The Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination have specifically identified that achievement of IHR compliance is a priority for Pakistan. The combined competencies of coordination, surveillance, response, preparedness, human resources and laboratory capacity also suggest the need for a well-functioning integrated diseases surveillance and response system (IDSR) in Pakistan, with coordinated flow of information and reliable response mechanisms from district to national levels.
To facilitate development of an IDSR system (and thereby increase IHR compliance), Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care, is providing technical support to Pakistan. Supporting the work at federal level to develop national IDSR capabilities and in addition support the working with the provincial governments to deliver their devolved disease surveillance and control responsibilities.
PHE, through Contech international, are looking to recruit to a post that will support the implementation of the health information management system DHIS 2 (District Health Information System version 2) for infectious disease surveillance at the National Institute of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan.
The post holder will contribute to surveillance activities at NIH through providing technical expertise relating to surveillance data management and analysis and the implementation and use of DHIS 2.
The post holder will also be required to contribute to other related activities including close liaison with other DHIS 2 implementation projects in Pakistan, relevant training, development of documentation and training materials, DHIS 2 system/database administration, responding to ad hoc data requests and where required supporting the response to outbreaks and incidents.
Communication and key working relationships
· PHE Pakistan team
· Field Epidemiology Service UK
· Laboratory staff i.e. Microbiologists and Laboratory Managers
· IDSR phase 1 districts
· Other professional scientific, information and administrative staff in a number of organisations
· Agencies contributing to environmental hazards surveillance, water and sanitation, zoonosis.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Implementation of DHIS 2
Quality and Governance
Workforce / HR
The ideal candidate for this position will have: • excellent presentation skills • Good oral and written communication skills • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, as well as on own initiative • Ability to produce work of high quality and accuracy to deadlines • Ability to work under pressure • Awareness of data protection and confidentiality requirements • Willingness to travel • Good organisation, prioritisation and time management skills and • An interest in public health, infectious disease epidemiology and control and statistical analysis.
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