National consultant to support information management systems for UNICEF interventions (With special focus on ECHO supported activities), 11 months, Khartoum with travel to field offices.
UNICEF Sudan is looking for a national consultant to strengthen information/ data management systems.
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Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan's children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan's school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan's 18 states.
How can you make a difference?
The consultant is required to support UNICEF strengthen information/ data management systems for several interventions. This include and not limited to developing a dashboard for H&N programmes data, mapping of existing services; highlight gaps need to be filled, analyze programs data which will be used to guide H&N programms response, the joint CMAM scale up plan and strengthen linkages between different H&N interventions from reporting prospective.
The consultant is also required to identify technical issues related to its H&N interventions reporting system and bring this to the attention of UNICEF and partners.
- Basic objectives of consultancy
- Support the development of a dashboard for health and nutrition programs data including creating and maintaining different sets of data bases and maps as required to inform and guide planning, response & advocacy processes Identify H&N programs data needs, assess existing data collection systems and reinforce data collection processes.
- Support H&N supply chain management and H&N supplies tracking system through the development and maintenance of a reporting tool for H&N supplies at state and below state level
Objective 1: Support the development of a dashboard for health and nutrition programs data including creating and maintaining different sets of data bases and maps as required to inform and guide planning, response & advocacy processes.
- Development of a dashboard for health and nutrition programs data capturing all reporting needs and generating statistical reports, graphs, maps as required
- Develop simple, user-friendly data analysis tools ensuring sex, age and vulnerable groups disaggregation are considered
- Implementing data quality and accuracy assessment activities by conducting field visits in coordination with program officers.
- Support in building locality level capacity to use H&N data for programme performance analysis and improving quality of services
- Support the establishment of reporting linkages between H&N programmes in coordination with all H&N officers
- Support H&N existing reporting system at national & sub-national level to improve the reporting process
Objective 2: Identify UNICEF's H&N programs data needs, assess existing data collection systems and reinforce data collection processes.
- Develop a mapping matrix for Human resources involved in health and nutrition interventions at state, locality & village level (health workers, volunteers, Mother Support groups) with details of training courses they receive in a timely and detailed manner.
- Develop operationalization/ functionality matrix of Health & Nutrition programs service delivery sites including reasons for any suspensions a long with monthly updating.
Objective 3: Support H&N supply chain management and H&N supplies tracking system through the development and maintenance of a reporting tool for H&N supplies at state and below state level
- Support monitoring of health and nutrition supply chain management including tracking of supply delivery to states, localities & health facilities
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A university degree in information technology and computer science. Additional training in health, nutrition, social science or any related technical field is a bonus.
- Minimum of five years in information management (experience in health & nutrition information system will be an advantage).
- Experience in Geographic Information Systems or other mapping software (advantage)
- Experience on Health & Nutrition programs coordination and reporting.
- Fluency in English and Arabic (oral and written) is mandatory.
- Analytical & communication skills.
- Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
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