Technical Advisor – Health Information Systems
GIZ

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH currently seeks a Peace Advisor for the Ziviler Friedensdienst (ZFD) / Civil Peace Service. GIZ as a federal enterprise, supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ invites applications from suitable and qualified professionals for its Civil Peace Service (ZFD) Program. The Civil Peace Service supports projects aimed at non-violent conflict transformation in various countries worldwide and includes a strategic focus on Local Peace Structures. 

In order to promote local peace structures, the ZFD Thematic Team on Dialogue for Conflict Transformation supports partner organizations based in Nepal’s southern Terai region. This support focuses on capacity building in order to enable the partner organizations to conduct professional dialogue work at the local and district levels. In the Thematic Team the local peace advisor works closely with an international peace advisor and visits the partner organizations in the field frequently. The team supports partners through providing technical expertise in dialogue and conflict transformation.

Technical Advisor – Health Information Systems

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Duty Station: Kathmandu 

Duration: January 2020- June 2021

Responsibilities:

Coordinate with stakeholders for implementing digital health systems that link with the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system(s)

  • Coordinate with government and non-government stakeholders including MoHP, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of National ID and Civil Registration, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, External Development Partners, sub-national governments, and academia to design standard processes for data flow between health institutions and the CRVS system
  • Conduct stakeholder analyses to understand the various data systems in use in the health and other social sectors that can contribute to or use data from the CRVS system
  • Liaise with WHO and other stakeholders to identify avenues on integrating standardised birth registration and cause of death data into the CRVS system
  • Liaise with municipal governments, hospitals and ICT experts from GIZ and beyond to implement systems that ensure notification of birth and death directly from health facilities

Provide technical support to all levels of government for the effective monitoring of progress towards the SDGs

  • Provide technical support to build capacities at the sub-national level understand the health and health-related SDGs and indicators
  • Provide technical support to ensure data and methodology consistency with national-level data through coordination with the National Planning Commission and the Central Bureau of Statistics 
  • Develop an understanding among various stakeholders of the current status of municipalities/provinces in achieving the SDGs
  • Design systems that use data from a variety of sources to help managers and planners routinely monitor the progress towards SDGs

Promote and support the culture of using the information for evidence-based decision making

  • Support municipalities and health facilities in visualising and using data related to health and health-related SDGs
  • Encourage the use of data quality checking tools at municipality level to assess and improve the quality of data being collected by information systems
  • Work closely with the Governance in Health thematic area teams of S2HSP to liaise with partner municipalities to promote the use of evidence for decision-making and planning

Required qualification and experience: 

  • At least three years of experience in a position as a technical advisor or five years as a programme officer
  • Strong professional background in issues around civil registration, vital statistics
  • Demonstrated previous experience of working with GoN authorities at the national and sub-national level
  • Knowledge of the various information systems in the health and other social sectors of Nepal
  • Understanding of the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics system of Nepal and digital health systems would be an asset. Preferably experience working with international development partners
  • Minimally a master’s degree in Population Dynamics, Sociology, Public Health, Statistics, Demography, Health Informatics, Information Systems or similar
  • Excellent in communication in both English and Nepali and strong presentation skills
  • Very good working knowledge of IT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to send a completed application including CV and two referees to the email address s2hsp@giz.de no later than by 04.12.2019. Only applications sent by email will be accepted. Please write in the subject line while applying by position: for “Ref. Nr. 19014- Technical Advisor – Health Information Systems”.

Only short-listed candidates will be called for written test and interview. No telephone inquiries will be entertained. The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

The salary and social benefits will correspond to the GIZ rule applicable to national staff. Especially women and candidates from minority groups are highly encouraged to apply.

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