NUTRITION AND HEALTH DATA BASE OFFICER

Job Description

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About us 

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization. From emergency relief to longterm development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection. Save the Children is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition,

Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. We are looking to recruit for this position to be based in Hargeisa

NUTRITION AND HEALTH DATA BASE OFFICER

Please refer the below Job Description for the position description and the key selection criteria.

 JOB TITLE: NUTRITION AND HEALTH DATA BASE OFFICER
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Health and Nutrition LOCATION: BORAMA
GRADE:  2 POST TYPE: National
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
ROLE PURPOSE: 

The purpose of the position is to strengthen collection of quality Nutrition and Health Management Information within Save the Children supported static and outreach facilities and collaborate with MOH HMIS focal persons in coordination and strengthening of Nutrition and Health Information Management functions within afore mentioned programme areas.

The Nutrition and Health Data base Officer will perform a variety of nutrition and health record related duties such as data collection, quantitative and qualitative analysis of data, validation and editing of information, and release of information in accordance with established standards, guidelines, policies and procedures, by utilizing computerized systems and related software applications.

SCOPE OF ROLE: 

Reports to: Project manager(s)

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 8 countries in East Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Ethiopia) with a current staff complement of approximately 3,500 staff and current expenditure of approximately $200 million each year

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Duties and Responsibilities

§  Collect, Review data originating from Save the Children supported static and outreach facilities and to ensure that is valid, accurate and of high integrity.

§  Update project databases at the field level and submit to project manager(s) on weekly, monthly basis and quarterly basis.

§  Provide supportive supervision to static and outreach health and nutrition facilities (where accessible) and monthly data review and feedback meetings with static and outreach health and nutrition facility staff and MOH counterparts.

§  With consultation and guidance of project and programme manager participate in the consultative process with MOH and other partners in revision of the existing data collection system and in the adoption and roll out of new HMIS data collection tools.

§  Closely collaborate with the Regional HMIS and National HMIS officers in the process of collection and analysis of health and nutrition-related data.

§  Ensure timely transmission of information and data from the MoH-Health and Nutrition Information Management departments, to the Project managers(s), M&E manager, and programme manager and to other relevant stakeholders as requested.

§  Conduct data quality audits routinely and participate in programme evaluation

§  Support field based project staff to measure progress and use data for decision making and planning.

§  Supervision and monitoring of health and nutrition activities and programmes both at facility and outreach

levels

§  Identify staff training needs regarding health records management and reporting

•       Carry out any other responsibilities assigned by the supervisors

•       Ensures collected data NHIS ( Health and Nutrition) are Saved, stored in order filling/ folders systems in sequence and orderly both in softcopy and hardcopy

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (Our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

•       Takes responsibility for decision-making and efficient resource management, and holds team and partners accountable for delivery of their responsibilities by delegating effectively, affording staff professional autonomy, providing the necessary development to improve performance, and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved;

•       Creates a managerial environment across the Country Programme to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding, achieving results together with children and role modelling Save the Children values.

Ambition:

•       Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development, and encourages team to do the same;

•       Engages and motivates others by widely sharing their personal vision for Save the Children;      Future orientated, strategic and global thinker.

Collaboration:

•       Builds and maintains effective relationships with team, colleagues, members, donors and partners;

•       Values diversity as a source of competitive strength;

•       Approachable, diplomatic, and supportive, with well-developed listening skills.

Creativity:

•       Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions both on a personal level and by building and leading teams willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

•       Honesty, openness, and transparency;

•       A strong commitment to Save the Children’s vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development, and participation.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential:

§  Degree in public health or statistics, or HNMIS (Health and Nutrition Management Information)

§  Diploma or degree in health records management (desirable) or other health field studies degree/diploma with high tech computer skills with 3 years  of Health and Nutrition Information Management systems with international INGO

Experience

1.    At least two years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation and Health/Nutrition Management Information Systems in developing country’s desirable

2.    Experience in capacity development of health and nutrition workers in low capacity environments

3.    Experience collating, managing and analysing HNMIS (Health and Nutrition Management Information), epidemiological data and providing high quality narrative and data reports.

4.    Experience carrying out supportive supervision at outreach and static health and nutrition facilities and hospitals in resource-poor environments (desirable)

5.    Experience developing HNMIS  in low resource-poor environments (desirable)

6.    Experience in health and nutrition care quality improvement and strategic planning (desirable)

7.    Previous work experience in Somalia/Somalia or relevant context  (desirable)

Skills

1.    Proficient in the advanced use of MS Office (Excel) HNMIS and statistical package (Epi-Info, SPSS, STATA)

2.    A flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload in a fast paced, insecure environment with tight deadlines.

3.    Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team. Strong interpersonal skills critical. Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English. Fluency in Somali language (mandatory)

Other

§ Willingness to be based in Borame, Awdal and undertake frequent travel/overnighting within the Somaliland regions and villages as required.

CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

SPECIFIC BENEFITS FOR WOMEN 

•       10% of basic salary monthly allowance.

•       Extra 6 Leave days/annum (30 leave days/Year)      16 weeks of Maternity Leave.

•       1.5 feeding hours every day, following the end of maternity leave for a period of one year, after resuming work from the maternity leave.

•       If through the interview process the scoring margin is less that 5% between a man in first place and a woman in second then the woman should be appointed for national staff.

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent to [email protected] before the close on Monday 23rd May, 2016 @ 3:30PM.

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title on the

subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent to [email protected]

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close on Monday 23rd May, 2016 @ 3:30PM.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to

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