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Health Informatics Officer GHC

Akros Zambia/Global Health Corps. Akros establishes data-driven and technologically appropriate systems to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged communities. We pride ourselves in our ground-level knowledge of the service delivery systems where we work, and our ability to provide novel, lasting solutions implemented in developing regions. In water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), Akros has revolutionized monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in sub-Saharan Africa by developing a village level surveillance system that captures live, real-time data and drives information back down to key stakeholders and change agents through robust feedback loops. The Akros team has also applied these same principles to develop the systems for monitoring cross-sectoral health and development programs at the community level.

Eligible Citizenship: Zambia

Position Code: Z02-Nat

JOB FUNCTION: eHealth / eLearning / mHealth, Information Technology / ICT / Informatics, Program / Project Management

ISSUE AREA: Health System Strengthening, Technology for Health

Responsibilities

Support system design and project implementation

Contribute to culturally and technologically appropriate system architecture design

Identify and define user requirements and system architecture design

Set up, configure, and maintain DHIS2 instances and other custom databases as needed by project teams

Troubleshoot data sets, technical issues/bugs, and programming stops

The Health Informatics Officer will be based in Lusaka and will provide implementation support to Akros within a broad range of information management and data analysis support activities. The officer will be responsible for building in-country capacity, creating, modifying and maintaining potentially complex and diverse surveillance platforms, and leading a broad range of international training sessions in District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) usage, health informatics, and analysis

It is not expected that the officer have all the technical skills required to fully support all Akros-led implementations

While the Health Informatics Officer will be finally responsible for all the above outcomes, it is anticipated that s/he will coordinate with developers to produce outcomes as necessary

The Officer will work closely with Akros public health field officers with a broad range of technical backgrounds

The Health Informatics Officer will be expected to spend a portion of time contributing to business development

Business development tasks may include researching partners and funding opportunities, building relationships with donors and implementers, identifying new and applicable technologies for potential opportunities, and contributing technical knowledge to the proposal development process

Develop client relationships and networks

Work with Akros management and directors to explain solutions to clients

Conduct DHIS2 and technology system training

Contribute to the organization’s knowledge management and innovation

Collate and codify technical knowledge management

Write concept notes for new business initiatives

Qualifications

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk are required

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

Preferred: Master’s degree in relevant field

Prior experience in health information management systems such as District Health Information Systems 2 (www.dhis2.org), ODK, or other open source data collection and aggregation systems

Working understanding of health-related monitoring and evaluation

Experience in production and analysis of programs and data

Strong analytical skills

Knowledge of global health issues

Understanding of program surveillance platforms

Ability to serve as a liaison between developers and users of programs/technology platforms

French (written and spoken) abilities would be helpful

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Willingness to travel

Ability to work with minimal supervision

Self-starter who will thrive through exemplifying ownership and initiative

Ability to work in a multicultural environment with individuals with diverse backgrounds

Demonstrated ability to work well against complex and challenging delivery schedules

Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills

High level of personal integrity

How to apply

Eligible persons should forward their applications, qualifications and CV’s to the link below:

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