VACANCY: Data Officer (Parirenyatwa Centre of Excellence): AHF

Deadline: 16 March 2018

AHF is an international humanitarian organization operating in Zimbabwe, collaborating with Ministry of Health and Child Care to create Centers of Excellence in health. AHF is looking for a highly qualified Data Officer to fill a position that has arisen at one of the Centers – Parirenyatwa Hospital (Harare). The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate AHF program data management activities relating to HTS and ART services including routine data collection, compilation, analysis, and dissemination through use of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.

Position summary
The AHF Data Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Medical Director at the Centre of Excellence and also under the M&E Manager who is based at Head Office. This position is critical as the Data Officer will be responsible for generating accurate information, quality reports and analyzed data as required. S/he will ensure safety and retrieval of data at the designated site. In addition, the Data Officer will ensure functionality of the medical records management systems (MRS) which is being used on site.

Job description data
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and other duties that may be assigned: Collect weekly HTS and ART statistics from the respective site for PPR reports; Enter all weekly, monthly and quarterly PPR data into AHF PPR web portal; Actively participates in preparing weekly, monthly and quarterly program data reports and ensures timely submission of requested data to all key stakeholders, as well as assist in the production of information submitted to the MoHCC DHIS2; Regularly monitors and maintains privacy of all data/information collected and entered into all computers on site; Ensures that all data/information is backed up on a regular basis (daily/weekly/ monthly) basis to ensure safety of data; Assist MOHCC MIS personnel in troubleshooting and management of computer systems including EMR system at the facility and Ensure that the system onsite is functional to support quality assurance, validity, accuracy and integrity of the program data; Takes part in training of healthcare workers in data collection, management and utilization and also provides timely feedback to data queries including data inconsistencies or missing data; Actively participate in operational and scientific research activities especially data collection tool development, data collection, cleaning and analysis happening on program data; Assist with auditing of medical records and participate in research requiring data extraction from the EMR; Develops an operation work plan and budget for data management activities in line with reporting requirements; Review data for accuracy, completeness, identifying errors for cleaning and lead data audit and validation activities at the clinic; Ensuring availability of required HMIS tools i.e. registers, forms, guidelines and any other relevant tools and ensure that all tools are Up to date; At facilities with Patient Chart Records, assist in ensuring there is an efficient patient record management system e.g. assist Assists with clinic’s filing when required; Ensures that the number of charts entered into database correlates with number of clients recorded in daily register at reception; Performs clerical and administrative tasks related to data entry (e.g. filing and retrieval of relevant information); Perform any other duties as assigned

The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Statistics, Economics or other related field from a recognized university. At least two years’ experience in data management and analysis in a busy health care setting and in a field directly related to HIV & AIDS and specified responsibilities. Previous exposure and experience working with healthcare delivery systems such as ePOC, DHIS 2 a significant advantage. Flexible, proactive and able to organize work independently as well as work in a team.

To apply
Interested candidates should send their applications to: with a subject line Data Officer AHF Zimbabwe. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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