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OpenLMIS Implementor at Palladium

  • Full Time
  • Malawi
  • Salary: 00

Palladium

Background and Project Description
The MOMENTUM Tiyeni Project is U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded, five-year project designed to strengthen health systems and quality service delivery in maternal, newborn, child health (MNCH), and family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH). The project is being implemented by Palladium and its consortium partners, namely Save the Children, Pakachere, Evangelical Association of Malawi, Parent and Child Health Initiative, and Family Planning Association of Malawi.

The project is working with the Ministry of Health (MOH) departments at national level, District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) as well as implementing partners to build capacity of public and private institutions, local organizations, and providers to improve and sustain access to and use of evidence-based, quality health services focusing on MNCH, FP/RH, malaria in pregnancy (MIP), nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), COVID and cholera.

The goal of MOMENTUM Tiyeni is to reduce maternal, child, and neonatal mortality by employing a multisectoral approach to scale up and increase access to quality health services in seven districts of Malawi, with an intentional focus on youth and civil engagement. The project builds on the strong global MOMENTUM learning and adaptation theory of change to achieve the intended results.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The MOMENTUM Tiyeni Project is working with the Ministry of Health to scale up rollout of the COVID 19 Vaccine Tracking System built on OpenLMIS platform to 200 health facilities covering seven districts. On behalf of the EPI department, MOMENTUM Tiyeni is therefore recruiting a short-term OpenLMIS Implementor consultant to support training of providers to use the new system. The consultant role will be to facilitate and execute all the relevant scheduled training sessions as planned by the MOH. This will include preparation of the training database for the upcoming training, facilitating a Training of Trainer session and support the delivery of the end-user training. In addition, the consultant will mentor and transfer knowledge and skills to the MOMENTUM Tiyeni and relevant MoH staff using a hands-on approach.

Roles and responsibilities

A selected consultant will provide technical support in the preparation and training of MoH and district staff on the usage of the COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking system. Under the supervision of the Digital Health Technical Advisor (DH TA), the contractor will be responsible for the following activities:

– Provide technical assistance for the implementation of COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking System and its stakeholders and     ensure that activities are completed on time and within budget.

– Analyze the MOH COVID-19 Vaccine tracking system needs and assist in the modification of the design of                   OpenLMIS to meet the Ministry’s needs.
– Collaborate with the MOH team to review the existing ICT infrastructure at the center and the districts and support    the required improvements to ensure data security and access whilst identifying and building capacity of district         counterparts
– Assist in defining the current and future information needs of the COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking System and                    participate in improvement efforts for related MIS systems.
– Provide / arrange for technical assistance with ultimate objective of ensuring continuous availability of vaccines           and ancillary supplies at the service delivery points by improving quality of data at central and districts level
– Prepare routine project reports (weekly/ monthly) by providing analyzed quality data
– Provide technical support, training and mentorship to EPI/MOH and district level users of COVID-19 Vaccine

– Tracking System by facilitating and participating in supervision and data review exercises
– Ensure quality of training by developing and implementing training assessment tools to evaluate the effectiveness       of training sessions and make necessary adjustments to improve training and implementation outcomes
– Provide technical support in reviewing and refining training materials and COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking system               documentation
– Perform any other COVID-19 related activities as assigned by EPI/GHSC-PSM.

The contract is expected to be part-time, 40 working days. Contractual/professional fees will be paid upon submission of deliverables, and approval of the same by the MOMENTUM Tiyeni Project.

Required Qualifications:

– Advanced degree in computer science, supply chain management, public health related discipline.
– Strong knowledge and hands on experience in MIS preferable in LMIS system is a requirement.
– Minimum of five years’ experience including management of IS preferably in works funded by USAID.
– Knowledge of software development including mobile and web technologies.
– Excellent proficiency preparing PowerPoint presentations and spreadsheets.

– Proficiency in network and server management including MS Exchange will be a plus.

-A proven ability to work as part of a team but self-managing of own time.

– Good interpersonal skills for building rapport with other project staff, MOH and other counterparts

– Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Method Of Application

Please submit a CV and a cover letter highlighting how your background makes you a suitable candidate for this position.

Please also include salary requirements, the number of hours and days of the week available during business hours and  two references for the similar work in digital health solutions

All applicants must reside in Malawi and have legal authorization to work in Malawi at the time of application.

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

To apply for this job please visit palladium.csod.com.