I-TECH New Recruitment – Send In Your CVs

Posted on :

31 Aug, 2018

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Healthcare Jobs in South Africa, IT Jobs in South Africa

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a United States of America federally-funded project which supports the development of HIV/AIDS care and treatment training initiatives in 25 developing countries acutely impacted by the global AIDS epidemic. I-TECH is an initiative of the University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health & Community Medicine. Its Central Office is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and it currently supports ten international offices, including one in Pretoria, South Africa.

I-TECH South Africa Goal: 
I-TECH South Africa’s goal is to support the South African government in strengthening national health systems to ensure delivery of high quality, sustainable health care services

Job Title: Health Information Systems Advisor
Location: Pretoria
Position reference: HISA001
Supervisor: Director of Strategic Information
Section: Strategic Information
Position Duration: Fixed Term Contract (01 October 2018 – 30 September 2019)

Brief Summary of Position: 
I-TECH is seeking to appoint a Health Information Systems (HIS) Advisor who will strengthen I-TECH’s capacity and expertise in the areas of HIS collection, analysis, visualization and dissemination. Under the direction of I-TECH’s Director of Strategic Information, the Advisor will work with I-TECH staff in Pretoria and Seattle to lead the analysis and dissemination and support the implementation of I-TECH initiatives by creating innovative and cost-effective methods of contemporary and inventive data outputs, including dashboards and interactive maps.

The Advisor will also be responsible for overseeing the implementing and monitoring of SkillSMART, a web-based database for tracking training at a national and provincial level; and the PEPFAR Human Resources Information Database by providing management support to the team. She/he will provide input on user functionality and design improvements for upcoming system redesigns. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for data manipulation and analysis and supporting the data collection, data quality, management and reporting process.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

Leadership and Supervision- 20%

  • Provide guidance and professional expertise to the Strategic Information team.
  • Represent I-TECH at high-level meetings with stakeholders, donors and other partners to discuss overall vision and project plan for projects/programs.
  • Supervise the activities of the relevant staff members (Data Analyst and Informatics Assistants).

Coordination – 25%

  • Provide technical assistance to stakeholders in implementing of existing systems and help to determine how specific data could best be analysed, transformed and disseminated for stakeholders to make data-driven decisions.
  • Collaborate closely with the I-TECH South Africa team to understand how data would best be used for specific projects.
  • Train stakeholders on the use of systems and outputs.

Data Management, Quality Assurance and Analysis – 35%

  • Ensure that systems are in place for data collection, storage and output
  • Responsible for managing, updating and maintaining all data systems
  • Assist in interpreting data and preparing manuscripts for publication
  • Continuous testing of systems for improvements

Reporting Responsibilities – 20%

  • Provide project reports with status updates
  • Document implementation roll out
  • Present innovative work at conferences
  • Provide monthly and quarterly reports, visualizations and presentations, as designated by stakeholders

Required Education, Training & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Computer Science, Statistics, Epidemiology, Research and / or a related discipline is required.
  • 5 years of relevant work experience and a proven track record.
  • Demonstrated technical skills in data visualization software (e.g., Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Qlik, etc.).
  • Demonstrated skills in using analysis software (Stata, SPSS, SAS, R etc.) and interpreting data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of web technologies, such as HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript
  • Demonstrated examples of data visualization, infographic and dashboard-related work
  • Sharp technical knowledge of query tools, analysis and report delivery systems
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with a demonstrated ability to review, synthesize information and produce quality reports

Application process: 
Applicants are required to quote the relevant Position Titles and position reference mentioned above when submitting their applications via email to [email protected]  by September 7, 2018 No late applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Preference will be given to South African applicants

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