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Posting Title:Data Management Officer
Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Skill Required: IT And ICT,
Preferred Experience: 5 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 22th Dec, 2021

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About the role of Data Management Officer.
The Data Management Officer role coordinates the updating and maintenance of procurement system data including registries of buyers, and suppliers, sales data, UNSPSC and other data, ensuring appropriate quality controls to maintain data integrity.

Job Description


The SMO Cluster in the WHO country office in Nigeria supports the strengthening of the national health information system to improve the availability, quality and use of health data and information as a basis for better results and accountability, for policy development and decision-making at different levels. This support includes the creation of synergies with the WHO Regional Office for Africa, the Ministry of Health of Nigeria and partners, including academic institutions, to i) align investments with the national health information and monitoring system and the evaluation(ii) the provision of technical support for the production, collection, analysis and synthesis, and dissemination of health data and information(iii) for the development and promotion of harmonized standards, tools and methodologies for the collection, analysis and synthesis of data, and the dissemination of health data and information and the application of knowledge. In addition, through the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme in Nigeria, the WCO will help the country to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to & recover from outbreaks & emergencies.


  • The incumbent will perform the following duties: Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health for the strengthening of data collection, analysis, reporting and information dissemination for communicable and non-communicable disease.
  • To that end contribute to the scaling up of diseases surveillance timeliness and completeness of reporting. Contribute to the building the Ministry of health Database within the framework of Health Information System, Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response and Monitoring and evaluation national strategic national plans Within the WCO, coordinate and manage all data from disease surveillance including SIA and routine immunization, outbreak investigation and produce weekly reports on epidemic-prone diseases, monthly and quarterly reports as a component of the WCO monthly report.
  • Facilitate regular training needs assessment for data management and support the organization of training sessions for data managers and other health personnel Coordinate, in close collaboration with other NPOs, the support to the Ministry of Health Data Quality Control and assurance programme Support the strengthening of the National Public Health Laboratory Capacity in data management and reporting Mobilize WHO technical assistance at all levels ( WCO, IST/ESA, AFRO and HQ) to strengthen the Ministry of Health integrated approach for Data Management Contribute to the WCO biennial and annual planning exercises ensuring that Data management aspects are taken into account.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of the WCO Cooperation programmes through the collection, compilation, analysis of data on relevant programme indicators10) Perform other duties as may be requested by supervisor. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required and assigned by supervisor and senior management.



Essential: University degree in statistics, information technology or computer Science or related field from a recognized institution.

Desirable: Master’s Degree in above domains/training in public health data collection and management information.


Essential: At least five (5) years of experience in epidemiological data collection management and analysis of health-related databases. Knowledge of health management information systems and implementation of epidemiological surveillance activities

Desirable: Working experience with WHO or other UN agencies would be an asset.


  • Extensive knowledge of electronic data analysis tools, Advanced knowledge of statistical packages specially EPI info 2000, STATA or ACCESS and mapping software particularly Health Mapper, Epimap or Mapinfo.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. proven experience to function within multidisciplinary and multinational teams

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


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