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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Health Management Information Systems Specialist, Zambia Evaluate for Improved Impact



Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.
Proposal Objective:
SI is preparing a proposal for an upcoming USAID-funded monitoring and evaluation activity in Zambia focused on the health sector. The purpose of the activity is to provide the USAID/Zambia Health Office, implementing partners, local partners, and the Government of Zambia stakeholders with improved data systems and utilization.
Position Description:
SI is seeking a Health Management Information Systems Specialist will serve as a member of the evaluation team, and an expert on health management information systems, and other national health information systems. This position will be full-time and based in Zambia.
\Please note: These are local positions. Only candidates with Zambian citizenship will be considered. **
Responsibilities:
  • Provide expertise in the transition process, and the functionality of the GoZ system, and assessing the preparedness of the current Government of Zambia HMIS’.
  • Identify the information needed to understand shifts in data quality and assess data usage at the ministry levels.
  • Serve as the team HMIS expert.
  • Participate in the planning and briefing meetings, data collection, data analysis, development of evaluation presentations, and writing of the reports, as needed.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Management Information Systems, IT, MIS, Database Management or related field required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum five years of experience working with MIS, including a minimum of four years developing and/or managing health information systems.
  • Familiar with DHIS-2 and similar national routine heath information systems.
  • Knowledgeable about the electronic medical records system in Zambia.
  • Experience with enterprise level monitoring systems such as Aid tracker, DevResults or other systems.
  • Experience working with projects and at the local and national levels on data management, data quality, and use of data.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience successfully interacting with host government officials, USAID/Zambia Health Office, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Experience in conducting USAID evaluations of health programs/activities is highly desirable.
  • English fluency required.
Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.
To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com
SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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