Fresher Global Health Corps (GHC) Jobs – Data Quality and Use Fellow at IntraHealth International

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
IntraHealth International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary: Monthly Stipend of
550 dollars per month
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with
organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide
these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship
year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened
skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows in Burundi, Malawi,
Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About IntraHealth:
For over 30 years, in nearly 100 countries, IntraHealth International
has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth
fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker
performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and
leveraging partnerships. IntraHealth has been working in Uganda for over 25
years.  The current project, the
USAID-funded Strengthening Human Resources for Health Activity, works to
strengthen the capacities of ministries, districts, professional councils, and
private not-for-profit organizations to better plan and manage the health
workforce for improved health outcomes. This is achieved through three main
result areas:
Result 1: Increased and equitable recruitment, deployment, and
retention of health workers
Result 2: Improved health worker performance at all levels
Result 3: Improved pre-service training to meet the needs of Uganda
Job Summary: The Intrahealth
International Data Quality and Use Fellow will work closely with the Informatics
Senior Advisor and the Human Resources for Health Planning team, focusing on
increased and equitable recruitment, deployment and retention of health
workers. This work will support the vision of strengthened human resources for
health systems where skilled health workers can provide higher quality
services.  IntraHealth has worked with
stakeholders to establish a Human Resources Information System (HRIS) in 70% of
districts and central ministries, and under Strengthening Human Resources for
Health (SHRH) will complete this process and ensure that data is available at
all levels to enhance decision making. The Informatics and Data Quality Fellow
will work on health worker data analysis at the district level and with
district stakeholders and senior advisors to contribute to evidence-based
workforce planning.  The fellow will work
on data quality and creative ways to improve the culture of data use for
decision making at the district level.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Assess data quality, identifying key areas
    of intervention to improve data quality, and develop approaches for
    improving it
  • Assess the usability of current data
    systems and advise on improvements in implementation, design, and training
  • Technically support the informatics team
    in the completion of HRIS implementation across the country
  • Assist the Human Resources Management
    Senior Advisor to improve the availability, demand, and use of quality
    information for Human Resources for Health decision making
  • Alongside the Result 1 team, work at the
    district level with stakeholders on district recruitment and retention
    plans, ensuring that said plans are prioritized and purposed towards
    district health needs, with special focus on hard-to-reach areas
  • Work in liaison with the Gender Officer on
    gender-responsiveness of recruitment and retention plans
  • Develop creative approaches to data
    presentation to encourage data use at the district level
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The GHC fellow should hold a Post graduate
    degree in Informatics, Public Health, or related field
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. experience
    with GIS software packages
  • Field experience in health programs, the
    health workforce, human resources management or health systems
    strengthening
  • Significant experience working with
    district/local government in Uganda, or in the PNFP sector
  • Private or public sector experience in
    improving software system usability and client experience (would be a plus
    but is not essential)
  • Practical skills and experience in data
    quality analysis
  • Possess excellent communication and
    leadership skills
  • Flexibility in planning and implementing
    activities
  • Conceptual thinker with excellent
    organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to travel within the country
  • Possesses IntraHealth core competencies:
    Innovation, Accountability, Service Excellence, Interpersonal
    Relationships
Job Terms and Conditions:
Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of
$550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon
successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement
site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included,
including $600 in professional development funds. Housing will be arranged in
Kampala.
Note: The living stipend and
completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the
placement organization.
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in
the aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following
the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016

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