IT Jobs – Health Information Systems Analyst at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

Organisation: Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
About UVRI:
 The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to strengthen Institute capacity through the management and coordination of laboratory surveillance, epidemiology, public health evaluations and training in Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform Systems Requirements and Specifications (SRS) and Analysis to define the requirements of new and improved health information systems
  • Develop, maintain and keep up to date both Laboratory and Surveillance or Strategic information systems
  • Ensure information security, principles and practices
  • Work closely with UVRI scientists, researchers, project officers and MOH Officers to assess and identify health information systems needs and requirements
  • Work with the Strategic Information manager to provide a detailed description of the programming logic needed to convert user requirements into application system modules by developers and contractors
  • Identify methods for automating data management tasks, including reporting, and incorporate these into views of a data repository and a decision support system
  • Work closely with UVRI’s applications developers and database administrator to ensure that systems developed meet general application development standards giving priority to national systems that benefit a larger audience of providers
  • Ensure that the health information system needs of the Program are met in a cost effective manner
  • Support Information Systems that include HIVQUAL, LITS+ and HMIS
  • Make sure that all critical requirements for the system are met
  • Perform any other duties given by the Supervisor.  
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The applicant should posses a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Statistics, and Applied Sciences. A master’s degree or PG diploma in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • At least four years of progressively responsible experience in computer information systems for HIV prevention, treatment and surveillance systems, data management and application development
  • Professional seminars to expand knowledge, skills and abilities in software development and programming and HIV/AIDS practices, and procedures.
  • PEPFAR and agency-specific training in approaches to program design, implementation and reporting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of software development methodologies, project and data management is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of software development management, and quality assurance, Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of the government health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required.
  • Detailed working knowledge of HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results is required.
  • Problem solving, effective communication and advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently with minimum supervision, ability to work under time constraints in order to meet deadlines; ability to set priorities and make decisions on a variety of complex matters.
  • Organize, schedule, and coordinate activities and projects with the ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationships with teams and partners.
  • Ability to research and evaluate health information application and information systems software and learn new software and hardware packages in order to adapt to the rapid changes in technology . 
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a CV, including names of at least two work-related referees indicating their contacts with e-mail and phone numbers should be forwarded to the address to: The Director, Uganda Virus Research Institute P.O. Box 49 Entebbe, Uganda. Or hand delivered to his office on Plot 51-59 Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe Municipality, Uganda.
NB:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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