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NPO - Health Security and Emergencies
Closing date: 2017-01-24Application : Apply for the job
The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No:AFRO/17/TASR3
Title: NPO - Health Security and Emergencies
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract: 1 Year renewable
Date:10 January 2017
Application Deadline:24 January 2017
(13 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications
Duty Station:Lusaka, Zambia
Organization unit:AF_SSR AF South-East Sub-Region (AF_SSR) /
AF_ZMB Zambia (AF_ZMB)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
Through the placement of experts in the country office, the DFID/WHO emergency project aims to promote the role of WHO as a leader in health emergency in a bid to strengthen emergency preparedness, Integrated Disease Surveillance and outbreak response in Zambia. Under the supervision of the WR, provide leadership, technical orientation and support for the DFID/WHO emergency project to the health sector and other related sectors based on the resolutions and recommendations of the Governing Bodies as well as the Transformation Agenda of the Regional Office regarding prevention, prediction, early detection, early warning, rapid and effective response, and recovery activities to public health effects of emergencies and disasters including disease outbreaks, using an all-hazard approach.
Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate unit or field activity
To strengthen national core capacities of IDSR and IHR (2005) to reduce morbidity and mortality due to communicable diseases in Zambia
Provide leadership, technical orientation and support to the health sector and other related sectors based on the resolutions and recommendations of the Governing Bodies as well as the Transformation Agenda of the Regional Office regarding prevention, prediction, early detection, early warning, rapid and effective response, and recovery activities to public health effects of emergencies and disasters including disease outbreaks, using an all-hazard approach.
The National Professional Officer Health Security and Emergencies will work under the supervision of WHO Country Representative and direct guidance of the National Professional Officer Diseases Prevention and Control (DPC), at the WCO. The work environment is primarily focused on prevention, prediction, early detection, early warning, rapid and effective response, and recovery activities to public health effects of emergencies and disasters including disease outbreaks, using an all-hazard approach. The NPO will be the focal point for Health Security and Emergencies activities and will work closely with government counterparts and cooperating partners in the Health Sector.
Description of duties:
1. Health Security planning and coordination Support the MOH, in collaboration with national and international stakeholders to:
i.Identify and maintain a comprehensive list of health sector stakeholders including national health authorities, relevant national and international organizations and civil society in the context of health security emergency preparedness and response and support the coordination of the activities of these stakeholders under a single national planning process.
ii.Identify priority gaps that cannot be covered by any health partners locally and which require external support.
iii.Support the alignment of major stakeholders/initiatives with different priorities behind a single national health security plan (including IHR).
iv.Collate information on progress towards achievements against the national preparedness plan.
v.Assess capacities for emergency management, including preparedness, and support the review /revision and implementation of a national response plan for public health emergencies, which includes specific contingencies for high priority risks.
2. Preparedness and Emergency management and response systems
i.In close collaboration with the DPC officer, he (she) will
Assess and support capacity building for prediction, timely detection, early warning, and effective preparedness, investigation and response to outbreaks and health emergencies in line with IDSR, IHR and ERF
Provide weekly updates of the health emergency situation in Zambia to AFRO and partners
ii.Provide support to the country to develop plans for integrated approaches for readiness and response to major epidemic prone diseases and public health emergencies
iii.Assess and map existing and emerging health risks in the country and prepare a national risk profile based on a risk assessment/profiling exercise
iv.Advise the Ministry of Health (MoH) on the establishment/strengthening of an Incident Management System / Emergency Operation Center (IMS/EOC) for health emergency responses including staffing, defined roles/responsibilities and resources for key functional areas (including technical operations, logistics, data management, planning and administration).
v.Support the regular testing of the health emergency response system through functional exercises at the national and local levels, including linkages with the national and sub national disaster management authority.
vi.Strengthen procedures for requesting and receiving bilateral, regional and international assistance for emergency response. Support ongoing development and strengthening of existing relationships with Government and other partners with regards to emergency risk management.
vii.Support the implementation of ERF and after-event reviews for emergencies.
