HMIS & Data Use Jobs Afya Timiza (2 Posts)


HMIS & Data Use Officer Jobs at Afya Timiza (2 Posts)

Location: Turkana & Samburu, Kenya
Contract Type: Full time, fixed contract
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.

Responsibilities for the HMIS & Data Use Officer Job

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

  • 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.)

Health Systems Strengthening Advisor Job Qualifications

  • 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


How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Charlotte Langridge [email protected]. 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.Options is an equal opportunities employer. Candidates are require to have the right to work in Kenya