Health Informatics / Database Officer Non-profit Jobs – Pathfinder International

Job Title:   Health Informatics / Database Officer   

Organisation: Pathfinder International

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

Pathfinder International (PI) is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting high-quality comprehensive reproductive health services. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.

 

Job Summary:  The Health Informatics / Database Officer will add value to documentation of essential health reports and deliverables to ensure high quality and accurate information to organizational decision-makers; serve as project point of contact for designing multi-purpose database architecture, identifying automation opportunities and creating efficient process flows for complex data assets that will provide stakeholders with a comprehensive understanding of the issue being studied; design, implement and maintain database programs that enable users and managers to update, retrieve, and arrange data within a specific database; provide data analysis, interpretation, and consultation to maximize the use of Pathfinder administrative data in order to support needs of senior management and operational management.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and develop essential organizational reports using infographics and analyses to support strategic objective outcomes and facilitate decision making.
  • Design database architecture, coordinate with users and program manager to determine common needs and functions, writing database manuals, determine data organizational methods, provide technical support and train database users
  • Serve as project point of contact on the planning, design, and creation of complex data sets from national HMIS and DHIS2 with a strong understanding of data architecture, automation and efficient process design
  • Integrate data to produce descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics to provide insight into project performance and impact.
  • Working with data quality assessment and USAID SITES teams to apply data science principles, such as data cleansing, preparation, analysis, interpretation, and visualization.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current analytical methodologies and their use and application in departmental reports.
  • Leverages analytical and data visualization tools, such as Tableau, to improve efficiency and facilitate decision making.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer-related field (computer science/Informatics or mathematics or statistics) is required; Advanced degree is a plus
  • Three years of demonstrable experience within the Healthcare-IT industry and/or demonstrable IT-knowledge managing large data sets.
  • Flexibility to work within a multi-cultural interdisciplinary team across various project themes.
  • Ability to gather and present information to support project management and related documentation
  • Excellent ability to collaborate and communicate across departments and disciplines in-person and social media interactions.
  • Solid soft skills to include focus, curiosity, agility, humility, and communication.
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously.
  • Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment.

 

Organizational Competencies:

  • Project Planning, Management: Mastery-level skill in project planning and management.
  • Software Applications: Mastery of knowledge of Microsoft products, including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Languages: Advanced writing and speaking skills.
  • Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media, especially reports.
  • Influencing and Customer Service Skills: Advanced influencing and diplomacy skills. Advanced customer service skills.
  • Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Global and Cultural Effectiveness: Ability to communicate, collaborate with diverse stakeholders and achieve operational outcomes.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.
  • Strong knowledge of SQL, Java and Visual Basic in addition to training in specific database systems including DHIS2, MySQL, SAP, PeopleSoft and Oracle.

 

How to Apply:

All qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter indicating the job title in the subject line to the Human Resources Manager USAID/Uganda Family Planning (FPA) and a detailed CV indicating current and expected gross salary, telephone contacts and three of the most recent referees: preferably supervisors to ugandajobs@pathfinder.org

 

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