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  • Posted: May 23, 2022
    Deadline: May 30, 2022
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  • Malaria Consortium Nigeria is committed to tackling the large number of malaria cases and deaths in the country. Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other partners, we lead and support three major malaria control initiatives in the country: Support to the National Malaria Control Programme (SuNMaP); NetWorks and MAPS. Our areas of focus in...
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    Health Management Information System Assessment: HMIS Expert

    Position A: State Consultants
    Position B: Lead Consultant (National Consultant)
    Position C: National data analyst
    Experience: Eight Years’ Experience
    Location: FCT, Bauchi, Borno, Plateau, Nassarawa, Kogi, Kebbi, Sokoto and Oyo states.
    Duration: May-June, 2022.
    Malaria Consortium requires qualified research personnel that will focus on conducting an assessment to evaluate the HMIS performance in eight SMC-implementing states and the FCT Abuja the assessment will inform the development and implementation of a continuous data quality improvement and use plan for HMIS at state, LGA and HFs levels. The findings from the assessment will guide the development of a comprehensive action plan to improve malaria data quality in selected health facilities across the eight states and the FCT Abuja.
    Specific Activities for the personnel
    National consultant

    • Oversee the data analysis component of the assignment.
    • Work with state consultants in the selection of HFs according to the protocol.
    • Support training on the survey tools for the data collectors.
    • Prepare data collection and supervision plans.
    • Track, review and validate electronic submission from field data collectors daily.
    • Monitor data collectors directly in the state during data collection.
    • Review of HMIS assessment questionnaire.
    • Field supervision/monitoring plan.
    • Collated training reports and activity reports.
    • Coordinate the entire field work.
    • Quality-assure daily submissions from the state teams.
    • Write a final report on the assignments outlining the best practices, the lessons learnt, challenges, achievements, and recommendations.

    National data analyst

    • An interim data analysis plan.
    • Collation of all data generated from the assessment across the states.
    • Analysis of the entire data, the collection process, recommendations, and conclusions.
    • State-level consultant
    • Selected HFs for assessment.
    • An interim data analysis plan.
    • Submit a final report with revisions based on the inputs and feedback on the draft report.
    • Organizing data collection visits in facilities (making initial contact, preparing a schedule of data collection visits, etc.).
    • Supervising data collection activities: − make sure data collection protocols are followed. Arrange for regular communication with data collection teams − Check data collection forms at the end of each day for completeness and legibility − Ensure data are uploaded on ODK server at the end of each day and at national level by the end of the assessment.
    • Collecting and storing data collection forms and sending them to the lead consultant.
    • Follow up with LGA and state HMIS officers to fill self - administered questionnaire
    • Cover selected LGA/HFs and supervise 2 assessment teams.
    • Help the assessment teams collect data, collect, and review the completed questionnaires, troubleshoot problems, and finalize and submit the completed questionnaire using SurveyCTO.
    • Have the daily schedule and contact numbers of the assessment team.
    • Visit each team during the assessment and help the team complete the assessment (where necessary).

    Required consultant qualification
    National Consultant

    • Minimum of Master’s degree in the Social Sciences or related fields and at least 7 years post-graduation.
    • Previous experience in assessments, and surveys, especially within the Public Health sector and HMIS system strengthening.
    • Knowledge of malaria and its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment is required.
    • Excellent training and supervisory skills.
    • Excellent technical writing and presentation skills
    • A proven ability to work as part of a team and, independently.
    • Excellent ability in data analysis especially qualitative data analysis and interpretation.
    • Demonstrated report writing skills for quantitative study and surveys.
    • Experience using qualitative software e,g Nvivo, ATLasTi, etc
    • Ability to work under stressful conditions and to remain flexible and calm under pressure.
    • Experience of proactively identifying and addressing bottlenecks/issues desired.
    • National Data Analyst (qualitative and quantitative)
    • Degree holder in Mathematics, Demography, Statistics, or other related disciplines with at least 5 years’ post-qualification experience.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in public health research methodology.
    • Must be familiar with statistical tools like STATA, Nvivo, ATLas, etc.
    • Excellent analysis of survey results.
    • Demonstrable report writing skills.

    State consultant

    • Minimum of Master’s degree in the Social Sciences or related fields and at least 5 years post-graduation.
    • Previous experience in assessments, and surveys, especially within the Public Health sector and HMIS system strengthening.
    • Knowledge of malaria and its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment is required.
    • Excellent training and supervisory skills.
    • Excellent experience in using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with team members and state personnel.

    Timelines for Activities:
    May-June, 2022
    No of TA Days
    State Consultants -15days
    Lead Consultant (National Consultant) -13days
    National data analyst – 8days

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: hrnigeria@malariaconsortium.org using the position as subject of email.

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