I-TECH Implementation Coordinator, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Implementation & Interoperability Mgr, and Technical Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Background:

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a US government-funded project that supports the development of HIV/AIDS care and treatment training initiatives in 25 resource-limited countries acutely impacted by the global AIDS epidemic. 
With an international annual budget of approximately $50 million, I-TECH currently supports 10 international offices and approximately 250 international and domestic staff.

Mission:

The Kenya office is committed to providing technical assistance and support for the development of capacity for the use and maintenance of Electronic Medical Record Systems in Kenya. 
The office works in close collaboration with the Kenya Ministry of Health and other stakeholders, the US Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Global Aids Program (CDC/GAP).

Implementation Coordinator


Management & Supervision: None
Department: I-TECH Kenya – Technical
Supervisor: Implementation and Interoperability Manager
Duty Station: Field Office
Reporting & Supervision: Direct Report/Primary Supervisor: Implementation and interoperability Manager

Summary:
  1. The implementation coordinator will be responsible for the hands-on implementation of Electronic Medical Record Systems, in collaboration with the Ministry Of Health and other implementing partners. 
  2. Under the guidance of the Implementation and Interoperability Manager, he/she will be charged with working with MoH to develop and operationalize the regional support structures for EMR Systems.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Liaise with the implementing partners, regional teams and health facility leadership to execute the implementation plans developed for EMR systems’ roll out.
  • Work with the regional teams and health facilities to identify and understand their needs.
  • Administer the assessment, prioritization and preparation of health facilities.
  • Administer the installation of EMR systems at health facility level.
  • Together with the Ministry, monitor the implementation plans developed for each region and health facility and document progress.
  • Participate in regional Ministry activities that relate to the use of EMR systems
  • In collaboration with the Ministry and Training team, develop and execute plans for building capacity at facility and regional levels to use and administer EMR systems.
  • Develop additional functionalities required in the EMR systems.
  • Conduct system training and provide onsite and remote support and troubleshooting.
Required Education, Training & Experience:
  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Information technology
  • Experience working with programming languages (especially Java)
  • Experience working with SQL Databases
  • Experience deploying information systems
Desired Skills & Qualifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Kenya Health information system
  • Ability to travel nationally
  • Ability to manage time well and handle multiple installations simultaneously
  • Experience implementing systems in the health sector
  • Command of an open source EMR
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Department: I-TECH Kenya – Technical
Supervisor: Country Director

Summary:
  1. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will lead the overall M&E strategy for the project.
  2. The M&E advisor will provide technical assistance to the project in the design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning strategies that help monitor the extent to which the project is meeting its objectives and delivering intended outcomes. 
  3. S/He will promote learning and the dissemination or key lessons and findings to all relevant stakeholders including Government of Kenya and the CDC.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Work with I-TECH Kenya Country Office and HQ teams to develop and implement the project Monitoring & Evaluation plans.
  • Serve as M&E technical expert in working groups and other meetings.
  • Contribute to overall project work plan and budgeting processes
  • Prepare briefs and reports to the project management team on progress of project implementation to strategically inform decisions making.
  • Participate in evaluation of project outcomes
  • Collect relevant data to measure progress against the Strategic Outcomes and periodic reporting requirements
  • Coordinate with HQ Quality improvement team
  • Prepare high quality program progress reports in line with donor requirements, highlighting achievements, milestones and challenges.
  • Document best practices and success stories and prepare documentation for publication purposes.
  • Based on continued expansion of the I-TECH program, revisions may be made to the above job responsibilities
Required Education, Training & Experience:
  • Degree in Public Health or a related field
  • Relevant training with focus on monitoring and evaluation
  • At least 5 years direct experience in designing and implementing M&E Activities for health programs in Kenya, preferably USG funded
  • Demonstrated technical skills for designing and evaluating health projects
Desired Skills & Qualifications
  • Familiarity with Electronic Medical Record Systems
  • Proficiency in computer use: MS Word, MS Excel and statistical packages including SPSS, EPI info or STATA
  • Experience of working within a project environment( USG Funded) and Ministry of health
Implementation & Interoperability Manager

