Recruitment of Global Fund Technical Advisor (Health Management Information Systems & Community Systems Strengthening)

This position is for the Global Fund Project

Job details
Job title: Global Fund Technical Advisor, Health Management Information Systems & Community System Strengthening (C19RM/HIV Grants)Supervisor:  Project Director
Contract Duration: 30 Months, renewable yearlyLocation: Abuja
Job Summary

The Technical Advisor (HMIS & CSS) position is to provide technical leadership to coordinate the Global Fund (GF) HMIS/MEL/Surveillance and CSS activities in a manner that strengthens the national Health Information System (HIS), surveillance systems, Community Health Systems and Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (MEL) systems in a way that improves HIV, TB, and PPR program performance, strengthens overall health systems, and achieves project objectives.


The Technical Advisor (HMIS & CSS) position is designed to lead the timely implementation of all the project activities under Community System Strengthening (CSS), Surveillance and HMIS modules of the C19RM grants. S/he will also support Monitoring and Evaluation aspects of the HIV and C19RM grants managed by NACA – build systems to collect, manage and report on indicators and Work Plan Tracking Measures (WPTMs) captured in the grant Performance Frameworks (NACA HIV and NACA C19RM grants). The Advisor also contributes to strengthening of the national M&E system.


S/he will also provide technical, strategic advice, and support capacity building of civil society organization (CSO) networks involved in the implementation of C19RM grant.


S/he will provide high-level expertise to strengthen national processes and tools in strategic information and shall also be responsible for collecting, reviewing and management of project data (including timely and quality data collection, analysis, reporting and use) and to inform project implementation and management.

Key Responsibilities

1.     Provide technical and managerial oversight of Sub-Recipients (SRs) and other implementers supporting HMIS, MEL, Surveillance and CSS strengthening activities within the NACA GF grants.

2.     Support the SRs and relevant NACA departments in the design, roll-out and strengthening of HMIS, Surveillance, MEL and Community Health Systems as outlined in the HIV and C19RM grants.

3.     Support the SRs to ensure the successful implementation of the HMIS, Surveillance, MEL and CSS components (including capacity-strengthening of CSOs, community-led monitoring, and implementation of gender and human rights activities) of the GF grants.

4.     In collaboration with relevant NACA departments, support grant stakeholder management within the CSS, HMIS, Surveillance and MEL space.

5.     Ensure that the SR works within project technical strategy, grant agreements, project work plan, project budget, government regulations, relevant policies and procedures and makes accountable decisions concerning work responsibilities.

6.     Promote collective knowledge management and learning to support grant policy priorities and programme strategies.

7.     Support the establishment and management of project training databases.

8.     Maintain clear documentation of programmatic status, progress and achievements and provide updates to the Project Director on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

9.     Provide hands-on technical support (including the review of concept notes and guidance documents) and coordinate activities of CSOs engaged to provide specific C19RM interventions on the project and identify opportunities for sustainability of CSS interventions as well as support collaboration between C19RM, and other programs as may be appropriate.

10.  Liaise with other principal recipients (PRs), national programs and partners to ensure synergy and alignment specifically on CSS and CLM work.

11.  Support capacity strengthening of CSOs at national and state levels for coordination, service delivery, community-led monitoring and participation in advocacy and decision-making spaces.

12.  Support performance management efforts including Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/C19RM Grants, SRs performance monitoring and track progress towards achieving objectives and targets set in the performance frameworks.

13.  Prepare reports related to C19RM and HIV grants and contribute to joint project reports to the Global Fund and to national authorities.

14.  Ensure adequate data is provided by the SRs and implementers for compilation of reports for Global Fund, other stakeholders and PMU, including clear documentation of programmatic achievements.

15.  Communicate program activities, progress, and achievements to relevant stakeholders.

16.  Support the communication and documentation consultant to develop and review communication products including but not limited to success stories, fact sheets, technical briefs, abstracts, publications, and document and publish best practices.

17.  Represent the project at the international, national and sub-national levels on matters of HMIS, Surveillance, MEL and Community System Strengthening.

18.  Participate in any other activities/tasks assigned by the Project Director

Minimum Qualifications

1.     A Master’s degree in public health, information science, statistics, health informatics, surveillance system, or a related field is required.

2.     At least 10 years of experience working with information systems management and design in the health field for international donor-funded programs (Global Fund preferred), and in managing HMIS for large-scale projects of which five (5) years must have been in a senior HMIS management position.

3.     At least 3 years’ experience in developing and/or strengthening disease surveillance systems at national or state level.

4.     Experience and up-to-date knowledge and skills in HMIS/MEL for health systems and healthcare provision to strengthen interventions in HIV, TB & Malaria programs in the context of a health system strengthening effort are essential.

5.     Experience with national HMIS system for collecting, analyzing, and reporting health services data using standard tools and software. Familiarity with NHMIS and DHIS2 is required.

6.     Experience working in Community Systems Strengthening space with demonstrated experience providing support for CSS interventions for HIV, TB, Malaria, C19RM or other community-led or -based programs is essential.

7.     Strong understanding of civil society organization (CSO) networks’ structures and operations, community-led monitoring models and CSO capacity-strengthening tools and approaches.

8.     Experience working on a Global Fund or other donor-funded CSS, Surveillance or HMIS Strengthening project and ensuring timely completion of activities in a fast-paced environment is essential.

9.     Experience working in complex stakeholder environments especially characterized by multiple tiers of governments, variety of implementers, heavy outsourcing, and significant donor presence.

10.  Experience working collaboratively, respectfully and supportively with diverse communities, including communities that experience marginalisation, violence, exclusion and/or discrimination.

11.  Ability to work with minimal supervision, result-oriented, highly skilled in writing, planning, and strategizing.

12.  Strong project management, analytical and interpersonal skills

13.  Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.

14.  Strong skills in using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software (Microsoft Office applications preferred).

15.  Experience using web-based applications (email, browsing, and literature retrieval).


Deadline: Tuesday July 2nd, 2024

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