Provincial Data Demand and Use Coordinator, Zambia Evidence for Health Activity

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
  • Sep 1, 2022

Website Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Project Summary:

USAID/Zambia intends to 1) Strengthen the national Health Management Information System (HMIS) owned and managed by the Government of Zambia’s (GRZ) Ministry of Health (MOH), 2) Improve monitoring, evaluation, and research capacities within key government and non-governmental institutions, and 3) Expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV. The activity will support strategic objectives of USAID, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).

**Please note: Only Zambian citizens are eligible for this position.**

Position Summary:

The Provincial Data Demand and Use (DDU) Coordinator will report to Senior HMIS Advisor. This role will support the Senior Health Information Officers (SHIOs) and District Health Information Officers (DHIOs), roll out Training Of Trainers (TOT) on new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and help organize Provincial Integrated Meetings (PIMs) and District Integrated Meetings (DIMs). The Coordinator will support efforts to manage timely flow, completeness, and use of high quality HMIS data from facilities and District Health Offices (DHO). The position will work with SHIOs to support training and mentorship of facility health care workers as needed and will support SHIOs to plan and conduct Data Quality Audits. The Coordinator will operate in the Central province.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the province in setting up technical working groups for improved data use and management.
  • Work with other project staff to develop appropriate strategies and tools for strengthening the SHIOs and DHIOs with direction from key stakeholder’s data dashboards.
  • Facilitate the use of data through the application of tools and approaches at the national, regional, district levels.
  • Support DHIOs in the decentralization of data capture from district to facility as needed.
  • Provide guidance to facility support staff on routine data requirements.
  • Build regional capacity to implement tools and approaches through training and workshops.
  • Provide technical assistance to regions to apply data use tools and approaches, trouble shoot and tailor implementation as needed working with region-specific monitoring and evaluation (M&E) advisors.
  • Follow up on activities to determine effectiveness, make mid-course corrections, document project results and best practices.
  • Support the province in conducting routine data quality audits.
  • Build capacity of provincial M&E and program staff to address M&E challenges and lead in implementing solutions.
  • Support the development of the provincial COVID-19 Action plan and its implementation to improve on COVID-19 vaccines (Covax) data capture and management.
  • Conduct orientation of health facility staff in Covax data capture as well as routine data analysis and providing feedback to districts on data management.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in public health, M&E systems, or related field required; master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in M&E systems, especially in health systems is required; 10 years of experience is preferred.
  • Proficiency in developing data communications tools and approaches.
  • Knowledge and experience of the health policy and programming process.
  • Knowledge and experience of data-informed decision making and advocacy.
  • Ability to communicate technical data to non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • English language required.

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. ur recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

About the Organization

Company Profile:

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

To apply for this job please visit tetratech.referrals.selectminds.com.


You can apply to this job and others using your online resume. Click the link below to submit your online resume and email your application to this employer.