Strategic Information Officer at Society for Family Health (SFH) – 3 Openings

Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organisations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Strategic Information Officer

Job ID: sfh-79712
Locations: Kano, Borno and Yobe
Category: Research, Monitoring & Evaluation
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • We are looking for talented people with a track record of high performance and passion for providing healthcare for their community to join our vibrant workforce under our Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA 3) project currently being implemented in Northern Nigeria to improve the quality of life of HIV/AIDs positive children.

Job Profile

  • The post of Strategic Information Officer will be to Strengthen Data Quality Assurance System for the project, provide onsite support for the implementation and updates of the existing MIS systems used by ICHSSA3 and CSOs comprising NOMIS and DATIM & Maintain an inventory of data collection and monitoring visits to partners on a regular basis to monitor M&E systems

The successful candidate will perform the following functions:
Strengthen Data Quality Assurance System for the project:

  • Identify the needs and Provide technical supports on data management system, and M&E for partners’ organization.
  • Conduct M&E trainings to staff and partners on M&E Systems and data analysis in liaison with Implementing Partners
  • Ensure data management related training and capacity needs are identified systematically and communicated to SI Advisor & Director
  • Supervise all aspects of programme monitoring by periodic data collection, data verification and data analysis from partners
  • Responsible for supporting and coordinating the community quality improvement team.
  • Ability to use project data and evidence base initiatives to coordinate CQI activities in all project implementing sites.
  • Responsible for coordinating CQI learning session &deliver results within agreed timelines.

Ensure Documentation, Reporting, Knowledge Sharing and Effective Feedback Mechanism:

  • Coordination of response, monthly, quarterly, biannual, and annual reviews and reports as required.
  • Ensure dissemination of program information to communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
  • Work with field teams to collect information on potential case studies and success stories

Provide onsite support for the implementation and updates of the existing MIS systems used by ICHSSA3 and CSOs comprising NOMIS and DATIM – and this will include but not limited to onsite installation, set up, data entry procedures and data transmission:

  • Provide support for collation and processing of NOMIS data reports and other related reports from the CSOs’
  • Oversee the development of the NOMIS working with the SI Director and any external consultant engaged for this process
  • Conduct collection of GIS coordinates of project site locations and the development of service maps
  • Provide technical support for the design and content development for electronic information systems (LAMIS, NOMIS, Referral Database, PDA applications and any other OVC software or database tools) used for and improving M & E.
  • This function will include assisting the software programming team in developing actual logic statements for the coding of needed indicators and software business rules where necessary and checking that all software development is done according to already established standards and procedures.
  • Conduct assessments of health informatics environments, synthesize pertinent information, identify implications for planning and development, and provide recommendations to management.
  • Oversee and perform routine monitoring visit to project sites operating electronic information systems.

Maintain an inventory of data collection and monitoring visits to partners on a regular basis to monitor M&E Systems:

  • Follow up with CSOs to ensure they participate in the data quality assessment, understand the recommendations for remedial action, and comply with those recommendations.
  •  Development of electronic data entry questionnaires using the inform builder/kobo or any other data collection tool during periodic surveys and data analysis using appropriate statistical package.

Qualifications / Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Demography, Public Health, Health Planning, Epidemiology, or Biostatistics / Statistics is required for this role.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in monitoring and evaluation, with at least a minimum of 2 years’ experience in M&E on OVC project funded by PEPFAR/USAID
  • Must possess the ability to conduct capacity building through training, on the job coaching and mentoring
  • Must possess the ability to analyses and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data to inform programming.
  • Must possess the Knowledge of NOMIS, DATIM, APPR, DHIS database software
  • Conversant with USAID MER indicators, and national OVC M&E and DCT tools
  • Expert in quality improvement, especially community quality improvement.
  • Data Analysis and creating of visualizations, and ability to use data to determine key MER indicators.
  • A candidate who has worked on an OVC project within Nigeria
  • Worked on HIV, TB treatment programs

Skills and Competencies required:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Conversant with USAID Financial Management and Compliance skills
  • Conversant with accounting software applications
  • Ability to navigate data analytic software
  • Strong advance excel Knowledge
  • Good Oral Communication, Interpersonal and Leadership Skills
  • Creativity/Innovation and Result Oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to manage consortium team performance.

Compensation & Benefits
The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented candidates.

Application Closing Date
11th November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • All applications will be treated in confidence. Interested persons without the minimum requirements need not apply.
  • We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. SFH is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.

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