Infectious Diseases Institute Database and informatics Technical Advisor Jobs in Uganda

Infectious Diseases Institute Database and informatics Technical Advisor Jobs in Uganda


Job Description

Vacancy title:
Database and informatics Technical Advisor

Type: Full Time , Industry: Health Science , Category: Administrative & Office

Jobs at:

Infectious Diseases Institute

Deadline of this Job:
10th January, 2020

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary

Salary: Not Disclosed

Job Details:

The Infectious Diseases institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development.

IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab) and Outreach.

The Institute is partnering with Palladium in implementation of the United States Agency for lntemational Developments (USAID) 5-year ‘Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS)" project.

The purpose of the UHSS is to strengthen Uganda's health system through improved leadership and accountability for results in public and private health sectors. The Project will be implemented in the four regions of Uganda; Eastem, Central, Western and Northern.

In order to contribute to achievement of the above objectives, IDI wishes to recruit motivated and competent individuals to fill the vacancies below on a full-time basis;

Post: Database and informatics Technical Advisor- UHSS (Vacancy code: OBITA001)

Duty Station: Kampala

General Summary:

The data and bioinformatics Technical advisor under the_ supervision of the Human resources for Health Team lead will oversee management of the lHlRS database and preside over the setting up of automated attendance analysis systems at MOH and support to districts growing.

As a team lead on customization and implementation of integrated Human Resource Information System (IHRIS) including tor registration and licensure of health workers, tracking and managing health workforce, in-service and pre-service management on visualization dashboards, Provision of regular and adhoc reports from the IHRIS and the biometric data systems as required by UHSS, MOH and USAID and Proficient in Data use & analysis, M&E and Geo-information Science and Technology experience..

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Perform overall management of the IHIRS database under the USAID UHSS activity
  • Be responsible for overall data quality, maintaining and querying IHRIS and related Automated Attendance Analysis systems at MOH and supported districts
  • Lead the process of setting up Automated Attendance Analysis systems at MOH and ensuring that these are linked to performance management interventions
  • Lead the functionalizing the IHRIS dashboards at MOH and district level
  • Lead the design and implementation of processes aimed at integration of IHRIS with DHIS 2 and provide regular updates to the UHSS team
  • Troubleshoot lHRlS and the Automated Attendance Analysis systems recommend solutions and ensure these are regularly updated and running smoothly
  • Provide regular and adhoc reports from the lHRlS and the biometric data systems as required by UHSS, MOH and USAID
  • Develop training plans and lead training interventions for end users of lHRlS and the AAA systems
  • Be the focal point for religious medical bureaus, health
    training institutions and professional bodies to ensure that IHIRS is regularly updated and is linked to all the currently in use IHIRS modules in the country
  • Lead the data analysis plan and activities during the development of the HRH annual audit reports for MOH
  • Lead the customization and configurations of the PEPFAR and lHRlS databases when required
  • Attend management meetings and provide updates on database management systems integration and operationalization

    Person Specifications

  • Minimum of a Masters‘ degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, information Management, Demography or related field. Further training in information systems or related fields will be an added advantage
  • At least 10-12 years of experience carrying out information management tasks on large international development projects or government institutions
  • Technical expertise in information management and database set up and management. Expertise in computer information systems such as iHRlS Suite, Microsoft office, MATLAB, Microsoft Visual Studio, Virtual machines, ArcGlS, Navision, Adobe suite, Borland, JCreator, SQL, WampServer, WinRAR, Nero, Xilosoft, iTunes, image burn and related programs is highly preferred,
  • Programming expertise in any of the following; PHP, Java, Visual basic, Perl, MATLAB, C, C#, Prolog Database: Apache, MySQL, Access, Oracle.
  • Experience working with databases such as DHISZ, DATlM, HlBRlD, iHRlS, TraiNET. FTMS and PRS is highly desired
  • Ability to lead a team of Health information experts and consultants
  • Experience as a team lead on customization and implementation of integrated Human Resource Information System (iHRlS) including for registration and licensure of health workers, tracking and managing health W0fKf0l'C8, in-service and pre-service management on visualization dashboards
  • Proficient in Data use & analysis, M&E and Geo-lnfomtation Science and Technology experience
  • Proven proficiency in the design and implementation of open source integrated Human Resource Information System (iHRlS), HRH evaluation using WHO‘ Workload Indicators for Staffing Needs (WISN)Attendance to duty tracking, Biometric and the Computer aided shortlisting tools.
  • Ability to lead survey design, planning, implementation and report writing
  • Proven ability to support government in the development, monitoring implementation of health sector plans and generation of performance reports

    Job Qualifications: Not Specified

    Job Education Requirements: Masters‘ degree

    Job Experience Requirements: 10-12 years

    Job application procedure

    Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions should send their CVs, including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 10th January, 2020. Email your application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug

    Key Notes:

  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one Document
  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    The Senior Human Resource Manager
    infectious Diseases Institute - IDI
    Knowledge Centre, Makerere University
    Main Campus College of Health Sciences,
    Makerere University,
    P.0. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

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