Oriole Global Health (OGH) is a global health consultancy headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with regional offices in Halifax, Canada and Nairobi, Kenya. Our team and global network of internationally renowned academics and technical specialists help define current and future health challenges and formulate robust and scalable solutions in developed and developing contexts.
OGH Country Manager
No. of Post:
Dec 1st 2022– 31st May 2023 (with potential contract extension)
25 Nov 2022
VL data systems in Sudan exist but not fully functional and optimised as they still encounter many limitations in design and practice. Hence, additional support is required in order for the system to be fully practicable going forward. Currently, full data entry across all VL facilities in Sudan is limited by the lack of resources (both human and hardware) as well consistent connectivity issues. As a result, data is not available for decisionmaking at FMOH national-level through the HMIS. Furthermore, the list of indicators and the data required to populate them needs to be revised to be aligned with the needs of the programme. This includes the needs for further analysis to inform future treatment and control strategies.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Building and maintaining client, partner and FMOH relationships: Continue the good, ongoing relationship between OGH and partners in Sudan, in particular with the HMIS team at the FMOH.
- Data acquisition: Collect and collate the data,in collaboration with disease focal point(s), that is required to populate HMIS indicators and inform VL-specific analysis.
- Spatial data collection: Responsible for the collation of geo-coordinates of relevant facilities and up-to-date state and locality shapefiles to enable spatial mapping.
- Capacity assessment: Gain a better understanding of the current state of VL programmes and where any gaps/limitations may exist.
- Communication: Ensure the project objectives and activities are effectively communicated and appropriately described in meetings and by partners. This may include presentations to technical and non-technical audiences. This also includes the circulation of detailed meeting minutes with programme staff to ensure up to date information across the consortium and providing links between Arabic speaking and non-Arabic speaking (and writing) experts.
- Training and personal development: Ensure up to date knowledge of existing processes (e.g. funding mechanisms) and systems (e.g. DHIS2) to keep OGH at the pinnacle of quality implementation.
- Research Compliance: Work with the Country Lead to ensure submission of data deliverables meet compliance requirements. This includes necessary supporting documentation and translations where required.
- Company Representation: Represent Oriole Global Health with professionalism.
- Ongoing Activities: Respond to support needs of the Country Lead and Technical Experts when required.
- Monthly completion report
- Complete VL Datasets; including other related NTD’s
- Capacity Assessment Report
- Meeting reports and minutes
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in medical specialities from an accredited university.
- Excellent analytical skills coupled with proven ability in using visuals such as graphs, maps and GIS
- Working knowledge of NTD diseases is essential, experience in NTD research is preferred.
- Experience of building excellent professional relationship and maintain partnerships
- At least 3 years’ experience in NTD data management or health management Information systems or NTD program management.
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation of large-scale NTD programmes, including experience in data management of NTD survey activities (TAS/IA/Coverage surveys) is essential.
- Experience of producing data disaggregated by age, gender, disability and geographic location is a considerable advantage.
- Experience with DHIS2, HLMIS and other data systems
Skills (Special Training or Competence):
- Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships and work collaboratively as part of a country and global team.
- Ability to deliver group-training sessions and build capacity in developing country contexts
- People management skills with a robust diplomatic understanding of culturally and ethnically sensitive issues.
- Strong communication skills as proven by past work experience.
- Willingness to travel and to conduct regular field visits.
- English fluency (required)