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  • Posted on: 11 July, 2019 Deadline: 19 July, 2019
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  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

    Consultant II: Update NHMIS/CHMIS Training Modules, Materials, SOPs and Guidelines

     

    Job ID: 13-10735
    Location: Nigeria-Abuja
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A607 - Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
    Reports To: Director HMIS
    Grade: Consultant
    Slot: 3 Openings

    Overview

    • The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria. The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system, including community systems strengthening (CSS) as another critical component to be addressed in support of RSSH.
    • The RSSH grant is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and malaria program areas. In doing so it'll have interventions targeted at the HMIS, PSM & Lab system strengthening areas. There's also the additional dimension of the innovative "State approach" to be piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination among others.  
    • In line with specific intervention targeted strengthening Health Management Information system, the project team is proposing short term technical assistance to Update NHMIS/CHMIS training modules, materials, SOPs and guidelines. The final product; SOPs and guidelines will cover the training modules and reference document needs both formal and informal sectors

    Objectives:

    • The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to Update NHMIS/CHMIS training modules, materials, SOPs and guidelines.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Liaise with FMoH (DPRS/NASCP/NMEP, NTBLCP), NACA, NPHCDA and other stakeholders within the health sector to review and Update NHMIS/CHMIS training modules, materials, SOPs and guidelines
    • Facilitate residential workshop to finalize and ratify the documents after a thorough validation exercise
    • Review and finalize the Updated NHMIS/CHMIS training modules, materials, SOPs and guidelines Documents to reflect all feasible recommendations from the TWG workshop

    Number of Consultant(s): 3

    Estimated level of effort:  12 working days

    Deliverables:

    • Final version of the Updated NHMIS/CHMIS training modules, materials, SOPs and guidelines
    • Comprehensive reports of the workshop
    • Comprehensive activity report

    Qualifications and Experience

    • The Consultant will be a graduate with at least 8 years of developing NHMIS/CHMIS training modules, materials, SOPs and guidelines and; have evidence of work done in Nigeria
    • S/he must be competent in Health System Strengthening with special emphasis on Data Quality Assessment/Assurance protocol
    • S/he must show proven understanding of Current National HMIS Strategy and area(s) of improvement

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    Consultant II: Support Finalization of the integrated multi-disease program DQA tool, and the Review of the National DQA Strategy, Including Updating/Reviewing an Integrated DQA SOP For Inclusion in National Data Management Tool

     

    Job ID: 13-10733
    Location: Abuja
    Slots: 2
    Grade: Consultant
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A607 - Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
    Reports To: Director: HIMIS

    Overview
    The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria. The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system, including community systems strengthening (CSS) as another critical component to be addressed in support of RSSH.

    The RSSH grant is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and malaria program areas. In doing so it will have interventions targeted at the HMIS, PSM & Lab system strengthening areas. There is also the additional dimension of the innovative "State approach" to be piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination among others.

    FMOH recently reviewed the various data collection tools and reporting forms for use in the various levels of the health system (primary, secondary and tertiary). These changes in these tools need to be incorporated in the existing DQA tool to ensure that it could be used to capture required information from all tools during subsequent DQA activities. 

    In line with specific intervention targeted strengthening Health Management Information system, the project team is proposing a short term technical assistance to Support Finalization of the integrated multi-disease program DQA tool, and the review of the national DQA strategy, including updating/reviewing an integrated DQA SOP for inclusion in national data management tool.

    Objectives

    • The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to Support the Finalization of the integrated multi-disease program DQA tool, and the review of the national DQA strategy, including updating/reviewing an integrated DQA SOP for inclusion in national data management tool.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Review the existing DQA tools, the revised data collection and reporting tools (for use at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels), national DQA strategy and integrated DQA SOP
    • Work with the appropriate FMOH personnel and stakeholders to update the integrated multi disease DQA tools (based on the revised data collection and reporting tools for primary, secondary and tertiary sites) and also update the national DQA strategy as well as the integrated DQA SOP
    • Facilitate 2 days residential workshop to finalize the documents with stakeholders as appropriate
    • Submit a clean copy of the three documents to FMOH
    • Estimated level of effort:  15 working days

