Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH)

District Strategic Information Officer (Nkayi)

Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH)
Dec. 01, 2023
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Job Description

Background:

We are seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to be considered for the position of District Strategic Information Officer for the HIV Care and Treatment program. The opportunity has arisen in Nkayi x1. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; and prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases.

Position Summary:

The position’s main objective is that of ensuring the program is effectively able to collect, analyze and report on program data within the assigned district. Successful candidates shall work closely with the district program team to ensure activities are effectively implemented to allow for effective program management and performance reporting. The position reports to the respective Strategic Information Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring all registers are completed accurately, consistently, regularly and reports are submitted on time.
  • Supporting the collection and reporting of clinical processes and outcomes, including MER data on program-specific indicators on a weekly and monthly basis as required by program management.
  • Working collaboratively and closely with the DSICLFPs, Provincial Focal Persons (PFPs), and Facility Data Collation Focal Persons by conducting routine data quality audits at health facilities within the district.
  • Cleaning, verifying, and validating data entered electronic systems, flagging and correcting data inconsistencies before syncing to the server.
  • Providing technical support to healthcare workers and strengthening the use of Electronic Systems at health facilities to strengthen their use in monitoring HIV and TB programs.
  • Collaborating with provincial and district teams to conduct granular site management, compiling, and consolidating weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on program activities within the province and with DHIOs to ensure timely and complete reporting in DHIS2 by all facilities in the district at both PEPFAR and Non-PEPFAR supported facilities.
  • Conducting routine analyses and visualization of program data in Power BI, including cascades across core indicators, to enable evidence-based programming at District level cascades; Conducting regular onsite-data-verification (OSDV to monitor data quality.
  • Conducting and coordinating data related Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) projects in all supported facilities.
  • Tracking performance against annual targets and reviewing district and facility-level performance with the district and facility level staff and work on improvement plans for poor performing facilities.
  • Providing feedback to the DMO, DNO and DHE on evidence collected and ensuring their involvement in the district formulation of strategy.
  • Leading the analysis and writing of district weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual programmatic performance reports and their submission in stipulated timelines.
  • Attending district coordination and review meetings according to the MoHCC calendar and as budget permits and facilitating the interpretation and use of M&E data.
  • Ensuring mobile devices at designated facilities are well maintained, properly managed and in good working condition and escalating unresolved issues.
  • Working closely with MoHCC, Zim-TTECH consortium partners, and other implementing partners to track and report both challenges and outcomes of various interventions implemented by partners in the program.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Biostatistics, Mathematics, Public Health, Health Promotion, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience managing, analyzing, and reporting, health related program data and information and in working with DHIS2 data; Advanced skills in MS Excel, including pivot-tables, formatting, statistical functions and formulas and good understanding of MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills including conducting data cleaning, verification, and trend-analyses with proficiency in at least one statistical software package e.g., STATA, SAS or SPSS will be an added advantage.
  • Great interpersonal, report writing and presentation skills with fluency in English and have demonstrable ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience in working with MoHCC or health-related implementing partners coupled with a strong understanding of the Zimbabwe health care system structures.

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How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to: dsio23@zimttech.org

NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Deadline: 01 December 2023

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Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH)

Zim-TTECH is a locally registered health trust established by experienced and passionate public health professionals who have a demonstrated track record in improving clinical services and revitalizing health systems. Zim-TTECH's activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in 44 districts in Zimbabwe. Zim-TTECH also implements HIV & TB treatment and care services in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC consortium (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control). Additionally, the Zim-PAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane). The contract of employment is for five (5) months from May 2023 to the 29th of September 2023.

Address: 10 Natal Road Belgravia, Harare, Zimbabwe

Website: www.imttech.org

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