Health Informatics Officer – shinyanga at CVPeople Tanzania

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Health Informatics Officer- shinyanga

CVPeople Tanzania | Full time

Shinyanga, Tanzania | Posted on 01/05/2022

Reporting to: Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator and Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

About Pact

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Project Overview

ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners.

ACHIEVE is funded by USAID in Tanzania to implement a four-year activity (October 2020 to April 2024) which aims: (1) to improve national- and community-level social welfare systems in order to sustain support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and families affected by HIV and (2) to strengthen the capacity of local organizations to deliver OVC services and (3) to deliver high quality OVC services and DREAMS interventions for AGYW 9-14 years.

Position purpose:

The Health Informatics Officer under the supervision of the M&E Coordinator will be responsible for training, providing technical support and capacity building on data management systems including GIS mapping at the cluster level. He/ she will also contribute to building capacity of the cluster staff in data visualization, interpretation and promoting the culture of data use for decision making in the project. Health Informatics Officer will take part in training ACHIEVE staff, partners, CSO staff and volunteers on the use of the developed data systems for data collection and data management. He/she will be the first point of contact for providing support on all electronic data collection applications and data collection devices management

Responsibilities:

 

  • Take part in training cluster level ACHIEVE, Partners and CSO staff on the use of data management systems
  • Provide technical support related to the use of data management systems at the cluster level and partners
  • Provide technical support related to the use of electronic devices for data collection at the cluster level and partners
  • Generate data reports from the data management systems to provide to the cluster and CSO staff with outputs on time for daily, monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad hoc reports
  • Take part in provision of orientations to the use of data management systems user manuals and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Liaise with the Senior Health Informatics Developer and other members of the M&E team to coordinate and streamline information systems, mapping and project mHealth initiatives with M&E and Research activities of the project
  • Develop custom reports in DHIS2, run data quality checks and data downloads for required reports and data requests to meet cluster and partner’s needs
  • Take part in reviewing tools on the mobile apps and provide training and technical support as needed to ensure efficient data capture
  • Provide necessary support to cluster offices on data management and reporting systems
  •  Liaise with Senior Health Informatics Developer as necessary to ensure that the M&E Unit is meeting the data management needs of the program.
  • Other tasks as required

 

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Health Informatics or related field

 

Experience:

 

  • Experience in national level work on health informatics (work with the MOHSW will be an added advantage)
  • Experience of working with DHIS2
  • Experience in providing technical support on data systems partners and CSOs remotely or physically
  • Experience of working with electronic data management tools
  • Ability to develop data collections tool on mobile devices
  • At least 2 years work experience supporting data management systems
  • Knowledge of different database software
  • Excellent time management, peoples and partnership skills
  • Excellent writing, English and Kiswahili skills
  • Experience with PEPFAR 3.0 funded projects in Tanzania will be an added advantage
  • The candidate should have experience in training / workshop facilitation particularly for electronic data collection

 

Skills:

 

  • Computer programming skills with basic understanding of CSS, HTML and SQL
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office especially using Ms. Excel for data analysis and visualization
  • Proficient with MS Excel
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple teams, partner agencies and community members.
  • Availability and willingness to travel up to 30% time

 

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Health Informatics or related field

 

Experience:

 

  • Experience in national level work on health informatics (work with the MOHSW will be an added advantage)
  • Experience of working with DHIS2
  • Experience in providing technical support on data systems partners and CSOs remotely or physically
  • Experience of working with electronic data management tools
  • Ability to develop data collections tool on mobile devices
  • At least 2 years work experience supporting data management systems
  • Knowledge of different database software
  • Excellent time management, peoples and partnership skills
  • Excellent writing, English and Kiswahili skills
  • Experience with PEPFAR 3.0 funded projects in Tanzania will be an added advantage
  • The candidate should have experience in training / workshop facilitation particularly for electronic data collection

 

Skills:

 

  • Computer programming skills with basic understanding of CSS, HTML and SQL
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office especially using Ms. Excel for data analysis and visualization
  • Proficient with MS Excel
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple teams, partner agencies and community members.
  • Availability and willingness to travel up to 30% time

 

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