Juba (South Sudan)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES OF THE FUNCTION
The Polio/EPI program in the Republic of South Sudan supports the Ministry of Health in ensuring high level case-based surveillance for VPDS, enhanced preparedness, and response to outbreaks and supplementary immunization activities. The WCO continues to support the MoH in ensuring that the country remains Polio free, maintain certification level of AFP surveillance indicators and performance indicators for other VPD, and utilizes the WHO recommended WHO strategies to achieve the set goals.
The vaccine-preventable disease surveillance is evolving a lot of data for AFP, Measles, environmental, AVADAR surveillance including the recently introduced Rota sentinel surveillance. All these programs have their own dataset and need to be entered, analysed and interpreted in a timely manner to meet the regional standard and to share database and generate weekly feedback for above-mentioned programs including conducting a day today analysis for the program improvement purpose.
The programme has an international data manager; however with the ramp down the programme currently does not have the needed funding for 2020, there is also the need to build National capacity for data management, with the plans that such assets will be transferred to the National MOH. The data clerk will support the National data manager to adequately prepare for the polio certification free status and this will involve critical analysis of the data available along with updates at all levels (HFs, Payams, counties, and state).
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the guidance and leadership of the WHO Communicable Disease cluster lead and the focal person for EPI, the Data Clerk is expected to support the Data Manager to be more involved in critical analysis, producing weekly feedbacks and to execute the following activities
Objective no. 1\: To assist the data manager manage all Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPDs) surveillance, Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIAs), Expanded Program on Immunization data (EPI) with the following tasks
- Cleaning hand written reports for errors including entering data from hand written reports/case investigation forms/surveillance tools and generating output reports.
- Monitor Zero Dose Cases and provide timely and regular feedback to all levels
- Update the current Zero reporting/Surveillance focal sites reporting tools for Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP)/Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) Surveillance.
- Assist in the review, analysis, and feedback on AFP/VPD Surveillance at the National and State levels
- Update the available reporting system/data base on AFP, Measles and VPD
- Review & Organize Data on SIAâs for easy reference and use in the future.
- Regularly review, analyze and provide timely feedback of EPI/VPD Data at all levels (National, State, and county).
- Regularly monitor the Open Data Kit (ODK) platform, regularly perform analysis as required.
- Support in the Monitoring and analysis of the Auto Visual AFP Detection and Reporting (AVADAR) platform data.
- Maintain and up-date filing of all data pertaining to disease surveillance which includes AFP, Measles, Rota virus and Case Verification.
- Run Data Quality Checks and provide feedback of EPI/VPD Surveillance and SIA data (Follow up with States to track and acquire missing/incomplete data, identify incoherent data and notify relevant levels accordingly.
Objective No. 2\: To monitor and track Polio, Measles and Rota Virus Laboratories results at all levels captured and updated
- Track sample shipment from states to the central/national hub.
- Update the relevant databases with results received from Laboratory feedback and ensure that results are communicated to the states and partners in a timely fashion.
- Prepare Alerts for Detailed Case Investigation Forms and cases due for sixty days follow-up and ensure timely Submission to relevant levels.
- Completion of secondary education supplemented by training and/or experience in Bio-statistics, Statistics, IT, Computer Science, Demography or other related field
- University Degree/Diploma in Health Information Systems, Bio-statistics, Statistics, IT, Computer Science, Demography or other related field.
- At least 3 years of practical experience in administrative/clerical data processing and management
- Working experience in the UN system or any non-governmental international humanitarian organization
Use of language skills
Essential\: Excellent knowledge of English.Working knowledge of Arabic will be an asset.
Specific skills required\:
- Computer literate with good knowledge of; Epinfo, Microsoft office suit, open data kit, DHIS2 and other Web based applications/ information systems
- Remuneration â this is a GS04 level assignment with a monthly remuneration of $1,220.
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
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