The primary responsibilities of this position are aimed at providing technical input and oversight to the integration and use of data management information systems.
Specific duties are:
a). Provide HMIS technical assistance in primary health system requirements, analysis, design, specifications, supervision of development, piloting/testing, implementation and evaluation.
b). provide expertise in data warehouse design, and integration of primary health care and general health data sets, including, including efficient inventory management system for primary health care.
c). Evaluate and recommend selection and procurement of hardware and software in consultation with the provincial and district-level governmental entities in coordination with other project advisors such as the ICT Systems/Networking Specialist, Health Commodities Specialist, & Procurement Officer.
d). Supervise regional project ICT/HMIS Specialists to ensure high quality work plan implementation.
e). Ensure high level of communication and close working relationships with the project team, project implementers, and other key stakeholders operating in the primary health care IT arena.
f). Travel to the field to provide management oversight, capacity building and training, and on-going technical assistance.
Working with state and LGA level health authorities and partners in the state to strengthen management capacity in effective malaria prevention and control.
1. Working with the Country Office and State MAPS team to ensure the achievement of the key program outputs.
2. Establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships with:
a. All other members of the MAPS team at state level and specifically the capacity building team in the Country office;
b. Relevant officials in the State Ministry of Health, State PHCDA, SMCP, other parastatals and other key individuals in the government, particularly regarding management related capacity building initiatives in malaria control;
c. Relevant officials at LGA level, particularly regarding management and coordination related capacity building initiatives in malaria control;
d. Relevant representatives of other agencies at the state level (WHO, UNICEF etc), the private sector and civil society groups, NGOs and other malaria partners.
e. Relevant technical staff of other donor-funded projects in the state.
3. Implementation of management capacity-building activities in Kogi state related to malaria prevention and control, and ensuring:
a. Effective engagement of all stakeholders at state and local government levels
b. Facilitative process of drawing up, agreeing and reviewing program work-plans and budgets;
c. That the funding framework for program activities is set up;
d. Effective and efficient implementation agreed plans and activities with stakeholders as specified in workplans;
e. That terms of reference for short-term consultancy inputs are drawn and monitor all inputs that will guarantee adherence to the TORs; and
f. Proper co-ordination of activities and ensure that lessons learned are shared between the various program components and geographical areas.
4. Provision of support to state and LGA stakeholders and organizations to enable them play lead roles in planning and conducting supervision using hands-on, integrated and strategic targeting approaches.
5. Participation with state MAPS team in assessment of gaps in the malaria prevention and control at State level, and for health facilities which MAPS will support.
6. Building of the capacity of the State MoH in the planning and management of malaria program.
7. Provision of technical expertise at state level to the program regarding all issues related to capacity building for malaria prevention and control, and ensuring that work is co-ordinated, lessons are shared across the program and delivery is timely.
8. Ensuring that local procurement arrangements for MAPS program management capacity building activities meet USAID accounting requirements.
9. Coordination of all MAPS supported trainings; ensuring they meet standard (type & number of participants, modules used, facilitation methods, etc), attendance accurately reported and training report accurately written. Liaising with the MAPS’ Implementation Officer, BCC Officer and the M&E Officer to ensure training targets are met and figure trained accurately reported.
10. Any other duties assigned.
Capacity Building and Accompaniment of Partners
Design Planning and Delivery of Training Courses
Monitoring and Reporting
Coordination and centralization of all systems of records and reports relating to care of patients.
Establishing and maintaining the procedure for control, storage and retrieval of Health Records.
Provisions of acceptable methods of health and related data classification.
Collection, collation, analysis, presentation and interpretation of statistics for administration, strategic planning, and management
Performance of all Personnel functions for the department and the Medical centre as a whole, including training, supervision, monitoring and evaluation, and appraisal of all subordinate staffs.
Initiation as well as participation in Research and Consultancy assignments including community mobilization/empowerment.
Performance of professional/technical duties pertaining to Management Information Systems (MIS) including liaison with other relevant bodies and International