PATH Health Informatics Associate, Dumisha Afya Project (Bungoma) Jobs in Kenya

PATH Health Informatics Associate, Dumisha Afya Project (Bungoma) Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • PATH Kenya is an organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, finance, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH Kenya develops and scales innovative solutions and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

  • Dumisha Afya is a PEPFAR-funded USAID project covering Bungoma and Busia counties. The purpose of this project is to provide key clinical support to the Government of Kenya’s national HIV response with the overall goal of increasing access and coverage for HIV prevention, care, and treatment services towards achieving the “95-95-95” targets.

  • PATH Kenya is seeking to recruit one (1) Health Informatics Associate who will support development of e-Health and related Health Information System (HIS) solutions including EMR implementation at facility level and related software design and implementation, database administration and health informatics and information systems strengthening within the assigned project area in compliance with national and donor guidelines and policies, provide technical support and supervision in collaboration with MOH CHMT and SCHMT teams to ensure the successful planning and implementation of electronic medical records including KenyaEMR and WebADT activities among others.

  • The Health Informatics Associate will be based in Bungoma. This position will report to the Strategic Information/M&E Manager and/or as assigned.

    Key Duties And Responsibilities

  • Health Informatics and Information Systems Strengthening including co-ordination and support for implementation mainly focusing on Electronic Medical Records (EMR) platforms at facility, sub-county, and county levels.

  • Provide technical support for eHealth/mHealth Systems Support and administration including provide first level support, troubleshooting, system testing, applications’ rollout, user training and providing excellent post-rollout client support via phone, internet, or in-person.

  • Lead in training and capacity building on EMR and eHealth in compliance with national protocols and guidelines and provide continuous mentorship.

  • Provide technical support for relevant software design and implementation for HIV Service Delivery Information Systems.

  • Provide technical support and coordination for Database Administration (DBMS).

  • Provide technical support for integration of the project’s technical approaches for the achievement of successful project health informatics implementation at facility level using evidence informed, innovative and best practices.

  • Provide technical support during quarterly, semi-annual and annual facility performance reviews using EMR and related health informatics platforms

  • Provide technical support for Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance interventions at facility level in collaboration with
    C (SC) HMT using EMR and related health informatics platforms.

  • Represent the project in health informatics technical forums at facility, sub-county and county level.

  • Support DHIS2 instance customization (Installation, configuration, development, and design of platform to capture data and generation of reports).

  • Support timely uploading of the EMR databases to the National Data Warehouse.

  • Support roll out and adoption of ICT infrastructure in project supported sites.

  • Support development and implementation of project HMIS reporting systems.

  • Hardware and software setup and maintenance in eHealth implementation sites

    Required Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or Information Technology.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience providing direct technical support in implementation of health informatics platforms with specific experience in HIV/TB projects.

  • Diploma in Computer Science, Statistics, or Information Technology and at least 7 years experience.

  • Hands on experience in HIV service delivery health informatics implementation and technical coordination.

  • Proven experience and familiarity with MOH/GOK KenyaEMR and health informatics systems will be added advantage.

  • Demonstrable experience in development and implementation of web and m-health based solutions.

  • Experience in Electronic Medical Records’ development, implementation, and support for MoH approved EMR’s (Kenya EMR).

  • Experience with PostgreSQL, MySQL and MS SQL Server or other relational databases.

  • Experience developing, upgrading, and troubleshooting KHIS modules.

  • Working knowledge of DATIM and PEPFAR reporting systems is an added advantage.

  • Excellent computer and IT skills.

  • Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming.

  • Ability to work in a complex project implementation environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform.

  • Professional presentation skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills, capable of directing and managing change, effective delegation, inspiring teamwork and motivating staff and partners to achieve results.

  • Ability to collaboratively forge partnerships with other USG implementing mechanisms that are supporting health informatics.

  • Candidates must currently have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; PATH Health Informatics Associate, Dumisha Afya Project (Bungoma) Jobs in Kenya

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