Health Data Officer - Mogadishu

The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgadud regions) and Mogadishu implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH and health reaching out to more than 200,000 conflict and drought affected people.

Summary of Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Medical Officer, the Health Data Officer will be responsible for collecting statistical data from Operational health facilities of IRC in Galgadud region including Hanaan/Guricel Hospitals and generating weekly, monthly, quarterly and as needed statistical reports for program follow up and monitoring purposes. S/He is expected to take part in the M&E activities to ensure the delivery of high quality services. S/He is expected to update the comprehensive Online Management effectiveness tool (COMET) regularly as needed.

Key Responsibilities

Ensure the application, update and monitoring of COMET system
Support and Monitor Data clerks based at the facility level to ensure that weekly/monthly data entry is effectively and correctly entered into COMET system
Conduct data validity and accuracy audits to ensure the quality of the data in the system
Carry out weekly data audit to ensure the accuracy and consistency of data in the health facility registers
Provide refresher trainings to Data clerks, and health staff on COMET, and data management
Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations and safeguard the data for control quality improvement efforts
Generate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to monitor the program performance
Attend HIMS meetings and provide feedback to the staff to improve the data quality
Develop and distribute the data collection tools to the health facilities
Conduct monthly review of registers and forms from the health facilities to ensure accuracy and quality before data.
Conduct regular visits to health facilities to identify gaps in timeliness and quality of data reporting and work with relevant staff to address the gaps.
Undertake training and follow-up mentoring to health facility staff to ensure the quality of data collection procedures in all the health facilities
With the support of the Senior Medical Officer, organize quarterly data review meetings to monitor the program performance.
Maintain data backup and archival procedures.
Carry out any other activities deemed appropriately by the supervisor.

Reporting and Coordination:

Represent IRC in HMIS meetings
Prepare and submit monthly reports and updates as required to the MoH and IRC


Bachelor degree in Computer science or equivalent with at least 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role
Has health background
Skills in DHIS, HMIS and data management.
At least 2 years` experience in health data collection/ management and all statistic forms
Data analysis and report writing skills
Health information system knowledge and skills
Experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative surveys
Computer literacy with working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel), MIS, HIS, SPSS
Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources "‹

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

IRC is an equal opportunity employer

How to apply:
Application details can be viewed through our website:

Deadline for receiving applications:12th December 2018.

This position is open to Somalia nationals only. International allowances are not available.