Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Community Development Gender Elderly and Special Groups; Regional Administration and Local Governments (PORALG), Ministry of Health in Zanzibar and Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) with a goal of ensuring accessible high-quality health care and social welfare services to all Tanzanians; through strengthening of health and community systems.

THPS therefore is seeking competent, experienced, dynamic and qualified candidates to fill the positions listed below:

Position Title:              Strategic Information Officers (9 positions)

Reports to:                 Regional M&E Manager and Indirectly to

District Manager Location:                               Tanga

Purpose and Scope of Job:

Strategic Information Officer will be responsible to design, develop and update databases and implement high-standard data management systems including data analysis; build staff capacity of THPS and stakeholders at District and health facility levels including CHMTs. S/He will be

 

responsible for the development and implementation of site-level databases for collection of HIV/AIDS program indicators, as well as community services. Providing technical assistance on data entry of patient data and generating data reports timely.

Pri ncipal duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead in maintaining and updating District databases for care and treatment, TB/HIV, HCT, community services and other databases as assigned.
  • Assist to provide technical assistance to District supported facilities within the region in collaboration with R/CHMT members.
  • Build capacity of CHMT in data management and data use for program improvement
  • Implementation and evaluation of monitoring tools and data management
  • Ensure that DQA is carried out quarterly according to DQA SOP’s and that recommendations following the site DQA visit are
  • Ensure District compliance to policies for data quality assurance and reporting requirements.
  • Train and supervise Data officers in the councils in the supported CHMTs to ensure timely data entry, cleaning on a routine basis, generation of data queries and routine progress reports.
  • Collaborate with other team members to prepare daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports on supported program areas.
  • Develop and respond to queries related to data analysis
  • Work with the ICT department to fix any errors and problems observed in the databases and report any systems malfunction to central team as needed.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or certified training in Computer Science, IT/HMIS, data management or a related discipline.
  • Advanced skills in Database programming, and analytical software an advantage
  • A background in nursing, health science or a related discipline are an advantage
  • 3+ years relevant experience years’ experience with MS Access application development and use, data analyses with standard software packages and implementing protocols for data quality assurance.
  • Strong supervisory and management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Fluent in English & Kiswahili
  • Experience working with NGO’s and/or donor-funded programs

 

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum to [email protected] by August 16, 2023 with a subject line of ‘Position’

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates at this stage.

THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.