Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Jobs at Jhpiego, January 2019: Senior DHIS2 & Data Systems Specialist

  Kijiwe Cha Wasomi       Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Jobs at Jhpiego, January 2019: Senior DHIS2 & Data Systems Specialist
Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For more than 45 years now, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Jhpiego, implementing a number of projects in Tanzania, wishes to recruit a Senior DHIS2 & Data Systems Specialist.

Senior DHIS2 & Data Systems Specialist. [One position based in Dar es Salaam]

Position Overview:
Jhpiego is recruiting a Senior DHIS2 & Data Systems Specialist to support the organization to optimize DHIS2 and other systems for effective data management. He/She will be responsible to provide guidance and/or develop, manage and maintain Jhpiego’s data warehouse and all related data management systems He/She will also provide guidance on the rollout of new innovations including mHealth and optimize information systems for use of mobile technology for data collection. He/ she will also contribute to building capacity of M&E and relevant project staff in data visualization, interpretation and promoting the culture of data use for decision-making in at all levels.

Responsibilities:
Ensure configuration, maintenance, proper functioning and output of Jhpiego’s centralized DHIS2
Ensure other data systems used by projects are well configured, maintained and proper functioning

Provide guidance and supervise technical integration of all non-DHIS2 data systems to ensure data is submitted into the centralized DHIS2 repository
Back- and front-end support of the Jhpiego data warehouse and other data management systems
Quality assurance of DHIS2 and other data management systems across all projects and data warehouse Add modules as needed.

Facilitate requirements gathering and system design process for existing and upcoming project’s data systems
Build in-country capacity in DHIS 2 configuration, development and technical support
Manage the technical and non-technical documentation of Jhpiego’s data warehouse and other systems
Analyze systems performance, identify challenges and troubleshoot Produce regular reports
Develop interoperability / data exchange between DHIS 2 and other systems
Collaborate to solve problems with JADE, DATIM and IPRS users

Have deliverables of Monthly data from DHIS2 and other data management systems, along with assessment of data quality to explain the completeness and quality of the data
Facilitate training of relevant projects staff on data access and use in DHIS2 and other data systems.
Liaise with members of the M&E team to coordinate and streamline information systems, mapping and project mHealth initiatives with M&E, Research and Learning.
Build in country capacity in data visualization and data use for decision using DHIS2 and other systems e.g. PowerBI

Required qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Masters/Advanced degree (MPH, MS, MIS, MA, other) in computer science, informatics, public health or related fields such as health systems or health information
7+ years of experience in the development and operations of DHIS2 for national health system and/ or for project-based instances
Experience in national level work on health informatics (work with the MOHCDGEC is a plus)
Experience working with donor reporting to donor (DATIM, IPRS)
Experience with PEPFAR 3.0 funded projects in Tanzania is a plus
Experience in national level rollouts of data collection systems
Experienced in applying user-centered requirements processes for design

Experience developing web-based and/or mobile applications, web-oriented programming language (e.g. Java, Java Script), and Unix/Linux system management.
Expert in the use of database management systems (MS-Access and Visual Basic are vital, SQL language, SQL server or MySQL preferred) and in the operating environment of Microsoft XP or further upgrades.
Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical analysis software such as SPSS, SAS, STATA or EPI-Info

A team player but also able to work independently and to manage various projects daily with minimal supervision
Excellent time management, peoples and partnership skills Excellent writing, English and Kiswahili skills
Availability and willingness to travel up to 10% time.
Jhpiego offers a competitive package selected candidates in line with salary history, academic qualifications and relevant experience.

To apply please indicate the position title on the subject line of your e-mail, i.e. Application for Senior DHIS2 & Data Systems Specialist. All applications should also include an up-to-date CV with three contactable professional references, a cover letter and your salary history.

Send the application though: HRTZ@jhpiego.org

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications is two weeks after the first appearance of this advert.
Caution to the applicants:
There have been some bogus adverts online that require candidates to apply through some email addresses of public domains e.g. Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc. Kindly note: HRTZ@jhpiego.org is the address to use all the time. Please ignore any of those adverts. We also do not charge any application fee nor entertain any meetings or telephone calls. If shortlisted, you will get an official call from our office and receive required steps. If you suspect any wrong – doing kindly write to the Director of Human Resource, through inquiries.tz@jhpiego.org
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