HIV Prevention Health Information Specialist

Project Description

Abt Associates in Namibia has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as an HIV Prevention Health Information Specialist. Abt Associates is implementing USAID/Namibia’s Scaling up Access for Expanded Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services (SAFE) Activity, a five-year project to increase access and uptake of quality Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) services across Namibia. Abt Associates has been using the VMMC DHIS2 tracker since 2017 to collect, manage and report on the VMMC private sector. In addition, the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) makes use of the DHIS2 trackers in the Tuberculosis and Malaria control activities to facilitate decentralization of electronic systems to the community and facility level and use of unique identifiers to track the continuity of a client’s health services across all systems.

The PCRV will support the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator at Abt Associates, and work closely with the Abt’s DHIS2 Solution Architect, and the HIV Sub-Division and Response Monitoring and Evaluation Division on the continuous development and roll-out of the DHIS2 Tracker.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Namibia together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Abt Associates

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, or related area such as Health Informatics or computer science
• 3 years of relevant working experience.
• Experience in health program management and understanding of health systems
• Familiarity with DHIS2 and knowledge of DHIS2 installation, configuration, maintenance, data modelling and data configuration, and strong troubleshooting skills.
• Proficiency in GIS software and spatial data analysis, and experience in creating maps, spatial data visualization and conducting geographic analyses.
• Experience in designing data entry forms, data validation rules and data quality management.
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Serving in Namibia

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