Centre For Health Solutions – Kenya – Health Informatics Coordinator.

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Health Informatics Coordinator: CHS/HR/STP/HIC/01/2021

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 high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the position of: Health Informatics Coordinator  CHS/HR/STP/HIC/01/2021 

Reporting to the Strategic Information Advisor, the Health Informatics Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of HIS solutions that will lead to real-time data collection, submission and sharing and support Health Systems in CHS Shinda Tena project in Siaya County.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, deploy and support Electronic Medical Records Systems.
  • Design and maintain web-based data capture systems and reporting dashboards
  • Support the development of scripts for EMR data extraction and aggregation 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, IL, Ushauri, WebADIT and new KenyaEMR modules and Mlab
  • Support the development and operationalization of the POC EMR systems.

Person Specifications

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics or Information Technology or other relevant degrees. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 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)
  • 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 communications skills.

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CVs with contact details to vacancies@chskenya.org, clearly quoting the position you are applying for and reference number as indicated in the subject line. Applications close on Friday 12 November 2021. CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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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