Senior Data Systems Capacity Building Advisor

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/10/2024 1:08 AM)
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USAID’s Momentum Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) award is a seven-year USAID-funded global award, that works in tandem with country governments and local nongovernmental organizations to provide targeted technical and capacity strengthening assistance and contribute to the global technical leadership and policy dialogue on improving measurable outcomes for maternal, reproductive, newborn and child health, and voluntary family planning. MCGL seeks a Senior Capacity Strengthening Advisor for Data Systems to lead Data Systems activities for an upcoming USAID family planning program in Jordan. The MCGL Jordan program will provide support to the USAID/Jordan-funded Government to Government Partnership for Health in Family Planning (PHFP) program, led by the Ministry of Health (MOH), with aims to promote and provide quality family planning services to the population of Jordan. 


The Senior Data Systems Capacity Building Advisor will work closely the Ministry of Health to review and optimize health information systems for the Women and Child Health Department (WCHD) Department and the Health Communication and Awareness Department and foster a practice of using data for family planning programmatic decision-making. Health information systems will include both routine service data as well as data from the recent Jordanian Demographic and Health Surveys or other relevant sources. The Sr Capacity Building Advisor may, with assent of WCHD, also liaise with the demographers at the Higher Population Council, to maximize alignment of methodologies and ensure consistent messaging about the FP program with external stakeholders. The Sr Capacity Building Advisor will be a key technical resource to the MoH with the production of high-quality information to enhance use of FP data for decision making under the COP and work closely with the MEL Manager to support both PHFP and MOMENTUM MEL related activities and reporting.  


FP analytics and performance monitoring

  • Review current health information systems for the inclusion of FP elements and indicators and assess system capacities to produce quality data for benchmarking performance in multiple dimensions for the program.
  • Review current use of FP data and information within the MoH, WCHD and the Higher Population Council.
  • Develop analysis to triangulate data from the current and prior DHS surveys including use of modelled estimates with routine information systems.
  • Conduct regular data quality reviews and support national and sub-national FP stakeholders with data queries, documenting stakeholder demand and use of FP data and information over time.

FP institutional capacity building

  • Develop and implement capacity building activities on current methodologies that optimize routine and survey data into standard reporting requirements for the MOH and the Higher Population Council.
  • Work closely with the MOH and implementing partners in determining technical assistance needs, coordinate arrangements for providing requested support.
  • Provide direct capacity strengthening support to local stakeholders through training, coaching, mentoring, or other approaches, in one or more priority capacity areas.
  • Support the development of capacity strengthening tools and deliverables, including data or evidence use-related training curriculum development, coaching and mentoring guides, and other tools as relevant.
  • Coordinate, advise and manage technical experts (staff and consultants) who will provide capacity strengthening support to the MOH in areas of family planning, institutional systems, project management, knowledge management, monitoring and reporting, and other priority area.

PHFP implementation

  • Co-create with the program and Women and Child Health Department and the Health Communication and Awareness Department sustainable systems approach to data use, that address time and capacity constraints at different levels within the two departments.
  • Co-create and manage detailed FP change action plans, alongside government institutions within the MOH, to guide long-term capacity strengthening activities.
  • Coordinate with the project team, including technical, finance, and M&E colleagues, for integration of capacity strengthening activity planning, implementation and reporting into project management processes.
  • Contribute to the preparation of work plans, progress reports, activity reports and other communication materials that reflect results of capacity strengthening activities.
  • Contribute to the project’s learning and adapting management approach, by leading analysis and learning around capacity strengthening activities.
  • Participate in relevant FP technical working groups and knowledge exchange activities at local, regional or global levels.
  • Represent the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors and other stakeholders through meetings, conferences, and presentations at local or global levels.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in areas such as informatics, health management, public health, health administration, education, capacity and organizational development or other related areas, with at least seven (7+) years of relevant work experience providing capacity strengthening support to government institutions or other organizations, or bachelor’s degree with at least nine (9+) years of relevant work experience.
  • Proven expertise working with data sets, including health data management and analysis and track record of maintaining confidentiality of human subjects data.
  • Credible prior experience working within governmental structures, preferably in the health sector.
  • Proven technical expertise and experience leading capacity strengthening assessment and planning processes in collaboration with local stakeholders.
  • Skills in facilitating collaborative dialogues and processes with multi-sector stakeholders.
  • Experience providing capacity strengthening support to government staff through training, coaching, mentoring, or other approaches.
  • Experience and skills in managing teams, including consultants, to implement complex capacity strengthening programs.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong and collaborative relationships with multiple stakeholders, including donors, government, civil society organizations and other development partners.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to translate data into action.
  • Ability to communicate project results to wide audiences through written and verbal reports, presentations and/or other forms of communication.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in written form at a technical professional level in Arabic and English.
  • Availability to take multi-day trips to implementation areas of the project.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience working on family planning programs.
  • Prior understanding of health and/or population welfare systems in Jordan or broader Middle East contexts.
  • Previous experience working on USAID-funded projects.



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