National COVID-19 Strategic Information Consultant

Job Summary

In support of the supported State Governments’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Data.FI is currently seeking to employ the services of a Consultant National COVID-19 Strategic Information Specialist who will work lead in supporting the enhancement of state-level EOCs for the COVID-19 response in Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Cross River, Edo, Kano, Niger, and the Oyo States. (S)he will ensure that data use strategy is effectively implemented across the states and robust information products are produced for informed decision making. The consultant will implement a field-based strategy to create regular forums for sharing achievements and challenges with stakeholders, generate analysis at the state level for COVID-19 output and outcome indicators, by promoting peer exchange and problem-solving. The Consultant SI Specialist will report to the Senior Regional Data analytics and Use Advisor.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as a technical backstop for supported State teams on data quality, data alignment exercises, and health informatics
  • Provide technical support to COVID-19 response reporting systems i.e., SORMAS and paper-based systems
  • Standardize the design of periodic (daily/weekly) data reviews for rapid action methodology for implementation at the state level and across hierarchies
  • Provide technical Support to States’ EOCs to develop analyses, profiles, briefs, and program bulletins on COVID 19 response in the states
  • Work with other stakeholders to strengthen the data analytics and visualization capabilities of the SORMAS COVID-19 reporting system, DHIS2, EOCs, and other platforms
  • Develop National weekly COVID-19 bulletins with dissemination to USAID and stakeholders
  • Work with the epidemiologists, data analytics, and visualization specialists to develop and package State information products and briefs
  • Work with data visualization experts to develop and update COVID -19 dashboards from triangulated data sources
  • Ensure a sustainable capacity building and mentorship strategy is implemented across the State EOCs on COVID-19 data analysis, data demand, and use
  • Implement any other duties as assigned per the dynamic programming environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Public Health, Statistics, Health Informatics, Computer Science, Monitoring and Evaluation, or a related field.
  • At least five years’ experience working with health management information systems or routine health information systems.
  • Experience working on COVID-19 programs, working knowledge of SORMAS, DHIS 2 preferred.
  • Skills in data analysis and data visualization with proficiency in a statistical package i.e. Stata, SPSS, advanced excel, or Business Intelligence applications.
  • Previous experience conducting State/LGA, and facility data assessments and data reviews.
  • Working knowledge of patient-level and aggregate data management systems.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, skills in crisis management and problem-solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English; ability to communicate technical information to audiences with varying levels of technical expertise.

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