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Senior Health Informatics Lead

Institute for Health Measurement Southern Africa (IHM)

This is a Full-time position in Lusaka posted 16/03/2022.

Senior Health Informatics Lead Jobs in Institute for Health Measurement Southern Africa (IHM) Lusaka vacancies in Lusaka at Institute for Health Measurement

# Job Description

Job Purpose

This role will provide health informatics and analytics technical leadership
and support to the project’s health information systems for routine
and survey data. This involves: providing and coordinating technical
assistance and capacity building in DHIS 2, power BI, Tableau and other
databases and statistical software used for MOH reporting, data analysis and
data visualization; designing and developing health-related data entry and
database applications; assisting program and/or design links between patient
level health service delivery software and aggregate databases, or between
project and national level databases; supporting analysis of large datasets;
leading capacity building in health informatics and data visualization, and
assisting with programming charts and other data display/visualization
products, and promoting easy access to these products, and enhancing the
capacity to perform custom analyses within project and MOH teams.

Academic & Educational Qualification

–>Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as Information Management, Data Analytics, Statistical Modelling, Informatics, Mathematics. MA or MS degree in a related field preferred; PhD degree in a related field a plus.
–>More than 10 years of experience with working in a fast-paced, test-driven, collaborative, and iterative development or public health environments.

Knowledge and Experience

–>More than 8 years of experience with relational databases, BI, and analytics tools, including SQL, Tableau, SASS, Palantir, or others.
–>More than 6 years of experience in delivering solutions that solve complex data analytics and surveillance problems and using quantitative approaches with a blend of analytical, mathematical, and technical expertise.
–>Knowledge of statistical and predictive modelling concepts or machine-learning approaches.
–>Knowledge of government public health approaches to surveillance systems and data architecture.
–>Ability to collaborate in a matrixed environment.
–>Possession of excellent analytical skills.
–>Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Skills and Competencies

–>Excellent and effective communication skills – verbal and written.
–>Ability to handle sensitive issues of a confidential nature with tact and professionalism.
–>Ability to collaborate with others to achieve agreed results and outcomes.
–>Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
–>Ability to manage time, set priorities and plan workload to meet objectives.

Key Result Areas Major Duties and Responsibilities

–>Lead the team in reviewing output and outcome indicator calculations in databases, drilling down of analysis to facility level, and export/import of data and information products between different software applications, while maintaining data integrity.
–>Lead the development and implementation of data quality control measures that will monitor accurate and complete capture of health program data.
–>Lead the development and ensure adherence to policies that ensure the security and confidentiality of MOH identifiable health data, including adherence to relevant national and international standards.
–>Develop strategies and activities to enhance health informatics use at all levels of the health system, particularly at facility level
–>Provide technical and strategic leadership for project health data analytics, informatics, reporting, and knowledge management
–>Lead the development and implementation of the health informatics strategy and performance management
–>Lead efforts on automated data pipeline needed to effectively and timely produce health informatics for both health practice improvement, and health program performance
–>Develop project health informatics system and tools need to generate health informatics products and capacity building of all relevant team members on the system
–>Ensure that the site resources are organized to achieve quality clinical data capturing and collation of all patient data and relevant clinical information into site level data, including QA/QI dashboards
–>Provide technical assistance to staff to support the reporting process including, validation and data integrity checks, use of data to monitor service usage and program outcomes
–>Direct monitoring of project performance against the work plan and targets, utilize data to improve project implementation, and disseminate project results
–>Lead the completion of all technical requirements, including tracking all program indicators and deliverables, and ensuring that all outcomes/objectives are met in accordance with project plan
–>Develop data collection and evaluation methodologies, including format design, project criteria and requirements, data compilation, relevancy and usage for users including training programs
–>Lead teams in the continuous analysis of data from the national repository, reports, and registers for purposes of knowledge discovery, identification of errors and the potential causes of those errors
–>Documentation: Lead and oversees the development of concept notes, data reporting templates and tables, job aids, user guides and standard operating procedures. Documents best practices in health informatics and disseminates appropriately.
–>Health informatics leadership and support: Communicate with, supporting, and guiding counterparts in MOH regarding their health database development, data visualization and improvement needs. Adapt existing health informatics tools and data capture systems to project-specific data collection and data dissemination needs and to ensure accessibility and usability of systems for MOH and implementing partner teams

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Interested applicants meeting the above-mentioned requirements should send
their job application letter and CV complete with 3 professional references as
a single document. Other documents to be included: NRC copy, copies of
Academic Qualifications and professional certificates. All documents should be
emailed to **** citing the Job Title in the subject provision.

Closing Date : 28th March, 2022.

Senior Health Informatics Lead Jobs in Institute for Health Measurement Southern Africa (IHM) Lusaka vacancies in Lusaka at Institute for Health Measurement

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