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Data Manager & Analyst – FMC OWO At ALIMA - Humanitarian Jobs

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Data Manager & Analyst – FMC OWO At ALIMA


The story of ALIMA began in 2009 in Niger. While the entire medical profession witnessed an alarming peak of acute malnutrition and increasing infant mortality rates, the health structures for managing malnutrition were becoming increasingly rare. The year before, many international NGOs had been expelled from the country.

  • Experience 2 years
  • Location Ondo

ALIMA’S SPIRITALIMA’s purpose is to save lives and provide care for the most vulnerable populations, without any discrimination based on identity, religion or politics, through actions based on proximity, innovation, and the alliance of organizations and individuals. We act with humanity and impartiality in accordance with universal medical ethics. To gain access to patients, we undertake to act in a neutral and independent manner.

Our CHARTER defines the VALUES and PRINCIPLES of our action:

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  1. Putting the Patient First
  2. Revolutionizing humanitarian medicine
  3. Responsibility and freedom
  4. Improve the quality of our actions
  5. Placing trust
  6. Collective intelligence

ALIMA promotes and defends the principles of fundamental human rights. ALIMA has a zero-tolerance approach towards those guilty of acts of gender and sexual violence as well as towards inaction in the face of alleged or proven acts of violence. The protection of those benefiting from and impacted by our intervention is our top priority in everything we do. Everyone collaborating with ALIMA is committed to:

·         Respect the charter, the code of conduct, the institutional policies including the policy of protection against abuse of power and sexist and sexual violence, the policy of prevention of corruption and fraud;

·         Report any violation of the policies, framework documents and procedures to a superior, to a referent or to alert@alima.ngo

CARING – INNOVATING – TOGETHER:

Since its creation in 2009, ALIMA has treated more than 4 million patients and today deploys its operations in 11 African countries. In 2018 we developed 41 humanitarian medical response projects to meet the needs of populations affected by conflicts, epidemics and extreme poverty. All of these projects are carried out in support to national authorities through nearly 330 health facilities (including 28 hospitals and 300 health facilities). Whenever possible We work in partnership with local NGO’s to ensure that our patients benefit from the best and most relevant expertise wherever it is, whether within their own country or in the rest of the world. In addition, to improve the humanitarian response, we are carrying out operational and clinical research projects particularly in the field of the fight against malnutrition and viral hemorrhagic fevers

ALIMA’S TEAM: more than 2000 people are currently working for ALIMA. The field teams, closest to the patients, receive their support from coordination teams generally based in the countries’ capitals. These receive support from the 4 desk teams and the emergency and opening team based at the operational headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. The Paris and New York teams are actively working to raise funds and represent ALIMA. The rest of the ALIMA Galaxy includes individuals and partner teams working on behalf of other organizations such as medical NGOs BEFEN, ALERT Health, SOS Doctors / KEOOGO, AMCP, research organizations PACCI and INSERM, Bordeaux or Copenhagen Universities, the INGO Solidarités International and many others.

COUNTRIES WHERE WE WORK: Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, South Sudan, Mauritania.

THE WORK WE DO covers: Malnutrition, Maternal Health, Primary Health, Pediatrics, Malaria, Epidemics (Ebola, Cholera, Measles, Dengue, Lassa Fever), Hospitalization, Emergencies, Gender Based Violence, Opening / Closing.

ALIMA in NIGERIA

The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s northeast and the Lake Chad region is one of the most severe ongoing crises in the world, now entering in its ninth year and shows no sign of abating.

In 2021, at least 8.7 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in the worst affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. Up to 5.1 million people risk being critically food insecure during the next lean season (June – August 2021), a level similar to 2016-2017 when famine was looming over Borno State

Nigeria is now facing a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Borno, Adamawa, Yobe states have recorded new cases. Aid actors are intensifying actions and prevention measures

Despite challenges including humanitarian space reduction, aid workers had already provided around 5 million people with life-saving assistance in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in 2020.

Conflict, explosive remnants of war and insecurity have cut people off from their main means of livelihoods-farming and fishing. This causes major food insecurity in north-east Nigeria, which COVID-19’s effects on incomes have exacerbated: despite good crop yields, food insecurity is rising. Findings of the October2020 Cadre Harmonize (CH) analysis projected that about 5.1 million people in the three states will be food-insecure in the lean season between June and August 2021 – a 19% and 34% increase on the 2020 (after COVID-19 June CH Update) and 2019 figures respectively. According to the Nutrition and Food Security Surveillance Round 9, conducted in October 2020, the level of acute malnutrition increased in all the three states compared to 2019. Global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates of 10.7% were recorded in Borno, 7.5% in Adamawa and 13.6% in Yobe. According to the survey, several LGAs had high pockets of global acute malnutrition of above the 15% threshold (emergency phase), including Gubio, Magumeri, Mobbar and Bayo in Borno State and all LGAs in northern Yobe. Movement restrictions and insecurity continue to hamper the ability of IDPs, returnees and the host communities to access basic services, livelihoods, and land for farming and grazing. This means that more people will rely on humanitarian aid to survive in 2021.

In 2017, ALIMA continued to implement projects in Muna Garage in Jere LGA, where ALIMA performs general consultations for children under 5 and provides Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) to pregnant and lactating women (antenatal and postnatal consultations). An Outpatient Therapeutic Feeding Program (OTP) is also available for children under 5 suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the clinic, where women and caretakers are trained to screen their children for malnutrition using the MUAC tape.

In Maiduguri MC, where ALIMA is working in partnership with the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), the Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Center (ITFC) manages children under 5 suffering from SAM with medical complications in a 50-bed capacity building.

