Technical Officer, Core Strategic Information at Family Health International (FHI 360)


Family Health International (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 below:

Job Title: Technical Officer, Core Strategic Information

Requisition ID: 2022202467
Location: Abuja
Job type: Full time
Supervisor: Strategic Information Lead

Basic Function

  • The Technical Officer, Core Strategic Information (SI) under the supervision of the Strategic Information Lead will assist in the design, implementation, and supervision of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities at all levels of organizational implementation related to COVID-19. The position will analyze large data sets to improve program implementation and strategy optimization through data-driven feedback.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produce high-quality analysis products on a regular basis for monitoring and evaluation of COVID-19 vaccination and strengthening health information systems for effective surveillance. Understand national and global policies and strategies for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Ensure that the quality of program/project monitoring and evaluation on the field adheres to the project implementation strategy.
  • Ensure the correct monitoring and implementation of the organizational M&E plan and strategies, and adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs) through appropriate mechanisms that focus on the quality of public health interventions implemented by the organization.
  • Provide support on strengthening health information systems through strategic information processes and innovations that support all technical counterparts at both country and state offices, the Government of Nigeria, and the donor. Assist in the design, coordination, and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities at national, state, and local government levels.
  • Develop data collection tools to capture and track the contribution of health facilities within the project towards the meeting of project targets and to better showcase achievements.
  • Conduct data quality processes, deep-dive analytical models, and develop data visualization models and forecasting to inform program strategies.
  • Routinely follow up with state teams for daily, weekly, and monthly data collection and reporting, coordinating gap and outlier analysis to ensure and improve on the quality of reporting.
  • Provide technical assistance in building internal systems, standardizing reports, and developing strategies to strengthen and support the organization for improved project implementation.
  • Develop or write technical briefs, reports, or other necessary materials to facilitate research, best practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Develop broader knowledge of quality standards through formalized systems that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives.
  • Conducts analysis of project implementation to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical strategy and guidelines.
  • Assists with developing proposal strategies Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Ph.D. / MBBS / MD with 1 to 3 years of relevant experience in public or clinical health.
  • MSc / MA in Basic Medical Sciences, Statistics, Pharmacy, or a similar degree with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in public or clinical health.
  • BSc / BA in Basic Medical Sciences, Statistics, Pharmacy, or a similar degree with 5 to 7 of years relevant experience in public or clinical health. Experience in state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), and familiarity with Nigerian public or private sector health systems.
  • Knowledge and experience of COVID-19 programming and reporting structure specific to Nigeria preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
  • Knowledge and experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
  • Knowledge of COVID-19 programming in developing countries, especially Nigeria. Knowledge of Nigerian clinical and public health settings, including government and non-government settings.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the issues surrounding COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in Nigeria. Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision. High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with using the Microsoft Office suite is required as well as developed computer skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and understanding of using digital data collection tools within the Nigeria national and USG COVID-19 reporting system such as DHIS2, and ability to design and provide tech-driven solutions towards strengthening health information systems.
  • Experience with conducting Strategic Information system-level troubleshooting and data verification, especially for COVID-19 programming Experience with developing and implementing data quality assurance procedures.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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