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HMIS Specialist - Sokoto - Nigeria IHP
Sokoto State
Nigeria
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
The Integrated Health Project (IHP) aims to strengthen local capacity and systems to contribute to reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality in target states, and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary healthcare. The HMIS Specialist coordinates data collection at project states offices to monitor performance and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data, and leads activities to support HMIS strengthening at LGA level.
 
 
  • Coordinates data collection at project states offices to monitor performance and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data, and leads activities to support HMIS strengthening at LGA level
  • Collaborates with other partnering implementers on alignment of data collection, analysis, and results reporting
  • Oversees the data migration and reconstruction efforts with the facility, LGAs, SMOH, and other stakeholders on the ground
  • Facilitates training surveys and ensures quality of data and data management activities at the facility level
  • Trains staff on database (HMIS) and answers questions related to the system
  • Reports to Senior M&E/HMIS Advisor at ACO and supervised by Senior MEL Manager
The HMIS Specialist will have experience and up-to-date knowledge and skills in MIS and M&E for health systems and healthcare provision. S/he must be familiar with NHMIS / DHIS2, HMIS data context at the State level and working with health facilities and LGA for data collection, reporting and use. S/he should have experience with USAID / International donor programs.Additional qualifications include:
  • A Bachelor’s degree / HND in demography, statistics, information technology, public health information management or related field. A Master’s degree will be a plus
  • Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience with reporting health services data using standard tools and software. Familiarity with NHMIS and DHIS2 is required
  • Familiarity with USAID / Global indicators and standard measurement tools in the areas of reproductive health/family planning, maternal and neonatal health and other relevant technical areas
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience using statistical software a plus
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skill
  • Experience working  with government partners, USAID, other Donors, and implementing partners
  • Good verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective interaction among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities
  • Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes 
  • Fluent in English (written and oral communication) and Hausa
 
03 Oct 2018
    
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