National Consultant to Strengthen HMIS in EHOs Health Facilities in Kachin and Shan (Open to Myanmar Nationals Only)
National consultancy opportunity to Strengthen HMIS in EHOs Health Facilities in Kachin and Shan. Interested Myanmar National applicants with relevant qualifications and experience are eligible to apply.
National Consultant to Strengthen HMIS in EHOs Health Facilities in Kachin and Shan
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The health facilities in Ethnic Health Organizations managed areas across Kachin, Shan North and Shan East are having health information mechanism in place with support of HPA. Information on essential interventions such as maternal, newborn, child health; immunization; nutrition; malaria, HIV, TB; are gathered from these EHOs through HPA seconded staff to EHOs areas. The information is not linked to national health information system and flow of information, indicator definition, data analysis, reporting, etc are not clear. As having real-time and reliable health information is critical in improving access to evidence-based quality MNCH, immunization, nutrition and many other essential health services, strengthening of health information system in these EHOs areas was identified as one of the priorities under Health System Strengthening initiatives being undertaken by UNICEF and implementing partners.
The work should be coordinated with UNICEF, Health Poverty Action (HPA) and concerned EHOs/CSOs: Wa Health Department (EHO), Shan Special Region 4 (SR4) Health Department (EHO), Kachin Special Region 2 (KSR2) Health Department (EHO) and (if political situation allows and in align with United Nations Country Team’s guidance & principles) relevant Township Health Departments of Ministry of Health and Sports.
The consultant will need to develop a tool and identify methodology in consultation with key stakeholders; UNICEF and HPA to review existing health information mechanism in EHOs areas. The finding will be documented for each areas; Kachin, Shan North and Shan East with clear recommendations. Based on those findings and in align to national HMIS, consultant will pull together the Standard Operation Procedure SOP (including HMIS dictionary and data collection tools) for HMIS to be established in EHO areas. Subsequently, consultant will provide training to relevant EHOs staff and HPA staff on how to manage information at different level as per SOP.
How can you make a difference?
National consultant for HMIS will facilitate and provide technical and managerial support to improve existing health information mechanism in facilities managed by ethnic health organization in Kachin, Shan North and Shan East as well as to develop SOP for these respective areas in align with SOP of national Health Management Information System HMIS/DHIS2.
Desk review, discussion with HPA to understand existing data system, national data system
Review of data collection tools, reporting format, data flow, data management system and databases, data use of existing Management Information System in EHO areas completed
Capacity Assessment of EHO Health Staff on data management and analysis skills
Working papers on review of EHO’s HMIS system including findings, analysis and recommendations
(working paper should tailored for Kachin, Shan North and Shan East; therefore 3 working paper to be produced)
Adapt HMIS national training manuals, SOPs and data analysis tools for EHO HMIS system in consultation with stakeholders
SOP and Training package of HMIS for EHO HMIS system
Conduct training for EHO health staff on adapted data collection and analysis SOP
Virtual or Face-to-Face Training conducted (subject to travel restriction)
Work on assignment finalization and wrap up
Consolidated Assignment Report
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Masters degree in Disciplines: Public Health/ Medical/ Health Research/global or international health/ Health policy and/or management or another relevant technical field
- A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas, is required: public health planning and management, maternal, neonatal and child health care, and nutrition or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness
- Prior experience of working on Health Management Information System (HMIS)/ DHIS2 or similar experience is required
- Additional technical experiences such as data analysis, report writing, guideline development, organizing and facilitating workshop/training, advocacy and coordination is an asset
- Relevant experience working with ethnic health organization is an asset
Detail Terms of Reference for reference and the "Expression of Interest Form" to complete and include in the application can be found here;
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