Health Informatics Officer Job in Kenya

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Health Informatics Officer Job in Kenya

Health Informatics Officer: CHS/HR/STP/HIO/01/2023

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence-informed solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

CHS is currently sourcing for a high-calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Health Informatics Officer based in Siaya County: –

Overall Job Function

Reporting to the Health Informatics Lead, the Health Informatics Officer will be responsible for the implementation of solutions that will lead to real-time data collection, submission, sharing and support of Health Systems in Shinda Tena Project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, deploy and support Electronic Medical Records Systems
  • Design of reporting dashboards.
  • Support in extracting and aggregating data for program progress monitoring and reporting through the DATIM and MOH system (DHIS).
  • Support the uploading facility EMR data into the National Data Warehouse (NDWH).
  • Design, develop and implement web-based and mobile health solutions to facilitate real-time data transmission and report sharing.
  • Support EMR data cleaning and monitoring of daily data entry into the systems.
  • Design, development, deployment and support of electronic systems for patient monitoring, as well as the aggregate database for program monitoring and reporting to MOH and donors.
  • Implementation of solutions that will lead to real-time data collection, submission and sharing

  • Hardware and network setup and maintenance.
  • Write programming scripts to perform automated data accuracy checks and generate reports of any identified inconsistencies.
  • Generate monthly data summaries to help track and inform on program performance.
  • Support the roll-out of eHTS, eVMMC, eCommunity ART, WebADIT and expansion of EMR to additional sites.
  • Implementation of the interoperability layer.
  • Support the roll-out and operationalization of the POC EMR systems
  • Support in the design, development and maintenance of other program databases/ systems such as Ushauri and Mlab.
  • Any other related duty that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Person Specifications

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or other relevant degrees
  • A minimum of four years experience in supporting HIS solutions that are used in HIV programs in Kenya
  • Experience in the design, programming and administration of transactional databases (MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL)
  • Experience in the Windows Server and Linux Server Administration
  • Experience in networking & hardware maintenance
  • Experience in designing, developing, implementing and maintaining knowledge management systems that facilitate data use for decision making
  • Demonstrable experience in the development and implementation of web and mobile-based solutions.
  • Experience in Electronic Medical Records’ development, implementation and support
  • Experience in programming skills in PHP, JavaScript CSS, XML, net (C#, ASP)
  • Working knowledge of DATIM & PEPFAR reporting systems Ability to work effectively in a busy, high-pressure team environment
  • Ability to prioritize workload and demonstrate outcomes on strict deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to clearly indicating the subject title by 5.00 PM Tuesday, March 12, 2023.

Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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