Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Advisor
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by
helping public and private organizations throughout the world to
effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working
from more than 30 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and
Medford, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is
highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment
to making a lasting difference in health. We live by our mission to save
lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable
people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) seeks a Health Management
Information Systems (HMIS) Advisor for an anticipated CDC procurement
that will provide technical assistance to host country public health
institutions in Tanzania. The goal of the project is to provide
technical assistance to public Health institutions in Tanzania including
mainland ministry of health, the mainland national AIDS Control Program
(NACP) and the Zanzibar Integrated HIV, TB and leprosy Program to lead
and manage the HIV response and build sustainable health system.
The Senior Advisor HIS works closely with the Ministry of Health and
other key stakeholders to set Information and Communication Technology
(ICT) direction and provide technical assistance for the enhancement of
systems and national capacity to collect, analyze and use health-related
data for effective program management.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
Work with the monitoring and evaluation team to feed information for project reporting.
Facilitate the assessment and strategic planning of MOH HMIS systems.
senior level technical assistance to the project and all collaborating
and implementing partners in health management information systems
policy and the monitoring of improvement of existing HMIS information
advice to the MOH and its agencies on eHealth and mobile health
technologies to enhance the quality of HIV service delivery.
Work with the stakeholder groups including the MOH and its agencies, to train health teams on HMIS tools.
the Project teams and stakeholder groups to receive and review regular
performance reports, initiatives from health facilities and health
departments; and to produce regular performance reports.
Oversee the collection of information and dissemination of lessons learned from implementation of HMIS.
the use of data by MOH and its agencies to improve service performance
at health facilities which is critical to the successful implementation
and rapid scale up of this project.
Provide technical leadership for HMIS among project teams and partners.
Participate in regular meetings of project senior management team.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the project director.
level degree in a relevant field such as public health, public
administration, health administration, demography, statistics,
computing, epidemiology, etc.
years of demonstrated expertise, with substantial developing country
context experience, in facilitation of health information system
strengthening, including central level coordination and systems
integration, and sub-national strengthening for quality collection,
analysis, dissemination, and use of health information
A post graduate diploma in computer science will be an added advantage
Demonstrated experience in strengthening human resources information systems (HRIS) is a plus.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Previous experience in a developing country context is required.
Ability to travel within Tanzania and elsewhere as needed.
High level of professionalism and confidentiality.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship,
physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.