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Thursday, 13 March 2014

HMIS Officer - Abt Associates Uganda

Job Title: HMIS Officer
Organization: Abt Associates
Project Name: USAID Integrated Health Project
Duty Station:  Mbarara,
Country Uganda

About Abt:
Abt Associates, a global leader in research, technical assistance, and program implementation, seeks qualified candidates for a 5-year, Mbarara-based, USAID-funded integrated health project. The program will advance key aspects of USAID/Uganda’s HIV/AIDS, Health, and Education (HHE) strategy and expand the public sector's contribution to achieving the country's health goals. The program objectives include: Strengthening decentralized HIV/TB and other priority health service delivery systems; Improving the quality and efficiency of health services in facilities and communities; Strengthening referrals systems to improve access to, use and coverage of services; and Improving demand generation activities for services in communities.

Job Summary: The HMIS Officer manages will be charged with developing, implementing, installing and operating a Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) in specified areas in the project districts. The incumbent will work closely with the Resource Center of the MOH to ensure that information collected by the districts feeds into the Resource Center systems, in accordance with guidelines provided by the Resource Center. The USAID Abt HMIS Officer will offer technical support to district and facility level health personnel in the collection, analysis, and use of data for decision making at the points of collection of the data.

The ideal candidates must hold a master's degree in a relevant discipline, prior donor-funded experience related to health, and an outstanding professional reputation.
Past experience and exposure with USAID programs within the region desired.

Skills and Experience:
At least eight years’ relevant work experience managing Public Health projects and using data for management.
Previous experience with health data management is highly required.

All interested candidates who meet the above requirements and desire to work with the above USAID ABT Project should send their updated CVs and application letters which should ideally include your suitability for the above aforementioned vacancy to: uganda_jobs@abtassoc.com.

NB: Please kindly include Position Title in Subject of the E-mail. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.