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Regional Coordinator Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Regional Coordinator
 
Background: I-TECH is part of a reputable global network within the Department of Global Health of the University of Washington which works in resource-limited settings to develop skilled health workforce and strong health systems for the prevention, care and treatment of infectious diseases
 
With an international annual budget of approximately $50 million, I-TECH currently supports 10 international offices and approximately 250 international and domestic staff. 

Mission: I-TECH Kenya is one of the agencies providing technical assistance and support to the Ministry of Health in Kenya to strengthen the national health system through collaboration with US Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and other Stakeholders.

I-TECH Kenya’s scope in supporting the Ministry of Health to strengthen its information systems covers; the development of capacity and maintenance of the electronic medical records, strengthening immunization programs by establishing an Electronic Vaccination Record system; Laboratory Information System strengthening; and strengthening surveillance systems and real-time surveillance

Position Summary: International Training and Education Centre for Health (I-TECH) Kenya is seeking a regional coordinator who will be responsible for the hands-on coordination , implementation, and meaningful use of Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMRs) and Lab Information Systems (LIS), by working in close collaboration with the Ministry Of Health and implementing partners at National and County level. 

The incumbent of this position will report to the Implementation and support manager, and will be required   to develop and operationalize the regional support structures for EMR Systems.  
Work location for this position is Western region, Kenya.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • To liaise with the implementing partners, regional teams and health facility management to execute the implementation plans developed for EMR & LIS systems’.
  • To work with the regional teams and health facilities to identify and understand their needs for system roll out and maintenance.
  • To prioritize, undertake a needs assessment and facilitate the health facilities for implementation.
  • To support the installation of EMR & LIS systems at health facility level.
  • To work with the MoH to monitor and report against implementation plans developed for the western region counties.
  •  To work with MoH and other partners to implement activities that supports MEANINGFUL USE of data from EMR and LIS systems.
  • Support well thought out efforts aimed at improving effective use of routine health information to primarily support delivery of healthcare services, as well as other regulatory and obligatory data uses as identified by the MOH.
  • To coordinate with MOH and implement capacity building activities on the use and administration of EMR and LIS systems at facility and county levels.
  • To ensure support Systems Administrator training is conducted and  onsite troubleshooting and remote support is provided.
  • To provide technical support that ensures optimal functioning of the EMR, LIS, hardware and networks at the health facilities through the Help Desk system.
Skills & Qualifications

Required Education, Training & Experience:
  • A  Bachelor’s Degree in Public health with strong concentration in Monitoring &Evaluation (M&E) and ICT, or A Bachelor’s degree in Information technology with strong skills in M&E and Public health information systems strengthening and use.
  • Basic knowledge and experience working with programming languages (especially Java)
  • Experience working with SQL Databases (especially ability to query, package data and conduct quantitative analyses)
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience deploying information systems (specifically Health IT information systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international and Kenya Health information system including relevant Government of Kenya policies and strategic plans.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and  strong communications skills
  • Experience and/or knowledge of MOH and other government  sectors
  • Ability to travel nationally
  • Ability to manage time well and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and ability to monitor data and analyze reports
Desired
  • Experience implementing and strengthening health information systems in the public health sector
  • Knowledge of OpenMRS (in full) and open source Lab Information Systems design and implementation
  • Experience supporting and implementing meaningful use of electronic medical records and lab information systems data.
Interested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter with a resume to the email address jobs@itech-kenya.org with a subject heading of Regional coordinator.

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