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The Palladium hires 01 Consultant

The Palladium hires 01 Consultant to Support iHRIS Database Customization

Salaire / mois
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 08 Septembre 2017

Description de l’offre

Palladium is seeking an information systems specialist for a short-term consultancy. The consultant will be tasked with providing interim technical support to the MOH to conduct a needs assessment (informatics audit) and provide subsequent guidance for revising the customizations in the database to meet reporting requirements.

The MOH needs to enhance its understanding of existing iHRIS configuration, and their potential to meet HRH data needs, so as to be able to be able to extract data already being entered, perform certain analyses, and visualize indicators. The overarching goal of the consultancy is to streamline existing customization to enhance usability of data already entered.

The consultant will support the following activities:
1.Strengthen Senegal iHRIS Database

1.1.Conduct an informatics audit of the existing iHRIS database to review foundation of relational database design including, pull-down menus, calculations for active workers, and end-user reports.

1.2.Prepare a comprehensive report with key findings and recommendations for presentation to the MOH during a participatory workshop with the aim of identifying solutions;

1.3.Following the audit, develop a configuration plan with the MOH to support ongoing iHRIS configuration needs. An emphasis to be placed on enhancing usability of existing data to produce regular human resource reports. (For example: ensure that filters are mutually exclusive; differentiate between government and private workers; classify districts by rural and urban areas; calculate active workers)

2.Harmonize Job Descriptions and Professional Cadres with l?iHRIS

2.1.Support MOH Initiative to create job descriptions in line with job titles currently configured in the iHRIS database; support analysis of job titles to reduce redundancies;

2.2.Leverage conceptual framework used in developing job descriptions to categorize them into professional cadres currently configured in the iHRIS database; (These cadres already exist, but need to be reduced.)

3.Support the Data Needs for an Upcoming Data Demand and Use (DDU) Training

3.1.Support the development of iHRIS in preparation for workshop to encourage data analysis of human resource data for rational allocation of resources by ensuring a minimum set of indicators are available in the database: health provider ratio per population existing/expected vacancies.

3.2.Liaise with programmers at the HMIS to extract data related to health services provided from the DHIS2 for import into iHRIS to allow for the calculation of health provider productivity

4.Develop iHRIS Utilisation Dashboard

4.1.In collaboration with MOH programmers, prepare reports to track regular and correct utilization of iHRIS by the HR focal points which will display visually the following indicators:

4.1.1.Create an analysis based on master facility list for the country to determine the proportion which have entered health workers.

4.1.2.In collaboration with MOH, review the data requested in the health worker data collection form to determine which elements are necessary/obligatory for the form to be complete; create an analysis to determine rate of ?completed? records.

4.1.3.Create an analysis that measures the proportion of human resource focal points who have updated a record on a monthly basis. (Denominator: 32 central + 28 regional + 90 district = 150)


• Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent (Advanced degree preferred; relevant experience may be substituted)

• At least 5 years of experience working with and analyzing complex data systems and providing innovative solutions. Experience with iHRIS and/or other HRMIS a plus.

• Experience in assessing health information systems and conducting gap analyses.

• Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders having a wide range of professional backgrounds to identify needs, evaluate alternative approaches /solutions and convey findings.

• Experience working with health programs, especially with providing technical assistance to a health ministry.

• Experience working in the Senegalese context an advantage.

• Candidate must have excellent written and spoken English and French.

Please send a CV, and a short proposal/cover letter (1-2 pages) to address how the candidate meets the above selection criteria and include a price quotation or daily rate. Applications should be submitted before September 8, 2017. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.
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