National Data Manager – NOB at World Health Organization (WHO)

National Data Manager – at World Health Organization (WHO)


World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:


Title: National Data Manager – NOB

Reference No: 2107019

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Schedule: Full-time

Organisation: AF_NGA Nigeria

Grade: No grade

Contractual : Special Services Agreement (SSA)

Contract Duration (Years, , ): 6 months

Job Description

Under the overall guidance of the WHO country office representative and over all supervision of SHI Cluster Lead and guidance of the  Coordinator, the incumbent will carry out the following specific task:

  • Establish, maintain and up-date databases pertaining to each programmatic area in WHO
  • Produce monthly and quarterly analysis update from data to enhance decision making at zonal and state level
  • Provide technical data management/GIS support to the government of Nigeria (NPHCDA, NERICC, EOC, etc).
  • Create and secure back-up copies of data in the WCO repository.
  • Provide technical data management support at national, zonal and statelevel during campaigns.
  • data management training to build the capacity of WHO and government officers.
  • Perform data harmonization, validation and cleaning on all data received before forwarding to national level.
  • Provide regular feedback on data quality, timeliness and completeness to states for action.
  • Track and obtain or incomplete data/reports and provide feedback to relevant levels.
  • Follow up with zones to acquired complete and timely data.
  • Perform other activities as required by WHO Representative
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Key Performance Indicators (KPI):

  • The following Key performance indicators will be monitored to assess the contribution of the incumbent towards the overall assignment objective.

Disease Surveillance Data Management:

  • Harmonize case-based VPD data sets (Measles, NNT etc) with IDSR data on monthly basis and provide feedback to states.
  • Visit and provide technical data management support (including capacity building) to Polio, Measles, and NV laboratory data managers
  • Prepare periodic Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) analysis update in collaboration with other clusters at WCO
  • Tracks trend of AFP/cVDPV2 surveillance data at national level
  • Provide regular feedback Polio/Measles Laboratories and zonal level to ensure that data is harmonized and updated.

Manage all SIA and Routine Immunization data sets

  • Monitor and ensure timely submission of pre, intra and post-campaign immunization data to EOC
  • Particpate in supportive supervision during campaigns and facilitate data management related training (LQAS and IM etc) during campaign
  • Ensure Independent monitoring, LQAS, and post campaign surveys are properly implemented, data collected, analyzed and shared.
  • Provide feedback on data quality, timeliness and completeness  of campaign data to states for action.
  • Prepare post campaign report within three weeks after completion of campaign.
  • Perform data validation and cleaning on all campaigns data received from states and zones.
  • Compile and analyze data from Special Intervention activities on immunization.

Manage and Provide Feedback on Mobile-based Data(MBD) from the ODK server

  • Collate, Clean and analyze Mobile-based Data data on monthly basis and provide feedback
  • Provide technical support in terms of Phone Configuration, trouble shooting and Collating Data via Mobile Devices
  • Conduct Field Test on new innovations and Survey Forms where necessary using agile Methodology
  • Conduct capacity building training on ODK for all officers at national, zonal, and state level
  • Ensure Routine Immunization Administrative Data Quality and Use
    • Provide monthly DHIS2 data quality feedback
    • Provide monthly RI/DHIS data analysis update
    • Provide data management support during RI LQAS

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Coordinate Data Management activities for Monitoring and Evaluation of  WHO Processes via the Monitoring and Evaluation Tracking Tool:

  • Support the the management of the Monitoring and Evaluation Tracking tool.
  • Ensure quality and timely submission of quarterly zonal/state data for M&E tracking tool.
  • Support the national level in the tracking of POA

Cross cutting Tasks:

  • Provide GIS/spatial analysis support to the EOC
  • Support VPD and integrated non-polio data management
  • Ensure back up of all databases on regular basis.

Reporting Requirements:

  • The NDM will report to the PEP Cluster Lead and technically to the  M&E officer.
  • Overall Technical Guidance for the programme will be provided in line with national guidelines by the PEP Cluster Lead.
  • Overall policy and managerial support and guidance will be provided by the WHO Representative in Nigeria.

Education (Qualifications)

  • Essential:   Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation or Data Management related field with data management training.
  • Desirable: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation or data management related field with data management training.



  • At least 5 years’ experience in health related data management.
  • Experience in data collection, analysis and use of health information for program planning and management.
  • Experience in database development and use.


  • Working knowledge of statistical application programs (EPI INFO, SPSS, STATA etc.) and mapping programs (HealthMapper, ArcGIS, MapInfo etc)
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  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Knowing and managing yourself
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Other Skills (e.g. IT):

  • Basic knowledge of ICT, programming, mobile and web – based data technology
  • Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures.  Demonstrated abilities for team-work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different background.


  • Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of French will be an added advantage



How to Apply

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