Population Services International

HMIS Senior Advisor, Evidence for Health, Zambia

Posted Date 1 week ago(3/13/2018 12:40 PM)
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Job title: HMIS Senior Advisor, Evidence for Health, Zambia

Department: Southern Africa

Based in Lusaka, Zambia

Reports to the Deputy Chief of Party, Evidence for Health

*This position will be full time position at SFH/Zambia

*Contingent upon funding


Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.


There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.


Join us!

PSI seeks an experienced HMIS Senior Advisor to provide technical, strategic advice and programmatic direction for the development and implementation of HMIS aspects of an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded project in Zambia. The project will strengthen the national Health Management Information System (HMIS) managed and owned  by the Government of Zambia; improve monitoring, evaluation and research capabilities within key government and non-government partners; and expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV.


Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

You will provide technical, strategic advice and programmatic direction for the development and implementation of HMIS aspects of the activity, for optimizing the generation, identification, collection, processing, storage, and dissemination of quality data and strategic information. The expert technical advice provided will be used by the COP to support the technical assistance, and political direction provided by the activity to key government and non-government partners. The HMIS Senior Technical Advisor will directly report to the DCOP in activity implementation and management.


What are we looking for?

The basics

  • You have a Master’s degree in information science, data science, public health, statistics, health informatics, or a related field
  • You have at least 8 years of experience in working with information systems management and design in the health field for USG-funded projects or other internationally funded programs
  • You have substantial experience utilizing DHIS2 and the reports it generates
  • You have at least 4 years of experience at a managerial or advisor level, providing guidance and supervision in implementing of strategies or methods
  • You have experience with USG- or USAID-funded activities
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills in English, including evidence of quality report writing and presentations. You have demonstrated the ability to meet deadlines with quality products.
  • You have proven management skills, including relevant experience in direct supervision of professional staff.
  • You can work well as part of a team and effectively develop and manage a network of collaborating partners.

References will be required.


What would get us excited?

  • USAID Experience. You have good experience in health project management with USAID, ideally in Zambia.
  • HMIS and Research Experience. You have worked with HMIS and research in public health programs and know the ins-and outs and can bring your skills to deliver upon the project’s objectives.
  • Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institutional, local technical, management and leadership capacity.
  • Results Oriented: Knows how to design and successfully implement, monitor, and disseminate results, adapting as needed to achieve the greatest impact.
  • Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision for your colleagues. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.
  • A connector. You have experience working with Ministries of Health, public and private actors and global health donors.
  • A strategist and an innovator. You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results. 

To Apply: PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION AND CV TO: humanresource@sfh.org.zm or The Director – Human Resources, Society for Family Health, Plot No. 549, Ituna Road, P.O Box 50770, Lusaka - Clearly indicate “POSITION TITLE”


PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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