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Job Description

Major Duties and responsibilities:

  • As a member of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team; actively participates in the designing of indicators, develop forms and electronic based systems in collaboration and cooperation with partners like MoH, EPHI, regional health bureaus, regional reference laboratories, and USAID.
  • Built an open access domain to facilitate Implementation of DHIS2 based database.
  • Develop an APIs required for the integration of the DHIS2 to any other systems internally and with external partners.
  • Installation, updates, and maintenance of all DB relates software i.e., Java script, Postgres.
  • Develop a web-based reporting system that can validate and clean collected data for program indicators monthly.
  • Configuration, backup and regular maintenance of the DHIS2 databases to ensure sustainable access of the system.
  • Follow up the new features of dhis2 versions and make necessary recommendations for improvement and ensure secure and safe upgrade.
  • Write technical procedures and documentation for the applications including operating procedures, user guides and more.
  • Maintain the program’s databases integrity including monitor performance; backup and recovery; managing users; secure data; and upgrade hardware and software as needed.
  • Provide innovation solution to satisfy any addition features not supported by DHIS2 system.
  • Support the timely and high-quality collection, analysis, production and dissemination of data/information.
  • Support the development of interoperability and data exchange between DHIS 2 and other systems.
  • Any other tasks as needed.

Competency (knowledge, skills and abilities)

  • Ability to map database ‘conceptual design.’
  • Ability to refine the ‘logical design’ so that it can be translated into a specific data model.
  • Ability to further refining the ‘physical design’ to meet system storage requirements.
  • Ability of installing and testing new versions of the database management system (DBMS);
  • Good knowledge of developing, managing and testing backup and recovery plans.
  • Ability to ensure that storage, archiving, backup and recovery procedures are functioning correctly.
  • Knowledge of commissioning and installing new applications

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree from college or university in Statistics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Technology or a related field. A postgraduate degree is desirable.
  • Ten years of experience of which minimum of 5 years is documented practical DHIS 2 implementation experience, data management and analysis.
  • Experience developing, upgrading and repairing DHIS 2 modules.
  • Experience in applying user-centered requirements processes for design.
  • Experience developing web-based and/or mobile applications, web programming language (e.g., JavaScript), and Unix/Linux system management.
  • Experience collecting and/or managing public health data on a national level.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices.
  • Experience in Software Development (JavaScript and/or Python esp.) is desirable.
  • Experience using cloud services (AWS preferred) and using a variety of open-source technologies.
  • Supervision experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership working in a small team where each team member can make a big impact is desired.
  • Excellent communication skills, an ability to work independently and comfortable coordinating staff across multiple locations.
  • Organizational skills, great attention to detail. Must be able to work as a member of a team and possess good problem­ solving skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

Knowledge Requirements

  • Language Proficiency: Proficiency in written and spoken English; with strong ability to write letter and report.
  • Job Knowledge: A good understanding of public health, data compilation and management and data analysis.
  • Skills and Abilities: Possess advanced data management and analysis skills and proficiency with data management software (Microsoft Excel, Access, SAS, SQL, or Tableau/PowerBI). Experience with web-based applications is desired.

Only online applications are received.

 NB – Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing date for receiving applications is – September 28, 2023.

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