ICF Incorporated Health Informatics Specialist Jobs in Kenya

ICF Incorporated Health Informatics Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) is a five-year United States Agency for International Development-funded project with the following overall objectives:

  • Improve the detection of diseases of public health importance and identification of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in priority infectious diseases through an accessible, accurate, adaptable, timely, and integrated diagnostic network system;

  • Improve the quality of real-time surveillance systems for pathogens of greatest public health concern, including AMR and zoonotic diseases; and

  • Generate evidence-based guidance and innovative solutions to strengthen in-country diagnostic networks and surveillance systems.

  • ICF is seeking a Health Informatics Specialist to provide technical assistance and support to strengthen AMR surveillance, including AMR surveillance data interoperability, with a cross-cutting focus on capacity building of county-level staff in AMR surveillance, as well as coordination with other project team members and partners who undertake health information systems (HIS) strengthening activities.

  • This includes strengthening facility and laboratory information systems, primarily in public health but also in private health and other non-governmental facilities and laboratories.

  • This position reports to the IDDS Kenya team lead.


  • Work with relevant national institutions (both government and non-government and at both national and county levels) that support AMR-related information systems to agree on and implement actions to improve integration of laboratory information systems and AMR surveillance

  • Assist in the integration of information systems, including the development of data and information systems interoperability models and supporting actual implementation

  • Support the development of governance structures that will build and maintain the key pillars for data interoperability, such as data standardization and data sharing agreements including the establishment of a technical working group for AMR surveillance information system.

  • Participate in the design and development of training modules and job aids for AMR surveillance data collection, integration, analysis, and interpretation

  • Follow established processes to guarantee the technical and programmatic quality of IDDS HIS work in Kenya

  • Ensure that IDDS HIS technical assistance is coordinated with other organizations working in Kenya

  • Document system processes and business logic and rules to
    develop guides, manuals, and reports

  • Provide end user training and capacity building
    Work closely with the IDDS team to define and adjust annual work plans for HIS technical activities.

    Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of a BSc in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent

  • 5+ years of experience in health informatics in Kenya

  • Technical competency in the use, setup, and implementation of DHIS 2, interoperability systems, or laboratory information systems

  • Experience working with front and back-end web-based applications and familiarity with various web services

  • Experience performing systems analysis for cross-cutting components in complex networks

  • Technical writing skill and ability to review and develop work products such as use cases, detailed functional requirements, detailed design specifications, and software requirements specifications

  • Demonstrated experience working in a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced, technically challenging environment

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

  • Experience in facilitation and stakeholder engagement

  • Authorization to work in Kenya

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Health Level 7 standards and language, and good understanding of clinical and laboratory terminologies such as International Classifications of Diseases and Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes

  • Familiarity with U.S. Government programs
    Prior experience working/collaborating with the Ministry of Health in Kenya in the area of data and information systems

  • ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

  • ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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  • For more information and job application details, see; ICF Incorporated Health Informatics Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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