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HMIS Expert (State Consultants, Lead Consultant & National Data Analyst) at Malaria Consortium – 9 Openings - Humanitarian Jobs

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HMIS Expert (State Consultants, Lead Consultant & National Data Analyst) at Malaria Consortium – 9 Openings


Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Health Management Information System Assessment (HMIS) Expert

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Locations: Abuja, Bauchi, Borno, Plateau, Nasarawa, Kogi, Kebbi, Sokoto and Oyo
Slots: Entomology Team Leaders: 2, Entomology Technicians: 2 and Entomology Assistants: 8
Duration: May – June, 2022

Details

  • We are recruiting qualified research personnel that will focus on conducting an assessment to evaluate the HMIS performance in eight SMC-implementing states and Abuja, the assessment will inform the development and implementation of a continuous data quality improvement and use plan for HMIS at state, LGA and HFs levels.
  • The findings from the assessment will guide the development of a comprehensive action plan to improve malaria data quality in selected health facilities across the eight states and the FCT Abuja.

Personnel Required:

  • State Consultant
  • Lead Consultant (National Consultant)
  • National Data Analyst.

Specific Activities for the Personnel
National Consultant:

  • Oversee the data analysis component of the assignment.
  • Work with state consultants in the selection of HFs according to the protocol.
  • Support training on the survey tools for the data collectors.
  • Prepare data collection and supervision plans.
  • Track, review and validate electronic submission from field data collectors daily.
  • Monitor data collectors directly in the state during data collection.
  • Review of HMIS assessment questionnaire.
  • Field supervision/monitoring plan.
  • Collated training reports and activity reports.
  • Coordinate the entire field work.
  • Quality-assure daily submissions from the state teams.
  • Write a final report on the assignments outlining the best practices, the lessons learnt, challenges, achievements, and recommendations.

National Data Analyst:

  • An interim data analysis plan.
  • Collation of all data generated from the assessment across the states.
  • Analysis of the entire data, the collection process, recommendations, and conclusions.

State-level Consultant:

  • Selected HFs for assessment.
  • An interim data analysis plan.
  • Submit a final report with revisions based on the inputs and feedback on the draft report.
  • Organizing data collection visits in facilities (making initial contact, preparing a schedule of data collection visits, etc.).
  • Supervising data collection activities: − make sure data collection protocols are followed. Arrange for regular communication with data collection teams − Check data collection forms at the end of each day for completeness and legibility − Ensure data are uploaded on ODK server at the end of each day and at national level by the end of the assessment.
  • Collecting and storing data collection forms and sending them to the lead consultant.
  • Follow up with LGA and state HMIS officers to fill self – administered questionnaire
  • Cover selected LGA/HFs and supervise 2 assessment teams.
  • Help the assessment teams collect data, collect, and review the completed questionnaires, troubleshoot problems, and finalize and submit the completed questionnaire using Survey CTO.
  • Have the daily schedule and contact numbers of the assessment team.
  • Visit each team during the assessment and help the team complete the assessment (where necessary).

Timelines for Activities:

  • May-June, 2022.

No of TA Days:

  • State Consultants – 15 days
  • Lead Consultant (National Consultant) – 13 days
  • National Data Analyst – 8 days.

Required Qualifications
National Consultant:

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in the Social Sciences or related fields and at least 7 years post-graduation.
  • Previous experience in assessments, and surveys, especially within the Public Health sector and HMIS system strengthening.
  • Knowledge of malaria and its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment is required.
  • Excellent training and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent technical writing and presentation skills
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and, independently.
  • Excellent ability in data analysis especially qualitative data analysis and interpretation.
  • Demonstrated report writing skills for quantitative study and surveys.
  • Experience using qualitative software e,g Nvivo, ATLasTi, etc
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and to remain flexible and calm under pressure.
  • Experience of proactively identifying and addressing bottlenecks/issues desired.

National Data Analyst (Qualitative and Quantitative):

  • Degree holder in Mathematics, Demography, Statistics, or other related disciplines with at least 5 years’ post-qualification experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in public health research methodology.
  • Must be familiar with statistical tools like STATA, Nvivo, ATLas, etc.
  • Excellent analysis of survey results.
  • Demonstrable report writing skills.

State Consultant:

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in the Social Sciences or related fields and at least 5 years post-graduation.
  • Previous experience in assessments, and surveys, especially within the Public Health sector and HMIS system strengthening.
  • Knowledge of malaria and its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment is required.
  • Excellent training and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent experience in using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with team members and state personnel.

Application Closing Date
30th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: hrnigeria@malariaconsortium.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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