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Data Analyst, Global Health Security (Program Officer)

Position/Grade level Data Analyst, Global Health Security (Program Officer)
Scheduled work time Monday – Friday (Flexibility, willing to travel and work weekends)
Location NCDC, Abuja
Project Cross Cutting Disease  Surveillance Project
Reports To The Project Manager AFI Surveillance and Director SECURE-Nigeria project
Operational Contacts:  NCDC, State Public Health Department, US-CDC Atlanta, US-CDC Nigeria and other stakeholders within the supported states.

Opening Date:           11th June, 2021.
Closing Date:              24th June, 2021.

Project Overview

The cross cutting disease surveillance network consist of 3 separates parts will include 3 surveillance activities; (i) acute febrile illness (AFI) surveillance (ii) Serologic surveillance using viral load (VL) remnant specimens from people living with HIV (PLHIV) (iii)serologic surveillance using stored antenatal care (ANC) stored dried blood spots (DBS). The Acute Febrile illness (AFI) project is a hospital based prospective active surveillance project to be implemented in 6 tertiary facilities in Nigeria across 6 states including FCT. The results of this project will provide data to support more reliable estimates of the burden of disease, and updated evidence-based algorithms for the management of febrile illness; generate valuable surveillance data which will inform programmatic planning for effective prevention and control of infectious diseases.

Position Overview

This position is responsible for the data analysis of SECURE-Nigeria newly established project on crosscutting communicable disease sentinel surveillance which includes Acute Febrile illness (AFI) sentinel surveillance and serological surveillance. The data analyst will work closely with the NCDC surveillance team including the SORMAS team, project manager and project director to provide leadership in analyzing and interpreting data to provide ongoing data report on the findings from both AFI and serological surveillance activities.  The Position holder will conduct evaluation of etiologies of acute febrile illness among patients in targeted healthcare facilities in Nigeria while also

Key responsibility

  • Provide technical support in data analysis from ongoing surveillance activities across the 6 sentinel sites, data interpretation using statistical techniques and providing ongoing reports.
  • Support the implementation of databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Filter and “clean” data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems.
  • Conduct data analysis to determine causes and patterns of acute febrile illness (AFI).
  • Support the development of surveillance questionnaire to collect epidemiological data.
  • Support the conduct of post surveillance evaluations.
  • Periodic surveillance of finding from AFI and serological surveillance.
  • Conduct trend analysis of Surveillance data.
  • Identify and monitor key performance indicator for communicable disease sentinel surveillance.



  • Advanced degree (MD, MBBS, BMChB, BPh, DM, RN or BSc) with at least 2 years’ experience in disease surveillance. Two of this must be related to medical diagnostics.
  • An advanced degree is needed (MSc or MPH).
  • Excellent proficiency in use of statistical (STATA, SAS, SPSS, and/or R) and Microsoft packages (particularly Excel and Access).
  • Complex data analysis skills.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the essential requirement for this position