Senior Technical Officer, Health Informatics in Abuja, Nigeria

at Fhi360

Information Technology
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
  • The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary / Responsibilities
Basic Function:

  • The Senior Technical Officer, Health Informatics under the supervision of the Associate Director, Continuous Quality Improvement & Public Health Evaluation will assist the development, implementation, supervision and data use of all FHI360’s electronic information systems at facility, community, state and country office levels.
  • S/he will ensure that all electronic information systems meet intended reporting and data output requirements for donors and GoN.
  • S/he will provide technical assistance for the development and implementation of a systematic data analysis process of data outputs from the electronic information systems, carrying out advanced data analysis and preparing data analysis products for presentation and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support for the design and content development and field implementation for electronic information systems (DHIS, LAMIS, NOMIS, and Referral Database and any other FHI360 software or database tools) used for M & E. This function will include providing technical leadership for the hard coding of software applications and assisting other members of the programming team in developing actual logic statements for the coding of M & E indicators and software business rules where necessary and checking that all software development is done according to already established standards and procedures.
  • Ensure that the software and database tools developed meet the intended reporting and data output requirements for both internal use and donors/GoN.
  • Provide technical assistance for the development and implementation of a systematic data analysis process of data outputs from the electronic information systems.
  • Perform backup and recovery of all databases. Manage database users. Takes appropriate measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of program data.
  • Enhance FHI360’s and implementing agencies data demand and use activities in Nigeria, with an emphasis on generating data analysis products using existing program data captured in the electronic information systems.
  • Coordinate and supervise the deployment of the electronic information systems to new sites.
  • Participate in the development and/or adaptation, monitoring of use and modification of M&E tools, Standard Operating Procedures, and Data flow processes and procedures.
  • Conduct assessments of health informatics environments, synthesize pertinent information, identify implications for planning and development, and provide recommendations to FHI360 management.
  • Oversee and perform routine monitoring visit to project sites operating electronic information systems.
  • On a monthly basis, analyze site specific and state-level data and provide reports to national office and local partners.
  • Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to donor guidelines.
  • Represent FHI360 and make presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation research.
  • Remain informed of current issues regarding monitoring and evaluation of programs in the HIV/AIDS/STI fields by review of current literature; is alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • HND, BSc or MSc in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Health Information Management or relevant Professional Certification in Information and Communications Technology and related disciplines, with 5 to 7 years relevant experience software development or database management.
  • Experience working at the national level on health programs with knowledge and experience with data collection and analysis.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.


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