Clinton Health Access Initiative Overview
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org.
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, to strengthen the quality and utilization of routine data in order to enhance clinical service provision and to inform program management, and to implement the strategy to centralize TIER.Net data at the provincial and national levels.
Overview of the post
The Data Analysts will act as an NDOH resource to support the NDOH with establishing and maintaining the processes to centralize and utilize patient level TIER.Net and cached legacy ETR.Net data at the national level and at provincial levels, to facilitate epidemiologic and programmatic analyses, reporting, and broader programme surveillance. TIER.Net is a facility-level, non-networked, electronic patient management information system used to capture and interrogate HIV testing, ART patient, and TB patient data. ETR.Net is a legacy non-networked electronic patient management information system used to capture and interrogate Drug-Sensitive Tuberculosis (DS-TB) patient data at sub-district level.
The Data Analysts will support the national and provincial Departments of Health with activities to interrogate and analyse the centralized data to understand the current context and performance of the TB, HIV and ART programs, and to seek opportunities to strategically inform the NDOHs priorities using available data. Moreover, the Data Analyst will support the NDOH to routinely interrogate the completeness and quality of the patient-level data included in the centralized instances, including support to ensure effective de-duplication of patient-level data and sustained flow of data along the health system cascade to populate the centralized instances.
The position reports to the Database Manager, and is based at the NDOH office in central Pretoria. The Analyst is expected to travel approximately 20% of the time.
Applications from individuals working in government will not be considered.
Required skills and behaviours: