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Republic of Kenya
 
Ministry of Public Health And Sanitation
 
East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project
 
Vacancy Announcement
 
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the three positions shown below.
 

Terms of Reference for Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) Officers for the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project Satellite Laboratories
 
Background:
 
Kenya is among the five countries participating in the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project financed by the International Development Association (IDA). 

This five year project aims to support a network of efficient, high quality, accessible public health laboratories for the diagnosis and surveillance of TB and other communicable diseases.
 
The project aims to effectively use ICT to improve the quality of Data generated, facilitate the sharing of information and promote e-learning and knowledge sharing amongst the satellite labs supported by the project. 

This includes the design, development and expansion of Laboratory Information Systems(LIS) or District Hospital Management Systems(which contains LIS) as well as the deployment of hardware and Local Area Networks. 

To achieve this, the project intends to recruit three ICT professionals to be deployed as ICT officers in its Busia, Wajir and Malindi District Public Health Laboratories
 
Scope of Work:
 
The overarching objective of the assignment is to support installation and operation of ICT systems (including Laboratory Information Systems) within the laboratory and hospital facility to ensure timely reporting of required information and promote knowledge sharing through information sharing and e-learning.
 
Specific responsibilities of the ICT Officer will include:
1.          Install /configure, operate, and maintain ICT hardware and software systems and related infrastructure within the Hospital.
2.          Implement, administer and maintain the network infrastructure including technology needs assessment and maintenance of network security.
3.          Manage all computing services within the satellite hospitals including service specification, user support and training, installation, and preventive maintenance.
4.          Train the satellite laboratory users and provide support for proper use and access of networked resources and services, including installed applications.
5.          Participate in the implementation of computerized laboratory information systems/Hospital Management Systems. Act as first level support for troubleshooting of such systems. Liaise with the Vendor/ National level for 2nd level support and SLA Management.
6.          Implement a localized asset management system for both ICT and non-ICT equipment
7.          Supervise Service Level Agreements with Internet Service Providers
8.          Resolve technical problems with hardware, software and telecommunications which could negatively impact service delivery.
9.          Ensure provision and maintenance of all office equipment, supplies, fittings and services and all relevant software licenses and permissions.
10.       Ensure consistency of and compliance with data protection regulations in accordance with the Health sector ICT guidelines.
11.       Perform any other relevant tasks assigned by the District Medical Officer of Health and Satellite Hospital Medical Superintendent.
Qualification:
·                     University degree, in computer science/Information Technology/ Electronic Engineering from a recognized institution.
·                     Professional certifications in Databases and networking will be an added advantage
Experience:
·                     At least three (3) years experience in IT systems management and hands-on expertise with Servers, Databases, Wired and Wireless Networking equipment VSATs, WANs, LANs and web technologies.
Skills:
·                     Hands on experience in the set up and management of databases
·                     Good systems (Hardware and Software) and network trouble shooting abilities.
·                     Good Understanding of Networking principles - design, implementation and maintenance
Reporting: The incumbent will report and work under the overall supervision of the District Medical Officer of Health and the Medical Superintendent of the Satellite Hospital.
 
Deliverables:
·                     Installation of Project related hardware and software completed within the next two quarters
·                     Complete technology needs assessment of network completed within a month after appointment
·                     Installed applications at the District Public Health Laboratory and Hospital at least two every quarter.
·                     Make Laboratory Information Management System fully operational for the health facility within 2 months of appointment and maintain it there after
·                     Submission of Quarterly progress reports to the National ICT focal person, Satellite Hospital Superintendent and District Medical Officer of Health every end of quarter.
Duration of Contract: One (1) year contract renewable based on performance and funding.
 
Duty Station: The ICT officer will be stationed in one of the three locations of Malindi, Wajir or Busia. 

Applicants should specify the location when applying for the position.
 
Compensation:
·                     As per Government of Kenya norms
·                     Job Group M consolidated amount from Ksh 64,090, 61,090, 55,290 for Malindi, Busia and Wajir respectively per month
·                     Gratuity allowance (31%) at the end of the contract
If you possess the above qualifications for any of the positions please send your application clearly indicating the advertisement, position and location for placement on the subject line of your letter and envelope, together with a detailed Curriculum vitae, testimonials, a daytime telephone contact and names and telephone contacts of three referees to reach us on or before 11th September, 2012 at 5.00pm East African Time to:
 
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation
Att: The Head
Human Resources Department
Ministry of Public Health & Sanitation
Afya House, Cathedral road
Room 314
Address: P.O. Box 30016-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
 
Tel: +254-20-2608366”
 
Only Shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

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