Abuja, Jobs, Nigeria

2021 Therapeutic Efficacy Study Senior Statistician at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: 2021 Therapeutic Efficacy Study Senior Statistician

Reference No.: R766
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Part Time

Background / Job Overview

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.
  • A key intervention under the project is the 2021 Therapeutic Efficacy Studies (TES) conducted in four sentinel sites located in Kaduna, Imo, Kwara and Lagos states under the coordination of the TES Core Team (with membership from WHO, PMI and NMEP).
  • As part of the post-field activities under the TES work-plan, a statistician with experience conducting therapeutic efficacy studies is required to work closely with the TES Technical Coordinator to lead the analysis of the data of the TES study and support development of the preliminary and final 2021 TES reports.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the process of data editing and cleaning of the data generated during the TES as well as ensure all data management processes are maintained (
  • Provide strategic direction to analyze the generated data using appropriate statistical-soft wares to correctly interpret and correlate the outcome of the study as well as applying relevant statistical tests to ensure the validity of the study.
  • Lead the development of tables, graphs and charts that appropriately interpret the findings of the study.
  • Compile findings from the study and support the generation of a comprehensive report that interprets the research conclusions with support from the TES Technical Coordinator.

Qualifications and Skill

  • Advanced degree in mathematics, statistics, epidemiology, medical parasitology or related field with at least 10 years’ experience.
  • Previous participation and understanding  of the design, implementation and monitoring of  therapeutic efficacy studies including the characterization of malaria sentinel sites and tracking of antimalarial drug resistance
  • Strong epidemiological, mathematical and analytical skills and publications in peer reviewed journals are essential to complete job requirements successfully.
  • Ability to compile and organize statistical information and present findings to management
  • Confident in decision making and the ability to explain processes or choices as needed.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use robust databases and software.
  • Ability to complete milestones and work toward multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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