Ethiopia: Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Advisor

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Apply by 11 July 2018
Mid-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 11 June 2018

Job Description

HMIS Advisor - USAID Ethiopia HIS

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

DAI seeks a Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Advisor for an anticipated USAID Ethiopia Health Information Systems (HIS) project. The expected purpose of the project is to improve the collection and use of high-quality routine information in the health sector and contribute to improved quality, efficiency and availability of primary health and nutrition services at all levels.

Position Responsibility:

The HMIS Advisor will provide technical, strategic advice and programmatic direction for the capacity building of government agencies in the development and implementation of HMIS aspects of the activity, for optimizing the generation, identification, collection, processing, storage, and dissemination of quality data and strategic information. The expert technical advice provided will be used to support the technical assistance, and political direction provided by the activity to key government and non-government partners.

S/he will lead project activities related to and implementation organizations in data use, data systems architecture, and health information systems governance. S/He will provide technical and strategic direction, leadership, and management oversight to ensure transfer of knowledge and skills to stakeholders across the health system. S/He will coordinate and liaise with stakeholders, including government agencies, other donor-funded projects, implementing partners, USAID and other donors, and data consumers ensure capacity is strengthened.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in information science, data science, public health, statistics, health informatics, or a related field
  • At least 8 years of experience in working with information systems management and design in the health field for international donor funded programs (USAID preferred)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the fields of capacity building and governance for information systems, and using DHIS2
  • At least 4 years of experience at a managerial or advisor level, providing guidance and supervision in implementation of strategies or methods
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, including evidence of quality report writing and presen
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with quality products
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to conceive of, plan, and lead HMIS strengthening activities that address the unique challenges of the central, provincial, district, facility, and community levels
  • Ability to provide high-level HMIS technical leadership to multiple government directorates to achieve results
  • Ability to find solutions to HMIS challenges that are acutely sensitive to human and other resource constraints in the health sector
  • Ability to serve as a liaison with USAID, FMOH, and other key stakeholders in support of the activity
  • Ability to lead HMIS change management activities at all levels
  • Ethiopian national strongly preferred
  • Fluency in Amharic and English; excellent written and presentation skills

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit a CV to globalhealth@dai.com by June 30, 2018.

Please include Ethiopia HIS in the subject line with your submission. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

DAI delivers development. We do it in many of the world's most demanding environments, by integrating a broad range of disciplines. Over 40 years, our employee owners have built a forward-looking company — one that combines innovative thinking, deep technical knowledge, and professional project management. We approach our work with passion, analytical rigor, and open minds. By freely sharing what we learn, we have built a reputation as thought leaders who translate good ideas into action and action into results. Our global team of 1,500 development professionals welcomes each opportunity to solve a new problem, no matter how difficult. That's how DAI has earned the trust of the clients, partners, and people who work alongside us all over the world. DAI Advancing Human Prosperity SM

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