Social & Scientific Systems (S-3)

Management Information Systems Team Lead-Uganda

UG-Kampala
Job ID
2017-1693
Category
Research
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. The SSS team offers a synergy of expertise in clinical research services, epidemiology and public health studies, health data management and analysis, and program evaluation and policy analysis. Please join our dedicated staff of employee-owners in an environment that values diversity and supports health, well-being, and professional growth.

SSS is seeking a Management Information Systems Team Lead with prior experience supporting various health information systems in Africa/Uganda. In particular, SSS is seeking a candidate to function as Team lead for Management Information Systems/Database (MIS/DB) Expert component of its project to provide Strategic Information Technical Support (SITES) to USAID in Uganda.  SITES project information systems are supported within SSS’ Health Technology Solutions (HTS) Group. The position is fulltime in SSS’ office in Kampala, Uganda. 

This position is assigned to the SITES project to execute project tasks under the direction of the Deputy Chief of Party. The selected candidate will perform those tasks under the supervision of the SSS VP Technology in accordance with HTS standards and procedures.

Role:

MIS/Database Management Expert will be responsible for supporting quality improvement in the HMIS/DHIS 2, OVC MIS and any other relevant data flow systems.. S/he will be accountable for ensuring accurate and timely data exchange into the PEPFAR/OGAC system (DATIM)

Responsibilities

  • Works directly with the HTS VP, the Deputy Chief of Party, and USAID staff.
  • Lead the MIS/DB SITES staff and subcontractors to ensure coordination and collaboration for achieving project deliverables.
  • Lead the overall systems integration and implementation, develop a vision to build a decision support health information data warehouse.
  • Lead development of conceptual and logical database models to meet data integration, data warehouse & data visualization goals.
  • Develop detailed system requirements & design artifacts to guide the solution development team in building IT systems to meet project goals.
  • Develop conceptual dashboard design that incorporate various analytic visualization methodologies (drill down, filter’s, maps etc.)
  • Directs activities related to new systems development and modification of existing systems.
  • Lead collaboration meetings with internal & external stakeholders, develop systems development release plans adhering to SSS defined Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Train and mentor staff and external partners on existing and new systems
  • Adherence to IT data security policies and procedures to meet compliance
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or equivalent qualifications, with eight (8) years of experience (in addition to the 4 years requirement noted below), in IT, MIS, Database Management or related field; and
  • Four (4) years developing and/or managing health information systems

Desired Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge of managing medical records (specifically clinic registers and HMIS) and population based surveys such as AIDS Indicator Survey (AIS) and Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)
  • Must have experience with international development activities in Africa, and with organizations such as USAID, CDC, and Ministries of Health.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR strategic information reporting requirements, cycles and systems including DATIM, DHIS 2 is highly preferred
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR indicators, technical areas and interventions
  • Working experience in Uganda developing and/or managing health information systems proficiency in key programming languages and database management systems.
  • Prior hands-on experience in system programming and managing complex IT Systems and user support/training
  • Ability to solve problems independently
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills

SSS is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

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