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Health Information Systems Specialist NGO Careers - Abt Associates

Organisation: Abt Associates
Funding Source: U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda

About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries. Abt seeks to implement a five-year project funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary: The Health Information Systems Specialist provides direction, leadership, and on-going assessment of the project’s health information system component.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will define health information systems needs and agree upon appropriate roles and responsibilities relating to collection, analysis, and use of health information
  • Offer technical assistance, training, database entry and software required to strengthen current systems
  • Render support in the development of policies to govern HIS systems more efficiently and effectively in each district
  • Provide technical assistance to ensure that proper safeguards are in place for protection of personal data and prevention of inappropriate use of information
  • Assist in development of the databases as needed
  • Assist in the development of HIS that support health care providers and insurance coverage as appropriate

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Health Information Systems Specialist should hold a Master’s degree in information technology field, with additional IT certifications preferred
  • At least six years of experience working in information systems policy design and program implementation
  • Previous experience in advanced computer programming
  • Experience working with health sector information systems preferred
  • Experience working with e-health HMIS technologies a plus
  • Strong management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, multi-task

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are encouraged to send their updated resumes / CVs and application letters that provide details of the applicant’s specific qualifications via Email to Please clearly include the position title in the subject of the E-mail.

Deadline: 25th May, 2016

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