Health Information Management Officer
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 3,000 staff and workers in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
The Health Information Management (HIM) Officer will be responsible for maintaining the data and information management systems and act as the data focal point for the health programme, as implemented directly or with partners. The HIM Officer will coordinate data and information management between the programme and also between the implementing partners, and the Information Management Team at the MEAL Unit/SMART Team.
Generic Responsibilities (80%)
- Ensure that all program data collected include the minimum of information that is required for follow-up and conduction of the Post-Distribution/Delivery Monitoring (PDM) Assessments. E.g. beneficiary numbers
- Support the formulation of the M&E Matrix and plans to address indicator reporting requirements
- Support the program and partner staff with use of the new technology systems and tools.
- Provide training and support field enumerators and partners on data capture, analysis and use
- Support data capture processes to ensure they are implementation according to plans and agreed standards
- Work closely with the IM and T4P Manager and the sector IM Officers on conducting regular data reviews
- Provide analysis of information and data to address reporting requirements
- Assist in regular reporting for donors and internal reports as required
- Support the draft of mobile/digital data collection surveys for the field teams and coordinate with MEAL/SMART team.
- Maintain the program specific portion of data capture, analysis, and warehousing platforms so they are well organized and accessible
- Systematically review datasets for deficiencies or errors based on data quality SOPs and on correcting any incompatibilities where possible
- Develop and support in managing the IRC’s information management systems, platforms and databases for the program
Capacity Building (10%)
- Build the capacity of program and partners’ staff in relevant technical and management competencies.
- Support timely information sharing regarding IM challenges and needs
- Conduct regular data review meetings with the partners
- Coordinate closely with the MEAL/SMART team’s IM and T4P Manager to acquire all relevant and required support.
Key Working Relationships
Position Reports to: Health Coordinator
Position directly Supervises: N/A
Position Technically Supervised/supported by: IM and T4P Manager (MEAL/SMART Team)
Key Internal Contacts: MEAL/SMART team, program staff, partner staff.
Key External Contacts: All partners