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  • Posted: Aug 19, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 1, 2021
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  • "What are we aiming at?” That’s the question our first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, asked at his inauguration in 1876. What is this place all about, exactly? His answer: "The encouragement of research . . . and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where ...
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    Strategic Information Assistant

    Reports To: Strategic Information Advisor

    Overview

    • The Strategic Information Assistant will support the Strategic Information Officer in the development, implementation and management of the monitoring and evaluation requirements of the JHPIEGO Nigeria Taraba State Office.
    • S/he will work closely with the Strategic Information Officer to maintain monitoring frameworks that are accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive.
    • S/he will also ensure up-to-date, accurate information in the electronic medical records and project databases.

    Responsibilities

    • The Strategic Information Assistant (SIA) will support all Monitoring and Evaluation initiatives and data related activities of the project. Specifically, the SIA will work closely with state SI lead to coordinate the implementation of the National harmonized HMIS strategic plan across vertical health programs and ensure that service providers and other stakeholders comply with the strategic plan
    • The SIA will support the collection, collation and reporting of all data tracked by the program, work with state teams to increase data use and demand amongst program staff, and support the program staff on ways to properly organize and capture program progress and document lessons learned.
    • The SIA will conduct routine data quality validation/audit and provide regular feedbacks to improve the quality of data in all supported sites and among the different stakeholders.
    • S/he will support the SIO to provide technical expertise to the RISE state teams and Partners in the development and dissemination of HMIS standards and guidelines.
    • S/he will support the coordination and execution of events in the department by developing, collecting and disseminating relevant information on monitoring, evaluation and research.
    • Perform other duties relating to the project assigned by the supervisor

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health or related field.
    • At least 2 years’ post-NYSC professional experience in the implementation and management of health Strategic Information systems.
    • Familiarity with USAID/PEPFAR HIV/AIDS programs, Nigerian public sector health system and HIV/AIDS response.
    • Core Strategic information experience, conversant with MER indicators, data collection, analysis and data visualization using DHIS, Electronic Medical Records and other innovative data management systems.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Excel) and related applications.
    • High-level computer skills using DHIS2 and health databases. Proficiency in a statistical software and/or data visualization software is desirable.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy in basic data management, analysis and reporting.
    • Demonstrated ability to train and build the capacity of others on HMIS tools.
    • Knowledge of electronic medical records systems and deployment of database systems for patient monitoring
    • Cooperative, competent, hardworking, flexible and dependable in a multi-cultural, open office situation;
    • Self-motivated and proactive with a positive attitude to work;
    • Ability to organize and coordinate information and logistics for programs and activities.
    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: [email protected] using "the job title" as the subject of the mail.

    Note

    • CV and Cover Letter as one single word document
    • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
    • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
    • Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
    • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview.
    • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
    • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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