Caritas Nigeria Technical Specialist, Health Informatics Jobs

Caritas Nigeria Technical Specialist, Health Informatics Jobs

Summary of Role

  • The Technical Specialist, Health Informatics, under the supervision of the Senior Technical Specialist, Health Informatics, will directly participate and/or lead the development, implementation, and supervision, functioning as well data use of all Caritas Nigeria is electronic and other health information and related systems at the facility, state and/or country office levels as required.

    Description of Roles and Responsibilities

  • Maintenance and upgrade of electronic health information systems (HIS) hardware and software used for program Monitoring, Quality Improvement, and Evaluation.

  • This function will include direct participation in the software programming and/or development of the actual logic statements for the coding of HIS/Program indicators and software business rules where necessary and checking that all software development is done according to already established standards and procedures.

  • Development and/or adaption of software, database and other tools for reporting and data output requirements for both internal use and donors/GoN reporting requirements.

  • Deployment of relevant hardware, software and database tools to new sites as identified by
    Caritas Nigeria program management.

  • User support including training, direct technical assistance on building and maintaining a strong facility, LGA, state and national level HIS.

  • Assessments of health informatics environments, synthesize pertinent information, identify implications for planning and development, and provide recommendations to Caritas Nigeria program management.

  • Development of standard operating procedures, user manuals and data management procedure documents for all of Caritas Nigeria’s electronic information systems.

  • Preparing timely progress and periodic reports on information systems tool development and implementation and submit to senior specialist or technical advisor.

  • Support to Caritas Nigeria program management team, M&E and other staff in collating, analyzing and reporting all data especially those collected in all Caritas Nigeria’s electronic HIS for program review meetings, reporting and support for science activities.

  • Development and /or adaption of HIS tools (standard operating procedures, flow charts, data collection forms) and ensure collected data is enter or transcribed into the electronic systems.

  • Backstop the facilities M&E officers and/or data entrants in the implementation of Caritas Nigeria HIS structures and systems.

  • Document lessons learnt and best practices in the HIS portfolio according to donor and GoN guidelines.

  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the next line supervisor, S.A HI, Caritas O&E Lead, Principal Investigator, or the Executive Secretary of Caritas Nigeria

  • Health Informatics: Ensure the maintenance and functioning of health information systems across assigned Service Delivery Facilities and subnational Units.

  • Leadership: Effectively coordinate and manage the activities of supervisees at SDFs to enhance their outputs and contribute to team productivity.

  • Training and Mentoring: Ensure that capacities required to deliver on health informatics and related activities are built in SDF level staff contributing to general Caritas Nigeria implementation efforts.

  • Gap Analysis: Analyze health information system and data for assigned SDFs to improve data quality and appropriate performance feedback to SDFs, other program staff and stakeholders.

  • Reporting: Ensure all timelines for various reports to internal reporting platforms, NDR, and DHIS are met and all submitted reports meets all expectations for quality and completeness.

  • Representation of Caritas: Participate in meetings and forums as required and use such
    opportunities to present Caritas in positive light in quality of representation and character.

    Reporting & Supervision

  • The Technical Officer, Health Informatics will work under the supervision of the Senior Technical Specialist and work with all the Technical Area Leads and members in the State and the Head Office.

    Additional Responsibilities

  • The Responsibilities (Above) are not all-inclusive.

  • The employee will also perform other related tasks as required and will be responsible for reporting and communicating progress and achievement of the specific assigned tasks.

    Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Advanced Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or Electrical & Electronics in Engineering or Public Health or Health Informatics or Data Science or Management or Social Sciences.

  • A primary degree in Computer Science or Medicine or Pharmacy is an added advantage.

  • Strong background and experience in computer programing in Java and other different languages, apps development, database management in MySQL, and Linux (obuntu) operating system is required.

  • Experience and knowledge in using technology to solve health problems is required.

  • Minimum of four (4) years’ mandatory knowledge and experience in computer programming and at least four (3) years’ experience in the design, implementation and management of technology in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs.

  • Experience and knowledge of ART Surge Response is a major requirement.

  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, MS Access, SPSS and/or SAS and Epi-Info.

  • Experience working at the national level on health programs with knowledge and experience with national and PEPFAR data collection, analysis and reporting systems.

  • Experience of dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a professional manner.

  • Ability to work under pressure, efficiently handle multiple tasks, quickly find creative solutions to problems and challenges that arise, and manage stress and time in a fast-paced work and fluid operating environment.

  • Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity, teamwork, cooperation, and learning.
    Willingness and ability to travel.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.

    How to apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Caritas Nigeria Technical Specialist, Health Informatics Jobs

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