3. Planning and Financing
Working closely with the relevant national authorities:
i.Develop a detailed task-based work plan and budget for implementation of priority activities identified in the National Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan.
ii.Develop a detailed country budget for preparedness and response, including mechanisms in place that allow financial resources to be readily available for rapid response at all levels, as well as accessible contingency funds for immediate response to health emergencies, including outbreaks at national and sub-national levels.
iii.Ensure procedures, plans or strategies are in place, implemented and reviewed to reallocate or mobilize resources from national and sub-national levels to support action at community /primary response level
In coordination with the EOC, MoH and other stakeholders, prioritize, prepare, consolidate and submit projects and proposals for health emergency management, including preparedness and response
Essential: Advanced University degree in Public health, medicine, epidemiology or other health related discipline
Desirable: Specialized training in disaster management or related area
1. Producing results;
2.Ensuring the effective use of resources
3.Communicating in a credible and effective way;
4.Building and promoting partnership across the organization and beyond.
-The incumbent NPO Health Security and Emergencies should have: excellent organizational and analytical skills with the ability to coordinate activities and multitask; strong programme management skills and operational competencies; excellent interpersonal skills with ability to negotiate with and convince officials with tact and diplomacy; ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present factual information; capacity to interpret, analyze and develop publishable scientific manuscripts for effective global communication; sustained track record of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals; and proficiency in the use of computer applications and systems.
Excellent knowledge of software programmes for word processing, data analysis and spreadsheets
Essential: At least 7 years of relevant experience in outbreak or emergency response or management; or strengthening country capacities for responding to health emergencies. Working experience on outbreaks or health emergencies in Africa. At least 5 years' field experience of WHO, the UN System or NGO in the field of emergency preparedness and outbreak response operations.
Desirable: - Proven experience in conducting and managing exercises and simulations. Proven experience in multi-sectoral coordination. Relevant experience in WHO, UN or other international organizations.
Excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English. Knowledge of any other UN languages; especially French is an added advantage.
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Currently accepting applications
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Zambia: Development of the Case Management System - International Consultancy (Open to Non Zambians Only)
Closing date: 2017-01-24Application : Apply for the job
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 24 Jan 2017
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Assignment
To develop a standardised case management system, including various tools for use in child care facilities and by district social welfare officers in maintaining up to date records for all children in Child Care Facilities.
To develop Standard Operating Proceduresfor operationalising the Case Management and Alternative Care Regulatory Framework within Department of Social Welfare Officers and in Child Care Facilities.
The specific tasks of this consultancy will include:
1. Inception report produced in 1 weekincluding:
2. Finalised Inception Report capturing feedback from Children In FamiliesWorking Group on the inception report produced in 2 days.
3. Jointly with Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare,case management system draftedwith all the relevant tools in 4 weeks.
4. Case management system and all accompanying tools presented. Stakeholder feedback and comments captured within 1 week.
5. Case management system finalised with a complete toolkit for District Social Welfare Officers and Child Care Facilities submitted within 2 weeks.
6. Case management system with a complete toolkit (Hard and Soft Copies) approved in 1 day.
7. SOPs draftedon approved case management system, Minimum Standards of Care for CCFs, Family Tracing and Re-unification (FTR), Foster Care and Adoption guidelines done in 4 weeks.
8. Stakeholder Feedback and comments on the Draft SOPs on approved CMS, Minimum Standards of Care for CCFs, FTR, Foster Care and Adoption guidelines presented within 2 days.
9. Presentation of draft SOPs on approved case management system, Minimum Standards of Care for CCFs, FTR, Foster Care and Adoption guidelines. Stakeholder feedback and comments captured within 1 week.
10. Finalised SOPs submitted within 1 week.
11. Approved SOPs (Hard and Soft Copies) submittedwithin 1 day.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Years of relevant experience
Competencies of Successful Candidate
To view our competency framework, please click here.
Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=502320
Zambia: Pedtrack Consultant
Closing date: 2017-01-28Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Save the Children - US
Closing date: 28 Jan 2017
CONSULTANCY TO IMPLEMENT A SHEDULER FOR PATIENT TRACKING AND CASE MANAGEMENT AT 5 HEALTH CENTERS OF THE HIV PILOT PROJECT IN KITWE, COPPERBELT PROVINCE, ZAMBIA
The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) s capacity to plan, manage and deliver high quality and equitable essential health services can be greatly improved with cross-cutting health systems strengthening interventions. The goal of USAID s five-year Systems for Better Health (SBH) program is to improve health outcomes for Zambians by strengthening systems that underpin the delivery of high quality health services.
