ICAP – A global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP has worked since 2003 with one central goal: to improve the health of families and communities.
1). Data Analyst
- Working under the supervision of the Special projects Lead, the Data Analyst is responsible for developing and managing paper and electronic information management systems for managing, mining, synthesizing and visualizing data. This will also entail designing dashboards for visualizing program results and key performance indicators. In addition, the Data Analyst will oversee synthesizing strategic insights from the dashboards and using them to inform policy and decision-making at the management level and facilitate engagement with the MoH and other key stakeholders.
The Data Analyst will:
- Develop robust information management systems that will facilitate the collection, collation, and management of data at the community and facility levels for routine monitoring and reporting
- Oversee routine analysis and manage the development of data visualization dashboards to inform program monitoring and improvement.
- Manage the implementation of a centralized data visualization platform for real-time access to data from the community and facility-based service delivery points.
- Work with key stakeholders to improve data systems to capture routine data from the community and facility-based service points.
- Establish data security guidelines and activities to ensure that all data are stored and maintained in a secure and effective manner, in compliance with institutional and donor requirements.
- Develop and implement progressively digitized data collection and management systems to meet current and projected project needs.
- Develop mapping tools, manuals, standard operating procedures, and training materials to build informatics competencies in project teams and health facility partners.
- Collaborate in training and supportive supervision of project staff and stakeholders.
- Liaise with national partners to advance the integration of health informatics systems.
- Participate in monthly and quarterly project planning and evaluation meetings with funders as required
- Perform any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Management System
- Master’s degree will be an added advantage
EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Minimum 3 years of work experience in managing health information management or health informatics projects
- experience with the integration of data from diverse paper and electronic sources is an added advantage
- Demonstrated competence in frameworks and elements of informatics systems.
- Familiarity with PEPFAR and Global Fund-funded projects is an added advantage
- Excellent computer skills, at minimum in Microsoft Office, including Excel Macros and Visual Basic; familiarity with DHIS2 and other data management software systems.
- Expertise in elements of geographic information systems and data visualization software.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and strong problem-solving skills.
- Flexibility to work.
- Excellent wariting and communication skills
- Travel within Nigeria may be required.
2). Quality Improvement and Strategic Information Advisor
Working under the guidance and direction of the Technical Lead (Special Projects), the Quality Improvement, and Strategic Information Advisor will design, lead, and manage Quality Improvement and strategic information activities for ICAP projects in Nigeria. S/he will lead the training, coaching, implementation, and supportive supervision of Strategic information and QI activities, and will also ensure the evaluation of QI initiatives at the State, Local Government Area, and site level, liaising with partners and local organizations. The incumbent will function as driver and curator of innovation and initiatives, scaling internal and external best practices for program optimization and visibility.
The Quality Improvement and Strategic Information Advisor will:
- Set the strategic vision for all quality improvement and strategic information endeavors in the ICAP-supported programs.
- Provide Technical leadership on the collection, use, and dissemination of strategic information across ICAP-supported projects. Work closely with Technical Lead (Special Projects) to develop project work plans, and monitor progress towards program objectives and timelines, including regular reporting and communication with funders as well as with ICAP in New York.
- Provide capacity-building to national and state-level stakeholders on CQI/SI methodologies, tools, QI collaboratives, and performance measurement.
- Lead the development of strategies to support the achievement of set targets and Key Performance Indicators
- Lead the development and deployment of a self-paced QI e-learning platform for ICAP-supported facility and community teams
- Coordinate and lead data management systems including the collection, analysis, and use of high-quality data across ICAP-supported projects.
- Develop, deploy, and supervise the use of CQI methodologies and tools, including the coordination of QI collaboratives to address service delivery performance gaps.
- Develop Strategies for the implementation of case-based learning and south-to-south sharing of best practices
- Build the capacity of the HCWs in the Patient Satisfaction Survey (PSS) to optimize the quality of care using standard tools.
- Design, implement, and evaluate CQI approaches for facility and community interventions
- Develop a framework for data quality assessments at the national and subnational levels
- Provide virtual and in-person technical support for the conduct of routine national and sub-national data review meetings
- Compile successful change ideas or interventions for dissemination and rollout to other facility settings
- Stay up-to-date and serve as a repository of new information and knowledge in QI and HIV programming in general, collating and sharing best practices with relevant stakeholders for adaptation and adoption.
- Create visual dashboards to visualize outputs and outcomes of QI projects initiated to optimize HIV program performance.
- Build the capacity of the supported technical team and HCWs to collate, analyze and report on outcome-level data to help determine the project’s impact on patient’s clinical outcomes and quality of life.
- Liaise with Federal and State Ministry of Health officials and other stakeholders in coordinating QI programming through technical working groups, review meetings, and conferences as requested by the Technical Lead (Special Projects) and/or in line with approved work plans.
- Routinely attend and provide appropriate technical leadership in strategic meetings, and ensure the dissemination and implementation of resolutions.
- Carry out any other tasks relating to Quality Improvement and Strategic information as assigned by the Technical Lead (Special Projects).
- A degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, or a related field
- A first degree in social sciences, statistics, computer science, or epidemiology.
- An advanced degree in Public health, data management, or quality improvement is desirable
EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
- Minimum 5 years of relevant experience and demonstrable expertise in the implementation of Strategic information and quality improvement activities
- Minimum 3 years of relevant experience training and mentoring teams on QI initiatives including building a cadre of improvement coaches in facilities and agencies of the Government of Nigeria.
- Demonstrated success in leading formal quality improvement projects using the Model for Improvement or similar methods is strongly preferred
- Familiarity with PEPFAR/ Global Fund, and Government of Nigeria standards for strategic information and Quality Improvement in HIV programs.
- Demonstrated proficiency in public health data analysis and preparing visualization dashboards.
- Demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency with Word and PowerPoint and the ability to rapidly process and analyze data using MS Excel are required.
- Proficiency in the use of statistical software like STATA, SPSS, and visualization tools like PowerBI, Tableau
- Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills.
- Fluent English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English and oversee the development of comprehensive program reports
- Travel within Nigeria may be required.
Deadline: Mar 11, 2023.
How to Apply: Use the links below to apply: