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Public Health Specialist (Health Information Systems) – United States Embassy CDC Kenya Job Vacancy

The United States Embassy – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Kenya has a vacancy in Nairobi for Public Health Specialist (Health Information Systems). Will provide technical expertise to improve health information systems on which CDC Kenya and the Government of Kenya (GoK) – including the Ministries of Health (MOH) are collaborating in Nyanza Province.
The incumbent will oversee the development and implementation of systems that integrate data collection, processing and reporting. The incumbent will support GoK and PEPFAR partners to ensure that systems developed meet national standards and can be integrated with external systems based on international standards. S/he will also support PEPFAR partners in ensuring that the data collected by these systems can be disseminated appropriately for use
in improving efficiency in health service delivery using modern technology platforms.
The incumbent will also serve as the technical lead for the implementation of health informatics activities in Nyanza related to HIV/AIDS programs conducted by CDC Kenya and its partners in support of the PEPFAR interagency team and the MOH by applying both theoretical and practical knowledge of HIS evaluation strategies and research methodology to assess the design and functionality of health information systems to support HIV service delivery, surveillance as well as other monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
·         Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Public Health, Informatics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Statistics, mathematics, Epidemiology is required.
·         Five (5) years experience in managing health information for large programs based on advanced databases technologies of which three years should be in M&E of health programs, including quantitative measures.
·         Two years of supervisory experience or oversight of contracts/partners also required.
·         Level IV (fluent) English ability is required and Level III Kiswahili ability also required.
·         Must possess advanced knowledge and understanding of health informatics systems; program evaluation strategies and techniques as well as standard knowledge of HIV/AIDS, STD or TB prevention activities.
·         Must have expert knowledge of health delivery information systems.
·         Must have advanced knowledge of electronic mapping technology platforms and possess an ability to assess their performance.
·         Must have detailed knowledge of the health care system of Kenya.
·         Must possess advanced computer skills with experience for word processing, presentations and spreadsheets.
Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their application together with a detailed CV
and all relevant attachments via mail before November 17, 2010 to the following address:
Human Resources Office
Public Health Professional Positions
P. O. Box 606
Village Market
00621 Nairobi, Kenya

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