Database and Informatics Manager Non-profit Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)


Job Title:    Database and Informatics

Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Code: DIM X001


About US:

The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa
with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases through Research and Capacity
Development”. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment, Training, Research, Laboratory
services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab),
Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening Programmes.


Job Summary:  The Database and Informatics Manager will work
with targeted departments within the Ministry of Health (MoH) including: human
resource, health information, information and communications technology and
like-minded institutions, implementing partners/agencies and other key
stakeholders to improve the functionality and utilization of the integrated
human resource information system (iHRIS). Additionally, the Database and Informatics
Manager will support the implementation of transparency and accountability information
systems including data visualization dashboards, ETL (extract, transform and
load) processes, and integration with existing health key information systems
such as DHIS2, iHRIS, etc. under the under the USAID – UHSS activity.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

the functionality and utilization of the integrated human resource information
system (iHRIS):

iHRIS reports and dashboards required by MoH to support health workforce
decision making in key processes such as audit, absenteeism, in-service training,
and recruitment.

the linkage of iHRIS to biometric system to manage health workers absenteeism, attendance,
and performance management.

iHRIS with other systems including but not limited to DHIS2.

MoH to implement new and/or enhance existing system functions/modules in iHRIS.

maintenance and training of iHRIS to MoH, implementing partners/agencies and other
system users.

support to improve the existing online in-service training and remote learning

the iHRIS training by linking it to online licensing with the examination
boards and professional councils.

service commissions for innovations and expanded use of technology in the
recruitment system at the central and regional recruitment hubs.

of transparency and accountability information systems:

dashboards and report interfaces to visualize and track key performance indicators

the ETL (extract, transform and load) engine to extract data from multiple
source systems, handle data validation and load into a central repository for
analysis and reporting.

closely with the project management team and stakeholders to integrate
dashboard with other related information systems such as DHIS2, iHRIS, etc.

with other streams to improve the HRH Inventory Tool and HRH PEPFAR database.

and apply technical skills, standards, and innovation to carry out project activities
that arise throughout the project using creative and results oriented outside
the box thinking.

other related activities and responsibilities as project need arises.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Database and Informatics
Manager job must hold a bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Information
Systems or equivalent

Five years
of working experience in an information systems environment

position requires advanced knowledge and expertise in: SQL query language, HTML
and JavaScript, UML design.

database management systems such as MS SQL or MySQL or PostgreSQL.

languages: PHP and/or Java (Java web-based applications) and/or Python.

services architecture such SOAP and/or RESTful.

of working with iHRIS and DHlS2 is highly desired.

of developing information systems dashboards preferably in the health sector
that capture data from more than 01(source) source system is highly desired.

written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to engage
clients and colleagues enthusiastically face to face, telephonically and via

to discern and communicate appropriate technical details to a non-technical audience.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their CVs, including details of
email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials
and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated
email address. Email your application and CV to


Key Notes:

IDI is
an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any
other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a
period of at least one year will be given priority.

sure that your application letter, CV (Not more than 4pages) and certificates
are attached as one PDF document.

the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your
application will not be considered.

Any form
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


The Senior Human
Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus College of
Health Sciences, Makerere University

P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda


Deadline:  10th February 2021


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