Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH)

District Strategic Information Officer x1: Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH)

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Job Description

Deadline: 03 March 2024.
Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to be considered for the position of District Strategic Information Officer for the HIV Care and Treatment program in Mazowe District. Zim-TTECH is a registered Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO 125/23). Its activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; and prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases.

Position Summary:
The position’s main objective is to ensure the program can effectively collect, analyze, and report on program data within the assigned district. Successful candidates shall work closely with the district program team to ensure activities are effectively implemented to allow for effective program management and performance reporting. The position reports to the Strategic Information Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Ensuring all registers are completed accurately, consistently, regularly and reports are submitted on time.
• Supporting the collection and reporting of clinical processes and outcomes, including MER data on program-specific indicators on a weekly and monthly basis as required by program management.
• Working collaboratively and closely with the DSICLFPs, Provincial Focal Persons (PFPs), and Facility Data Collation Focal Persons by conducting routine data quality audits at health facilities within the district.
• Cleaning, verifying, and validating data entered in electronic systems, flagging and correcting data inconsistencies before syncing to the server.
• Providing technical support to healthcare workers and strengthening the use of Electronic Systems at health facilities to strengthen their use in monitoring HIV and TB programs.
• Collaborating with provincial and district teams to conduct granular site management, compiling, and consolidating weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on program activities within the province and with DHIOs to ensure timely and complete reporting in DHIS2 by all facilities in the district at both PEPFAR and Non-PEPFAR supported facilities.
• Conducting routine analyses and visualization of program data in Power BI, including cascades across core indicators, to enable evidence-based programming at District level cascades; Conducting regular onsite-data-verification (OSDV to monitor data quality.
• Conducting and coordinating data-related Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) projects in all supported facilities.
• Tracking performance against annual targets and reviewing district and facility-level performance with the district and facility-level staff and working on improvement plans for poor-performing facilities.
• Providing feedback to the DMO, DNO, and DHE on evidence collected and ensuring their involvement in the district formulation of strategy.
• Leading the analysis and writing of district weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual programmatic performance reports and their submission in stipulated timelines.
• Attending district coordination and review meetings according to the MoHCC calendar and as budget permits and facilitating the interpretation and use of M&E data.
• Ensuring mobile devices at designated facilities are well maintained, properly managed and in good working condition and escalating unresolved issues.
• Working closely with MoHCC, Zim-TTECH consortium partners, and other implementing partners to track and report both challenges and outcomes of various interventions implemented by partners in the program.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Biostatistics, Mathematics, Public Health, Health Promotion, or a related field.
• Minimum of 3 years working experience managing, analyzing, and reporting, health-related program data and information and working with DHIS2 data; Advanced skills in MS Excel, including pivot tables, formatting, statistical functions and formulas, and a good understanding of MS Word and PowerPoint.
• Strong quantitative data analysis skills including conducting data cleaning, verification, and trend-analyses with proficiency in at least one statistical software package e.g., STATA, SAS or SPSS will be an added advantage.
• Great interpersonal, report writing, and presentation skills with fluency in English and have demonstrable ability to work independently and collaboratively.
• Experience in working with MoHCC or health-related implementing partners coupled with a strong understanding of the Zimbabwe health care system structures.

How to Apply

Commitment to Diversity
Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, national ID, and certified copies of certificates indicating the position applied for to mazowedsio@zimttech.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.