The program also seeks to increase the utilization of high impact health interventions including strengthening linkages between the community and facility for key health interventions. To contribute to this objective, Save the Children (SC), a sub-contractor on USAID Systems for Better Health, will implement a pilot study in Kitwe that will focus on reducing loss to follow-up and interruption or discontinuation of treatment among HIV positive children and adolescents, improve access to diagnosis and treatment services, and improve patient tracking and case management between the health facility and the community and link them to social support services.
Background on patient tracking system:Even where HAART is provided free, HIV positive children and adolescent face significant barriers to care, treatment, medication adherence and support. Client reminder systems have been suggested to improve delivery of HIV services. Evidence shows that delayed diagnosis, treatment and care for HIV infected clients conspire to put a sizeable fraction of infants, children and adolescents at high risk for mortality.
The PedTrack system, a simple software, has proven to reverse this trend by not only ensuring the timely diagnosis of the HIV status of children and adolescents, but also improving care, and treatment including drug adherence and suppression of plasma HIV-1 RNA load. It is very effective in strengthening the referral link between the facility health providers and community providers (where possible using the Community Case Management (CCM) platform), even in the most remote areas, with little or no internet connectivity. The ultimate aim is to provide an opportunity to children and adolescents a better quality of life.
The software installed at health facilities serves as a reminder system to the facility health provider, who would in turn provide the information to community health providers (in this case in Zambia, to the para social workers) responsible for providing holistic care to HIV positive individuals, including children and adolescent.
Within five months of piloting of the system in a small community of South Africa mother baby pairs who received reminders significantly improved their health seeking behaviors, ART adherence and rates of viral suppression. There was a marked increase in the number HIV infected mothers returning for postnatal HIV care and support services; and HEI undergoing PCR tests.
Save the Children will adapt this simple, user-friendly, and appropriately adapted computer software PedTrack - for use at health facilities to facilitate the post natal follow-up of HIV Infected mothers and their children through adolescence to minimize losses to follow-up and ensure timely diagnosis of HIV amongst children and adolescents, care, treatment and support. With this system, patients receive reminders from their clinic nurse and community caregiver regarding their upcoming appointments.
Where possible, with mobile technology availability, women would be provided with, and gain access to vital educational and motivational information and care needed to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy and labor.
Description:PedTrack is a stand-alone system based on Microsoft SQL server as a Database at the back end and C Sharp (C#) as a Graphical User Interface in the front end. SQL as a database is a software product whose primary function is to store and retrieve data as requested by other software applications such as C sharp which makes the database use friendly to the final user. No software licenses are specifically required to run the application since it is an open source software, and the application is provided free of charge as PEPFAR paid for its development. Limited computer experience is required for a person to effectively use this software application; however as in any electronic system, routine support is required to ensure high quality entry of data and in order to maximize the benefits of PedTrack . SBH will closely work with the Ministry of Health and see how best PedTrack can complement what SMART Care is currently working to achieve as opposed to setting up a totally independent system away from SMART Care.
Adapt the PedTrack software system for patient tracking and case management at health facilities without internet access, but can be complemented with SMS messaging
Implement the PedTrack system at all the 5 health centers of the HIV pilot project in order to remove the obstacles that prevent timely diagnosis, care, treatment and support of HIV amongst children and adolescents. Thus minimizing loss to follow up of HIV positive children and adolescents
To provide a link between the clients and the health services, to improve quality of care.
Assess the current linkages between the community and the 5 health facilities, i.e. ART patient tracking system in place at the health facilities (record keeping, existing community based volunteers, social support services available in the health facility catchment area, mapping existing local NGOs CBOs and FBOs etc.)
Assess current linkages between community-based/social services and health centers and approaches to identify gaps in patient tracking and case management among HIV-exposed infants, HIV positive children and adolescents;
Adapt the PedTrack software system for patient tracking and case management at health facilities without internet access, but can be complemented with SMS messaging;
Put in place the PedTrack system at the 5 health facilities located in Kitwe, Copperbelt province
Provide training on PedTrack to health program managers from the DMO, health workers, data clerks and para-professionals at 5 health centers in Kitwe, Copperbelt province;
Recommend how the PedTrack system can be aligned with other tracking tools and reporting systems of the health facilities;
Orient health program managers.
