The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana and Garissa regions as well as in Eastleigh, Nairobi.
The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition,
protection, peace building, water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH), HIV/AIDS prevention, response to gender based violence, disaster risk reduction (DRR), livelihoods and governance.
Applications are invited for the following position:
Health Information Systems (HIS) Officer
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time
Under the supervision of the Health Team Leader shall be responsible for the overall collection, summarizing, compiling and dissemination, storing and timely reporting of all forms of health related data generated from the activities of the health program.
He/she will supervise and head the HIS department. He/she shall be expected to hospital records and stationery, coordinate referrals and also act as the focal IT person at field level.
Overall responsibility for the compilation and interpretation of health data
To develop and provide the required data collection instruments to all health facilities.
Continuous and frequent close monitoring / supervision of all levels of data collection from entry, filling, compiling, summarizing and giving feedback to Health Team Leader
To enforce timely submission of data from all the collection points, including monthly planning reports for all departments.
To ensure quality and integrity of data
Assist the sources of health information to utilize data for planning and management purpose.
Provide technical input, review and validate all IRC reports with regards to data mentioned.
Feeding of health information into the program planning process
Provide data to IRC, UNHCR and relevant Implementation Partners (IPs) and put in place a feedback system to the various sources in the health program.
To develop a health database that can be shared within a Local Area Network (LAN)
Overall responsibility for special data management projects including:
VCT & PMCT Data,
Knowledge & Attitude Surveys
Provide ICT support
Prepare quarterly and annual reports and contribute to the development of the annual work plan.
Develop and manage database system for monitoring and evaluation and generate periodic reports to inform and guide programs.
Manage hospital records.
Development of Data collection systems and tools
In close collaboration with the Clinical services, Nutrition , Gender Based Violence and HIV programs, ensure the integrated development, strengthening, harmonization data collection tools and use
Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information management or equivalent.
Computer literacy with possible advanced Ms word, Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint and Ms access
Knowledge in computer statistical packages (EPI INFO,SPSS and Stata)
At least with at least 5 years experience in managing Health Information System
Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation skills.
Strong management skills (Managing, motivating and developing staff)
Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
Must be flexible and culturally sensitive
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
International allowances are not available for this position.
Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.
Please apply on or before 3rd October 2012
IRC leading the way from harm to home.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
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