International Technical Advisor for Health Information Monitoring & Evaluation Systems

The Belgian development agency, BTC, mobilizes its resources and its expertise to eliminate poverty in the world. BTC contributes to the efforts of the international community and works towards a society that provides present and future generations with sufficient resources to build a sustainable and fair world.
Its staff members in Brussels and overseas embody the commitment of the Belgian State and other development partners to international solidarity. They support more than 300 cooperation projects and programs in some 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
In view of the further development of its activities BTC is currently looking for a (m/f):
International Technical Advisor for Health Information Monitoring & Evaluation Systems – RWANDA
For the sector support intervention ‘Ubuzima Burambye’
Ref.: RWA/13/092-4B
Location: Rwanda – Kigali with frequent visits at operational level country wide
Duration of the contract: 48 months
Probable starting date: as soon as possible
Monthly salary package:between 5.214,56 euro and 7.528,21 euro (this includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the number of years of relevant experience. 
The sector support intervention 'Ubuzima Burambye' ('Long Healthy Life') is part of the Indicative Program of Cooperation (ICP) 2011-2014 negotiated between Rwanda and Belgium. This intervention, focusing on 6 areas of change, will work in synergy with the two other components of the ICP namely i) the Sector Budget Support (32,000,000 €) using (and reinforcing) existing national mechanisms and focusing on policy dialogue, and ii) the Capacity Development Pooled Fund (CDPF) (2,000,000 €) focusing on a coordinated approach to Human Resource for Health in planning, production and retention of Health workforce across the sector. The coordination of the 3 health components in the ICP will in principle be assured by the public health expert of the Health Sector Budget Support. This program will in its turn be embedded in the Rwandan Sector wide approach dynamic.
'Ubuzima Burambye' ('Long Healthy Life') will build further on the focus, dynamic and lessons learnt from the 2 previous interventions, namely the institutional support program ‘Minisanté 4’ and the support to Kigali Ville ‘PAPSDSK’. Like its predecessors, this intervention will work both at the central level (RBC-SPIU and MOH) and at the decentralized level (both urban and rural districts). The general objective of this intervention is “strengthening the quality of primary health care and health services in Rwanda “ . 
An International Technical Advisor (ITA) for Health Information Monitoring and Evaluation Systems with sound experience in epidemiology, data analysis and action research will be employed under this program.
The candidate will be based in Kigali with frequent visits at operational level country wide. The position will be embedded in the Planning, M&E, and Business Strategy under the General Directorate of Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC). She/he will work in collaboration with other International Technical Advisors, Sector Budget Support experts and the Attaché at the Embassy. The ITA will report to the Program Coordinator. 
The ITA is a change management agent who will be responsible for consolidating past achievements and support the transformation process of developing a robust health Information Monitoring and Evaluation System where data are generated, analysed and used for evidence-based decision-making in a correct, integrated, systematic, accessible and effective way. She/he will contribute to achieving the overall results of the intervention by assisting in the overall M&E of the program (focal point) and actively contributing to the documentation and action research activities relating to the six results areas of ‘Improving the quality of primary health care and services’ program.
Technical Support:
  • Assure the integration of different systems of information and further develop Health Management Information System tools, methods and guidelines;
  • Assure the production of quality data;
  • Develop strategies for effective utilization of data for monitoring, evaluation, decision making and action-research. 
Program Support:
  • Ensure synergy and complementarity between activities at the operational level and activities at the central level of MoH and RBC;
  • Contribute to the technical specifications in the preparation of terms-of-reference for studies and training services and consultancy carried out by national and international experts;
  • Take initiatives in action research, capitalization and dissemination of experiences that are relevant to the program;
  • Actively participate in steering committees and contribute to Knowledge management and research as well as Planning, Health Information and M&E technical working groups;
  • Act as BTC focal point for the M&E system of the program;
  • Report regularly (at least every three months) to program and share information about the intervention with other health sector stakeholders;
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with program stakeholders and suppliers;
  • Promote and mainstream cross-cutting issues such as environment, gender, children's rights, HIV / Reproductive Health and Rights in daily work. 
Education level:
Epidemiologist or a Public Health expert with large expertise/experience in health information systems;
Proven experience:
  • At least five years of professional experience of which minimum 3 years in providing support to health Management Information Systems as well as Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Work experience in conducting evaluations and surveys in the health Sector;
  • Experience in using Health Information Data base and any electronic medical recording System;
  • Proven expertise in operational research or action-research;
  • Scientific publication is an asset; 
  • Good understanding of the concepts of change management and capacity building;
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills;
  • Experience with participatory approaches;
  • Strong interpersonal and coaching skills;
  • Ability to conceptualize and conduct action research and surveys;
  • Good understanding of mainstreaming cross-cutting issues;
  • Fluent in English and good knowledge of French.   
Please apply no later than November 11th 2015, through our website www.btcctb.org. Use our Standard CV and a letter of motivation to apply. You can find the model of our Standard CV on theJobs page of our website. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at +32 (0)2/505 18 65.