District Strategic Information Focal Person
- Post Date:October 15, 2021
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- Career Level OtherQualification DegreeExperience 3-5 Years
- Industry Health Care
Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH) is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of District Strategic Information Focal Person for the Care and Treatment program within Goromonzi district in Mashonaland East province. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control to implement HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) program. The contract is for eleven (11) months from November 2021 to 30 September 2022 and may be renewed subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the candidate.
The position’s main objective is that of ensuring the program is effectively able to collect, analyse and report on program data within the assigned district. The successful candidate shall work closely with the district program team to ensure activities are effectively implemented to allow for effective program management and performance reporting. Successful candidates shall report to the respective Strategic Information Coordinator.
- Ensuring all registers are completed accurately, consistently, regularly and reports are submitted on time;
- Supporting the collection and reporting of clinical process and outcome including MER data on program specific indicators on a weekly and monthly basis as required by program management;
- Working collaboratively and closely with the DSICLFPs, Provincial Focal Persons (PFPs), and Facility Data Collation Focal Persons by conducting routine data quality audits at health facilities within the district;
- Cleaning, verifying, and validating data entered electronic systems, flagging and correcting data inconsistencies before syncing to the server; Providing technical support to health care workers and strengthening the use of Electronic Systems at health facilities to strengthen their use in monitoring HIV & TB programmes;
- Collaborating with provincial and district teams to conduct granular site management, compiling and consolidating weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on program activities within the province and with DHIOs to ensure timely and complete reporting in DHIS2 by all facilities in the district at both PEPFAR and Non-PEPFAR supported facilities;
- Conducting routine analyses and visualization of program data in Power BI, including cascades across core indicators, to enable evidence-based programming at District level cascades;
- Conducting regular onsite-data-verification (OSDV to monitor data quality;
- Conducting and coordinating data related Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) projects in all supported facilities;
- Tracking performance against annual targets and reviewing district and facility-level performance with the district and facility level staff and work on improvement plans for poor performing facilities;
- Providing feedback to the DMO, DNO and DHE on evidence collected and ensuring their involvement in the district formulation of strategy;
- Leading the analysis and writing of district weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual programmatic performance reports and their submission in stipulated timelines;
- Attending district coordination and review meetings according to the MoHCC calendar and as budget permits and facilitating the interpretation and use of M&E data;
- Ensuring mobile devices at designated facilities are well maintained, properly managed and in good working condition and escalating unresolved issues;
- Working closely with MoHCC, Zim-TTECH consortium partners and other implementing partners to track and report both challenges and outcomes of various interventions implemented by partners in the program.
Qualifications, skills and experience
- Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Biostatistics, Mathematics, Public Health, Health Promotion or related field;
- Minimum of 3 years working experience managing, analysing and reporting, health related program data and information and in working with DHIS2 data;
- Advanced skills in MS Excel, including pivot-tables, formatting, statistical functions and formulas and good understanding of MS Word and PowerPoint;
- Strong quantitative data analysis skills including conducting data cleaning, verification and trend-analyses with proficiency in at least one statistical software package e.g. STATA, SAS or SPSS will be an added advantage;
- Great interpersonal, report writing and presentation skills with fluency in English and Ndebele coupled with general understanding of one or more of the other local spoken languages and have demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively;
- Experience in working with MoHCC or health-related implementing partners coupled with a strong understanding of the Zimbabwe health care system structures.
Commitment to diversity
Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.
Interested candidates should submit their application letter; detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of educational Certificates to [email protected] or to the physical address:
The Consultancy Manager, Zim-TTECH, 10 Natal Rd, Belgravia, Harare.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 21 October 2021
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