Job Details

Health Informatics Officer
Closing Date: 21st May, 2024

Job Type: Full-time/Non-exempt
Location: Sokoto
Reports to: Associate Director MEL/State Team Lead
Division/Department: Technical


The Health Informatics Officer will be a highly skilled full-stack software developer with experience in building web applications using Java/PHP who will be responsible for analyzing program requirements and business objectives, determining application features, functionalities, recommending and implementing changes to existing Java/PHP-based applications, among other duties.


Key Responsibilities

  • The position holder will be engaged to ensure the optimization and full functionality of all supported databases (LAMISplus inclusive) across all ACE3 supported facilities while also coordinating all Health Informatics related activities in the State.
  • S/He will provide technical assistance for the design and content development for electronic information systems (LAMIS, DHIS, GIS and any other ACE3 package) used for M&E operations.
  • Coordinate HIV viral load/EID coverage which includes but is not limited to VL sample collection, storage, transportation, analysis and result return to healthcare facilities.
  • This function will include assisting the software programming team in developing actual logic statements for the coding of M&E indicators and software business rules where necessary and checking that all software development is done according to already established standards and procedures.
  • Assist the software programming team in developing actual logic statements for the coding of M&E indicators and software business rules where necessary and checking that all software development is done according to already established standards and procedures.


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, or other relevant field with 2 - 4 years’ experience in software development, DHIS 2 configuration. Deployment skills will be an added advantage.
  • MBBS / MPH / MSc or similar Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, General Statistics or Biostatistics, Health Informatics and/or Management or M&E with 1 to 2 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.


Desired Competencies:

  • Knowledge of health data systems: The HI Officer should know how to analyse, design, evaluate, test, and maintain health data systems. S/he needs to learn and help optimize new systems as technology evolves.
  • Programming knowledge: The HI Officer must have programming knowledge in various computer languages. For example, Java, Python, C, SQL, and other languages are useful for creating and managing databases.
  • Data analytics skills: The HI Officer will lead the creation of global and regional dashboards and overall data visualization efforts with a DHIS2 consultant. The HI Officer will be responsible for developing and maintaining regular efforts of creating charts, graphs, and presentations to inform managers and practitioners of data-driven results and trends. The HI Officer with some data analytics skills in Excel or Power BI, critical in visualizing data.
  • Independent problem-solving: The HI Officer will collaborate with technical/programmatic staff and deal with big data at the state level. The HI Officer must possess problem-solving skills, tackling unexpected challenges, from data security to maintaining systems and supporting regional and local staff.
  • Proven experience in stakeholder management including the ability to engage in technical and policy discussions with representatives of government and other development partners.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Nigerian healthcare system and key health system actors.
  • Demonstrable strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and one or more of the following statistical software: SPSS, Stata, SAS and/or R.
  • Excellent time management skills and outstanding work ethic.
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Consistently approach work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrate openness to change and an ability to manage complexities in a fast-paced environment.

Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL) is a public health and development consulting firm established by a team with extensive experience in international development and public health programming. We provide technical assistance for health system reforms towards access to cost-effective and quality health care across Nigeria and the continent of Africa. With a network of over 50 global partners and consultants, we develop programmes and provide sustainable solutions for a broad spectrum of health and development challenges.

HSCL is registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (2009), the Tanzanian Registry of Companies (2014), the Office of Administration and registration in Sierra Leone (2015) and the Office of the Registration of Companies in Zambia (2016). HSCL has established offices in Nigeria, Tanzania and Sierra Leone and has also done work in several African countries including Cameroun, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mauritius, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zanzibar. In Nigeria, HSCL with it’s headquarters in Abuja, has offices in Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Borno, FCT, Kaduna, Kebbi, Lagos, Niger, Sokoto and Zamfara states.


Send a cover letter (no more than a page) and an updated CV in one document to [email protected], stating the advertised position as the subject of your email.