Full-Time Strategic Information/Health Informatics Optimizer
Position: Strategic Information/Health Informatics Optimizer
Reports to: Strategic Information Officer
Location: Abuja Office
The Health Informatics Adhoc under the supervision of the Strategic Information Director/Health Informatics Advisor will assist the development, implementation, supervision, and data use of all TMEC RISE mobile health, electronic information systems at facilities, and other applications.
- Provide technical support for the design and content development of electronic information systems. 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 software and database tools are developed to meet the intended reporting and data output requirements for both internal use and donors.
- Coordinate user support through TMEC RISE state staff and community health officers with specific assistance on maintaining existing systems at facility and LGA level.
- Conduct assessments of health informatics environments, synthesize pertinent information, identify implications for planning and development, and provide recommendations to supervisors and management.
- Thorough testing of the developed M&E software and database tools to the new and existing facility as identified by management.
- Support the database staff in developing standard operating procedures, user manuals, and data management procedure documents for all of the project’s electronic information systems.
- Prepare timely progress and periodic reports on information systems tool development and implementation.
- Support the database staff in analyzing all data collected in all TMEC RISE electronic information systems for M&E and provide feedback in the form of data analysis meetings, and technical reports with collaboration from the staff of the M&E department as well as with staff of other departments.
- Develop, familiarize /or adapt and monitor the use of M&E tools standard operating procedures, flow charts, data collection forms.
- Document lessons learned and best practices in M&E, according to donor guidelines.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- HND/BSc/MS/MSc or similar Degree Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Public Health, Epidemiology, or Health Information Management with strong background in Computer Science, Programming/Software Development or M&E with years of relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation.
- Degree in related field with years of relevant experience
- Knowledge of health informatics, including specific expertise in supporting databases, data warehousing, mobile data collection, and geographic information systems
- Strong knowledge of PEPFAR Monitoring & Evaluation, and HIV program monitoring and evaluation terminology, especially standard indicators used by PEPFAR programs
- Experience managing implementation plans, including timelines and priority tasks
- Familiarity writing and using complex SQL queries (ex: using various joins and sub-queries), ETL processes, and related best practices
- Experience with data dashboard design and use and strong quantitative, analytical, problem-solving
- Ability to process data using GIS software
- Ability to comprehend complex technical and logical concepts
- Strong interpersonal skills – must be able to work effectively as part of a project team and foster team co-operation, attention to detail and maintaining high-quality standards is a must.
- Ability to stay current with rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs
- Ability to take the initiative and work independently managing a high-volume workflow with minimal supervision.
- Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs highly desirable.
- 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.
- A high degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication and well-developed computer skills.
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