Human resource information

We support government stakeholders to strengthen human resource information systems (HRIS) to provide updated and real-time data for advocacy and informed decision-making, promoting efficient deployment and use of human resources.

We provide capacity building for the implementation of HRIS for health managers which enhances the quality of data collected and aids analysis of the data for policy and planning.

Our suite of software and database tools for strengthening HRIS help health planners to analyse, plan and manage human resources across the health sector and within facilities. These include:

  • A two module HR software which integrates with District Health Information System II (DHIS2) for planning and administration.
  • Training information management systems.

These tools allow managers to use electronic and mobile systems to:

  • audit existing staff
  • define training needs and capture training episodes
  • capture and analyse essential HR functions
  • define and cost new organisational structures
  • analyse staff skills and the efficiency of existing staff distribution patterns
  • analyse the use of sessional doctors, paid overtime and agency staff
  • develop recruitment, retention, deployment and succession practices and plans

Our software tools have been modified and used to assist with costing the HR component of delivering a Minimum Service Package in Nigeria and providing free maternal newborn child health services.

These tools have been developed over the last 20 years in collaboration with Health Partners Southern Africa and used in a number of different countries including in Botswana, South Africa, Nigeria, South Sudan and Zambia.

Other Technical Experts who work in this field include Rodion Kraus and Andrew McKenzie.