PIHOA E-Blast: Position Vacancy – Regional Health Information Systems & Performance Management Coordinator  – FULL ANNOUNCEMENT

The PIHOA Regional Health Information Systems (HIS) and Performance Management (PM) Coordinator position will be located at the PIHOA Honolulu Office. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 
Responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, resource mobilization, and evaluation of a regional strategy for improving health outcomes through addressing and strengthening the health information systems priorities of the six USAPIs, including Guam, the CNMI, American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the RMI, and the FSM (Chuuk, Yap, Kosrae, and Pohnpei). The HIS-PM Coordinator is a full-time position which is devoted to serving our members through the development and delivery of opportunities to improve outcomes through health information systems strengthening and technical support in their application.
  1. Coordinate and manage the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of PIHOA’s Regional HIS and Performance Management Initiative and related interventions/priorities as outlined in PIHOA’s Strategic Plan 2018-22, working across public health, hospital, and other primary care settings;
  2. Provide technical support to USAPI health agencies to establish and/or refine local health information systems and processes, including mechanisms to inform health agency/program improvement and health systems performance monitoring (e.g. national Key Performance Indicators);
  3. Support existing and establish new partnerships with donors and other regional, technical assistance agencies operating in the region. In particular, continue to maintain PIHOA participation in and active membership in Pacific regional networks such as the SPC’s Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN), WHO’s Pacific Monitoring Alliance for NCD Action (MANA), the Brisbane Accord Group (BAG), etc.;
  4. Plan and conduct HIS and PM-related needs assessments with USAPI health leadership, staff and regional partners to inform on-going national and regional efforts to plan, develop, implement, mobilize resources, and monitor impacts of regional and local-level HIS and PM systems and capacity development approaches and interventions;
  5. Continue to coordinate and implement regional USAPI surveillance initiatives, including maintenance of the Regional NCD Surveillance Framework and Data Dashboard as mandated by PIHOA’s Emergency Crisis Declaration for NCDs 2010 and support to USAPI health agencies to refine and implement local national NCD and other communicable disease surveillance plans that can feed up to regional surveillance processes;
  6. Continue planning and implementation of SPC’s Strengthening Health Interventions for the Pacific (SHIP) Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in collaboration with SPC, CDC, WHO and Fiji National University, including: 1) faculty support for on-site delivery of courses; 2) mentorship of USAPI health agency FETP training cohorts; 3) maintain communications with FNU for student registrations and curriculum development/accreditation; and 4) plan and coordination of on-going internal and external evaluations of SHIP;
  7. As needed, provide epidemiological and other surveillance/health information systems support to USAPI health agencies during public health emergencies, including: 1) technical support for developing local and regional situation reports; 2) planning and implementation of emergency response after-action reviews; 3) epidemiological case investigation field work; and 4) support refinement of local and regional processes and interoperability of information systems to ensure timely and effective information exchange/data flow;
  8. Explore opportunities to strengthen health informatics technology platforms and systems/capacities regionally and at local level;
  9. Deliver timely reports as required to meet grant conditions, program evaluation requirements as well as bi-annual progress updates to the PIHOA Board, including soliciting continuous feedback from the board.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit the following electronically, with attention to Janet Camacho (janetc@pihoa.org), Deputy Director, and Regie Tolentino, (regiet@pihoa.org), Office Administrator, no later than 5:00pm, January 4, 2021, Hawaii Standard Time: 
  1. Letter of Interest that outlines your overall qualifications and professional experience in response to the Primary Qualifications listed above.
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae; and
  3. Minimum of three (3) professional references – these references must be from current and past employment supervisors based on the last 8-10 years of employment.
For any enquiries related to this vacancy, please direct them to Janet Camacho at (janetc@pihoa.org).
Established in 1986 by the chief health officials of the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs) of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau. The Pacific Island Health Officers’ Association (PIHOA) is a 501(c)3 headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, and a field office in Hagatna, Guam. PIHOA’s mission is to provide, through collective action and decision-making, a credible regional voice for health advocacy in and for the Pacific.
Today, PIHOA’s membership is comprised of the ministers, directors, and secretaries of health (executive governing board) of the six USAPIs, their deputies, and Chief Executive Officers of local public hospitals (associates), and Pacific regional professional associations (affiliates). PIHOA’s Secretariat, comprised of ten executive, administrative and technical staff and a number of short and long-term consultants, have been tasked to provide technical assistance to the USAPI health ministries and departments in the following health systems strengthening areas: 1) health workforce development/human resources for health; 2) epidemiology and surveillance; 3) performance improvement; 4) laboratory services; 5) regional health policy and advocacy; 6) health security; and 7) leadership development.