UNICEF recruits 01 Health Specialist, Health Information Systems
Health Specialist-Health Information Systems, (NOC), Kampala, Uganda (Temporary Appointment -364 Days) Open to only Ugandan Nationals
Job Number: 520589 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Uganda
Work Type : Temporary Appointment
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 new idea
Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.
Visit this link for more information on Uganda Country Office https://www.unicef.org/uganda/
How can you make a difference?
The Health Specialist, Health Information Systems reports to the Health Specialist and is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF, Government of Uganda Health Information Systems (HIS) and Health Management Information System Program activities (HMIS). He/She provides additional support to the implementation of the UNICEF District Health Systems Strengthening approach to ensure real time information for the development a one district health plan for UNICEF Tier 1 districts. Within the Child and Survival Development Section, He/She is responsible for developing effective strategies for scaling up Health Information Systems for effective Health Information management.
Key Functions, accountabilities and related duties;
Advise and facilitate the national technical alignment of Health Information Systems to MoH guiding documents including the Health Sector Development Plan, Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan, and the National Development Plan. Support to the finalisation of the National eHealth policy, development and dissemination of the Enterprise Architecture, System Interoperability framework and Health Information Systems Strategy.
In close coordination with Ministry of Health and in partnership with relevant stakeholders, support the improvement of district health governance and data management performance in UNICEF Tier 1 and 2 districts including building capacity for data use for evidence based planning and prioritisation; improve the enabling environment for good data usage and management practices through increased use of HIS decision support tools. In addition, monitor all CSD section data investments implemented to strengthen sub-national health planning and evidence generation to encourage continuous learning and sustainable health management capacity in the District Health Systems Strengthening approach.
Contribute to preparation of Child Survival and Development documents including annual plans of action, documentation of interventions and donor reports ensuring mainstreaming of Health Information Systems.
Establishes and maintains contact with partners at national and district level; keeps abreast of global standards in Health Information Exchange and Health Management Information System including support to institutionalization of nationally accredited HIS at District and Health sub-district levels.
On behalf of the CSD Section, prepares briefings, situation reports and progress reports on HMIS and HIS for the decision-making process and information purposes for UNICEF management, the T4D Governance Committee, donors and partners.
Plays a lead coordination role in discussions with government or other local authorities, partners (especially WHO, USAID, CDC, UNFPA, UN Global Pulse) and PCA partners, to advocate and/or assist counterparts in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of eHealth & mHealth related Interventions.
Supports national capacity building for Health Information Systems interventions in support of health emergencies preparedness to recurrent risks such as disease outbreaks, refugee influxes, and epidemics and provides training and/or briefing on the same.
Works with zonal offices to strengthen district and regional HIS and Monitors the appropriate and effective use of UNICEF resources/inputs.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Advanced degree in one of the following fields: Information Technology, Information Systems, Application Architecture Design or a field relevant to Health Systems strengthening, and Digital Health.
Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in programme management, scale up and implementation of Health Information Systems in the Uganda Context.
At least three years of relevant professional work experience within the Uganda health and nutrition context in applying the District Health Systems strengthening
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are Leading and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and Networking, Persuading and Influencing, and Creating and Innovating
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Thu Apr 18 2019 21:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)