JSI - Data Use Partnership (DUP) project Regional Information Technology Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

JSI - Data Use Partnership (DUP) project Regional Information Technology Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 203336

Category: Information Technology
Location: Afar, Semera; Somali, Jijiga; Gambella, Gambella and Benishangul Gumuz, Assosa
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 Health Information Technology 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 Afar, Somali, Gambella, and Benishangul Gumuz Regional Health Bureaus.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • The Regional Information Technology Specialist will support RHBs to effectively plan the rollout of eHealth systems such as DHIS 2 and eCHIS; provide capacity building training; set up help desks; maintain liaison with national and RHB ICT units, and assist the team to better coordinate and collaborate with the RHBs.

    The Regional IT specialist is also expected to support and troubleshoot healthnet and other health IT infrastructure.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the planning and rollout of DHIS 2 and other eHealth systems in the regions

  • Participate in the eHealth system requirement elicitation and user story and scenario documentations, and closely works with key stakeholders at various levels of the health system hierarchy

  • Setting up and installing computers and software, including HealthNet configurations for data and Internet.

  • Onsite and remote diagnosis of problems faced by end users of HealthNet, DHIS2, eCHIS, and other eHealth applications

  • Facilitate end-user training on various eHealth systems and answer ongoing questions related to using the systems.

  • Documenting processes as eHealth systems are being implemented to record any enhancements and changes made.

  • Contribute to the improvement of the functionalities and usability of DHIS 2 and other eHealth systems in the regions

  • Build the capacity of the administrative health units and health facilities in the regions to effectively implement, maintain,
    enhance and use the DHIS 2, and other eHealth systems.

  • Provide continuous technical assistance to RHB to identify and address technical issues that arise with various eHealth systems implemented in the regions.

  • Assist the RHBs to establish/strengthen helpdesks to effectively handle maintenance and support requests.

  • Liaise with the national level digitization team of DUP to support the implementation of national-level planned activities

  • Collaboratively work with other implementing partners in the region

    Job Requirements


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Health Informatics, Information Systems or related fields.


  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in health information technology development, implementation, designing, testing and implementing eHealth systems and strategies, providing end-user training, understand software development processes, and user requirement.
  • Hardware and software experience—knowledgeable in preparing computer hardware and installing software, including network experience.
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues, both during and post implementation; both onsite and virtually.
  • Experience delivering end user software and hardware training.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with people at different levels of the healthcare system.
  • Females are encouraged to apply.

    Language Proficiency

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills in both English and Amharic and the regional language skill is a plus

    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: "Regional Information Technology Specialist, Region Applied for,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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