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Capacity Building and Data Warehouse Senior Technical Managers Jobs in Kenya

Background Information:
Established in 1971, Futures Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well- being of people around the world.
Futures Group provides HMIS support to the Government of Kenya (GoK) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Under a new contract, the Futures team provides a range of technical assistance including:
  • support for the continued development and implementation of the national HMIS strategy; improving information flow
  • to guide policy and program decisions; facilitating interoperability between disparate HMIS including specific efforts to

  • harmonize and integrate laboratory, pharmacy, and electronic medical records (EMR) sub-systems; and developing a data warehouse.
Position: Capacity Building Senior Technical Manager
Reports to: Chief of Party
Position Summary:
The Capacity Building Senior Technical Manager will advise and provide technical expertise to the Chief of Party, and broader project team.
This individual will lead the project’s strategy for and implementation of supportive supervision, mentorship, and training; including the development of training curricula, teaching aids, slides, support DHIS, data warehouse and EMR roll-out for key stakeholders and partners including Division of HMIS, NASCOP, Technical Working Group (TWG) members, local partner treatment facilities, and other implementing partners.
The Capacity Building Senior Technical Manager is also expected to have working knowledge of IQCare-EMR, DHIS, data warehousing and IQTools along with other components of IQSolutions or other similar EMR solutions within the Kenyan setup.
The work requires innovation, often with very little guidance. There is an organizational reliance on the knowledge, initiative and experience of the Capacity Building Senior Technical Manager. Work is very technical in nature and knowledge is specialized.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Expert knowledge in IT domains and ability to design and conduct trainings on related topics
  • Expertise in facilitation and training for various target audiences including technical experts (i.e. data entry specialists / data analysts) and policy makers
  • Knowledge of various EMRs, and database development in Kenya
  • Minimum academic qualification is a university degree with some bias toward technology or education/curriculum development. Master in public health and project management is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developing training materials and delivering training to technical and non-technical audiences for a minimum of 5 years.
Skills and Knowledge:
  • A broad and extensive knowledge of IT principles, methods and techniques; analytical skills and superior knowledge of project management principles to manage projects and work with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Oral and written communication skills are required to communicate technical information to audiences with varying levels of technical expertise as referenced above
  • Good writing skills are required to design capacity building strategies and implementation plans and develop training curricula.
  • Strong understanding of public health information systems in Kenya, including EMRs and database development
  • Experience with varied training approaches and methodologies.
  • Proven experience facilitating training events.
  • Ability to synthesize information and utilize communication approaches to disseminate that information.
  • Analytical skills are required to conceptualize the development of IT architectures and frameworks
Essential Functions:
  • Provides technical advice to senior management regarding capacity building strategy and implementation plan for various target audiences.
  • As an EMR solution, DHIS, and data warehouse key mover, identifies new facilities to be supported with the EMR, DHIS and data warehouse solution, and corresponding resources (Human, hardware and infrastructure) support; and training needs.
  • Leads in getting feedback from EMR, DHIS installations in various facilities.
  • Develop training curricula and presentations and designs and facilitates EMR, DHIS, Data warehouse trainings
  • In collaboration with the HMIS TWG, organize and implement activities such as workshops, on the job training and sharing of good practice that provide capacity building opportunities to Health care workers and staff of local institutions to enhance institutional effectiveness
  • Coordinate and build capacity of health care workers from GoK, partner organizations and Futures Group in health Information systems (HMIS), in leadership, strategic planning, partner and stakeholder coordination, human resource, EMR and database development.
Position: Data Warehouse Senior Technical Manager
Position Summary:
The Data Warehouse Senior Technical Manager will advise and provide technical expertise to the project.
This individual will lead the project’s strategy for and implementation of the data warehouse, define the business and information requirements, resolve high-level business and information issues, coach the team in the development of the data warehousing solution, provide continuity in all major data warehousing solution decisions, and determine how technology can be applied to meet the client’s needs.
Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:
  • Demonstrated experience designing, developing, deploying or maintaining a data warehousing project.
  • Demonstrated experience with requirements gathering, documentation, and conceptualization of solutions.
  • A university degree in computer science or information technology or any related discipline is required as a minimum, post graduate qualification and /or relevant certification courses will be an added advantage
  • A maximum of 5 years’ relevant experience is required
  • A broad and extensive knowledge of IT principles, methods and techniques; analytical skills and superior knowledge of project management principles to manage projects and work with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Broad understanding of the enterprise architecture concepts.
  • Good writing skills are required to develop and articulate data warehouse strategy and implementation plan and present ideas to various audiences.
  • Strong understanding of public health information systems in Kenya, including EMRs.
Essential Functions:
  • Provide essential skills in Health Integrated Enterprise (HIE) to foster EMR coding of information for interoperability with the data warehouse
  • Lead the information gathering and documentation process in consultation with the Ministries of Health
  • Prepare a conceptual/logical design of a national health data warehouse and identify data sources
  • Define the hardware and infrastructure setup both at the data warehouse level and at client node level for effective data access
  • Determine/ propose the protocol to be used to ‘anonymize’ on upload and ‘de-anonymize’ on download of patient level data, and be able to lead consensus building sessions for the same
  • Lead in development of data warehousing standards and SOPs on uploading, storage and retrieval of data
  • Come up with strategies to create awareness on the use and promote the utility of the data warehouse
Interested qualified candidates are requested to submit a letter, a resume and names of three references to futuresgroupcareers@gmail.com by 6th of May 2011.

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