Design of a scheduler to implement client/patient tracking and case management
February 1-6, 2017
PedTrack system installed at all the 5 health centers of the HIV pilot project
February 11, 2017
Reporting forms for monitoring and evaluation
February 11, 2017
Report on the implementation of the PedTrack system at all the 5 health centers of the HIV pilot project
February 11, 2017
Skills, Attributes and Experiences:
A successful candidate must meet the following criteria:
Monitoring and Evaluation expert with experience in implementing a scheduler in patient tracking and case management (PedTrack), preferably at health centers in Africa;
A good understanding of the existing governmental and non-governmental structures involved in delivering prevention, treatment, care and support of those infected and affected by HIV;
Proven ability in designing tracking systems for HIV-infected and affected children and adults including adolescents.
Able to work in a fast-paced, rapid changing environment and prioritise multiple tasks and projects with completion in a timely manner;
Ability to collaborate and coordinate with Ministry of Health Directorate of Clinical Care, Diagnostic Services and the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the Directorate of Policy and Planning and other stakeholders in the design and implementation of program activities.
Good training/workshop facilitating and report writing skills
Consultants interested in implementing a scheduler for patient tracking and case management should at least possess the following qualifications:
IT Specialist certification or degree in computer science;
Expert knowledge and practical experience in implementing a scheduler for patient tracking and case management (PedTrack);
At least 5 year experience in computer software systems.
How to apply:
Please submit CV and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Zambia: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, AGIS
Closing date: 2017-03-01Application : Apply for the job
Organization: American Institutes for Research
Closing date: 01 Mar 2017
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) International Research and Evaluation group strives to improve the quality of life in developing countries by using rigorous research and evaluation to enhance education and social development. We conduct impact evaluations on a wide range of topics including cash transfer programs, early childhood nutrition and development programs, education interventions, health programs, women s empowerment, and agricultural interventions. We partner with locally based researchers to provide context relevant policy analysis and to help build the research capacity in developing countries. Our work contributes to policy and financial decisions at the national and international level in countries around the world.
AIR is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for a 5 year, USAID-funded, Accountable Governance for Improved Service Delivery (AGIS) project in Zambia. The purpose of AGIS is to strengthen targeted accountability and transparency functions within the Ministries of Education and Health of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), to improve health and education outcomes. The Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor will be responsible for ensuring robust performance monitoring and evaluation that supports the achievement of the program objectives.
This position is contingent on funding.
Refine, update and manage the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan across all program components, including review of indicators and development of monitoring activities that capture necessary data to report on results, ensure monitoring activities are conducted on schedule
Lead baseline assessments before implementation of activities, set annual targets, and create performance-monitoring procedures through the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan
Track performance indicators related to youth, gender equity, and female empowerment
Conduct relevant operational research to allow for evidence-based decision-making that will facilitate implementation of effective interventions and documentation of outcomes
Communicate information obtained through M&E activities to program staff, various external stakeholders, notably donors and partners
Be a primary M&E resource to the field office and field personnel; liaise regularly with AIR s Research and Evaluation team in headquarters
Ensure data collection process is functioning in all activity locations to provide quality data within deadlines
Regularly review data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed
Conduct regular visits to project sites to provide technical assistance and ensure proper monitoring of project activities
Produce M&E monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports to Chief of Party and donors, as needed
Masters or advanced degree in in Economics, Finance, Business, Public Administration or a related field
A minimum of 7 years of experience on donor-funded projects, with a preference for experience in sub-Saharan Africa
Minimum of 5 years professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects
Demonstrated experience in working with government structures at central or sub-national levels
Experience providing technical assistance, change management, mentoring, and training experience in public financial management elements, anticorruption, ethics, risk mitigation
Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages
Experience designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems
Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans
Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies; experience with innovative and electronic, real-time monitoring methods highly desired
Experience in planning and managing surveys, developing and refining data collection tools, and with data quality assessments and oversight
Experience managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers
Knowledge of the Zambian or similar region public financial management landscape
Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English required
**Please submit a CV and cover letter with your application
How to apply:
AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/9146/monitoring-and-evaluation-advisor%2c-agis/job. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.