Univ. Maryland Strategic Information Officer Jobs in Kenya

Univ. Maryland Strategic Information Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

  • The Strategic Information Officer will primarily be responsible for supporting HIV-related data management at University of Maryland’s supported facilities in Kisii County.

  • S/he will mentor facility health records officers in management of patient records and reports generation.

  • S/he will be attached to a Technical Assistance (TA) team and will be responsible for all reporting demands within supported health facilities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide specialized training to facility and sub-county teams in Health Information Systems including the EMR and other databases

  • Provide support and data analysis training to health facility staff with focus on use of the EMR

  • Conduct routine data management including data collection, collation, analysis and reporting

  • Ensure that all national HIV related tools are available in supported facilities and health care workers are mentored to use them appropriately

  • Develop and revise M&E processes and related tools that support quality assurance for key program areas

  • Ensure data integrity throughout the value chain while guaranteeing maximal MoH_PEPFAR data alignment

  • Conduct data quality assessments with strategic action plans and share findings for improvement

  • Conduct targeted site visits to provide mentorship on all issues related to Strategic Information

  • Be the front-line facility manager in all matters SI/M&E and together with the HMIS Specialist routinely conduct EMR site readiness assessments

  • Network and work closely with the SCHRIOs, SCASCOs, SCTLCs and other members of the SCHMT in all the supported sub-counties

  • Ensure effective data use from both the electronic and paper-based HIS from the point of data generation while guaranteeing zero stock-out for reporting tools at facility

  • Ensure program data security from generation, to transmission and archival

  • Supervise and provide mentorship
    to casual data clerks

  • Set targets for the facility health records staff, conduct appraisals and provide timely feedback to program leadership where performance for the staff supervised is below expectation

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Biostatistics, Biological Sciences, Sociology or other related discipline. A post-graduate degree with training in M&E will be a definite plus

  • At least 3 years’ experience in supporting M&E systems for public health projects

  • In-depth understanding of HIV and TB M&E mechanisms including the KHIS, DATIM, 3PM, and other online reporting innovations, PEPFAR MER and SIMS requirements

  • Ability to quickly turn-around program reports while ensuring utmost reporting compliance for both routine and ad hoc reports

  • High computer proficiency

    Desirable Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Exceptional report writing skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimal supervision

  • Good analytical and presentation skills

    How to Apply

  • Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to

  • MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu on or before 15th October 2020. Applicants are advised to include the Title Strategic Information (SI) Officer on the subject line**

  • The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. **

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