Consultants and health information

World Health Organization

Suva, Fiji

Under the supervision of the Pacific Health Systems and Policy (PHS) Unit of the Division of Pacific Technical Support (DPS), the consultant will provide technical support on health information system (HIS) integration and development to Pacific Island countries and areas (PICs). The consultant will work closely with country government HIS units and WHO country offices to maintain and develop national HIS, build country capacity to manage national HIS, and support HIS integration

HIS is a pivotal element of the health system in all PICs, as they generate evidence for decision making. With each PIC at different stages of HIS advancement, they require tailored technical support to address HIS development challenges. For example, District Health information Software 2 (DHIS2) has been deployed nationally in a few PICs but lack the adequate update and maintenance to function at an optimal level.   Moreover, many PICs are facing the challenge of maintaining multiple, at times overlapping, HISs and require technical support in HIS integration. As such, WHO is seeking a contractor who will provide technical support to PICs to strengthen HIS integration and DHIS2 development.

  • On-site support to HIS units to conduct capacity building activities and hands-on technical DHIS2 support
  • Desk review of documents, consultations with ministries of health, health programmes, WHO country offices and technical units and stakeholders
  • Other activities related HIS development in PICs, as required to achieve the following outputs:


  • Required: University degree in the fields of information technology, health information management, health informatics or a related from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Desirable: Post-graduate qualification in any of the aforementioned areas


  • At least 5 years of experience supporting countries to develop and implement HISs, particularly DHIS2
  • Experience in managing and coordinating HIS projects
  • Experience conducting HIS capacity building training
  • Experience supporting ministries of health in planning HIS development and integration

  Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Training in DHIS2, certification desired


  • High level of proficiency in spoken and written English is essential.