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Data Officer Jobs at Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) - The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is recruiting for short-term consultancy - to fill the position below in Lagos and FCT, Abuja

Job Tite: Data Officer

Locations: Lagos and FCT

Start Date: April 20, 2020

End Date: October 19, 2020

Employment Type: Full time

The Responsibilities of the NCDC Data Officer



  • Provide adequate support in the field for SORMAS application users to ensure the correct use of the system
  • Support field test of app updates and revisions before deployment
  • Ensure surveillance and outbreak data as authorized by NCDC are complete and up to date in the SORMAS platform
  • Troubleshoot project device issues and provide real-time support and maintenance on project devices as assigned
  • Maintain the SORMAS IT helpline to address field challenges that are reported by officers from the field daily
  • Identify and report any data management or IT issues to the IT experts for immediate resolution
  • Develop and submit a technical report following all SORMAS activities conducted to the SORMAS IT experts
  • Installing the SORMAS software and configuring SORMAS hardware
  • Setting up accounts for new users as authorized by NCDC
  • Provide technical support for the SORMAS project implementation and evaluation activities
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the SORMAS IT Experts and the National Coordinator


Job Requirements


At least 3 years’ experience in public health data management and IT support
Minimum of first Degree in any discipline

Other requirements:



  • Experience working with Surveillance Information System or Laboratory Information System or Electronic Medical Records tools will be an added advantage
  • Good understanding of the of IDSR strategy and working knowledge of the DHIS-2
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, other data analysis and data visualization tools
  • Good presentation and report writing skills
  • The good technical and logical thought process
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Good understanding of patient data confidentiality principles
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills


Application Closing Date COB; 17th April 2020.

How to Apply


Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending their Resume and a Cover Letter addressing the job requirements as per the advertisement by email to info@ncdc.gov.ng using the "Job title and the preferred state" as the subject of the mail e.g. ‘’Data Officer- Lagos State’’

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Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted and may be assigned to any state of the federation.

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