Team/Programme: Health & Nutrition
Contract: Till December 2016
Location: Nepal Country Office
CHILD SAFEGUARDING- Level 3: The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
BRIEF POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Health Information Officer is in charge of planning, designing, compiling analysing and reporting on health and nutrition programme data and additional information from the field offices. While working closely with the Health Coordinators and Health Officers, and MHPSS officers, and HMIS officer, the health Information Officer will be responsible for the documentation of all programme data for the emergency health response in Nepal. S/he will be expected to submit weekly and monthly programme specific data and summary reports to the response team, sitrep compilation, health cluster and field programmes team. The Information Officer will be available for solving any problem arising related to health data collection and processing in country office and also in the field and hence requires field visits to the district offices for data collection and processing.
- Maintain good health information management and ensure up to date high quality data is available at all times in the database
- Manage, assist and guide field data collection, cleaning, quality checking and updating the database and resolve issues caused by any unexpected data items;
- Develop a clear health and nutrition information collection process, flow and deadlines to ensure clear data collection and management plan.
- Ensure that the field team receive regular information on the status of the data and the activities to incorporate new data as necessary;
- Run weekly and monthly site specific analysis of data and provide feedback on any unusual occurrence,
- Prepare area specific high quality summary reports each month with clear explanation and justification of situation for any variation observed in the month.
- Assist field team on quality data collection, processing and adherence to standards
- Assist and provide technical support to the area office in collecting, collating and analysing regular programme, assessment and periodic mass screening data.
- Build capacity of field staff – SCI and partner - in appropriate data collection and processing; and work closely with SC’s assessment team to strengthen their data collection capacity.
- Work in close coordination with CO MEAL team and field level MEAL staff to coordinate data collection activities, minimise duplication and strengthen SC and partners’ complaints response management in health programming.
- Gather all relevant information from other sectors and sources and produce summaries and alerts about key events and new developments
- Produce monthly site specific written analyses and graphic (including mapping) presentations of the quarter health screening findings as well as other relevant information.
- Represent Save the Children in the Health cluster’s Information Management Working Group meetings
- Work with MEAL team to develop relevant information sharing materials – including child friendly approaches – to improve SC’s and partners’ community engagement.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor Degree in Population Studies, Statistics, Public Health, data management or other relevant discipline with 3 years* of relevant experience (2 years for GSI group*)
- Experience in humanitarian work with expertise in statistical tools and research methodology; experience working with a child-focused agency is desirable.
- Experience in surveillance related to nutrition and ability to collect and triangulate information, interpret complex data sets and present them in understandable forms
- Demonstrated commitment to accuracy and the ability to work on multiple tasks often on a time sensitive basis
- Skill in the use of computer software such as spreadsheets and database programs, as well as statistics and data analysis software (such as ENA for SMART, EPI-INFO, SPSS) as well as advanced skill in Access.
- Demonstrated experience of supporting/strengthening accountability mechanisms in humanitarian settings.
- Knowledge of the HMIS and CMAM data processing is desirable.