Job Opportunity at PATH Tanzania – Consultant
Immunization Data (BID) Initiative
Tracking Code 10027
PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.
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PATH has been working with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) under the Immunization and Vaccine Development (IVD) unit to implement the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiave.
The MOHCDGEC has been implementing a number of interventions to improve immunization data quality and use and overall service delivery.
This includes the development and deployment of electronic immunization systems from health facility to national level across the country, implementation of data review meetings, and immunization data analysis.
While there has been significant improvement in the routine immunization data quality indicators, data use has remained sporadic, inconsistent, and very low.
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PATH is supporting the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) through Health Management Information System and Immunization and Vaccine Development units to look for a consultant to develop immunization data use guideline and tools with intentions of improving immunization data use across all levels of the health system.
The principle objective of this scope is to develop immunization data use guide and tools that would support data use to immunization health care workers across all level of health system.
The specific activities include
- Review of relevant literature on data demand and use
- Review of relevant documents related to data collection, processing management, and use including existing HMIS guidelines and immunization program Monitoring and evaluation framework.
- Review of relevant guidelines, protocols related to data management, quality and use from globally recognized institutions and partners including the World Health Organization (WHO)
- Collect data related to overall data management and use from relevant units and key informants in the country
- Develop immunization data use guide including tools for each level of operation of immunization services.
- Facilitate stakeholder meeting to review and disseminate the developed data use guide and tools
This work is expected to take maximum of 25 working days and final deliverables submitted by end of June 2020.
- Situation analysis of current data management and use
- Immunization data use the applied framework
- Draft data use to guide and tools for each level of health system operations
- Final immunization data use guidelines and tools including presentation of key areas.
- A post-graduate degree in public health and or health informatics. Ph.D. will be of added advantage.
- Strong analytical and writing skills
- Strong experience and understanding of the operation of routine health management information systems in Tanzania and African regions. Understanding the operation of immunization services will be highly regarded.
- Strong experience in developing and or facilitating the development of health operations guidelines and policies.
- Three references on related undertakings preferably from Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC)
The application pack should include a CV of the consultant and a one pager of your understanding of this work.
The application pack should by COB 15th May 2020.
Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted through their active mobile numbers and email.
Job Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the United Republic of
Company Location Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
Position Type Full-Time/Regular