As a member of the EPI/Polio country team, the data manager will structure, manage and analyze operational, financial and human resource data critical to polio eradication and EPI program as well as provide technical support for zonal and regional Polio/EPI team and the Ministry of health.
Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected)
ØProvide technical support for Accute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance, Supplemental Immunization Activities (SIA) and Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) data management, including the definition, development and deployment of the necessary data collection and validation processes, systems and tools.
ØMaintain the AFP surveillance, SIA and EPI data management system and provide trainings and facilitation to build/strengthen capacity of national staff with regard to usage of the system.
ØManage Vaccine forecasting, distribution and utilization data
ØConduct extensive weekly analysis on AFP, Contact and community samples, AFP cases validation, zero-dose investigation and provide feedback for field team and follow-up action points.
ØFollow up on implementation of recommendations given from external surveillance review, Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and other meetings or advisory groups
ØAssess design to ensure data quality; manage platforms and tools that support mobile data collection and analysis such as KoBo Toolbox and Open Data Kit (ODK).
ØProvide continues mentorship and on job training for national and zonal data managers
ØProduce and update information products such as EPI/POL weekly bulletin, Polio Situation updates, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products
ØConduct analysis on campaign data and present key findings for partners propose action points and make follow-up on implementation
ØStrengthen national and subnational EPI/POL information repository and prepare documentation for polio certification
ØImplement data governance and quality related activities
ØCreate dashboard for key indicators in the program
Functional Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the management of information in complex emergencies and outbreak response. Ability to identify issues, analyze health data and trends and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection and analysis using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.