NAFASI ZA KAZI – Data Use & eHealth Specialist – University of Maryland Baltimore

Data Use & eHealth Specialist  

The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) works around the world to enhance capacity of governments, Regional and District Health Management Teams to improve quality of health services through targeted technical assistance, systems development & strengthening, and institutionalization of quality improvement initiatives. In Tanzania UMB works through its affiliate, Maryland Global Initiatives Tanzania (MGIT) a nonprofit organization, works with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC). MGIT conducts activities in Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Simiyu, Shinyanga, Mwanza, Mara, Kigoma, Kagera, Tanga and Coast MGIT receives funding from the United States Government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to provide Targeted Technical Assistance to Local Clinical Partners (LCIP) and Regional Health Management Teams (RHMTs) for Implementation of Comprehensive HIV Care, Treatment, and Support programs in the United Republic of Tanzania.

Job Description

MGIT is looking for a qualified and dynamic e-Health Specialist to provide informatics and electronic health systems expertise to the health management information system components under the REACH project.

Location: Dar es Salaam

Reporting: eHealth Systems Development Manager

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support all reporting and data transformation into use from project, RHMTs and Implementing Partners.
  • Support the interpretation of data and information being generated and be used to enhance decision making at all levels.
  • Support operational research activities at the project level with the support from the Strategic Information Director
  • Provide inputs and technical support in design and deployment of project e-health tools
  • Provide mentor-ship to National HIS and Implementing Partners in all eHealth activities
  • Apply technical skills, standards and innovation to carry out project activities
  • Solve complex technical problems that arise throughout the project using creative and results- oriented outside the box thinking.Any other duty as you may be assigned by the team lead Qualified candidates should have experience working with more than 75% of the following areas with mandatory in Item i through iv.

Experience Working in

i. Managing user requirements and provide needs assessments related to Project Information Systems or Information Technology (IS or IT);

ii. Advanced software design and development in different programming languages preferably using Microsoft visual studio .NET, C#, XML, HTML, PHP, Python, JSON and JavaScript.

iii. Ability to work in database management system like MS Access, MS SQL Server, MySQL and SQLite

iv. Data warehouse, manipulation and Analysis for decision making;

v. Data Quality Assurance and Quality Improvements and standards;

vi. Experience in Health Management Information Systems PEPFAR Monitoring Indicators

vii. Development of user manuals and training for users on system use;

viii. Ability to work with GIS Software, Advanced MS- Excel VB.Net or any analytical software

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • 3+ years of applicable work experience in Software design and coding familiar with health management information systems.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or Software Engineering or Information Technology
  • Experience in real time applications and at least one of the following areas:
  • Familiar with data import / export to / from various software or database formats.
  • Knowledge and experience of data informed decision making
  • Ability to communicate technical data to non-technical audiences
  • Excellent time management, coordination, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent and experienced in data manipulations and visualizations
  • If you are interested and meet the minimum requirements, please submit your cover letter and

Application Procedures

curriculum vitae of no more than 3-pages by the 8 th April 2020 to the Human Resource & Administration Manager, at TanzaniaHR@mgic.umaryland.edu

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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