National Technical Officer - Health Management Information System (States & Regions) (Multiple positions)
- Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
- Location: Yangon
- Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
- Public Health and Health Service
- Communication and Public Information
- Scientist and Researcher
- Documentation and Information Management
- Closing Date: Closed
The National Technical Officer (NTO) will work under overall guidance of WHO Representative and direct supervision of Advisor, Health Policy & Systems for UHC responsible for HMIS area. NTO will be based at HMIS Unit, State/Region.
The candidate coordinates activities in the designated areas but does not have direct supervisory or managerial responsibilities.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist the respective HMIS focal persons ensuring the quality of the reported data i.e. timeliness, completeness, consistency, accuracy etc.
- Assist in facilitating all reporting units, Public Health Facilities and Hospitals, have timely reporting and keep track of reporting status.
- Conduct regular data quality check and provide timely feedbacks and on job trainings as necessary through available means.
- Provide technical support to HMIS focal persons regarding data quality assurance activities, data analysis and reports preparation.
- Support to organize meetings and trainings at respective levels and provide technical assistance to facilitate the meetings and trainings.
- Assist with promoting data use for decision making at respective levels and reporting units (health facilities, hospitals etc.).
- Assist central level in the preparation of plan, reports, guidelines, training materials etc.
- Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s).
Work Relations and Partnerships
NTO is Liaison and focal point for different partner working mainly to save lives, avert disabilities and prevent infections, through an improved health information management system, which in turn will strengthen management of critical health programmes such as those on HIV, TB, malaria, COVID-19 besides other communicable diseases and RMNCAH. Such technical support will facilitate progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the formulation of strategies and plan of actions and developing guidelines and tools for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of interventions for improving effective set-up and use of Health Management Information systems (HMIS).
Impact of functions
An inception report detailing design of the data quality assurance activities to be conducted at respective assigned State/Region. To be submitted by end of Month One.
Progress report by end of Month Five, including but not limited to: : i) regular conduct of DQA check and feedback to respective reporting units at least during the first week of every month; ii) assist in preparation DQA guideline and training materials; iii) conduct at least one DQA training for all reporting units in the respective State/Region iv) engage with the central team in the preparation of at least one of the documents: health statistics report, DQA plan, guideline, training materials regarding DQA and data use.
By the end of ten-month contract, the NTO will develop: i) a plan or framework on data use at local level for decision making and local planning ii) facilitate at least one data use training/workshop; iii) A final comprehensive report describing these activities and achievements of deliverables must be submitted.
Essential: University degree in health, public policy or social sciences, information technology and statistics or related field from recognized university
Desirable: Master’s degree in relevant field from recognized university
Professional experience and knowledge
- Minimum 3 years of experience in health information and statistics field and/or monitoring and evaluation field
- Knowledge of DHIS2 training and implementation, monitoring on DHIS2
- Experience in strengthening of Health Management information System and guiding the use of information at field level
- Experience in communication with Myanmar Government Ministries’ staff
- Computer and information technology literacy, including demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and GIS
Expert level of English and Myanmar
- Communicating in a credible and effective manner: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
- Producing results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving Outcomes
- Ensuring effective utilization of resources: Identifies priorities in accordance with WHO’s strategic directions. Develops and implements action plans, organizes the necessary resources and monitors outcomes.
- Fostering Integration and Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
- Knowing and managing yourself: Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses criticism as a development opportunity. Seeks opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth.
- This Vacancy Notice may be used to fill similar positions at the same level.
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test and interviews will be used as a form of screening
- WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
- WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
- WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
- This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
- In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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- WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
- Any extension of appointment would be subject to programmatic requirements, performance of the incumbent and availability of funds.
- Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Salary will be paid with MMK converted in local currency at the official prevailing exchange rate at the time.
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