HMIS (Health Management Information Systems) Advisor at Jhpiego

Jhpiego

Position Overview

Family Health and Nutrition Activity (FHN) is a five-year, USAID-funded Activity that will contribute to reduction of maternal mortality and under five mortality through collaboration with Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), Ministry of Health (MOH), communities and other local partners to improve health system performance and to deliver high-quality, accessible reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH&N) care.  Working in four provinces, Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga, and Southern, FHN will work with MOH provincial and district counterparts to deliver high-quality services, strengthen health systems, and increase community engagement.

FHN’s  Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Advisor will be based in one of the provinces, the HMIS Advisor is accountable for implementing FHN’s strategy to improve MOH’s collection, analysis and use of data for decision making.  The Advisor will establish and foster productive working relationships with MOH counterparts at district levels.

Responsibilities

  • Lead FHN’s HMIS-focused TA in assigned province guiding planning, budgeting, scheduling, and implementing activities under medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF) and/or RMNCAH&N CoC program.
  • Coordinate FHN’s expansion of community-HMIS and decentralized DHIS2 data entry.
  • Establish and foster productive working relationships with MOH counterparts at provincial and district health offices.
  • Liaise with FHN’s Behavior Integration Advisor to identify barriers of community reporting and design interventions to improve the practice.
  • Coordinate with provincial MEL Officer and DHIOs to prepare monthly dashboards for use in routine reviews and provincial and district integrated meetings.
  • Conduct routine mentorship and coaching sessions (virtual and/or in person) with District Health Information Officers (DHIO) to improve quality of collection, analysis, and use of data.
  • Provide TA to DHIO when conducting routine data quality assessments.
  • Coordinate with USAID Evidence 4 Health province or district-based staff to align FHNs HMIS activities.

Qualifications

  • Seven years’ experience.
  • Advanced degree in public heath.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with HMIS and DHIS2
  • Understanding of Zambia’ public health system and knowledge of RMNCAH&N indicators and data requirements.
  • Experience with data dashboard design and use.
  • Strong knowledge of RMNCAH&N monitoring and evaluation terminology.
  • Strong communication, coaching and mentorship background.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills and sound use of judgement
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, setting and executing work schedule.

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