State Strategic Information Consultant

Job Summary

In support of the Oyo State Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Data.FI is currently seeking to employ the services of Strategic Information Consultants who will work in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to support the enhancement of the State COVID-19 emergency operations center (EOC). The State Strategic Information 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. Under the guidance of the Data.FI Nigeria Senior Regional Data analytics and Use Advisor, the SI Consultant will ensure that data use strategy is effectively implemented, and robust information products are produced for informed decision making.

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to enhance COVID-19 response reporting systems i.e., SORMAS and paper-based systems.
  • Support the implementation of periodic (daily/weekly) data review meetings for rapid action methodology at the state level and across hierarchies.
  • Conduct business analysis of user requirements on data collection systems and methodology within the states.
  • Work with the stakeholders to facilitate and support reporting processes to identify barriers to data use and generate solutions to address those barriers.
  • Generate daily and weekly reports on COVID-19 response in the state.
  • Work with the State Epidemiologists, Data Analytics, and Visualization Specialists to develop and package state information products and briefs.
  • Evaluate and assure system compliance with laws and regulations applicable to managing patient-level information.
  • Serve as a technical backstop in data quality, data alignment exercises, and health informatics support at the state level in a multisectoral effort
  • Conduct regular analysis and reviews of state-level performance on key outputs and outcomes COVID19 indicators.
  • Work with other implementing partners to strengthen the data analytics and visualization capabilities of the SORMAS COVID-19 reporting system, DHIS2, EOC, and other platforms.
  • Provide technical support and strengthen the capacity of the State EOC to develop analyses, profiles, briefs, and program bulletins on COVID 19 response in the state
  • Work on any other duties assigned per the dynamic programming environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in public health, statistics, health informatics, Epidemiology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • At least 2 - 3 years of experience advising on health management information systems or routine health information systems.
  • Experience working knowledge of SORMAS, DHIS 2 preferred.
  • Working knowledge of patient-level and aggregate data management systems.
  • Knowledge of project management principles to manage outputs with multi-disciplinary teams including a broad and extensive knowledge of IT principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, skills in crisis management, and problem-solving.
  • Ability to achieve consensus among multiple stakeholders.
  • Proven skills in data analysis and data visualization with proficiency in statistical packages.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English; ability to communicate technical information to audiences with varying levels of technical expertise.

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