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Strategic Information (SI) Specialist | ReliefWeb

Job Purpose

The Strategic Information Specialist will primarily be responsible for supporting HIV-related reporting and continuous learning at the University of Maryland’s supported health facilities in Nairobi County. S/he will mentor all facility data handlers in the management of patient records and reports generation. S/he will be attached to a Technical Assistance (TA) team and will be responsible for all reporting demands within the supported health facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

§ Provide specialized training to facility and sub-county teams in Health Information Systems including the EMR and other databases

§ Conduct targeted site visits and provide mentorship on all issues related to Strategic Information and identify M&E training needs at facility and sub-county level

§ Conduct routine data management including data collection, collation, validations, analysis and reporting

§ Ensure that all national HIV related tools are available in supported facilities and health care workers are mentored to use them appropriately

§ Develop and revise M&E processes, SOPs and related tools that support quality assurance for key programmatic areas

§ Ensure data fidelity throughout the value chain while guaranteeing maximal MoH_PEPFAR data alignment through conduction of DQA/I initiatives and promptly share feedback with the program team

§ Be the front-line facility manager in all matters SI/M&E and together with the HMIS Specialist routinely conduct EMR site readiness assessments for scale-up and monitor for compliance in reporting to the national data warehouse

§ Network and work closely with the SCHRIOs, SCASCOs, SCTLCs and other members of the SCHMT in all the supported sub-counties

§ Ensure effective data use from both the electronic and paper-based HIS from the point of data generation while guaranteeing zero stock-out of the reporting tools at facility

§ Ensure program data security from generation, to transmission and archival

§ Supervise and provide mentorship to casual data clerks

§ Set targets for the facility data officers, conduct appraisals and provide timely feedback to program leadership where performance for the staff supervised is below expectation

§ Undertake any other duty as assigned by the supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

§ Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Biostatistics, Biological Sciences, Sociology or other related discipline. A post-graduate degree with training in M&E will be a definite plus

§ At least 5 years’ experience in supporting M&E systems for public health projects

§ In-depth understanding of HIV and TB M&E mechanisms including the KHIS, DATIM, 3PM, and other online reporting innovations, PEPFAR MER and SIMS requirements

§ Ability to quickly turn-around program reports while ensuring utmost reporting compliance for both routine and ad hoc reports

§ High computer proficiency

Desirable Skills

§ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

§ Exceptional report writing skills

§ Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimal supervision Good analytical and presentation skills

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