UNICEF announces vacancy for Public Health Officer (7). Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.

Terms of Reference (ToR) for Technical Assistance to UNICEF Partners

Job Title: Public health officer (Data management) (seven in seven provinces)

Duration: 12 months

Background: In 2018, UNICEF supported Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) in piloting the performance dashboard where the financial, logistic and health information can be seen and analyzed in a dashboard which will be helpful for planning and monitoring system of municipalities, provinces and federal level departments. This was piloted in two municipalities and recently the government has taken ownership and plan to expand in additional 15 municipalities. In addition, UNICEF has been supporting in strengthening HMIS system at the municipalities and provinces as a part of health system strengthening.

Objective and Tasks:

The objective of these positions to support Integrated Health Management Information System (IHMIS) mainly in two major areas as below:

  • To support in the expansion and strengthening the performance dashboard which was piloted in 2 municipalities and plan to expand in 15 additional municipalities.
  • To support in strengthening IHMIS system in seven Provinces based on the changed responsibilities of IHMIS section under the Management Division of DoHS.

This support to IHMIS section needs two sets of human resources and the major tasks of each set of human resources and their major area of work is given below:

Public Health Officer (data management) (seven for seven provinces): The consultants will be stationed in Provincial Health Directorate (PHD) office and support PHD to increase coverage of HMIS data reporting, timely and complete data reporting, and validate data accuracy. Support PHD on data analysis and dissemination. In addition, make field visit to support municipalities by mentoring and coaching,

Specific tasks

Under the guidance of the IHMIS section, the tasks of the consultants include:

Public Health Officer (data management):

  • Support PHD to increase reporting coverage from health facilities and hospitals,
  • Follow up data entry points for timely and complete data entry,
  • Check the data for data accuracy and data quality,
  • Support in data analysis, presentation and presentation of data
  • Field visit in the data entry points having no reporting, incomplete and inaccurate reporting, and mentor and coach the team,
  • Support PHD in HMIS training as required
  • Undertake lesson-learned reviews and implement to improve practices/system strengthening.
  • Support to PHD as guided by the IHMIS section in Kathmandu
  • Report to Provincial Health directorate, Child health /immunization and LMD Sections and UNICEF

Deliverables

Public Health Officer (data management)

  • Submission of monthly activity report on number and percentage increase in HMIS reporting from hospitals and health facilities with timely and complete data, data quality check and follow up to improve the data quality improvement, monitoring and mentoring on data entry with accuracy and with complete information, support in HMIS training and review meetings, documentation of case stories and success stories.

Qualifications:

Public Health Officer (Data Management)

Education: Bachelor’s degree in public health, statistics or related field of study.

Work experience: Minimum two years’ experience HMIS data management and work experience in monitoring and evaluation and data management. Training in statistical software and DHIS2 is an asset.

Special skills:

  • Good written and spoken Nepali and English languages
  • Good working relations with local authority and Health Offices.
  • Good interpersonal skills, team-oriented, work adaptation in multi-cultural environments, proven ability to facilitate cooperation in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision, punctual, and dedicated to the quality work.
  • Technology driven, quick learner, sets of IT/computer skills.
  • Knowledge of the health system in Nepal is an asset.

Reporting Relationship:  The Dashboard Manager will report to the Chief, Integrated Health Information Management Section (IHIMS) or assigned focal person of IHIMS. The Public Health Officer will report to the Director of PHD or the assigned focal person and second supervisors in the  UNICEF Country Office, Kathmandu- Health Section and UNICEF field office).

Working Conditions: The Dashboard Manager will be based at Integrated Health Information Management Section (IHIMS), DoHS, Teku and the Public Health Officers one each will be based at  the provincial health directorate office located at provincial capitals of Nepal.

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Application Deadline: 24th November, 2021

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