Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Palladium,Data Demand & Information Use Specialist/Computer Programmer Jobs in Tanzania



Closing date: 03 Mar 2017
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impa
ct possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.
Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
As part of the CDC-funded REACH project, Palladium seeks to recruit a well-qualified Data Demand & Information Use (DDIU) Specialist with experience in software development and health informatics. This project will focus on improving reporting and data management at the RHMT and Local Implementing Partner level for HIV service delivery, with the goal of improving data use in decision-making. By improving the quality and accessibility of data, the project is intended to improve the quality of health care in Tanzania and the information available for decision-making at the clinical and policy levels.
The DDIU Specialist/Computer Programmer will provide informatics and DDIU expertise for the health management information system components of the REACH project. She/he will report to the Strategic Information Advisor. Qualified candidates will have expertise in two or more of the following areas:
  • Conducting/managing capacity building needs assessments related to health information systems (HIS);
  • Data manipulation for decision making;
  • Training for data use;
  • Data Quality Assurance /Quality Improvement;
  • Electronic medical records;
  • Mobile technology for HMIS;
  • Microsoft technologies for the development of web and desktop solutions;
  • Programming languages such as Visual C#/VB, Java, JavaScript and PHP;
  • Ability to work in database management systems such as MS Access, MS SQL Server, MySQL and SQLite.
Responsibilities
  • Support the transformation and reporting of data from the project, RHMTs, and Local Implementing Partners.
  • Support the interpretation of data and for use to enhance decision making at all levels.
  • Participate in software design activities including coding, code documentation, unit testing, and debugging for HMIS and M&E Software tools.
  • Support operational research activities at the project level with the support from the Strategic Information Advisor.
  • Provide inputs and technical support in design and deployment of HMIS and M&E Tools.
  • Provide mentorship to RHMT and Local Implementing Partners in all HMIS and M&E activities.
  • Apply technical skills, standards, and innovation to carry out project activities.
  • Solve complex technical problems that arise throughout the project using creative and results-oriented outside the box thinking.
  • Any other duty as you may be assigned by the team lead.
Requirements
  • 3+ years of applicable work experience with health management information systems.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent (Advanced Degree preferred; relevant experience may be substituted).
  • Ability to communicate technical data to non-technical audiences
·         Expertise in at least two of the following areas:
·         Conducting/managing capacity building needs assessments related to health information systems (HIS);
·         Data manipulation for decision making;
·         Training for data use;
  • Data Quality Assurance /Quality Improvement;
  • Electronic medical records;
  • Mobile technology for HMIS;
  • Microsoft technologies for the development of web and desktop solutions;
  • Programming languages such as Visual C#/VB, Java, JavaScript and PHP;
·         Ability to work in database management systems such as MS Access, MS SQL Server, MySQL and SQLite.
·         Experience in Source Code Management TFS, GitHub.
·         Familiar with data import / export to / from various formats.
·         Knowledge and experience of data informed decision making and advocacy
  • Excellent time management, coordination, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Must be available for domestic travel.
  • Must be resident of Tanzania
How to apply:
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