Health Informatics Advisor


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions . Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges . FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U . S . states and territories . We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Health Informatics Advisor (C3HP RMNCAH project).

Background :

FHI 360 is seeking applications for a Health Informatics Advisor for an anticipated USAID project in Tanzania focused on improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes by increasing use and access to high quality services.  The Health Informatics Advisor will be a key MEL team member, build the program  data management systems for results and reporting, as well as being an active participant in national and subnational efforts to improve health information systems and interoperability in Tanzania in collaboration with government agencies.  The position will be based in Tanzania and will report to the MEL Director.

This position is subject to project award and funding.

Job summary / Responsibilities :

Under guidance of the MEL leadership, the Health Informatics Advisor will be responsible for the creation and smooth operation of internal systems to monitor and report on program results; ensure project data are entered, cleaned and available in the necessary specifications; work with national and sub-national government agencies to build and strengthen systems for improved maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition; regularly cross-check program results with data from national systems; participate in national discussions on indicator selection; and provide technical assistance to enhance interoperability and integration between health information systems related to maternal, newborn and child health to optimize data access and use for decision-making. She/he must understand the complex environment of health information systems in Tanzania and work with technical staff from program, government and health services to propose workable solutions which will result in meaningful improvements to maternal, newborn and child health.

The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Build the program’s data management and reporting systems, using existing platforms for sustainability

  • Ensure functional systems leading to timely and accurate reporting of program results

  • Directly or indirectly supervise team associated with data entry, cleaning, management and reporting

  • Participate in national working groups and otherwise represent the program’s goal to improve maternal, newborn and child health in national discussions around health information systems

  • At regional or district level, provide support to roll out of health information systems to improve quality of health care and data use

  • Work jointly with technical, government and health services staff to identify best practices for informatics to improve maternal, newborn and child health

Experience and Qualifications :

  • Master’s Degree in computer science, monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography, health management, social science, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field required.

  • 5+ years’ experience managing reporting systems and working with health information systems

  • Certification and demonstrated skills in programming (C++, Java, Python, SQL) and GIS mapping (ArcView GIS)

  • Extensive experience with DHIS2 and EMR systems

  • Experience with data visualization software (PowerBI, Tableau, Domo)

  • Ability to translate data from routine data systems into understandable lessons learned and action priorities for programmatic and other technical staff

  • Experience developing and field-testing data collection instruments for monitoring, evaluation and research; data collection planning and implementation (routine or survey)

  • Experience working with MEL and technical teams within USG-funded projects, particularly maternal, newborn, child health programs.

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel and stakeholders.

  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English and Swahili.

  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow.

  • Strong skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint, and at least one data management software program (SAS, SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas).

How to Apply:

FHI 360 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online through http://www.fhi360.org/careers by uploading an Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume, Photocopies of Certificates and Names and Addresses of three (3) referees

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Closing Date:  December 21, 2020.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a  competitive benefits package , professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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