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Data Officer – Digital Health for Key Populations in HIV Care and Prevention

The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria  (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, and cancer through prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, care, and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at the national, state, and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to provide quality health services, capacity building, and research in West Africa and beyond.

The Resilient HIV Implementation Science with Sexual & Gender Minority Youths using Evidence (RISE) study to evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of the HealthMpowerment (HMP) mobile health application is a new 5-year NIH-funded multi-country project from UMB in collaboration with 5 clinical research performance sites (CRPS) across four countries in sub-Saharan Africa – Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, and Zambia. UMB has a subcontract with IHVN being one of the two sites in Nigeria.

IHVN is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

PositionData Officer – Digital Health for Key Populations in HIV Care and Prevention
Reports toStudy and Data Coordinator
Location: Abuja

Opening Date: 09/01/2024

Closing Date:   22/01/2024

Job Summary:

IHVN is seeking a dedicated and passionate Data Officer to join our team and play a crucial role in a groundbreaking project focused on improving HIV care and prevention among key populations through digital health interventions. The successful candidate will work closely with the healthcare providers, key population civil society organizations and Study and Data Coordinator to ensure the quality of study data. The candidate will be responsible for managing study data collection forms and databases, data entry of paper-based clinical forms into the REDCap study database, and provide trouble-shooting support for the digital health app.


  • Lead the day-to-day coordination and management of study-related data and digital health app functioning at the site level.
  • Check for completeness in source documents and consistency between paper-based registers and the REDCap database.
  • Carry out daily manual data checks to verify completeness check for data errors against paper forms.
  • Extract data from participant electronic health records or tablet-based data to REDCap.
  • Ensure completeness, validity, consistency, timeliness, and accuracy of electronic health record data and/or tablet-based data.
  • Evaluate databases and check for inconsistencies, duplicates, or missing data on a weekly basis.
  • Meet monthly with the study statistician to review data and address any issues with data quality, merges, and freezes.
  • Train healthcare staff and key population participants on the use of the digital health app, with support from the Study and Data Coordinator.
  • Ensure that project activities are executed in compliance with ethical guidelines and regulations.
  • Work with the digital health app team to troubleshoot issues.
  • Collaborate with the Study and Data Coordinator and other study team members to collect, manage, and analyze project data.
  • Participate in team meetings and provide input on project data.
  • Participate in the review of standard operating procedures (SOPs) established for data management.

Experience, skills and competencies

  • Strong understanding of digital health technologies and their application in healthcare settings.
  • Experience with Microsoft, Excel, Access, MS SQL Server, MySQL, electronic medical record systems, and REDCap
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with diverse communities.
  • Knowledge of ethical considerations related to working with key populations and vulnerable communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Sensitivity to cultural and social issues impacting key populations in HIV care and prevention.

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences, or a related field
  • Human subject protection and good clinical practice training

Equal employment opportunity statement

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

Mode of Application:

  • Application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft Word format should be forwarded to the Assistant Director, Human Resources through this email address:[email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This advert closes 14 days from the date of this publication, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.