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  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Tripoli
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Documentation and Information Management
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Health Information Management Systems Mentor - (2 Positions) Tripoli & Misrata

Tripoli (Libya)

Requisition ID: req5196

Job Title: Health Information Management Systems Mentor - (2 Positions) Tripoli & Misrata

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Tripoli, Libya

Job Description


The humanitarian situation in Libya has deteriorated since the 2014 civil war. According to the United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan for 798, 000 Libyans and non-Libyans in urgent need of humanitarian assistance of which 553, 705 individuals are reported to be in need of health assistance including 71,514 host community and non-displaced Libyans, 171,  674 returnees, 254, 317 mixed migrants and 56, 160 internally displaced persons (IDPs). The IRC launched an emergency program in September 2016 in Libya that provided medical care, medicines, and medical supplies in hospitals and primary health care centers (PHCCs) in Misrata. Since then, the IRC’s health programming has expanded to a mobile health team model (MHT), made up of Libyan staff, to provide primary health care services in PHCCs in Misrata and Sirte, and in two detention centers in Tripoli. As the IRC tries to integrate programming wherever possible, the MHT in Misrata also includes GBV case managers, targeting women and children. In addition, IRC will lead a consortium comprising Primary Care International (PCI) and Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) to support the Libya MoH strengthen services for non communicable diseases (NCDs).

IRC Libya is currently undergoing an expansion, with increased Health-focused interventions in Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Fezzan under which the IRC will provide primary health care services and GBV case management in static PHCs and through mobile teams, working with Libyans and non-Libyans.

Job Overview/Summary:

This position is responsible for setting up HMIS components of EU funded projects as well as other health projects working in collaboration with the M&E team. Particularly the HMIS mentor will oversee the development of reporting systems, which include patient registers, disease surveillance tools, summary tools and checklist, medical stock management. S/he will ensure development/adoption of effective innovations and technologies for HMIS including DHIS and effective use at the health facilities, as well as ensuring overall data quality.


Management and Program Oversight

·Work with HMIS Assistants at the clinic to produce timely quality data.

·Develop/review work schedule for data entry and reporting by the team.

Technical Monitoring and Program Quality

·Conduct weekly mentorship and coaching to MoH midwives, nurses, doctors and CHWs on proper data capture and reporting

·Ensure availability of health registers and reporting forms at all supported health facilities

·Ensure adequate flow of information or data sharing with the clinic team

·Work with the CHWs and clinic staff to properly document awareness sessions

·Support quarterly monthly and quarterly report compilation and sharing

·Maintain proper documentation and filing in collaboration with the clinic staff, mentors.

·Identify clinic trends and develop mitigation measures to address programmatic gaps and improve overall quality of care in collaboration with other team members.

·Take lead in preparing team presentations and dissemination

·Generate surveys and health assessment tools for use to identify health issues and and trends

Staff Management, Development and capacity building


·Support CHWs and strengthen their capacity to to manage health data

Key Working Relationships

Position reports to: Area Coordinator

Position directly supervises: NA

Indirect Reporting: HMIS Manager, Snr Medical Team Leader, Health Awareness National Manager, EPHS Specialist

Other internal: Health Managers, Mentors, Field Coordinators, Protection Managers

Other external: Clinic staff, MoH, Consortium partners (PCI, PUI), MoH, WHO, other NGOs and UN agencies



  • Bachelors degree in Demography, Statistics, Management, Information Technology or any related field
  • 2-3  years of experience in HMIS related fields
  • Strong skills in building the capacities of others (e.g. training) & facilitation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Experience in DHIS2, Tableau, ArcGIS, Kobo Tool Box or similar software applications in an added advantage
  • Experience in training and mentoring
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Good problem solving skills and team management
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Libyan national

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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