Job Opportunity at CVPeople Tanzania, Health Informatic Developer

Job Opportunity at CVPeople Tanzania, Health Informatic Developer

Health Informatic Developer 

CVPeople Tanzania | Full time

Dar es salaam, Tanzania | Posted on 08/11/2022

Job Description

Reporting to: Senior Health Informatics Developer

About Pact

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Project Overview

ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners.

ACHIEVE is funded by USAID in Tanzania to implement a four-year activity (October 2020 to April 2024) which aims: (1) to improve national- and community-level social welfare systems in order to sustain support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and families affected by HIV and (2) to strengthen the capacity of local organizations to deliver OVC services and (3) to deliver high quality OVC services and DREAMS interventions for AGYW 10-14 years.

Position Purpose:

  • The Health Informatics Developer under the supervision of the Senior Health Informatics Developer will assist to develop, manage, and maintain all data management systems including GIS mapping.
  • He/she will take part in doing requirements analysis for the systems to be developed internally and/or externally.
  • He/ she will also contribute to building capacity of the project and LPIP staff in data visualization, interpretation and promoting the culture of data use for decision making in the project.
  • Health Informatics Developer will be responsible to provide backend technical support to LPIPs and LIPs including troubleshooting and fixing bugs.
  • He/she will also take part in training staff on the use of the developed data systems for data collection and data management.
  • He/she will also be involved in technical documentation of the project which includes but not limited to Standard Operating Procedures, Data dictionaries, data mapping, API etc.
  • He/she will also be involved in data reviews and report preparations.

Responsibilities:

  • The Health Informatics Developer must develop a close working relationship with partners and LIPs.
  • He/she will be responsible for:
  • Assist Sr. Health Informatics Developer in development and maintenance of the project’s data systems
  • Provide system backend technical support to LPIPs and LIPs including troubleshooting and fixing system bugs
  • Generate data reports from the data management systems to provide to the program staff with outputs on time for daily, monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad hoc reports
  • Develop data systems and data documentation including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), data dictionaries, APIs
  • Liaise with the Sr. Health Informatics Developer and other members of the M&E team to coordinate and streamline information systems, mapping and project mHealth initiatives with M&E and Research activities of the project
  • Develop forms in DHIS2, run data quality checks and data downloads for required reports and data requests
  • Program tools in mobile apps and review them occasionally as needed to ensure efficient data capture
  • Provide necessary support to LPIPs on data management and reporting systems
  • Liaise with Senior Health Informatics Developer as necessary to ensure that the M&E Unit is meeting the data management needs of the program.
  • Other tasks as required

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Health Informatics or related field
  • Experience of working with DHIS2
  • Experience of developing native mobile apps is critical
  • Experience in national level work on health informatics (work with the MOHSW will be an added advantage)
  • Experience of working with electronic data management tools
  • Ability to develop data collections tool on mobile devices
  • At least 2 years work experience supporting data management systems
  • Knowledge of different database software
  • Excellent time management, peoples and partnership skills
  • Excellent writing, English and Kiswahili skills
  • Experience with PEPFAR 3.0 funded projects in Tanzania will be an added advantage
  • The candidate should have experience in training / workshop facilitation particularly for electronic data collection

Skills:

  • Ability to program in at least one programming language such as SQL, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, R, Python etc.
  • Proven skills in designing and building mobile applications including USSD applications
  • Proven ability to develop/customize DHIS2
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office especially using Ms. Excel for data analysis and visualization
  • Proficiency with MS Excel
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple teams, partner agencies and community members.
  • Availability and willingness to travel up to 30% time

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