ICAP Informatics Manager Jobs in South Africa

ICAP Informatics Manager Jobs in South Africa


Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Technical Advisor and working with informatics partner organizations, the Informatics Manager is responsible for managing and supporting implementation of system solutions to capture data collected through HIV recency data capture and management systems set up for national TRACE programs.

The Manager will provide technical assistance to MOH in each TRACE country to support the collection of HIV recency data to improve HIV surveillance and response. Grant Funded.

Major Account-abilities

  • Support assessment of existing TRACE program data capture/management systems used in the seven named countries and adapt data systems to each country.
  • Support the implementation of the TRACE program data architecture for data capture at HIV testing sites.
  • Coordinate with informatics partner organizations to ensure country-specific requirements and functional specifications, enhancements and modifications to data systems are addressed during HIV recency surveillance and health information system application development.
  • Collaborate with MOH in each country to test and implement TRACE data systems.
  • Conduct data quality control checks under guidance of NY-based Informatics Team Lead.
  • Manage inventory of electronic data collection tools and configuration of mobile device data capture applications within the tools.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any software and connectivity issues that may arise with health information applications, data capture systems, and servers.
  • Assist with local trainings and knowledge transfer activities to build MOH capacity for rapid recency surveillance and to facilitate effective data capture.
  • Train TRACE program staff on use of data collection tools and web-based applications.
  • Provide remote and in-person technical support to MOH, ICAP country teams, and in-country implementing partners on TRACE data systems.
  • Performs other related duties as directed.

    Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Programming, Computer Science,
    Information Technology, Informatics, Public Health, or related field.

    Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Minimum four (4) years of related experience managing and working directly with health informatics applications, electronic capture systems, and databases from large research studies.
  • Proficiency and experience managing the implementation of database management systems.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting data quality checks and producing data collection monitoring reports.
  • Demonstrated experience in using and troubleshooting electronic data collection tools, especially tablets and mobile device data capture applications.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting trainings for end-users on health informatics applications and data capture systems.
  • Knowledge and experience working with cloud-based data storage systems.
  • Excellent skills in critical thinking and analysis.
  • Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage various tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading, and writing).

    Experience, Skills & Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Programming, Computer Science, Information Technology, Informatics, Public Health, or related field with four (4) years of related experience managing and working directly with health informatics applications, electronic capture systems, and databases from large research studies.
  • Proficiency working with data management systems in resource-limited settings.
  • Familiarity with public health tools such as DHIS2, Open Data Kit (ODK), ArcGIS, RedCAP, Tableau Data Mapping software, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience working in the field of HIV/AIDS.
  • Experience working in resource-limited environments, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Fluency and proficiency in French is a strong advantage.

    Travel Requirements
  • Requires periodic international travel up to 40% of the time to TRACE project countries to troubleshoot technical data collection and systems issues.

    How to Apply:
  • Qualified candidates, please send your resume and cover letter to icap-jobs-[email protected]
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 31st January 2019

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