HMIS & Data Use Officer – Afya Timiza – 2 positions

Turkana or Samburu, Kenya
Contract type: 
full time, fixed contract
commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Friday, 11 November, 2016
The Health Management Information System (HMIS) & Data Use Officer will provide technical assistance to the county government to strengthen quality and routine use of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) data, with a focus on government systems. The purpose of the role is to promote the use of data driven decision making at all levels, to improve RMNCAH outcomes.

Baseline development

  • Support the HMIS component of the organizational capacity assessment (OCA) and identifying capacity gaps

Capacity Development

  • Work in partnership with the county government to create a capacity development plan to improve HMIS performance

Technical Support

Provide technical assistance, training and mentorship on specific technical areas, such as:

  • Coordination of M&E activities through a functioning TWG, and improved M&E planning through the development of a county M&E framework
  • Quarterly data quality assessments
  • Capacity building of HMIS mentors
  • Availability and utilization of new MOH data collection tools
  • Regular data use forums and other data use mechanisms (e.g. dashboards, scorecards, talking walls, etc.)
Person specification: 
  • The candidate will hold at minimum a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Health Information Systems, Social Sciences, Demography, Nursing, Public Health or related field
  • The candidate will have at least 3 years demonstrated experience at mid-level in operational set-up improving data quality and utilisation, preferably in the health sector in Kenya
  • The candidate will have demonstrated ability to work effectively with all kind of stakeholders: government representatives, local community organisations, for-profit private sectors entities, especial in building capacity in HMIS
  • The candidate will be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • The candidate will be fluent in English and Swahili.
  • A practical knowledge of the Turkana and/or Samburu context would be an added advantage
Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Charlotte Langridge Candidates should state the role in the subject header
  • Closing date for applications is Friday 11 November 2016. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and recruitment may be closed early if the right candidate is found, therefore early applications is advised
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Other information: 
  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Candidates are require to have the right to work in Kenya
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