Database Officer - Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan

Database Officer

Job Title: Database Officer
Number of Post: 1
Location: Kabul
Sex : Male &Female
Nationality:  Afghan                                 
Reporting to:  Head of Division (Operation)
 
Background: The MOPH is currently in the process of implementing SEHAT (System enhancement for health action in transition) project funded by IDA and ARTF which aimed to further expanding and strengthening basic and hospital services. The SEHAT project have the following components: (i)Sustaining and improving BPHS and EPHS services which include contracting-out with national and international NGOs through SEHATs in particular provinces, supporting 3 provinces through Ministry of Public Health Strengthening Mechanism (MOPH-SM); modest expansion of sub-centres, and training of additional community mid-wives and possibly community nurses; (ii)Building the stewardship capacity of MOPH and system development (iii) Strengthening program management. 
 
Scope of services: GCMU Database officer manages and administers databases (large collections of computerized data) and will work closely with the GCMU director and team leaders and also with other GCMU staff in order to provide data both in planned and ad hoc manners.
For smoothly providing information to the MoPH authorities need to digitize the existing information within the frame of database to manage the data in professional way. The database specialist will efficiently interact with GCMU staff in managing the database and ensure sustainability of the database as an essential management and planning tool as per new MoPH requirement; He will work closely with MoPH HMIS department and follow the SEHAT funded project reports as well as assess the GCMU requirements for designing and developing new databases under GCMU director’s instructions to have a data centre within the GCMU to be accessible most of the data from one point. Specifically, the following activities will be performed by the assigned consultant
 
Objective: To entre & analysis data based on the scope of GCMU objectives in order to have a centralized procurement and grant database within the GCMU
 
Responsibilities:
Designing and develop data collection format for the grant database
Design, develop, implement and maintaining the grant database
Ensure the database is up to date with all relevant project and province data
Data sharing with relevant departments based on official request
Work in close collaboration with all other MoPH departments, particularly with HMIS, M&E, and HR
Compiling the whole GCMU data such as Facility Monthly Report (FMR), Contracts, and other related information in one central database within the GCMU.
Cross-check the list functional reported health facilities to GCMU with those reported to the HMIS database.
Technical assistance the GCMU on survey databases e.g. LQAS database
Technical assistance the procurement directorate for development and maintaining the Procurement Management Information System
Providing progress/activity report to the GCMU director
 
Qualifications and experience:
To hold Bachelor’s degree in Computer science/IT  
To have at least 3 years’ experience in the related field or five years’ experience overall.  
Have an excellent knowledge of English (Written, spoken and understanding)
Have a good computer and internet knowledge
Good communication skills to work and deal with MOPH, NGOs, UN and other related people.
To be an Afghan National
 
Deliverables:
Compilation of the Facility Monthly Report (FMR) for each month.
Cross checking the list of health facilities with HMIS database and inform them in case of upgrading, downgrading, or newly establishment.
Assist the HMIS department to keep MoPH databases that includes HMIS, HRMIS, EMIS and etc. are updated by the BPHS/EPHS implementing partners.
Ensure the Inventory of the fixed assets are collected that the soft and hard copies are available in GCMU.
Responding the ad hoc information requests and keeps the records in organized manner.
Getting back up the soft copies of quarterly and mission reports