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Public Health Specialist (Health Information Systems) Job in Kisumu – US Embassy

The United States Embassy – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Kenya has a vacancy in Kisumu for Public Health Specialist (Health Information Systems).
The incumbent will be located in Kisumu to provide technical expertise to improve health information systems in with the Ministries of Health Offices in Nyanza Province.
She/He will oversee the development and implementation of health information systems that integrate data collection, processing and reporting, including Electronic Medical Records technologies; implementation of District Health Information Systems (DHIS); and assist with other routine data systems.
S/he will support the MOH’s senior level staff and provincial/district health records and information officers on routine reporting for program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), data use and data quality.
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 open standards.
S/he will also support PEPFAR partners in ensuring that the data collected by these systems can be used to improve efficiency in health service delivery, disease surveillance and timely and accurate reporting to GOK and PEPFAR.
The incumbent will also serve as the technical lead for monitoring and evaluation and health information systems strengthening activities in Nyanza Province for all HIV/AIDS and TB programs supported by CDC Kenya and its partners.
S/he will support training and mentorship of GoK and partner monitoring and evaluation officers, system developers, data managers, health records officers and other staff to ensure quality data. In addition s/he will function as a member of the PEPFAR Strategic Information (SI) team and will oversee CDC implementing partners’ annual planning, target setting and reporting.
·         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 IV Kiswahili ability also required.
·         Must possess advanced knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation strategies and techniques as well as standard knowledge of HIV/AIDS, Malaria or TB programs.
·         Must have expert knowledge of health delivery information systems, especially the application of program management and the translation of evaluation data as it pertains to the improvement of program operations, guidelines, and policies.
·         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 June 30, 2011 to the following address:
Human Resources Office
Public Health Professional Positions
P. O. Box 606
Village Market
00621 Nairobi, Kenya

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