Malaria Data Information Manager (National Position)
Background/IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. The IRC has been operating in Thailand since 1975 and currently provides assistance to displaced persons in Tak, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi and Mae Hong Son provinces.
Job Overview/Summary: IRC provides primary health care and environmental health services in several refugee camps in Thailand. IRC provides preventive and curative health care services in the camps, including primary health care, reproductive health, neonatal care and health education. Clinical services include out-patient department (OPD) and in-patient department (IPD) care; laboratories supporting IPD/OPD and reproductive health clinics; pharmacy services for essential drugs; community health education, and mental health care. Environmental health services aim to create a healthy living environment for refugees living in the camps through the provision of quality water and sanitation facilities, leading efforts to improve access to chlorinated water, sanitation, and hygiene in the camps.
The Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative (RAI) has been expanded with a third phase, the RAI3Elimination (RAI3E) program, to accelerate elimination of P. falciparum malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Building on the current progress, the objectives under RAI3E are to achieve high coverage of key interventions using area-based microstratification and targeting the A1 and A2 areas with the aim to eliminate local transmission of Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) cases by 2023 and all malaria by 2024. Additional focus will be placed on active Pf foci and in high burden provinces which accounts for most of the malaria cases to accelerate elimination efforts, as well as nine temporary shelters on the Thailand-Myanmar borders. IRC Thailand is expected to implement RAI3E in the temporary shelters.
Under the direct supervision of the Malaria Senior Project Manager, the Malaria Data Information Manager will ensure that malaria related data from the nine temporary shelters are organized, and that data are accurate, validated and collected on a timely basis for programmatic purposes and that data are stored, managed and analyzed correctly, and reported as part of Thailand National Malaria Information System (MIS).
Major Responsibilities: • Develop Malaria monitoring and evaluation system to support project implementation and reporting in the nine refugee camps. • Ensure that malaria data meet the quality required for the project and are of the right type and quantity to be able to actually support their intended use. • Collect and track data based on the performance framework. • Work closely with IT staff of the Division of Vector Borne Disease, Ministry of Public Health to learn and master the knowledge and skills on all information modules, data entry and data management such as case management and vector control required for reporting malaria related information for uploading into the DVBD malaria information system data base. • Provide training to relevant program staff and camp-based stipend workers in all nine temporary shelters on all information modules including data entry and data management so that accurate malaria data are reported into the MIS. • Ensure the integrity, confidentiality and security of all datasets. • Conduct data verification and data quality assessment for data collected for the project per the frequency stated in the project document. • Provide guidance in identifying and defining data requirements. • Provide regular supervision to relevant workers and detect errors and work with relevant staff to ensure timely accurate reporting of require data. • Support the preparation of high quality, analytical reports and support program activity reporting and synthesize across sites on a regular basis in accordance with expected results. • Ensure client feedback are regularly captured through feedback logbook and updated in feedback registry. • Document, disseminate and apply good practices and lessons learnt in the program review meetings. • Assist in implementation of the different internal surveys, research, and evaluations. • Coordinate with IRC M&E Manager and Health Information System (HIS) data management team in making sure that Malaria related data are reported in the HIS as necessary.
Key Working Relationships: Position Reports to: Senior Malaria Project Manager Position directly supervises: N/A Indirect Reporting: N/A Other Internal and/or external contacts: Internal: Health team, Technical/Program Coordinators; Grants and Partnerships; Finance Department; Human Resources Department; Logistics/Supply Chain Department as needed; IRC Thailand’s Protection and Livelihoods teams. External: Ministry of Public Health – Department of Disease Control, VBDC, VBDU, public health offices, etc.
Job Requirements: • Degree in a relevant field (e.g. Computer Science, etc.)
• A minimum of 4+ years’ experience in data management or analysis.
• Ability to decipher and organize large amounts of data.
• An analytical mindset with superb communication and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to translate complex problems clearly and in nontechnical terms.
• Highly organized, flexible, and adaptable to changing priorities and able to work well under deadlines with minimum supervision.
• Very good computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. • Fluency in English and Thai. Karen and/or Burmese is a plus
• Experience in the implementation of Global Fund Malaria grants is an added advantage
Working Environment: The position will be based in the IRC office in Mae Sot district, Tak province, with frequent travel to the other IRC field office and the nine refugee camps.
Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Com-bating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.