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Department: I-TECH Kenya – Technical
Supervisor: Deputy Country Director &Senior Technical Advisor
Management & Supervision: Implementation and Interoperability coordinator
Summary:
  1. The Implementation and Interoperability Manager will play a critical role in the coordination and management of the implementation of information systems used in the Kenyan Health Sector. 
  2. S/he will serve in a team leadership capacity while guiding technical input from various resources to a team of developers and implementation coordinators implementing integrated system projects. 
  3. S/he will work with MoH in designing plans, workflows and providing solutions to challenges experienced during implementation.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Manage complex projects focusing on health information system development, implementation and evaluation,
  • In liaison with MoH, manage implementation of Electronic Health Record systems in health facilities, complete with interoperability amongst facility based and national health information systems.
  • Directly supervise up to four implementation coordinators to ensure implementation of systems in health facilities meet work plan objectives and timelines.
  • Provide technical support as required to the Ministries of Health and other partners in implementing standards based health systems.
  • Provide technical support as required to the documentation and implementation of interoperability protocols
  • Ensure strong communication and coordination with technical resources in the U.S.
  • Provide technical oversight to constant improvement to electronic health record systems.
Required Education, Training & Experience:
  • Masters Degree in Information Systems (or a related field.)
  • Extensive knowledge or information technology concepts and principles, theories and functions of computer systems.
  • Experience with multi-site deployment of technologies or information systems
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects, including developing and managing work plans
  • Knowledge of electronic medical records and system interoperability.
  • Training in project management.
Desired Skills & Qualifications
  • Experience with Health information systems (experience in the Kenya setting will be an added advantage)
  • Command of an Open source EMRS systems (knowledge of Open MRS will be an added advantage)
  • Five years of experience in Java development
  • Ability to solve difficult technical and operational problems where solutions may be of a precedent-establishing nature
  • Ability to work with distance-based teams
Technical Advisor – Standards

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Department: I-TECH Kenya – Technical
Supervisor: Deputy Country Director & Senior Technical Advisor – I-TECH Kenya
Management & Supervision: none

Summary:

The Technical Advisor – Standards will be responsible of coordinating the efforts towards the development of standards for health information systems, specifically standards for Primary Health Care systems, Laboratory Information Systems, Pharmacy Information System and DHIS interoperability.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Act as a liaison between I-TECH, Ministry Of Health and implementing partners in the development of standards for PHC, LIS, PIS and DHIS.
  • Liaise with Ministry Of Health, stakeholders and I-TECH’s technical team in defining the technical specifications, format and content of Information Systems standards.
  • Review a wide scope of literature relating to health information standards and incorporate relevant knowledge into evolving documents.
  • Work with Ministry Of Health to apply the developed standards into policy and develop systems for the enforcement of health information system standards.
  • Recommend and repackage the standards into usable formats that promote conversion from technical documents into end user-friendly formats.
  • Together with Ministry Of Health, guide the dissemination and use of standards by the end users.
  • Review published standards and documentation materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format and content
  • Other duties as assigned.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Required Education, Training & Experience:
  • Masters Degree in Information Systems / Technology (or related technical degree)
  • 5 years experience in developing technical documents for information systems
  • Experience working with health information systems
  • Knowledge of terminologies used in Health and Health informatics
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Kenya Health information system
Application Procedure: 
Applicants should email their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter indicating why they are interested in and qualified for the position and the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities to a Search Committee. 
All communications relating to applications for this position should be addressed to: 
The Recruitment Team, Preferred Personnel Africa, Saachi Plaza, Argwings Kodhek Road, Opposite Radar Security, Block A5 email address: cvs@preferredpersonnel.co.ke
Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject matter of the email. 
Applications should be received by 18th June 2012. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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