IT Global Fund Jobs – Information Communication Technologist Focal Person at Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry of
Health
Funding Source: Global Fund
Reports to: Team Leader
About US:
The Government
of the Republic of Uganda under the Ministry of Health has received funding
from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support among
other things recruitment of key staff to assist in improvement of the Health
Systems Strengthening (HSS) grant performance. The goals of the Health Systems
Strengthening grant are to:
·        
Strengthen the Procurement and Supply Management
(PSM) system
·        
Support improvements in the Management Information
Systems and Monitoring and          
·        
Support community involvement in the delivery of
health services
Additionally,
the National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) is under the department of the
National Disease Control (NDC) in the Ministry of Health. NTLP’s overall
functions are to establish country wide quality diagnosis and treatment
services for TB and Leprosy and to coordinate the implementation of TB and
Leprosy control activities. Under the National Program is a National TB
Reference Laboratory whose functions are; to provide technical guidance to all
TB diagnostic facilities and standardization of Laboratory TB and Leprosy provide
technical supervision and training of laboratory staff on TB and Leprosy
Diagnosis Techniques, Confirmation of drug resistant TB and provide follow up
culture and drug susceptible tests as a national referral facility. It also
supports coordinated drug resistant TB surveillance and technical support roll
out of new laboratory technologies and support their uptake and utilization. It
also carries out operational research activities.
Job Summary:  The Information Communication Technologist
Focal person will be responsible for providing Information Communication
Technology (ICT) database management and software, providing primary technical support
on Information Communication Technology (ICT) to the Regional Performance
Monitoring Team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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Responsible for coordinating the Information
Communication Technology (ICT) support to districts, facilities and
communities; operationalizing the national electronic database and preparing
electronic data input tools to help in strengthening capacity for data and
information management within under the region.
·        
Take part in support supervision visits to provide
training and ongoing mentoring to core information and management staff at
district, facility and community levels. The incumbent will perform regular
site visits to support records officers/data clerks and monitor data improvement
requirement, identify weaknesses, TA needs, lessons learnt, and best practices.
·        
Offer technical direction in the establishment of
district and regional electronic data and information hubs to capture
performance improvements and implementation of HSS and CSS programs in this
application.
·        
Develop electronic inventory systems to capture all
equipment.
·        
Study, recommend and participate in harmonization of
the software platforms for data capture, storage, analysis, sharing, linkage,
dissemination and utilization of stakeholder Management Information System
(MIS) that meets timelines for the Progress Update/Disbursement Requests (PU/DR)
and other required reports.
·        
Facility updates of the electronic systems and link
to FMIS and Ministry of ICT.
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Provides guidance for policy guidelines on standard
ICT operating procedures.
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In charge of installing and configuring computer
hardware operating systems and applications;
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Responsible for troubleshooting system and network
problems and diagnosing and solving hardware/software faults;
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Supporting the roll-out of new applications;
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Working continuously on a task until completion (or
referral to third parties, if appropriate);
·        
Rapidly establishing a good working relationship
with internal and external stakeholders;
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Testing and evaluating new technology
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by Team Leader
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelors of
Information Technology from a recognized university
·        
A minimum of three years of working experience in
ICT administration and support is required. Prior work experience with Arc
View, Health Map and use of GIS applications will be of an added advantage.
·        
Prior experience working in an ICT position in a
health related field is an added advantage.
·        
Computer knowledge in spreadsheets, statistical software,
computer programming, and all MS Office applications is a MUST.
·        
Competences in management, team building skills,
knowledge of- policies and guidelines that impact on Reproductive Health, Malaria,
HIV/AIDS and TB are preferred.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
addressed to the Permanent Secretary, MOH to the address below;
Ministry of
Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel
Road, Room D213, Block D, 2nd Floor.
P.O. Box 7272,
Kampala,
Kampala.
Uganda.
Deadline: 11th September 2015.
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