Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Consultant II: Review of HIS Policy 2014 to include CHMIS & other Relevant Initiatives
Job ID: 13-10736
Reports To: Director, HMIS
The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria.
The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system, including community systems strengthening (CSS) as another critical component to be addressed in support of RSSH.
The RSSH grant is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and malaria program areas. In doing so it'll have interventions targeted at the HMIS, PSM & Lab system strengthening areas. There's also the additional dimension of the innovative "State approach" to be piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination among others.
In line with specific intervention targeted strengthening Health Management Information system, the project team is proposing short term technical assistance to review of HIS policy 2014 to include CHMIS and other relevant initiatives in the policy while ensuring that the policy is in alignment with the current NSHDP.
The key objective for the short-term technical assistance is to review of HIS policy 2014 to include CHMIS and other relevant initiatives in the policy while ensuring that the policy is in alignment with the current NSHDP.
Review the NSHDP II document, the existing HIS policy, discuss with identified stakeholders (using a guide - either KIIs, FGDs, etc) with a view to identifying gaps in the existing HIS policy and achievement so far
Review existing laws and legislations regulating Health information systems in Nigeria.
Document the gaps in the existing HIS policy
Develop a first draft of the revised HIS policy using materials from the documented gaps identified by the consultant and those identified by the stakeholders
Facilitate a workshop with FMOH and other relevant FMOH agencies, representatives of 6 states plus FCT, Implementing Partners and other stakeholders within the health sector to review Nigeria Health Information System to identify the gaps and offer suggestions in developing an updated version
Finalize the HIS policy and submit to FMOH
Write and Submit final report to MSH
Estimated level of effort: 12 days (9 days of work and 3 days of workshop)
Report of the gaps in the existing HIS policy
Revised HIS policy document
Comprehensive reports of the two workshops
Qualifications and Experience
The Consultant must possess a post graduate degree in Public Health or Health Policy or related experience
S/he must have 10 years’ experience developing information systems in developing countries like Nigeria with 5 year experience in Nigeria Health system strengthening, M&E or Strategic information experience
S/he must have experience working with donors like USAID, DFID and GF.
S/he must show proven understanding of trends in Health Policy and Systems in Nigeria
Application Closing Date
19th July, 2019.
Method of Application
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