The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa.
IHVN is seeking a qualified candidate for this position:
Position: New Tools Data Manager
Department: Strategic Information
Type of Employment: Adhoc Program Assistant
Opening Date; 21/10/2021
Closing Date; 28/10/2021
- Providing technical support and oversight for the implementation of Strategic Information activities to meet program targets.
- Ensuring data quality, adhere to best practices in data collection, collation, reporting and use in different levels.
- Promoting health system strengthening activities at all levels, and the use of standard tools and indicators required in the program.
- Collaborating with the Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Monitoring collection, collation, analysis, reporting and use of data.
- Ensuring completeness, correctness and consistency of all program reports.
- Providing guidance to state and facility staff on indicators, reporting and data quality issues.
- Supporting the routine use of data for decision making at supported states, Local Government Areas (LGAs) and facilities through gap analyses and run charts.
- Participating in the development and periodic review of program reporting protocols.
- Ensuring compliance of facilities, LGAs and States to reporting timelines.
- Participating in development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Program Monitoring and Reporting.
- Participating in developing matrices in line with indicator requirements
- Generating all program reports including New Tools reports, routine program reports and USAID quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports.
- Archiving all reports received from facilities/LGAs.
- Ensuring reporting tools, standard monitoring and evaluation indicators are utilized for consistency in measurement.
- Participating in the development of Performance Monitoring Plans and Monitoring &Evaluation
- Participating in health system strengthening activities.
- Generating regular gap analysis to show program/ state progress towards achieving set targets.
- Putting in place proper feedback mechanism for data quality of indicator reports.
- Participating in periodic data quality assessments at health facilities we support, generating reports and tracking implementation of recommendations from the exercise.
- Participating in facility assessment and activation activities and providing technical support as required.
- Strengthening national reporting lines at supported health facilities.
- Providing technical guidance on program indicators across all thematic units.
- Overseeing data reporting on Mobile X-ray, Truenat Connectivity Software and TPT Enrollment, Treatment monitoring apps.
- Supporting use of data for program planning, evaluation, and policy advocacy.
- Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Strategic Information.
- A University degree in any of the following or related fields: Natural and Social sciences, Statistics, Public Health and Epidemiology. A master’s degree will be an added advantage.
- Minimum of two years working experience in relevant field.
- Experience in data collection, processing and use.
- Experience working with tuberculosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment and/or impact mitigation programs in the Nigerian context is desirable.
- Experience with the USAID and Global Funds Strategic Information System is highly desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines.
- United States Government- funded monitoring and evaluation programs.
- Reporting framework for tuberculosis, including indicator definitions.
- National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme Recording and Reporting tools.
- Ability to perform complex data analytics utilizing Microsoft Excel.
- Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, verbal skills and ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues.
- Must have the ability to obtain, analyze, organize and interpret data and present findings in both oral and written form.
- Report writing and presentation skills.
- Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications especially Excel and Access.
- Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Have a clear understanding of the health system structure and the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme.
- Have a supportive attitude towards strengthening local partners and building local capacities for self-management.
- Be willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders.
- Flexibility, willing to travel and work during weekends.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one page cover letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to Deputy Director, Human Resources through this email address: [email protected]
Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email. Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.