Health Informatics Consultant

  • Added Date: Thursday, 18 November 2021
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 02 December 2021

Title: Health Informatics Consultant (3 Slots)

Reports To: Health Informatics Advisor

Location: Abuja, Taraba

Overview

The Health Informatics Consultant under the supervision of the Director of Strategic Information, is required to support the Health Informatics team with eHealth and mHealth implementations, debugging existing systems to achieve efficiency.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for the design and content development of electronic information systems. This function will include assisting the software programming team in developing actual logic statements for the coding of M&E indicators and software business rules where necessary and checking that all software development is done according to already established standards and procedures.
  • Ensure that software and database tools are developed to meet the intended reporting and data output requirements for both internal use and donors.
  • Coordinate user support through TMEC RISE state staff and community health officers with specific assistance on maintaining existing systems at facility and LGA level.
  • Conduct assessments of health informatics environments, synthesize pertinent information, identify implications for planning and development, and provide recommendations to supervisors and management.
  • Thorough testing of the developed M&E software and database tools to the new and existing facility as identified by management.
  • Support the database staff in developing standard operating procedures, user manuals, and data management procedure documents for all of the project's electronic information systems.
  • Prepare timely progress and periodic reports on information systems tool development and implementation.
  • Support the database staff in analyzing all data collected in all TMEC RISE electronic information systems for M&E and provide feedback in the form of data analysis meetings, and technical reports with collaboration from the staff of the M&E department as well as with staff of other departments.
  • Develop, familiarize /or adapt and monitor the use of M&E tools standard operating procedures, flow charts, data collection forms.
  • Document lessons learned and best practices in M&E, according to donor guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • HND/BSc or similar Degree Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Public Health, Epidemiology, or Health Information Management with a strong background in Computer Science, Programming and Software Development or M&E with two (5) or more years of relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation.
  • At least 5-years post NYSC experience in Software Development, Database Management or Health Informatics
  • Experience working at the national or sub-national level on health programs with knowledge and experience with data collection and analysis.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs is highly desirable.

Required Abilities/Skills:

The role requires the competent skills listed below but should not be limited to any of the skills listed. Additional skills will be an added advantage outside these preferences of programming languages. (Java Development, experience in the use of ETLs and Data migration, and DBMS with MySQL, extensive EMR knowledge).

  • Knowledge of health informatics, including specific proficiencies in supporting databases, data warehousing, mobile data collection, and geographic information systems.
  • Adequate knowledge of PEPFAR Monitoring & Evaluation, and HIV program monitoring and evaluation terminology, especially standard indicators used by PEPFAR programs.
  • Ability to comprehend basic and intermediate technical and logical concepts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills - must be able to work effectively as part of a project team and foster team co-operation, attention to detail and maintaining high-quality standards is a must.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, or any other health programming in developing countries.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian clinical settings, including government and non-government settings.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political, and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance.
  • A high degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication and well-developed computer skills.

This vacancy is archived.

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