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World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Data Manager (M & E) – NOB

Ref No: 2206219
Location: Abuja
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 Months
Schedule: Full-time

Background

  • Nigeria has made significant progress in polio eradication program and certified polio free while striving to interrupt cVDPV2 outbreak.
  • The Nigerian national authorities have intensified efforts to interrupt circulating poliovirus transmission within the shortest time possible. Intensified polio eradication activities are being undertaken in a manner that would complement ongoing efforts including innovative surveillance activities.
  • Therefore a strong Monitoring and evaluation system with accompanying data management is indispensable for better guiding the program towards the goals. Data Management supported by latest technology and innovation is a very crucial component to ensure effective implementation of the EPI activities.

Main Objective of Assignment

  • The objective of the post is to coordinate WHO data management and M&E activities at zonal level and provide evidence driven information for actions aimed at supporting the zone/states to:
    • Ensure availability of quality, timely, and complete information that guides the surveillance and immunization program 
    • Monitor achievement of recommended surveillance performance indicators for Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), other Vaccine Preventable Diseases as well as other diseases of public health priority as highlighted in Nigeria’s Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy.
    • Provide M&E, AF, and evidences through the timely utilization of ODK and different data available and guide the program.

Specific Tasks
Under the overall guidance of the WHO country office representative and over all supervision of PEP/Polio focal point and guidance of the M&E Coordinator, the monitoring and evaluation officer will carry out the following specific task:

Coordinate Data Management activities for Monitoring and Evaluation of WHO Processes via the Monitoring and Evaluation Tracking Tool:

  • Supervise and Support the ZDA/M&E in the management of the Monitoring and Evaluation Tracking tool.
  • Ensure timely submission of monthly state/zone data for M&E tracking tool.
  • Provide monthly feedback to States on performance of each officer – CC/LGAF/FV.
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly evaluation of ZDAs and SDAs using the Monitoring and Evaluation Tracking Tool.

Manage and Provide Feedback on Mobile Device Data (MDD) from the ODK server:

  • Collate, Clean and Share ISS and CVF data weekly for submission to WCO
  • Conduct capacity building training on ODK for all officers in the zone
  • Provide feedback to states on Integrated Supportive Supervision Checklist, Case verification database, Detailed Case Investigation and all other Mobile-based data.
  • Provide technical support in terms of Phone Configuration, trouble shooting and Collating Data via Mobile Devices
  • Conduct Field Test on new innovations and Survey Forms where necessary using agile Methodology

Build capacity of government, laboratory, and WHO staff at zonal and state level:

  • Follow up with laboratory data managers and conduct supportive supervision to conduct hands on data management training.
  • Coordinate data management training to WHO staff at state level during zonal quarterly review meeting and other meetings.
  • Build the capacity of government staff in data management programs including data analysis, ODK, and mapping.

Coordinate Data Management activities for Monitoring and Evaluation of WHO Processes via the Monitoring and Evaluation Tracking Tool:

  • Supervise and Support the ZDA/M&E in the management of the Monitoring and Evaluation Tracking tool.
  • Ensure timely submission of monthly state/zone data for M&E tracking tool.
  • Provide monthly feedback to States on performance of each officer – CC/LGAF/FV.
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly evaluation of ZDAs and SDAs using the Monitoring and Evaluation Tracking Tool.

Support periodic donor report preparation:

  • Produce monthly M&E report on surveillance and SIAs to donors and top management
  • Support periodic donors report preparation for polio eradication program.
  • Support the digitization of M&E/AF with EOC and partners

Cross cutting Tasks:

  • Database development to enhance data quality and analysis output.
  • Ensure back up of all databases on regular basis.

Reporting Requirements:

  • The M&E/DM will report to the WHO PEP CL and to the WHO PEP national M&E Section Head.
  • Overall policy and managerial support and guidance will be provided by the WHO Representative in Nigeria.

Educational Qualifications

Education
Essential:

  • University Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation or Data Management related field from an accredited institution.

Desirable:  

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation or data management related field from an accredited institution.

Experience

Essential:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in health-related data management function.
  • Experience in data quality collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information for program planning and management.
  • Experience in database design and development.

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of statistical application programs (EPI INFO, SPSS, STATA etc.) and mapping programs (ArcGIS/QGIS) within the UN or WHO.
  • Working knowledge of ODK, Power BI and TABLEAU.

Languages:

  • Excellent knowledge of English language

Other Skills:

  • Expert knowledge of ICT, programming, mobile and web-based data technology.

Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Promoting WHO’s position in health leadership
  • Producing result
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Important Notice: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings

Application Deadline  7th July, 2022 (10:59:00 PM)


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