As a global cooperative agreement, Human Resources for Health (HRH2030) supports USAID/Washington and field missions in strengthening human resources for health (HRH) across 42 priority countries to increase the accessibility, availability, acceptability, and quality of the health workforce needed to improve health outcomes and advance universal health coverage. HRH2030 is designed to 1) increase performance and productivity of the health workforce, 2) increase the number, skill mix, and competency of the health workforce, 3) strengthen HRH/HSS leadership and governance capacity and, 4) increase sustainability of investment in the health workforce. With Chemonics International as the prime implementing partner, HRH2030 consortium partners include: Palladium, URC, ThinkWell, AIHA, Amref Health Africa, and Open Development.
In support of the Philippines Department of Health’s (DOH) goal for HRH, that is “Adequate number of health human resources at all levels with competence to deliver universal health care through the continuum of preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health interventions,” the HRH2030/Philippines Project will provide capacity building to the Philippines DOH to strengthen the deployment, training, and management of a fit-for-purpose and practice health workforce to improve access to quality of family planning (FP), maternal and child health (MCH), and tuberculosis (TB) services for vulnerable populations. This goal will be realized through the attainment of three main objectives:
1. Bolster effective skill mix, competency, and distribution of the health workforce at the primary level
2. Strengthen human resources for health leadership, governance, and performance management
3. Improve the use of data for human resource for health decision making at central and regional levels
The HRIS Program Support Specialist will be responsible for providing a broad range of program support to all the activity’s technical components and the Project Director. The Program Support Specialist will support logistical communications and awareness activities, and assist in administrative operations. This position fills a key bridge between HRH2030’s counterparts, technical staff, and operations staff.
The Program Support Specialist will also be responsible for planning and organizing various Activity events to complement and promote HRH2030’s goals and objectives, including workshops, training and other public events. He/she will directly report to the Leadership, Supervision, and Governance technical lead and also support the HRIS technical lead.
Primary responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:
• Provide technical and logistical support to technical staff and Project Director in implementing activity interventions;
• In conjunction with the technical leads, collaborate with the Department of Health (DOH) and HRH Network in implementing NHWA in the Philippines by identifying data sources, defining data standards and sharing guidelines
• Working with the DOH, support the requirements definition, design, testing, interoperability, data harmonization and implementation of HRIS, with an initial focus on the development of a training information system
• Support the implementation and strengthening of systems to assure HRIS data quality and integrity
• Support the generation of HRH reports and data visualizations • Attend meetings with stakeholders and draft detailed meeting minutes reflecting key action items and main points;
• Work closely with the monitoring and evaluation manager and others to ensure that monitoring and evaluation is conducted as required and that outputs and impact are captured and recorded in an accurate and timely fashion.
• Ensure effective liaising between project staff and stakeholders;
• In conjunction with the technical leads, plan, schedule and coordinate all details for technical events to ensure event runs smoothly and successfully;
• Support the facilitation, documentation and preparation of workshops, trainings and meetings
• In conjunction with the technical leads, draft scopes of work for additional resources such as local sub-agreements and consultants;
• In conjunction with the technical leads, provide budget inputs to finance and administration team for projections and planning purposes;
• Review and edit technical deliverables under direction of technical advisor, providing written or verbal feedback to originators;
• Ensure that all activity files are complete and maintained as required.
• Carry out other duties as assigned by their director supervisor.
• Degree in Informatics, Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering or equivalent (relevant experience may be substituted)
• 2-3 years of experience working with relational database systems and providing support in the implementation of information systems solutions.
• 1-2 years of experience working with directly with stakeholders in the development of information systems, including but not limited to gathering requirements for system design and reports
• Experience with heath information systems, and/or human resources information systems highly desirable
• Experience in developing and implementing health information systems, data standardization in the public sector preferred
• Experience in conducting workshops and trainings in the public sector preferred.
• Experience working with USAID-funded projects highly preferred;
• Excellent communication (oral and written) skills, with demonstrated ability to write technical reports required;
• Experience in health or human resources preferred;
• Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets and preparation of graphs, tables, charts with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
• Fluency in English required.
Please send your updated curriculum vitae to HRH2030 Philippines HR with the position title in the subject line, at [email protected].
Deadline of submission is on November 19, 2018.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.