Friday, 13 April 2012

Merlin - Health Information System Officer Job in Kisii Kenya (KShs 74,000 p.m.)

Position: Health Information System Officer (HISO)

Salary: Ksh 74,750 Gross Per Month

Department: M&E

Responsible to: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Staff directly supervised: None

Relationships internally: All programme and support staff

Relationships externally: MoMS / MoPHS personnel, other governmental and non governmental counterparts, community members

Overall Objective of the Position

The Field Officer-HIS is based in Kisii and will have responsibility for collection, collation, compilation, analysis, maintaining and dissemination of data on HIV testing and counseling, peer education intervention, prevention activities targeting youth and MARPs and other project related areas.

S/he will assist the Project Officer- M&E in establishing and strengthening a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system to measure programme progress and impact and establish effective lesson learning and beneficiary accountability mechanisms in the project area.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Ensure data collection and entry of relevant data related to Merlin projects in a timely manner, and feedback is given to the source of the data.
  • Analysis of collected data, make necessary visual presentation and give feedback to each service delivery area [SDA]
  • Assist field health officer in collecting, collating and disseminating project related data on time
  • Ensure MoH data tools (registers, forms etc) are correctly utilized, stored and updated within Merlin project areas
  • Assist the Project Officer-M&E with the preparation and presentation of data for internal and donor reports in a timely manner
  • Ensure availability of relevant data collection tools within the Merlin supported project sites.
  • Foster ownership of data collection tools and related data by field officer[s] and other field staff.
  • Regularly collect and at all times maintain in a user-friendly form all projects data in a Merlin database.
  • Ensure data is segregated by gender and flag any gender disparities so as to enhance gender sensitive programming.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor
Job and Person Specifications
  • Diploma in Medical Records (KMTC), Higher Diploma/Degree in Health Information Systems (Medical statistics)
  • Experience of over 2 years in health information systems support in an NGO
  • Experience data relation to HIV/AIDS prevention programs
  • Knowledge and experience in the use national MoH data tool
  • Knowledge of Access, EPI info, SPSS, KEMPS or similar data analysis programmes
  • Professional initiative, commitment and motivation
  • Experience in Health informatics tools for collecting, managing, analyzing, processing and presenting health data
  • Good understanding of HIV related MoH reporting tools and other relevant national tools
  • Knowledge Designing and developing health databases
  • Knowledge in the use of Innovative applications of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in health
  • Exposure of Health information security issues and solutions
  • Knowledge of Legal and ethical issues in development and use of health information systems
Data Protection

Please note, on submitting your application, you are agreeing to Merlin holding and using the information that you have given for the purposes of recruitment and employment – should an offer be made.

Where required by donors funding requirements, some job offers are conditional on our ensuring that potential employees’ names do not appear on counter terrorism lists generated by the United Nations, European Union or the United States.

On submitting your application, you are agreeing to Merlin using the information that you have given for checking that your name does not appear on these lists.

How to Apply:

Should this role be of interest to you, please send you application, clearly indicating “HISO – HTC, Kisii” in the subject line, to by 5pm on Friday, 20th April 2012.

Alternatively, you may wish to post your application to, HR Department, Merlin, Nairobi Office,

P.O Box 3350 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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