Capacity Development Advisor, Country Health Information Systems and Data Use
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Project Overview and Role
The purpose of the Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) project is to enhance host capacity to produce high-quality health information, and efficiently manage this information to encourage evidence-based decision making. This project will work with host country health managers, health workers and other stakeholders to strengthen the health information management and planning enabling environment to improve harmonization of fragmented information systems, reduce duplication of data collection and improve monitoring and tracking of national level health trends and priorities.Position Summary
Palladium seeks a Capacity Development Advisor to lead design and implementation of project activities related to capacity strengthening to ensure adoption and effective functionality of national health information systems in host countries. S/he will work with the senior leadership team to ensure that country stakeholders are engaged throughout the project such that they are able to "own" the health information systems at all levels of the health system. S/He will provide technical and strategic direction, leadership, and management oversight to the project team to support this process. S/He will coordinate and liaise with government agencies, other donor-funded projects, local and international implementing partners, USAID and other donors, and on the ground data consumers to ensure a streamlined and evidence-informed capacity development approach is taken by the project team that leads to concrete results. H/She will work to establish an environment of innovation and collaboration for the development of mechanisms by which communications, management, and capacity strengthening related to health information systems. The Capacity Development Advisor reports directly to the DCOP in activity implementation and management.Duration:
- Leads the approaches and strategies of the project for mainstreaming best practices in capacity strengthening of diverse stakeholders for local ownership of health information systems
- Adapts and creates new tools and techniques to carry about capacity development activities and measure their impact
- Strengthens capacity of project staff and other stakeholders to use best practice capacity strengthening methodology in all aspects of program implementation
- Participates in the senior leadership team and provides high quality technical expertise in support of project staff and stakeholders involved in the project
- Supports utilization of high-tech and innovative approaches for learning and capacity strengthening
- Supports the development of work plans and budgets and quarterly/annual reports
- Participates in and/or prepares necessary project-related reports, including presentations and white papers.
- Organizes and supports, as needed, project trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.
- Participates, and represents the organization as needed, in outside associations, conferences, and symposia.
- Master's degree in public health, education, , health informatics, or a related field
- At least 8 years of experience in working with health information systems and capacity strengthening in resource constrained settings, preferably for USG-funded projects or other donor funded programs
- At least 4 years of experience at a managerial or advisor level, providing guidance and supervision in implementation of strategies or methods
- At least 2 years of experience working in developing countries
- Thought leadership in the fields of capacity strengthening and governance for information systems and/or technology for performance management
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation experience to high-level audiences.
- Proven ability to leverage and manage partnerships and cooperate with host country governments and international partners in implementing multi-intervention health information system projects preferred
- Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically, ability to manage and build capacity of a multi-sectoral culturally and linguistically diverse staff, consultants and counterparts.
- Fluent in English with high level proficiency in a second language highly preferred.
- Ability and willingness to travel frequently and work seamlessly with colleagues in multiple time zones