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Implementation Coordinator and Implementation Assistants Jobs in Kenya

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a US government-funded project that supports the development of HIV/AIDS care and treatment training initiatives in 25 resource-limited countries acutely impacted by the global AIDS epidemic.

With an international annual budget of approximately $50 million, I-TECH currently supports 10 international offices and approximately 250 international and domestic staff.

Mission: The Kenya office is committed to providing technical assistance and support for the development of capacity for the use and maintenance of Electronic Health Information Systems in Kenya.

The office works in close collaboration with the Kenya Ministry of Health and other stakeholders with support from PEPFAR through the US Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and CDC Division of Global HIV/AIDS (DGHA)

Implementation Coordinator

(Based in Nairobi region)

Position Summary:

The implementation coordinator will be responsible for the hands-on implementation of Electronic Medical Record Systems in central region, in collaboration with the Ministry Of Health and other implementing partners.

Under the guidance of the Technical Advisor, he/she will be charged with working with MoH to develop and operationalise the regional support structures for EMR Systems.

Primary Responsibilities
Liaise with the implementing partners, regional teams and health facility leadership to execute the implementation plans developed for EMR systems’ roll out.
Work with the regional teams and health facilities to identify and understand their needs.
Administer the assessment, prioritization and preparation of health facilities.
Administer the installation of EMR systems at health facility level.
Together with the Ministry, monitor the implementation plans developed for each region and health facility and document progress.
Participate in regional Ministry activities that relate to the use of EMR systems and related M&E activities.
In collaboration with the Ministry and Training team, develop and execute plans for building capacity at facility and regional levels to use and administer EMR systems.
Develop additional functionalities required in the EMR systems.
Conduct system training and provide onsite and remote support and troubleshooting.
Coordinate communication of user and testing feedback to the development team through consultation with the Technical Advisor Implementation and interoperability
Skills & Qualifications
Demonstrated knowledge of Kenya Health information system
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Experience working with MoH or other GoK sector
Ability to travel nationally
Ability to manage time well and handle multiple installations simultaneously
Attention to detail and ability to monitor data and analyze reports
Required Education, Training & Experience:
Minimum Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Information technology
Experience working with programming languages (especially Java)
Experience working with SQL Databases
Experience deploying information systems
Experience implementing systems in the health sector
Knowledge of OpenMRS development and implementation
Implementation Assistants (2) based in North Rift and Nyanza regions.

Position Summary:

The Implementation Assistant is responsible for the support of EMR implementations including documentation of facility and regional activities and monitoring of the implementation processes.

She/he reports to the implementation coordinator.

In collaboration with the implementation coordinator, she/he will be working with the MOH and other identified stakeholder groups.

Primary Responsibilities
Assist the implementation coordinator to,
Strengthen use and coordination of Kenya EMR activities
Support the Ministry to monitor the implementation and use of the Kenya EMR at health facilities.
Participate in regional Ministry activities that relate to the use of EMR systems
Strengthen capacity at facility and regional levels to use and administer the Kenya EMR.
Support the Implementation Coordinator to conduct system training and provide onsite and remote support and troubleshooting.
Provide technical support as necessary to the facilities in conjunction and consultation with the MOH, Implementation Coordinator and established Help Desk.
Support M&E activities relating to implementation of the Kenya EMR
Skills and Qualifications
Degree in Information Sciences or a related field.
Demonstrated competence in information system implementation and monitoring
Relevant training will be an added advantage
Experience working in the Kenya health sector will be an added advantage.
All applications should be sent to with a subject head of the position applied for. Postal Address is 2614-00202 Nairobi

The applications should be received by 1st of May 2013.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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