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CHAI South Africa’s Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Health Information Systems (HIS) Program
In response to the policy shift to standardize the monitoring and evaluation system for the National ART and TB programs in South Africa, the CHAI M&E/HIS program has played a significant role since 2011 in strengthening the rollout of the 3-Tiered M&E System for the National Department of Health (NDOH). Since January 2015, CHAI has supported the NDOH to integrate the TB and HIV information systems at facility level, which are now used to monitor HIV, pre-ART, ART and TB. CHAI continues to support the NDOH to implement and maintain a standard HIV/TB M&E system nationally, and to strengthen the quality and utilization of routine data in order to enhance clinical service provision and to inform program management.
Overview of the post
The Technical Advisor – HPRS TIER Integration (TA-HTI) will act as an NDOH resource to inform, drive, and coordinate processes regarding the integration of TIER.Net and HPRS. The TA-HTI will help ensure that interoperability between these two critical systems is maintained, and that the day-to-day processes (especially change management processes) to operationalize this interoperability is mapped out and executed, as seamlessly and effectively as possible. The TA-HTI will work with both the M&E/HIS Team, as well as the team managing the implementation of HPRS, to provide technical guidance and stewardship with respect to TIER’s role in the integration and implementation process. The TA-HTI will play a critical role in directing change management guidance, grounding this work in a systems strengthening frame, as well as providing TIER-related technical expertise into operational decision-making around TIER and HPRS interoperability. In addition, the role will be responsible for developing guidance materials that provide structure and processes to guide integration of the two health information systems as comprehensively as possible.
The position reports to the Program Manager, and is based at the NDOH office in central Pretoria. The TA-HTI is expected to travel approximately 40% of the time. This is a one-year contract position.
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