Strategic Information Officer (SI Officer)

Project: ACTION to Sustain Precision and Integrated HIV Response towards Epidemic Control (ASPIRE)
Job Category: Strategic Information Officer
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Abuja
Language: English

I. Introduction

Solina Centre for International Development and Research (SCIDaR) is an indigenous nonprofit institution that works to accelerate positive health, social and economic reforms through high-quality program design and implementation, capacity building, implementation science research and knowledge generation, as well as agenda-setting and stakeholder convening across human development sectors. Our work seeks to benefit primarily disadvantaged and under-served populations. We implement transformation programs in Nigeria and are currently expanding our footprint to several West and Central African countries. We are building a competent world-class management team to enable us to sustainably achieve our strategic growth objectives.

Solina Centre for International Development and Research (SCIDaR) will be implementing a project aimed at achieving epidemic control through the provision of quality HIV services to people living with HIV across FCT, Nasarawa and Rivers states. The ASPIRE project involves technical assistance and mentorship to facilities staff providing HIV testing services, antiretroviral drugs as well as care and support services to people living with HIV. Being a health implementation project, SCIDaR seeks to adequately support the facilities for better patients’ outcome thereby contributing to the overall epidemic control on a larger scale, while also interacting with other stakeholders in the state that have similar goals.

II. Description and Objectives

The Strategic Information Officer will execute the day-to-day implementation plans, provide technical assistance, mentor facility staff onsite and oversee Data assistants’ activities on ASPIRE project in the FCT.

III. Key Responsibilities

a. Technical Assistaence

  • Support data assistants and surge monitors day-to-day activities on data management;
  • Train data assistants and surge monitors on program reporting; weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reports;
  • Oversee routine data collection, collation, and reporting on DHIS, NMRS, NDR and other program databases;
  • Review and analyze program data and share insights with team for informed decision (gap analysis);
  • Develop team workplan and share updates on team’s weekly activities;
  • Support onboarding of data assistants and surge monitors;
  • Conduct technical assistant visits to supported facilities to review data management processes, identify gap(s) and mentor data clerks, surge monitors, and facility focal persons on proper data management;
  • Conduct routine data quality assessment exercises across supported facilities, address data quality gap and share exercise report for proper intervention planning;
  • Review routine program reports, identify reporting gaps, mentor data assistants and surge monitors on efficient report;
  • Promptly report quality program data to funder and relevant stakeholders;
  • Coordinate data collection tools audit and provide relevant national HIV-related tools to supported facilities and mentor on appropriate use;
  • Conduct data analytics on the DHIS2 platform;
  • Coordinate and track performance on patient biometric capture on NMRS;
  • Review program key performance indicators, draw insights and disseminate to team for better implementation planning;
  • Conduct data quality assessments with strategic action plans and share findings for proper intervention planning;
  • Support data analysis of program work areas, inference deductions, and strategy development.

b. Team leadership

  • Facilitate data clerk workplan development and track daily weekly output
  • Facilitate SI team check-in meeting
  • Facilitate SI team’s routine problem-solving sessions
  • Evaluate data assistants and surge monitors performance with constructive feedback on better performance and support plan on achieving agreed milestones

IV. Stakeholders’ engagement/Meetings

  • Support the development of discussion document for program review meetings and other stakeholders’ engagements;
  • Participate in program review meetings and related engagements.

V. Other responsibilities

VI. Required competencies

a. Core requirements

  • Compelling evidence of interest in and commitment to the mission of SCIDaR;
  • Understanding of HIV and TB M&E mechanisms including the DHIS, NMRS, DATIM, and other online reporting innovations, PEPFAR MER and SIMS requirements;
  • Ability to quickly turn-around program reports while ensuring utmost reporting compliance for both routine and ad hoc reports;
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications; Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Knowledge of information management systems architecture;
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

b. Education and Experience 

  • Academic training: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, monitoring & evaluation, demography, biostatistics, statistics, analytics, science/computer science or a related field is required.
  • Experience: Experience in supporting M&E systems for public health projects.

VII. Equal employment opportunity statement

Equal employment opportunity statement – SCIDaR is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws.

PS: Women are encouraged to apply

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SCIDaR offers dynamic and rewarding opportunities to individuals who desire to gain experience and develop key professional skills while also working to contribute to SCIDaR’s organizational goals within six (6) months.


Our vision is to become a leading organization working to accelerate social, health, and economic development of under- served populations