National Consultancy - Health Information Management System (HMIS) Consultant, Lubango, Angola

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Angola

Field location: Lubango, Angola

Office: UNICEF in Lubango

Closing date: Monday, 7 June 2021

National Consultancy - Health Information Management System (HMIS) Consultant, Angola (6 Months)

Job no: 540682

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Angola Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)

School/Unit: Angola

Department/Office: Lubango, Angola

Categories: Health, Consultancy

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child,

a voice.

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated.

How can you make a difference?

Goal:

The Goal of this consultancy is to strengthen Angola Health Sector Management Information System (HMIS), by expanding the appropriation and use of the DHIS2 platform at national (health programmes) and subnational levels (provincial government and district administrations).

Objectives:

Specifically, the consultant is expected to:

Ensure ownership and expansion of DHIS2 activities being implemented in Cunene and Huila provinces, by drawing on good practices and lessons learned to develop a capacity building strategy.

Provide technical support to DNSP/Primary Health Care Department: reproductive health, child health and nutrition teams, to develop program review/performance dashboards.

Train and mentor health providers at national and district levels in the use and maintenance of DHIS2 platform and conduct of formative supervision.

Monitor the data collection for quality assurance of the DHIS2 platform.

Provide technical support to UNICEF Angola Country Office in the collection and monitoring of monthly data of the MNCH - Continuity of Essential Services delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic and report to various instances including ESARO, as well as to report on ECHO-funded project related indicators.

Tasks/Milestone, Deliverables/Outputs and Timeline

Develop work plan, outlining the methodology and timelines for the execution of the terms of reference in consultation with UNICEF, GEPE/GTI and DNSP. Work plan, 1st Month, 16.67% 1st payment

Update data entry forms at health facility and district administration levels. Report on facility entry form update provided in monthly report

Monitor data entered into the DHIS2. Report on DHIS2 data monitoring

Items 2) and 3) Report on DHIS2 data monitoring. 2nd Month, 16.67% 2nd payment

Organize on-the-job trainings of health professionals and statisticians. On-the-job and workshop training

Extract data from DHIS2 platform to monitor implementation of ECHO-funded project and to inform on continuity of essential MNCH services delivery during COVID-19. Monthly reports on ECHO indicators and MNCH services

Items 2) and 3) Report on DHIS2 data monitoring. 3rd Month, 16.67% 3rd payment

Organize on-the-job/workshop trainings of health professionals and statisticians. On-the-job and workshop trainings report

Extract data from DHIS2 platform to monitor implementation of ECHO funded project and to inform ESARO with continuity of essential MNCH services during COVID-19. Monthly reports on ECHO indicators and MNCH services

Items 8) - 11) Report on DHIS2 data monitoring. 4th Month, 16.67% 4th payment

Based on good practices and lessons learned, draft strategy note for first review by UNICEF and partners. 1st Draft Strategy Note

Items 8) - 11) Report on DHIS2 data monitoring. On-the-job/workshop trainings. Reports on ECHO indicators and MNCH services. 5th Month, 16.67% 5th payment

Finalize strategy note draft. Strategy note revised

Items 8) and 11) Report on DHIS2 data monitoring. On-the-job/workshop trainings. Reports on ECHO indicators and MNCH services. 6th Month, 16.67% 6th payment

Facilitate workshop to discuss findings and achievements of this consultancy and recommendations outlined on the strategy note. Strategy note finalized and final consultancy report

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...

First level University degree in information technology, statistics, demography, engineering and public health or related field.

A minimum of 5 years of experience working on data management, health information management systems or information technology.

Familiarity with national HMIS, including the DHIS2 platform.

Proven professional experience in collaborating with governmental, United Nations and non-governmental agencies in Angola.

Excellent ability to communicate, facilitate workshops and on-the-job training in information technology and use of DHIS2 platform

Fluency in Portuguese (verbal and written) required and a good level of English an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness

Works Collaboratively with others

Builds and Maintains Partnerships

Innovates and Embraces Change

Thinks and Acts Strategically

Drives to achieve impactful results

Manages ambiguity and complexity

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Duty Station: Huila Province, Angola, with travels to Cunene (3 x 10-day trips) and Luanda (2 x 5-day trip).

Terms of Payment: The consultant will be paid an all-inclusive fee (transportation costs, stationary, communication and other miscellaneous expenses) as per the stipulated deliverable and payment schedule.

Contract Duration: 6 months

How to apply: Interested candidates are requested to create their profile on UNICEF career portal at https://www.unicef.org/careers/, including cover letter and CV. Candidates should indicate ability, availability and all-inclusive financial proposal to undertake the terms of reference.

Applications submitted without the financial proposal will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered "staff members" under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Advertised: May 24 2021 W. Central Africa Standard Time Application close: Jun 07 2021 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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