University of Maryland Strategic Information Specialist Jobs in Kenya

University of Maryland Strategic Information Specialist Jobs in Kenya


University of Maryland Baltimore School Of Medicine through its operating arm Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Kenya, implements comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs to facilitate the Ministry of Health in Kenya towards epidemic control.

MGIC Kenya is seeking suitably qualified persons able to fill the following position:

Strategic Information (SI) Specialist

Job Type Full Time

Qualification BA/BSc/HND

Location Nairobi

Job Field ICT / Computer

Job Purpose

The Strategic Information Specialist will primarily be responsible for supporting HIV-related reporting and continuous learning at the University of Maryland’s supported health facilities in Nairobi County.

S/he will mentor all facility data handlers in the 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 the 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
  • Conduct targeted site visits and provide mentorship on all issues related to Strategic Information and identify M&E training needs at facility and sub-county level
  • Conduct routine data management including data collection, collation, validations, 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, SOPs and related tools that support quality assurance for key programmatic areas
  • Ensure data fidelity throughout the value chain while guaranteeing maximal MoH_PEPFAR data alignment through conduction of DQA/I initiatives and promptly share feedback with the program team
  • Be the front-line facility manager in all matters SI/M&E and together with the HMIS Specialist routinely conduct EMR site readiness assessments for scale-up and monitor for compliance in reporting to the national data warehouse
  • 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 of the 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 data officers, conduct appraisals and provide timely feedback to program leadership where performance for the staff supervised is below expectation
  • Undertake any other duty as assigned by the supervisor

    [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 5 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

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates, who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to

    MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 22 November 2019. We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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