Monday, July 29, 2013

Monitoring and Evaluation / Health Information Systems Specialist Job in Malawi

Job Title: M&E / HIS Specialist
Department / Group: Monitoring and Evaluation, Health Information Systems
Location: Malawi
Contract Duration: 2 years

Job Purpose: The main function of the M&E/HIS Specialist will be to assist the senior HIS advisor in provision of technical assistance to zonal, district, and facility-based HIS structures through close collaboration with zonal and district Level M&E / HMIS officials, with the goal of improved supervision of the facility and to build capacity in data analysis and use.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Institutionalizing HIS systems at the national and decentralized level,
  • Strengthening of decentralized HIS structures,
  • Strengthening the capacity of district-level HIS staff to collect, process, report, and use data of high quality and validity,
  • Development and Implementation of supportive supervision strategies;
  • Developing and conducting data quality audits;
  • Training of trainers in the area of HIS / M&E
  • Carry out other such duties as may reasonably be required, commensurate with the grade of this post
General Work Experience, Skills and Abilities:
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant professional experience, of which at least 4 years in the area of HIS strengthening,
  • Operational / Working knowledge of DHIS 2.0;
  • Regional experience in sub-saharan Africa, specifically SADC;
  • Experience in the training of trainers in the area of HIS / M&E
  • Excellent written and spoken language skills in English
Technical Qualifications:
  • Postgraduate degree in public health, ideally with a specialisation in M&E, HIS, or epidemiology.
All applications with cover letter, CV and references to be sent to on or before 31st July 2013. 

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