Dhis/health informatics expert

Job Summary

A client seeks to hire a qualified candidate for the position of a DHIS/Health Informatics Expert

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

The DHIS/Health Informatics Expert will lead technical interventions to improve the quantity, quality, and usability of data generated through a range of eHealth systems by the Government of Tanzania and its ministries, USAID and its implementing partners, and other local stakeholders. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Facilitate requirements gathering and system design process with USAID and other stakeholders.
  • Build and organize local development and implementation team.
  • Provide project management leadership and intensive support for first 6 months to one year of design and implementation process.
  • Build in-country capacity in DHIS2 configuration, development and technical support
  • Ongoing mentoring and support.
  • Develop interoperability/data exchange between DHIS2 and other systems.
  • Develop and customize DHIS2 instances to meet particular country or project needs.
  • Work with technical staff to facilitate DHIS2 installation and implementation by advising and supporting the national governments to standardize the roll-out process.
  • Support capacity building to develop and deploy DHIS2 based national electronic HISs like the Routine HIS (RHIS) or electronic disease surveillance systems.
  • Support capacity building to enhance in-country understanding of staff on eHealth Architecture and the relevance of the DHIS2 based HIS within that architecture.
  • Advise on developments in use of technology in information systems.
  • Advise on ways and means to assure electronic data management standards including data confidentiality, data quality assurance, and data integrity.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MPH, MS, MIS, MA, other) in computer science, informatics, public health or related fields such as health systems or health information
  • 5+ years of experience in the development and operations of Health Information Systems (DHIS2 knowledge and practical experience) including specific work supporting DATIM.
  • Experienced in applying user-centered requirements processes in customization or application design.
  • Experience developing web-based and/or mobile applications, web-oriented programming language (e.g. Java, JavaScript), and Unix/Linux system management.
  • Expert in the use of database management systems (MS-Access and Visual Basic are vital, SQL language, SQL server or MySQL preferred) and in the operating environment of Microsoft XP or further upgrades.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously in cross-cultural settings with other project staff, host country counterparts, USAID, consultants, other donors and international organizations.

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