UN Careers – Health Specialist (Health Information Systems) at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization: United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Job Grade: NO-C
Reports to: Health
Specialist (Systems Strengthening)
Job No: 499754
About Us:
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN
general assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help
meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full
potential. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories
to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on
reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all
children, everywhere.
Job Summary:  The Health Specialist (Health Information
Systems) will coordinate and manage day-to-day support to strengthening of
UNICEF sponsored Health Information System program activities. This includes
institutionalizing health information system support at Ministry of Health
(MoH) through strengthening government structures, ownership and management by
the MoH; engaging potential partners and providing feedback to supervisors on
uptake and usage of health information systems; supporting development of
health information systems using user-centered design approaches; supporting
integration of UNICEF C4D strategies into MoH health information systems;
supporting deployment and providing regular follow-up of MoH health information
systems; working with and building capacity of UNICEF ZO’s and District Local
Government (DLG) to develop and implement training and supervision plans;
conducting routine programme analysis and evaluation, and providing regular
updates to UNICEF and MoH staff; documenting all aspects of the programme; and
ensuring that Health Information Systems including CHMS / FamilyConnect and
eHMIS are aligned and contributing to broader UNICEF outcomes in the 2016-2020
CPD, including decentralized monitoring and planning.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Guide and facilitate national scale-up of UNICEF
supported health information systems within the MoH through its technical
programs as well as within UNICEF CSD section. These systems include eHMIS
(mTrac, DHIS2), U-Report, the Community Health Management System and
FamilyConnect, with support required including guiding National and DLG
micro-planning, developing training curriculum and materials, advising on
M&E frameworks, and implementing end-user monitoring, testing and feedback
strategies. This will be guided by the National eHealth policy, UNICEF CPAP,
and RWPs.
·        
Offer support in technical alignment and
integration of relevant health information systems, including the RMNACH
scorecards in DHIS2, development of programme specific dashboards within DHIS2,
and alignment of other MoH platforms – including Health Workforce Registries
(iHRIS) and Logistics & Information Management (LMIS) systems – into DHIS2
management tools including the Bottleneck Analysis (BNA) module.
·        
Strengthen usage of data by MoH and DLG,
including addressing issues of availability and quality of data. This will
entail working with the MoH, UNICEF ZO’s and DLG to develop and implement
targeted interventions (including data quality assessments) and strengthen existing
supervision structures based on national policies and guidelines including the
HSSIP 2016 – 2021.
·        
The incumbent will strengthen government
institutionalization of relevant health information systems, including
developing evidence-based investment cases, costing models and financing
strategies. This should include usage of WHO approved toolkits, including the
mHealth Assessment and Planning for Scale (MAPS), Service Availability and
Readiness Assessment (SARA) and The Lives Saved Tool (LiST)
·        
Engage existing and potential partners to
support technical alignment of Government and partner initiatives using
internationally recognized standards (such as OpenHIE), with an aim to
integrate and accelerate national scale up of UNICEF supported health information
systems.
·        
Actively contribute to donor, mid-year, annual
reports, as well as regular documentation including articles, blogs and photos.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the United Nations UNICEF Health
Specialist (Health Information Systems) job placement should an advanced
university degree in one of the following fields: Information Technology,
Information Systems, Application Architecture Design or a field relevant to
Health Systems Strengthening, Health Informatics and / or Digital Health.
·        
A minimum of five years of relevant professional
work experience in programme development, scale-up and implementation of
digital health systems within the Ugandan health context, including with
national, regional and district government sub sectors. Professional work
experience in applying health information systems to RMNCAH and community
health programmes as well as supporting key health information systems
currently deployed in Uganda, including but not limited to DHIS2, mTrac, and /
or iHRIS is an added advantage.
·
Personal Competencies:
·        
Core Values: Commitment, Diversity
and Inclusion, Integrity
·        
Core Competencies: Communication,
Drive for Results, Working with People
·        
Functional Competencies: Leading and
Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and
Networking, Deciding and Initiating Action, Applying Technical Expertise
NB: UNICEF is committed
to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates
are strongly encouraged to apply. UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
United Nations UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to visit
the link below to Apply.
Deadline: 3rd
November 2016
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