Entry Level UN Assistant Health Information Officer Job Vacancies – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.:
Vacancy Notice: UNOPS – 001/2019
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Post Grade: LICA8
About UNHCR:
The Office of the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14,
1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute
of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead
and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent
solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and
well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness,
as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the
Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary:  The Assistant Health Information System
Officer will be member of the Public Health team and will support to coordinate
and provide support to Public health monitoring and evaluation function of the
unit with strong emphasis on timelines, completeness, analysis, feedback and
dissemination of the health information to the partners at the country office
and sub offices. The incumbent will work with the Public Health team to ensure
efficient and effective data program data management practices are implemented
in the refugee settlements to meet minimum UNHCR and international standards
Uganda is currently hosting over 1.1 Million of refugees in 12 districts.
UNHCR, together with its implementing partners (MTI, AHA, RMF, IRC, AIRD and
District Local Governments) and the government of Uganda, are ensuring access to
health services in refugee settlements and require health information to inform
programming and monitor the service provision to refugees. Health Information
for refugees is currently updated and new products like the Balance score card
quality monitoring, Referral Database and Twine need to be continuously rolled
out to the partners and be able to report and monitor the programmes as well as
disease surveillance and sharing monthly update and reports. As part of the
Comprehensive Refugee Response Frame work, the Refugee Health information is
being integrated into the Health Management Information System and this will
require regular coordination with the Ministry of Health and UNHCR HQ to ensure
a smooth transition and integration.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support UNHCR and its partners in the collection, analysis,
    interpretation, dissemination and use of integrated Refugee HIS data. This
    includes support to improve data timeliness, completeness and quality.
  • Support the implementation of the Health Access and Utilization
    Surveys among the urban refugees as well as support to the Food security
    and Nutrition Assessments. Ensure a regular flow of data from country to
    regional level, according to the HIS calendar and reporting mechanism.
  • Work with UNHCR Regional and HQ to address getting HIS data from the
    integrated National Health Management Information and disease surveillance
  • Prepare regular statistical bulletins of HIS data and share with
    decision makers at country, regional and HQ levels.
  • Provide technical guidance and training material to strengthen
    health information management and other tools like Balanced Score Card,
    Twine, Referral database among others within UNHCR and its partners.
  • Provide regular technical and troubleshooting support to UNHCR and
    partners on issues related to HIS tools and software.
  • Advise and support UNHCR and its partners to design and implement
    public health evaluations and special studies to complement routinely
    collected information.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation visits to review data
    collection and reporting practices.
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating refresher training workshops
    for UNHCR and partner staff on health information management.
  • Facilitate the use of data and information among stakeholders for
    program and policy decision making, awareness raising and advocacy.
  • Perform other duties commensurate with training and experience
    evolving from emerging needs and as assigned by the technical supervisor.
  • Ensure data security and confidentiality standards are met and
  • Coordinate data collection and other HIS activities with the IPs,
    MOH, sister UN agencies and NGOs.
  • Draft reports from the various projects being implemented in the
    refugee operation and compile minutes of the health coordination meeting
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Collation, analysis and dissemination of the monthly health
    information reports from all the implementing partners
  • Train all the implementing partners in the health implementation
    with ability to analysis and dissemination reports to the forum.
  • Initiate the community health reporting system from the refugee
  • Analysed monthly referral database reports and disseminated
  • Summarized weekly highlights and Monthly from the field and calendar
    of events

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Health
    Information Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Statistics and Bio-statistics and ICT
  • A minimum of two years of work experience in monitoring and
    evaluation or in the design and management of information systems related
    to primary health care
  • Experience in the health programme specifically with refugee
    programs or Community based health services
  • Strong analytical and report writing experience in a health
  • Experience working with refugee operation
  • Experience in the development and/or on-going operation of health
    management information systems (HMIS), including experience in database
    management and maintenance
  • Demonstrated ability to link routine health information and
    quantitative research findings to program planning, service delivery, and
    policy-level decision making
  • Experience preparing and delivering presentations, facilitating
    workshops and meetings and training others in elements of HMIS and
    monitoring and evaluation
  • Computer literacy with experience in word processing, presentation,
    spreadsheet and statistical analysis software
  • Have an awareness of national information systems including system
    for diseases surveillance, early warning systems or other epidemiological
    surveillance systems
  • Good computer skills with knowledge of common statistical analysis
    and database management packages such Excel, SPSS, EPI DATA, STAT, IRHIS,
    Referral Database, and Balanced Score Card, RX Solutions.
  • Ability to work independently and to manage various projects on a
    daily basis with minimal supervision
  • Good Communication and computer skills, planning and organization
  • Ability for analytical and creative thinking for rapid solution(s);
  • Ability to produce high quality output with desirable results;
  • Good communicator with strong inter-personal and negotiation skills
    to deal with persons of various cultural and educational backgrounds;
  • Strive to live up to high ethical and professional standards;
  • An outgoing personality and a team player with service-oriented
  • Fluency in English
  • Previous work experience with a UN funded programme agency
How to Apply:
All interested
Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the
link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job
Deadline: 17th January 2019
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