Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Save the Children in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) Basic Education Department, Health Information systems Program (HISP - Uganda), and the University of Oslo with support from Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) are piloting the use of DHIS2-eEMIS in Gulu, Mayuge, Wakiso, and Ntungamo districts of Uganda. The project is intended to strengthen the capacity of ministries of education in Uganda, to adapt open source health information systems to local and national education sector needs for better policy formulation, planning and implementation. Timely availability of reliable data would enable the MoES to better analyze system performance and make appropriate adjustments.
The job holder will coordinate DHIS2 local capacity building at both the central and district levels, capitalize on SCI national and community level presence to enhance information management and data use by engaging both MoES and district education staff and local communities to improve education planning, policy analysis, and promote stakeholder dialogue on the utilization of data for improving students learning outcomes
Besides coordination function, the job holder will collaborate with in-country consortium partners (MoES, HISP Uganda) to test and document the adaptation and utility of an open source heath information system for district and national levels of the education system in Uganda. He/she will be seconded to MoES Basic Education Department to the support partner coordination, collection and management of education real time data and liaising with MoES planning department for integration of DHIS2 into Ministry of education Management Information System (EMIS).
Working in close partnership with Head of Education and HISP Uganda, the job holder will support the design, organize and conduct capacity building based on DHIS2 project workplan, participate in the field data collection and in the management of information collected from schools and district education offices. He/she will be in direct contact with school leaders and district education officers as required. He/she will participate in the design of tools and materials for the data collection and information management.
The incumbent will be functionally accountable to Save the Children as the focal point person on the consortium during project implementation. He/she may request to take an active role in technical coordination of the district EMIS meetings, as well as to attend and/or provide support in specific education or other coordination mechanisms related to the education sector. On the other side, he/she will be requested by SCI Uganda from time to time, in agreement with MoES, to support the conducting of other tasks in relation to his/her expertise
He/she will report to Save the Children Head of Education with dotted line to MEAL Manager based in Kampala. In order to conduct his/her activities the job holder will work closely with SCI field staff in Gulu, and Wakiso, in addition to coordination with local governmental and non-governmental stakeholders working on EMIS.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly
To be successful for this role, you will have/bring the following: