback in the form of data analysis meetings, abstracts, technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles with collaboration from the staff of the M&E department as well as with staff of other departments.

Develop and /or adapt and monitor the use of M & E tools (standard operating procedures, flow charts, data collection forms).

Provide technical assistance to partner M & E units and to GoN M & E counterparts.

Provide support as backstops to zonal and state level activities related to implementing FHI’s electronic information systems.

Document lessons learned and best practices in M & E, according to donor guidelines.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.

Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other health programming in developing countries.

Sound knowledge  of M & E, research and surveillance issues

Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.

Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections

Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.

Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.

High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.

Well-developed computer skills.

Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

Qualifications and Requirements:

MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Information Management or Medicine (strong background in epidemiology, biostatistics or M & E) with 1 to 3 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation.

MPH/MA/MS or similar degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Information Management (strong background in epidemiology, biostatistics or M & E) or similar degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation.

Experience working at the national level on health programs with knowledge and experience with data collection and analysis.

Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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