Senior Technical Officer, Health Informatics

Application ends: January 31, 2022
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Job Description

  • Full Time
  • Abuja

FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Senior Technical Officer, Health Informatics
Requisition: 2021202512
Location: Abuja
Supervisor: Director, Monitoring & Evaluation
Basic Function

The Senior Technical Officer, Health Informatics under the supervision of the Director, Monitoring & Evaluation will assist the development, implementation, supervision and data use of all FHI360’s electronic information systems at facility, community, state and country office levels.
S/he will ensure that all electronic information systems meet intended reporting and data output requirements for donors and GoN.
S/he will provide technical assistance for the development and implementation of a systematic data analysis process of data outputs from the electronic information systems, carrying out advanced data analysis and preparing data analysis products for presentation and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical support for the design and content development and field implementation for electronic information systems (DHIS, LAMIS, NOMIS, and Referral Database and any other FHI360 software or database tools) used for M & E. This function will include providing technical leadership for the hard coding of software applications and assisting other members of the 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.
Provide technical assistance for the development and implementation of a systematic data analysis process of data outputs from the electronic information systems.
Perform backup and recovery of all databases. Manage database users.Takes appropriate measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of program data.
Enhance FHI360’s and implementing agencies data demand and use activities in Nigeria, with an emphasis on generating data analysis products using existing program data captured in the electronic information systems
Coordinate and supervise the deployment of the electronic information systems to new sites.
Participate in the development and/or adaptation, monitoring of use and modification of M&E tools, Standard Operating Procedures, and Data flow processes and procedures.
Conduct assessments of health informatics environments, synthesize pertinent information, identify implications for planning and development, and provide recommendations to FHI360 management.
Oversee and perform routine monitoring visit to project sites operating electronic information systems.
On a monthly basis, analyze site specific and state-level data and provide reports to national office and local partners.
Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to donor guidelines.
Represent FHI360 and make presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation research.
Remain informed of current issues regarding monitoring and evaluation of programs in the HIV/AIDS/STI fields by review of current literature; is alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities.
Perform other duties as assigned.


M.Sc in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, with 3 to 5 years relevant experience software development or database management
HND / B.Sc in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, with 5 to 7 years relevant experience software development or database management.
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.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

In-depth understanding of software development and proficiency in developing software applications in either Java, PHP, C# or C++ programming languages and implementation of SQL based database platforms.
Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and other health programming in developing countries.
Working knowledge of M&E, research and surveillance
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.
Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

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