East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EAHRC: Principal Knowledge Management Officer Vacancies

East African Community Jobs in Arusha - EAHRC: Principal Knowledge Management Officer Vacancies

Job Purpose:

  • This position is responsible for establishing mechanisms for generating, capturing, synthesising, assessing, sharing, disseminating, accessing and utilising knowledge to solve health challenges and support the development aspirations of the Community.

  • The position requires frequent communication and interaction with all stakeholders and partners involved and/or supporting knowledge management within EAC Partner States and internationally such as government policy makers, health managers, health workers, health researchers, health research
  • Institutions, health related professional associations, development partners, other stakeholders and the public in general.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Principal Knowledge Management Officer will deliver the following duties and responsibilities in a manner that is consistent and cognizant of the EAHRC philosophy:

  • Liaise with the management of the EAHRC
    Work under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Secretary (Research) to provide technical expertise on Knowledge Management.

  • Facilitate the creation of health research databases to strengthen health policy and practice.

  • Promote the application of knowledge from research to strengthen regional health policy formulation and practice.

  • Facilitate the development of regional health policies and their implementation.

  • Facilitate and promote the synthesis, interpretation, and utilization of health research findings.

  • Facilitate the exchange and dissemination of health research information through conferences, workshops, publications and other fora.

  • Promote community outreach activities in implementation of research findings.

  • Establish and maintain a harmonized network of morbidity and mortality registries for all diseases, illnesses and conditions which may occur at community, health facility, district, national, and regional levels within Partner States.

  • Establish and maintain health research archives, e-library, registries, databases, etc. that will be utilised by the Community.

  • Oversee the proper and effective functioning of the ICT infrastructure, the journal (EAHRJ), the East African Open Science Cloud, the EA health information Web portal, the East African Health and Scientific Conference & International Health Exhibition and Trade Fair and other conferences
    Initiate budget proposals for the KM Department;

  • Prepare progress reports and follow up on the implementation of Commission, Sectoral Council on Health and Council decisions by the department;

  • Promote a positive corporate culture and image of the Commission.

  • Perform any other relevant duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Deputy Executive Secretary (Research) from time to time.

    Minimum Job Requirements:

    Academic qualifications and experience

  • Master’s degree in Health Sciences (public health, health administration, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health administration systems);

  • A post graduate qualification in knowledge and health information system management;

  • Holding a medical degree is an added advantage
    Relevant working experience of at least ten (10) years in knowledge and health information system management or related fields with five (5) of which must at senior level;

  • Must have published at least two (2) articles in international peer review journals, with at least one (1) article as the first or lead author.

    Skills and competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and competency in knowledge and health information system management;

  • Ability to develop integrated results oriented annual work plans and other organization-wide activities (setting objectives, developing strategies, budgeting, developing policies and procedures, and organizing the functions necessary to accomplish the activities);

  • Should have extensive and demonstrable knowledge of health research and the translation of results of health research into health policy and practice;

  • Proficiency in computer office applications and automated statistical analytical tools and/or related packages;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Should be fluent in the English language;

  • Working knowledge of French and or Kiswahili will be an added advantage;

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills;

  • Ability to work as a team leader and to motivate others;

  • Ability to work under pressure and to deliver on the set deadlines

    Eligibility for applications:

  • Only applicants from the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan are eligible to apply for the above position.

    Terms and Conditions of Service:

  • The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years none-renewable.

  • This position is subject to the application of the Quota System .

    Fringe Benefits:

  • The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

    Education Qualifications:

  • All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

  • All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.

    Relevant Working Experience:

  • Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

    Equal Opportunity:

  • The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

    How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to :

    The Secretary General

    East African Community

    P. o Box 1096

    Arusha - Tanzania.

    Tel: +255 27 2162100

    Fax: +255 27 2162190

    E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org

    Website : www.eac.int

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