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Job Vacancy At Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) For Data Officers - Lag by JOBEXPRESS: 6:11pm On Apr 15, 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is the government agency with the mandate to coordinate the surveillance, detection and response to infectious disease outbreaks. Over the last three years, NCDC has deployed a new tool for disease surveillance. The Surveillance, Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS) is a system jointly developed between the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) to improve disease surveillance as well as detection and management of outbreaks and thus strengthen the public health service in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is recruiting for short-term consultancy - to fill the position below in Lagos and FCT, Abuja

Job Tite: Data Officer
Locations: Lagos and FCT
Start Date: April 20, 2020
End Date: October 19, 2020
Employment type: Full time

The Responsibilities of the NCDC Data Officer
Identify and report any data management or IT issues to the IT experts for immediate resolution
Develop and submit technical report following all SORMAS activities conducted to the SORMAS IT experts
Installing the SORMAS software and configuring SORMAS hardwares
Setting up accounts for new users as authorized by NCDC
Provide technical support for the SORMAS project implementation and evaluation activities
Perform other tasks assigned by the SORMAS IT Experts and the National Coordinator
Provide adequate support in the field for SORMAS application users to ensure the correct use of the system
Support field test of app updates and revisions before deployment
Ensure surveillance and outbreak data as authorized by NCDC are complete and up to date in the SORMAS platform
Troubleshoot project device issues and provide real-time support and maintenance on project devices as assigned
Maintain the SORMAS IT help line to address field challenges that are reported by officers from the field daily

Job Requirements
Minimum experience:
At least 3 years’ experience in public health data management and IT support
Minimum qualification:
Minimum of first Degree in any discipline
Other requirements:
Good presentation and report writing skills
Good technical and logical thought process
Excellent problem-solving skills
Ability to adhere to strict deadlines
Good understanding of patient data confidentiality principles
A team player with good interpersonal skills
Experience working with Surveillance Information System or Laboratory Information System or Electronic Medical Records tools will be an added advantage
Good understanding of the of IDSR strategy and working knowledge of the DHIS-2
Intermediate to advanced knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, other data analysis and data visualization tools

Application Closing Date
COB; 17th April, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending their Resume and a Cover Letter addressing the job requirements as per the advertisement by email to: info@ncdc.gov.ng using the "Job title and the preferred state" as the subject of the mail e.g. ‘’Data Officer- Lagos State’’
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Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted and may be assigned to any state of the federation.

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