Position Name: MIS Officer
Position Reports to: National Manager, MLE
Location: New Delhi with occasional travel to project sites
Duration: Till 30th Nov 2022
About Project Concern International
PCI, a Global Communities Partner has been working in India since 1998 with the Mission to empower people to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship and advance women and girls. PCI, a Global Communities Partner, envisions a world in which the most vulnerable people will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for the future.
PCI works with the government as well as social actors to create an enabling environment to improve and activate the social position of marginalized populations, especially women and girls, as well as strengthen convergent actions on the ground. Knowledge and evidence-based decision making, and data-driven management have been a trademark of our programs in India. For over two decades, PCI has maintained a diverse portfolio in India, with a presence in more than one-fifth of all districts in the country, reaching over 10 million people in 2019 alone. PCI’s health, gender, and community development programming focuses on low-income, vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations, especially adolescent girls, women of reproductive ages and children. By integrating its community mobilization and empowerment approaches into the government strategies and systems, PCI is helping to ensure that millions of vulnerable women, children, families, and communities throughout India have the ability to advocate for, access and utilize quality health, nutrition, and empowerment services and information for generations to come.
Visceral Leishmaniasis, a vector-borne disease, can be fatal if not treated timely. It is caused by the protozoan parasite Leishmania donovani. The parasite gets transmitted to humans with the bite of female sand flies. The disease is characterized by bouts of fever, weight loss, anemia, and an enlargement of the spleen and liver. It disproportionately affects vulnerable populations and perpetuates existing relationships between disease and poverty. In India, four states namely Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Uttar Pradesh are endemic to the disease. Among the four states, Bihar has the maximum number of endemic districts followed by Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
India has set a target of elimination of this disease by 2022. Social mobilization plays an important role in elimination by improving community awareness which ensures that all VL suspects are timely diagnosed and get treated at the government health facility free of cost. Existing platforms (Education, PRI, ICDS, NSS/NCC, SRLM) plays an important role in generating awareness in community.
Project Concern International (PCI), with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been implementing “Social Mobilization for VL Elimination in India” since 2017. Wherein, PCI is providing technical support to the National Centre for Vector Borne Disease Control (NCVBDC) to integrate effective social mobilization strategies within the VL elimination program. The proposed project focuses on demand generation through social mobilization efforts leveraging multiple existing platforms like State Rural Livelihoods Missions, Panchayati Raj Institutions, schools, and Front-Line Workers. The project will work in high focused villages with high burden of the disease with the dual objectives of increasing community awareness, and timely diagnosis of the suspected patients.
- MIS officer will be responsible to support the project team located in 19 districts spread across 4 states namely Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal
- The position will ensure faster and efficient data management across the various project positions.
- Primarily responsible for quality data management and maintenance of databases
- MIS data collection, compilation, data cleaning and validation, consolidation, and analysis
- Skilled in developing ODK (open data kit) data forms and in managing the platform
- Preparation of monthly progress reports
- Triangulate collected data/ information in consultation with the field team
- Prepare data collection formats and develop its web based formats/applications
- Create data visualization applications for field team
- Training the field staffs as and when required
- Conduct regular on-site/virtual monitoring for validation of MIS reports, process monitoring and output tracking
- Provide techno-managerial support as well as coordinate with third party agencies in conducting assessments/evaluations as required
- Implementing strategies and activities in accordance with the objectives of the project.
- Establish effective monitoring & evaluation systems
- Submission of monthly, quarterly report, documents as per project requirement
- Any other related assignment as given by the supervisor(s)
- Masters in Statistics/Demography/Economics/Mathematics/Management degree/Public health/and other social sciences.
- 2-3 years of experience working in household and/or facility survey/or clinical study will be preferred.
Interested candidates can apply for the Position of MIS Officer by 2nd January 2022, 5:00 pm.
PCI India is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability and/or marital status. Due to the heavy inflow of resumes, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.