Job Announcement - USAID/Zambia - No. AID – 006 -17 - HEALTH MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS ADVISOR

 

POSITION:              Health Management Information Systems Advisor   

OPEN TO:               All Interested Candidates 

OPENING DATE:    June 23, 2017                                            

CLOSING DATE:    July 21, 2017

WORK HOURS:      Full-time; 40 hours/week

SALARY RANGE:   FSN 11 (ZMK 354,249.66 p.a. - ZMK 550,577.88 p.a.)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Zambia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Health Management Information Systems Advisor.

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Health Management Information System (HMIS) Advisor is a senior program specialist and key public health advisor responsible for HMIS activities for the USAID mission in Zambia. The incumbent will work at the program management level and engage with the U.S. Government (USG), the Government of Zambia (GRZ), other donors, contractors, grantees, non-governmental organizations, and key stakeholders to strengthen data collection, data quality, and interoperability between multiple national-level, GRZ-led health management information systems.

The HMIS Advisor will build capacity among a wide range of stakeholders in the collection and analysis of HMIS data and advise USAID activity managers on the use of data and information from multiple health management information systems. The incumbent will also contribute to the strengthening of overall monitoring and evaluation systems for USAID/Zambia.

The HMIS Advisor will coordinate advanced target-setting and results reporting processes, conduct data analysis using statistical software packages, and lead a range of monitoring and evaluation activities for a segment of the overall USAID/Zambia health portfolio.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

a. Education:

  • Possession of a master’s degree in social sciences, development studies, monitoring and evaluation, epidemiology, public health, project management, or information systems is required.           

b. Prior Work Experience:

  • At least five years of progressively responsible professional-level experience in the collection, analysis, and presentation of data and information related to the targets, indicators, and/or budgets of development projects. Experience with statistical packages such as SPSS or STATA is required.

c. Post Entry Training:

  • The incumbent will be provided formal on-the-job training to obtain knowledge of USAID’s M&E processes and procedures, Automated Directive Systems (ADS), Mission Internal Procedures, Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS), U.S. Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) and other mandatory trainings set by Agency standards. Standard USAID training includes Programming Foreign Assistance, Project Design and Management, and Contrating Officer Representative/ Agreement Officer Representative (COR/AOR) certification training.

d. Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English (level IV) in speaking and writing is required.   

e. Job Knowledge:

  • Candidate must have:
    1. Knowledge, familiarity, and ability to work with development activity monitoring and evaluation systems.
    2. Strong analytical skills and knowledge of statistical analysis, project management, and implementation of development activities are required.    
    3. In-depth understanding of Performance Monitoring Plan procedures, indicators, and intermediate results framework and their application to program design, management, and monitoring.
    4. Superior knowledge of database management is required.   
    5. Knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies.

f.    Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to collect, analyze, and evaluate data using software tools such as SPSS, STATA, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to synthesize and clearly present data in a concise, coherent way to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to design M&E tools, surveys, and evaluations using quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques.
  • Ability to identify, articulate, and recommend remediation for the reporting of erroneous or incomplete information (targets and results) and maintain strong quality control of data and information systems.
  • Ability to conduct data verification in the field to ensure that data collected and reported reflects field realities.
  • Ability to maintain data security and data quality systems.
  • Ability to work effectively with vulnerable populations, community-based organizations, government representatives, private sector, donors, and stakeholders at the sub-national level. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, high level of diplomacy and negotiation skills, and willingness to learn.
  • NOTE: A skills test will be given to short listed candidates

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT:

Subject to availability of funds, this will be a five-year contract, with an option to extend, depending upon continuing need of the services.

BENEFITS:

The HMIS Advisor position is classified at the FSN-11level. The final salary of the successful candidate will be negotiated within that range depending on qualifications and previous earnings history.

APPLYING:

Qualified candidates should send:

  1. A formal application letter or cover letter;
  2. A current CV;
  3. Photocopies of all professional certificates and degrees;
  4. A fully complete application form DS-174 (available online at  http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/136408.pdf); and
  5. Contact information for at least three professional references. 

SUBMIT ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:

EXOZambiaHR@usaid.gov (E-mailed applications required.)

The email subject heading must read:

Application: Health Management Information Systems Advisor, AID-006-17

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

Date 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:30am

Last updated: June 22, 2017