    Deliverables:

    • Final version of the integrated multi-disease program DQA tool, national DQA strategy, and integrated DQA SOP
    • Comprehensive report of the workshop
    • Comprehensive activity report

    Qualifications and Experience

    • The Consultant will be a graduate with at least 8 years of developing or working on DQA tools which could include integrated multi-disease program DQA tool, national DQA strategy, and integrated DQA SOP and; have evidence of work done in Nigeria
    • S/he must be competent in Health System Strengthening with special emphasis on development of guidance documents – SOPs, job aids, etc
    • S/he must show proven understanding of Current National DQA/HMIS Strategy and area(s) of improvement.

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    Consultant II: Development and Finalization of SOPs for cHMIS at the National Level

     

    Job ID: 13-10732
    Location: Abuja
    Reports To: Director, HMIS
    Grade: Consultant

    Overview

    • The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria.
    • The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system, including community systems strengthening (CSS) as another critical component to be addressed in support of RSSH.
    • The RSSH grant is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and malaria program areas. In doing so it will have interventions targeted at the HMIS, PSM & Lab system strengthening areas. There is also the additional dimension of the innovative "State approach" to be piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination among others.
    • FMOH recently finalized cHMIS tools and has started to roll it out. In order to standardize and strengthen the usage of cHMIS tools and ensure that the data collected using the cHMIS tools meet the required standard of quality, an SOP will be required to guide the use.
    • In line with specific intervention targeted strengthening Health Management Information system, the project team is proposing a short term technical assistance for development and finalization of SOPs for cHMIS at the national level. The cHMIS SOPs will serve as national reference document in all community HMIS related matters as well as strengthen data quality with respect to data collected on community interventions.

    Objectives:

    • The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to develop and finalize cHMIS SOPs at the national level to guide the use of cHMIS tools at communities in line with the national HMIS strategy.

    Specific Responsibilities
    Specific TOR:

    • Liaise with relevant staff of FMoH (DPRS/NASCP/NMEP, NTBLCP), NPHCDA, NACA, and other stakeholders/department to:
      • Review and harmonize the cHMIS tools i.e. the data collection and the reporting tools; the SOP for the facility HMIS tools to understand the architecture and also the draft SOP for cHMIS with identified stakeholders in a workshop
      • Review the report for the cHMIS tools pilot
      • Identify areas where the current draft of the tools and cHMIS SOP needs to be updated using information from the pilot activities
      • Develop a draft of the SOP with the core stakeholders which will be further reviewed and fine-tuned by the consultant
    • Facilitate a 2 days residential workshop with identified stakeholders to review and finalize the cHMIS SOP as appropriate
    • Finalize the draft cHMIS SOP based on the information from the review workshop
    • Submit final cHMIS SOP to FMOH

    Estimated level of effort: 15 working days:
    Deliverables:

    • Final version of the cHMIS SOP
    • Comprehensive report of the workshop
    • Comprehensive activity report

    Qualifications and Experience

    • The Consultant will be a graduate with at least 8 years of reviewing and developing HMIS documents with evidence of work done in Nigeria
    • S/he must be competent in Strategic document preparation and community program interventions
    • S/he must show proven understanding of National HMIS Strategy and area(s) of improvement

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    Consultant I: Enhancement of FMOH Website for Data Dissemination

     

    Job ID: 13-10734
    Location: Abuja
    Grade: Consultant
    Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
    Dept/Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
    Project/Program: A607 - Nigeria Global Fund RSSH
    Reports To: Director, HMIS

    Overview
    The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria. The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system, including community systems strengthening (CSS) as another critical component to be addressed in support of RSSH.

    The RSSH grant is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and malaria program areas. In doing so it will have interventions targeted at the HMIS, PSM & Lab system strengthening areas. There is also the additional dimension of the innovative "State approach" to be piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination among others.  

    In line with specific intervention targeted strengthening Health Management Information system, the project team is proposing short term technical assistance to work with the ICT unit of FMOH to enhance the FMOH website for data dissemination. The enhanced FMoH website will provide better public visibility to the activity of the ministry as well as ensure that vital information are available to the public.

