Strategic Information Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Harare

University of Zimbabwe

Strategic Information Coordinator: University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences – Clinical Trials Research Centre (UZCHS-CTRC)
Deadline: 9 November 2018
Background
University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences – Clinical Trials Research Centre (UZCHS-CTRC) on behalf of I-TECH (International Training and Education Center for Health) is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of Strategic Information Coordinator. I-TECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care and treatment of infectious diseases. I-TECH is funded by PEPFAR through Center for Disease Control to implement HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC). The contract of employment is for ten (10) months effective 01 December 2018 to 30 September 2019 and is renewable subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance.
Responsibilities
Working collaboratively with the provincial and district teams to compile and consolidate high quality weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on program activities in the province; Supporting and supervising the collection and reporting of clinical outcome data on program specific indicators on regular basis as required by program management; Providing evidence-based guidance to program staff at (1) the central level, (2) provincial level and (3) all district levels on program performance based on data analysis; Working closely with the provincial and district health information officers to support and strengthen the District Health Information System; Collaborating with I-TECH program officers, technical advisors and all other staff in implementing the SOW using evidence to drive program implementation; Participating in treatment and M & E calls with local and international I-TECH staff members; Coordinating, supporting and supervising routine and regular analysis of key indicators, consolidating results and providing feedback to guide program roll-out at provincial, district and site level; Monitoring performance of PSIOs and ensure compliance with laid out SOPs, policies from USG, IT-ECH and Pangaea; Working closely with MoHCC, and I-TECH consortium partners and other implementing partners to track and report both challenges and outcomes of various interventions implemented by partners in the program; Consolidating and reporting the results of triangulating (1) intervention data and (2) information collected using various electronic platforms, including but not limited to DHIS2 and in-house mobile application; Cleaning, verifying and preparing data for reporting to MoHCC and supporting partners; Attending national and provincial coordination and review meetings according to the MoHCC calendar and as budget permits; Leading and coordinating data related continuous quality improvement (CQI) projects in all supported facilities, conducted by PSIOs; Consolidating results of regular onsite-data-verification (OSDV), monitoring the “verification factors” on the difference between DHIS2, monthly return form and facility data, and reporting monthly across all indicators on the OSDV SOP; Performing any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Master’s Degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health or related field is required; Minimum of 5 years working experience managing, analyzing and reporting, health related program/project data and information; Thorough knowledge of statistics and demonstrated ability to supervise and/or manage data collection activities and implementing quality assurance exercises; Strong quantitative data analysis skills, including study design and applying appropriate research methods and implementing studies according to protocols; Proficiency in at least one statistical software package e.g. STATA, SAS or SPSS is a must; Excellent report writing, presentation, interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; Experience working with MoHCC and/or implementing partner health-related programs, with a strong understanding of the Zimbabwe health care system structures, are strongly encouraged.
To apply
Interested candidates should forward their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of certificates to: Human Resources Manager, UZCHS-CTRC, 15 Phillips Avenue, Belgravia, Harare.