Senior Health Information System and Data Use Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Senior Health Information System and Data Use Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Category:
  • Health Care
    Location:
  • Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    Career Level:
  • Senior Level (5+ years experience)

    Summary of Responsibilities
  • Ethiopia-Data Use Partnership (E-DUP) seeks to recruit Senior Health Information System and Data Use Specialists.
  • E-DUP’s goal is to improve use of high quality routine health information; improve the quality, efficiency and availability of primary health and nutrition services at all levels of the Ethiopian health system.
  • These position holders will fully be embedded within the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH).

    Summary of Responsibilities
  • The Senior Health Information System and Data Use Specialists will be responsible for assisting the FMoH in strengthening the ecosystem of data quality assurance and information use for monitoring and evaluation, learning, and informed decision making within the health system.
  • He/She will be responsible for maintaining regular communications with regions and assist the day-to-day technical health information system related activities.
  • He/ she will be a member of relevant Technical Working Groups (TWGs) formed by FMoH to improve the management of national health management information system and the data quality assurance activities.
  • He/ she will act as a national master trainer for building the capacity of health managers and staff on health information system management, data quality assurance, data analysis and information use.
  • He/ she is expected to have a hands-on experience in health information management system design and strong analytical and presentation skills, with analysis of statistical significance or survey results.

    Specific Responsibilities
  • Provide programmatic guidance and technical assistance to strengthen data demand and use across all levels in the health system.
  • Develop appropriate strategies and tools for strengthening the use of health data, identify data needs at different levels, and build capacity to implement.
  • Facilitate the use of data through the application of innovative approaches at the national, regional, woreda, health facility, and community levels.
  • Identify, manage, package
    and disseminate key health information to facilitate evidence-based decision making at point of data collection.
  • Build national, regional, zonal, woreda, and facility level demand for and ability to use routine health data for evidence-based decision making.
  • Build capacity on health information systems at different levels through organizing mentorship, training and workshops.
  • Identify and mentor champions of information use at all levels and further develop their capacity as leaders for improving data-informed decision making.
  • Support the community health information system including efforts to digitize it.
  • Facilitate the use of DHI2 information system for data analysis, visualization, and decision making.
  • Work with local Universities to create information use model woredas.
  • Support the capacity building and mentorship program in collaboration with local Universities.

    Job Requirements

    Job Requirement

  • Master’s Degree in Health Informatics, Information Systems, or Public Health from a reputable University required.
  • Minimum 7 years professional experience in the Ethiopian health systems.
  • Diverse set of professional experience both in government and non-government context; and at lower and higher level of the health care system required.
  • Both English and Amharic language skills required; additional local language is an asset.
  • Expertise in statistical software and computer use proficiency required.

    How to Apply
  • Qualified individuals interested in these positions can send their documents to the following email: dupjobs@et.jsi.com by 12th March 2019
  • Applications should be sent via email with the subject line: "Senior Health Information System and Data Use Specialist Name of Applicant"
  • All application documents should be combined into one PDF file, the cover letter being the first page followed by the CV (resume) and other documents if any.
  • Please provide us three names with their contact addresses as references. Send only one attachment with the file name format:
    “your_full_name_position_(assignment_location_applying_for).pdf”
  • N.B Applications not conforming to the above directions will Not be considered. No phone calls, please.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • All positions are for Ethiopian nationals.

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