Makerere University School of Public Health-Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support Health Information Systems - Analyst Jobs in Uganda

Makerere University School of Public Health-Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support Health Information Systems - Analyst Jobs in Uganda

The Health Information Systems (HIS) Analyst will use computers and related systems to design new IT solutions, modify, enhance or adapt existing systems and integrate new features or improvements to improve business efficiency and productivity of the health systems. The HIS Analyst must possess a high level of technical expertise and clear insights into current existing health information systems and processes of Uganda.

Specifically, the HIS Analyst will examine existing health information systems and process models, analyse systems requirements, and undertake product development by designing, building, testing and supporting implementation of electronic systems/databases to support the M&E function of the National Health System including MoH, districts, health facilities and communities.

The HIS Analyst shall also implement, configure and test feasible solutions in collaboration with systems developers. He/she shall build capacities of the program staff at different levels by providing technical support in data management, electronic reporting through training, mentoring and coaching.

As a METS HMIS staff, the HIS Analyst will work closely with all other METS team members in a coordinated, collaborative and cooperative manner to ensure realization of a functional National M&E system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Systems Developers (Programmers) to support the development, modification, testing and operationalization of new and existing database systems including but not limited to DHIS2, OpenMRS and the B+ weekly database and others at METS, national, district, health facility, and IP levels.

  • Analyse and develop automated reports based on the data in any of METS supported database systems.

  • Facilitate staff development (through training, mentoring and coaching) of district and program personnel in database management, data management and report generation and dissemination to enhance data use for decision making.

  • Actively participate in IT related support requirements during the lifetime of the program.

  • Assess and document existing data management capacity and needs at national, district and health facility levels.

  • Work with MoH, districts, Implementing Partners, and CDC to conduct database management capacity building activities for
    continuous quality improvement including conducting data quality assessments.

  • Participate in the preparation of work plans, quarterly and annual reports on the activities of the Program.

  • Support the rollout of digital health information systems at high volume facilities through training, mentorship and coaching of the site staff.

  • Plan, build and support analytic systems for processing of both Public Health and individual patient data.

  • Advise, advocate and mentor in the development of national health data management guidelines

  • Undertake such other tasks within the scope of the role as directed by management from time to time.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Health Informatics

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience developing a variety of software systems while taking on increasing responsibility for analysis, design, implementation and development tasks.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skill with modern programming languages popular within the open-source community (eg. Python, Java, JavaScript)

  • Demonstrated knowledge in data visualization frameworks and tools such as Jupiter Notebooks, R or Power BI, among others.

  • Knowledge working with and developing APIs

  • Basic experience developing data-driven applications utilizing relational database engines as part of the overall application architecture (experience with either PostgreSQL or MySQL is required and any of the following is highly desirable; Oracle, MS SQL Server, H2 SQL)

  • Experience with health information systems (such as an EMR or DHIS2) and the national HMIS framework is highly desirable.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Makerere University School of Public Health-Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support Health Information Systems - Analyst Jobs in Uganda

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