JSI - Data Use Partnership DHIS2 Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

JSI - Data Use Partnership DHIS2 Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 203332

Category: Information Technology
Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: According to the project scale

Job Description

About the project

Ethiopia-Data Use Partnership (E-DUP) seeks to recruit DHIS2 Specialists. E-DUP’s goal is to improve the use of high-quality routine health information; improve the quality, efficiency, and availability of primary health and nutrition services at all levels of the Ethiopian health system. These position holders will fully be embedded within the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH).

Summary of Responsibilities

The DHIS2 specialist is a technical position to support the DHIS2 customization, scale-up, and operation in the Ethiopian health system.

The position holder will be responsible for coordination and technical guidance for customization, rollout, and functioning of the DHIS2 system across Ethiopia, and support the use of information for evidence-based decision making.

The incumbent will be responsible for gathering new requirements and develop apps on top of DHIS2, ensure that capacity building is done, and that health information is available for analysis and use through dashboards and visualization.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure configuration, maintenance, proper functioning and output of the National DHIS2 implementation.

  • Back- and front-end support of the FMOH’s DHIS2 customization and implementation.

  • Support quality assurance of DHIS2 and other data systems.

  • Customize and add modules on DHIS2 as needed.

  • Identify and develop apps on top of DHIS2 as needed.

  • Build in-country capacity in DHIS 2 configuration, development, and technical support.

  • Manage the technical and non-technical documentation of FMOH’s DHIS2 and other data systems.

  • Analyze DHIS2 performance, identify challenges and troubleshoot.

  • Produce regular reports.

  • Support the development of interoperability and data exchange between DHIS 2 and other systems.

  • Facilitate training of relevant FMOH and RHBs staff on data access and use in DHIS2 and other data systems.

  • Build in-country capacity in data visualization and data
    use for decision using DHIS2 and other data systems.

  • Provide project management leadership and intensive technical support during the design and implementation process of DHIS2 and other data systems.

  • Build in-country capacity in DHIS 2 configuration, development, and technical support.

  • Provide ongoing mentoring and support for FMOH and RHBs technical staff.

    Job Requirements


  • Masters and Bachelor degree in computer science, information systems, health informatics, or related fields


  • 5+ years of experience in the development and operations of DHIS2 and/or other eHMIS applications.
  • Experience at the national level rollout of data systems.
  • Experience in applying user-centered requirements processes for design.
  • Experience developing web-based and/or mobile applications, web programming language (e.g. Java, JavaScript), and Unix/Linux system management..
  • Advanced database management skills in DHIS2 with experience in integration of databases and migration of data into DHIS2.
  • A team player but also able to work independently and to manage various projects daily with minimal supervision.
  • Systems analysis, design and implementation experience.
  • Experience in server management and data security management.
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Good understanding of how public health service functions.

    Language Proficiency

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills in both English and Amharic

    Number of positions


    How to Apply

  • Qualified individuals interested in these positions can send their documents to the following email: edupjobs@et.jsi.com

  • Applications should be sent via email with the subject line: "DHIS2 Specialist Name of Applicant"

  • All application documents should be combined into one PDF file, the cover letter being the first page followed by the CV (resume) and other documents if any. Please provide us three names with their contact addresses as references.

    N.B Applications not conforming to the above directions will NOT be considered. No phone calls, please. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. All positions are for Ethiopian nationals.

    The project reserve all right to cancel filly or partially this advertisement.

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