Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant (For Sierra Leone Nationals Only)
Job Number: 529514 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Sierra Leone
Work Type : 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, health
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) has directed a lot of effort towards strengthening the national Health Information System (HIS). With support from UNICEF and other partners, investment towards strengthening administrative data collection, transmission, analysis and use significantly increased, and the regulatory frameworks and processes for public health facility reporting in the national health management information system (HMIS) have been put in place. Available evidence suggests that overall Peripheral Health Unit (PHU) HMIS reporting has significantly improved. However, hospital reporting remains poor. Moreover, data accuracy and data use have remained relatively weak both at PHUs and hospitals levels.
How can you make a difference?
As a national consultant you provide technical assistance that will upgrade and strengthen the existing paper-based hospital management information system (MIS), assess the relevance of digitizing the system, and if relevant, scope for and propose an appropriate electronic management medical system that will support evidence-based management decision making, contribute to improvements in quality of care and the overall management capacity of the ODCH as a Centre of Excellence.
The specific objectives of the assignment are to:
carry out an institutional assessment of the requirements for upgrading and strengthening the existing paper-based hospital management information system;
provide technical assistance, capacity building, and supplies (equipment and materials) support to upgrade and strengthen the existing paper-based system and introduce an electronic filing system;
carry out scoping and propose a design for the adoption of an appropriate, sustainable and fully-electronic information management system that includes an electronic medical records system throughout the hospital.
As part of a team composed of data clerks and international consultant, you will improve the existing paper-based system, introduce an electronic filing system, build human resources capacity and scope for and propose a design of a fully electronic MIS system for the hospital. Basic MIS equipment supplies and such as computers, custom database, furniture and shelves will be provided and training, mentoring and coaching of relevant staffs to operate and maintain the system will be supported.
Specific Tasks of the Consultant
The national M&E consultant will be expected to perform the following tasks:
Assess, identify, document and develop an improvement plan to address gaps in the current paper-based hospital information management systems.
Put in place and ensure the continued functioning of appropriate and effective paper-based and electronic filing systems.
Put in place and ensure the continued functioning of a patient record management system that delivers improved access to all paper and electronic medical records within and across all departments of the hospital.
Establish an effective dataflow mechanism that collects data from all department and transmits this to the records department for monthly reporting into the national district health information system (DHIS2) within the national deadline.
Analyze and disseminate the monthly, quarterly and yearly status of predetermined hospital and department indicators.
Improve access to data in all departments, including providing up-to-date data to clinical staffs and the hospital management and operations committee as required, and effectively support decision making and data use.
Build the capacity of the hospital M$E team on proper data recording and reporting and providing feedback to the technical team on the quality of reported data.
Support the development and sustained use of a hospital information management dashboard and initiate through training and nurturing a culture of data use for decision making among the hospital management team.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
First university degree in Health Informatics, Health Information Management, Health Systems Strengthening, Computer Sciences/Engineering, Information Technology, Public Health, Project Planning and Management or any another related field.
At least 4 years of relevant experience of working in health management information system strengthening in developing countries. Previous working experience with UNICEF and/or other international agencies.
Experience in health MIS project management.
Demonstrated ability to develop custom electronic database.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with partners, including the MoHS officials and other stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to integrate, synthesize and communicate ideas verbally and in writing, Excellent analytical, conceptual and writing skills.
Fluency in English.
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.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Thu Feb 13 2020 00:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)