    Objectives

    • The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to work with the DHPRS and the ICT department of FMOH for the Enhancement of FMOH website for data dissemination and improved visibility of health sector performance indices.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Review the current website content with respect to data availability
    • Liaise with FMoH (DPRS/NASCP/NMEP, NTBLCP, ICT), NACA and other stakeholders/department within the ministry to identify and document basic information that should be on the website from various activities (either through meetings, interviews, observation, etc) which can stimulate action
    • Identify the various sources of information and determine the availability of data from such sources
    • Review and finalise (with FMOH and other stakeholders) the information that should be on the website taking into consideration availability of such required data
    • Work with the FMOH ICT unit to design an improved info-graphics based on the information required to be on the website after sourcing for the information
    • Liaise with the FMOH ICT unit to upgrade the current pages and when necessary add more pages
    • Provide on the job mentorship to designated FMoH staff on subsequent upgrade and design of info-graphics
    • Estimated level of effort:  15 days

    Deliverables:

    • Report of the FMOH website review
    • Documentation of required information that should be on the FMOH website including their sources
    • Design for enhancing FMoH website with improved info-graphic for data dissemination developed with FMOH ICT unit
    • Enhanced optimized FMOH website with improved info-graphics for data dissemination in both desk top and mobile versions
    • Comprehensive activity report
    • Recommendation for further enhancement of the website.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • The Consultant will be a graduate with at least 8 years of Website Development and have evidence of work done in Nigeria
    • S/he must be competent in web design with special attention to information dissemination
    • S/he must show proven understanding of National communication Strategy and area(s) of improvement.

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    Consultant II: Review of HIS Policy 2014 to include CHMIS & other Relevant Initiatives

     

    Job ID: 13-10736
    Location: Abuja
    Grade: Consultant
    Reports To: Director, HMIS

    Overview

    • The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria.
    • The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system, including community systems strengthening (CSS) as another critical component to be addressed in support of RSSH.
    • The RSSH grant is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and malaria program areas. In doing so it'll have interventions targeted at the HMIS, PSM & Lab system strengthening areas. There's also the additional dimension of the innovative "State approach" to be piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination among others.  
    • In line with specific intervention targeted strengthening Health Management Information system, the project team is proposing short term technical assistance to review of HIS policy 2014 to include CHMIS and other relevant initiatives in the policy while ensuring that the policy is in alignment with the current NSHDP.

    Objectives

    • The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to review of HIS policy 2014 to include CHMIS and other relevant initiatives in the policy while ensuring that the policy is in alignment with the current NSHDP.

    Specific Responsibilities
    Specific TOR:

    • Review the NSHDP II document, the existing HIS policy, discuss with identified stakeholders (using a guide - either KIIs, FGDs, etc) with a view to identifying gaps in the existing HIS policy and achievement so far
    • Review existing laws and legislations regulating Health information systems in Nigeria.
    • Document the gaps in the existing HIS policy
    • Develop a first draft of the revised HIS policy using materials from the documented gaps identified by the consultant and those identified by the stakeholders
    • Facilitate a workshop with FMOH and other relevant FMOH agencies, representatives of 6 states plus FCT, Implementing Partners and other stakeholders within the health sector to review Nigeria Health Information System to identify the gaps and offer suggestions in developing an updated version
    • Finalize the HIS policy and submit to FMOH
    • Write and Submit final report to MSH

    Estimated level of effort:  12 days (9 days of work and 3 days of workshop)
    Deliverables:

    • Report of the gaps in the existing HIS policy
    • Revised HIS policy document
    • Comprehensive reports of the two workshops

    Qualifications and Experience

    • The Consultant must possess a post graduate degree in Public Health or Health Policy or related experience
    • S/he must have 10 years’ experience developing information systems in developing countries like Nigeria with 5 year experience in Nigeria Health system strengthening, M&E or Strategic information experience
    • S/he must have experience working with donors like USAID, DFID and GF.
    • S/he must show proven understanding of trends in Health Policy and Systems in Nigeria

    Method of Application

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