Analyst, Human Resources for Health (Lusaka, Zambia)

CHAI/Zambia’s Human Resources for Health (HRH) team works directly with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Ministry of Community Development Maternal and Child Health (MCDMCH) to plan, design, and implement programs to alleviate the human resources for health crisis in the country. The HRH team partners with the Government of Zambia (GRZ) to set shared priorities and implement strategic, targeted, and effective programs that work to: (i) expand the number of healthcare workers in the country, (ii) optimize the distribution of the health workforce to improve equity of access and meet the needs of communities, and (iii) enhance the productivity of the existing health workforce. In effort to meet the third HRH objective, CHAI partnered with the MoH to plan, implement, and evaluate the National Community Health Assistant (CHA) Strategy, with the aim of formalizing and expanding the community health workforce through a phased approach, the first phase of which was a pilot, and the second phase, the scale up. In effot to ensure CHAs have skilled birth attendants to refer the community to at the rural health centre level, CHAI is working with the government to implement the scale up of skilled birth attendants (SBA) cadre(s)[1]. The HRH Analyst is responsible for assisting and managing all quantitative and qualitative data for the HRH team, guiding analytical and cost-effective HRH interventions. The HRH Analyst is a part of the CHAI Zambia HRH team, and reporting to the M&E HRH Program Manager. The HRH Analyst will work in close collaboration with the government and will interact on a regular basis with donors, NGOs, academic and research institutions and civil society.

[1] A Skilled Birth Attendant (SBA) is defined as a qualified health professional such as a Nurse, Midwife, Clinical Officer, Medical Licentiate and/or Doctor who is trained to provide labor and delivery services

Responsibilities:

  • Engage in planning, coordination, and communications directly with the GRZ to launch and implement projects to alleviating the HRH crisis in Zambia.  Respond to requests for technical assistance with speed and high-quality products.
  • Provide strategic guidance and technical assistance to the HRH team and GRZ by serving as a resource for all HRH data, best practices and evidence in the HRH sector
  • Assist with the management, updating, and modification of multiple, complex databases housed at CHAI, MoH, MCDMCH and the regulatory bodies and; produce and present analyses from large, complex databases to quantify different aspects of the HRH crisis in Zambia, and forecast the impact that different interventions could make.
  • Manage the CHA data system, building GRZ capacity, and generating quarterly reports
  • Collaborate with HRH team to implement evaluations both quantitative and qualitative
  • Partner with GRZ and HRH team to create sound and analyzable monitoring and supervision systems
  • Coordinate the development of healthcare worker registers with GRZ
  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure coordination of resources and efforts
  • Support the M&E HRH Program Manager in all programmatic matters including report writing
  • Provide support to core HRH team to ensure that the objectives and deliverables of the CHAI Zambia HRH Program are met

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree  with a minimum of four years work experience within a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Proven track record of effective project management and ability to generate results
  • Very strong quantitative skills, including significant experience with financial modeling in Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong interpersonal capabilities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and set priorities
  • Ability to maximize available data to provide strategic recommendations
  • Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure on complex projects
  • Ability to deal with sparse data and ambiguity
  • Ability to work cohesively with many stakeholders (e.g. MoH, MCDMCH, GNC, etc.)
  • Excellent quantitative, problem solving, analytical and statistical analysis skills (including strong Microsoft Excel skills and experience with STATA or SAS)
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to generate data driven reports and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working effectively with diverse teams
  • Willingness to travel domestically
  • Zambian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

Advantages:

  • Experience working in public health and with international organizations in Zambia
  • Familiarity with GRZ healthcare worker’s training curriculums, teaching methodologies and the public health sector systems
  • Experience in quantitative or qualitative research
  • Experience in financial modeling and data analysis

Please apply online 

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