In December 2020, ALIMA conducted a needs assessment survey in the north of Yobe where a high level of acute malnutrition was recorded by nutrition sector. The results of this survey prompted ALIMA to open a nutrition and health project covering the Kasasuwa LGA, one of the most affected LGAs and where there was a gap. This project started in May 2021 and fund by ECHO aim to support Karasuwa health facilities and improve access to nutrition and health services including pediatrics healthcare and reproductive health.

ALIMA also support COVID-19 vaccination in Borno and Yobe with focus on most vulnerables.

In parallel ALIMA is opening an emergency nutrition project in Katsina state and is present is Owo state since 2018 for Lassa fever response and research.

POST TYPOLOGY

Mission Location:

Data Manager & Analyst – Mission Location: Nigeria, FMC – Owo – Ondo State

Project: FMC – OWO , ONDO STATE

Management lines:

LINE MANAGER:

Project Coordinator

LINE MANAGEMENT

MAIN PURPOSE IN THE ORGANISATION

Responsible for coordinating and monitoring all data related activities including: collection, compilation, verification, encoding, data entry, analysis, reporting under the Project Coordinator/FCo Research. Also responsible for the supervision, training and support to field data collectors (if any), as well as coordination of medical data reporting for internal and external use in collaboration with the PC/FCo Research.

RESPONSIBILITY / MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Collect the medical data of the projects (epidemiological data, statistics, project data), and elaborate regular reporting to the medical coordinator, in order to have updated and reliable information about the day-to-day activities of the projects.
  • More specifically, the Data manager and analyst will be under the supervision of the medical coordinator:
  • Set up (if need be) all various databases for activities; medical, laboratory and research and update them as required.
  • Ensure patient files are properly stored in an accessible manner.
  • Monitor the quality of data collection:  ensure the data collection tools are adequate; ensure the quality of the data contained in the compilation tools and ensure respect for the principles of confidentiality of patient data.
  • Organize and train data collectors in the project; nurses, doctors etc…; Supervise the data collection processes & procedures and identify the difficulties faced by the team in terms of the use of tools and send them or notify them to the PC/FCo research; Provide support and on the job-training to data collectors; Organize training for data collectors on identified needs.
  •  Inform the PC and FCo Research of communicable diseases with epidemic potential: Hold a database or a history of alerts and emergencies according to the scenarios (Measles, Cholera, and Meningitis) and other situations (population movement or IDP, inflow of wounds). Also, in case of emergency intervention ensure that projects or databases / line list updated if necessary and uses it. Monitor, compile and analyze the database on a weekly basis;
  • Data analysis: Conduct analysis on databases collected with PC and FCo Research of the project and give a short weekly/ monthly summary: and advise the projects on the situation in terms of the achievement of indicators, targets, alert situation for epidemiological diseases and errors identified in the project’s databases in terms of collection or encoding.
  • Carry out data analysis of various orders according to the request by informing the PC/FCo of the needs expressed in advance.
  • Reports: Compile monthly data from the different activities into a monthly data report and maintain a reporting system for real-time, weekly and monthly reports for all medical activities for the project, internal and external partners such as different donors, health sector, NCDC, UNICEF and WHO, etc. While ensuring that the requests are in agreement with the organization.
  • Participate in meetings with the team.
  • Troubleshoot problems that may arise with the databases.
  •  In the event of assessment, research, surveys he/she will have to contribute to the preparation of the plan and analysis of the data (recommendation of the software best adapted for high quality analysis).
  • Perform all other tasks as requested by the project; PC/FCo research.

Implementation of prevention measures against abuse of power, gender-based and sexual violence:

  • Ensures that his/her team, partners and community members are aware of ALIMA’s policy and have access to information (complaint escalation mechanism, focal point…).
  • Facilitates the organization of training and awareness sessions
  • Implements standards related to the prevention of abuse of power, gender-based violence and sexual violence.
  • Ensures that team members and partners involved in the project (Ministry of Health, national partners, etc.) follow training and awareness sessions and apply the rules for preventing abuse.
  • Contributes to creating and maintaining a nurturing and protective environment for his/her team, community members and project partners.

REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • Degree in Statistics or a master’s degree in Epidemiology or Public Health with strong knowledge in epidemiology and statistics.
  • Degree in Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing) with strong knowledge in epidemiology and statistics.

Experience:

2-year experience in data analysis & management

Language:

Excellent command of verbal and written English is essential. Notion of the local language (Yoruba; Hausa (if possible) is an asset.

Technical skills:

  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  •  Perfect mastery of data processing and analysis software (DHSI2 / National Data Collection System, STATA, Epi Info, Epi Data, others)
  • Ability to cope with transfers of data and complicated epidemiological reporting.
  • Experience in designing and developing databases for collection of medical data.
  • Strong ability to coordinate, priorities and organize workload, work under pressure with minimal supervision.

Other qualities

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good judgment and a high level of respect for confidentiality.

·         Highly effective organizational and multitasking skills.

  • Team management and good mastery of teamwork
  • Adherence to the ALIMA Principles and Charter

Flexibility

·         Flawless motivation and result oriented

Creativity

Can work under stress & available on request.

Autonomous

DESIRABLE: 

  • Experience with ALIMA or another Medical INGO is strongly desired
  • Epidemiological background
  • Familiar with GIS to design when necessary maps to localize an outbreak, and existing health facilities in a given area.

Method of Application

Submit online your Cover letter, CV with colour picture and qualifications with contact details all in the same files, to ALIMA’s recruitment email recruitment@nigeria.alima.ngo – Subject: Data Manager & Analyst – Owo

Last day for Submission of application 2nd August 2022

Applications are processed in the order of arrival and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if a good application is successful. Only full applications will be taken into account. Only accepted applications will be contacted.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Important remarks

Only successful applicants will be called for interview.

No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process.

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