John Snow Inc (JSI) – Systems and Software Advisor

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Their specific responsibilities will include but shall not be limited to:

  • Support in the documentation and curation of documents required covering the actively used Malaria data systems.
  • Lead and support the development of the Malaria data points in the DHP(Afya-Ke) system in close collaboration with the digital health division.
  • Support the update and development of the existing Malaria bulletin dashboards,to ensure that all the necessary input by the stakeholder are included in the overall dashboard output.
  • Strengthen the Malaria dashboard dissemination strategies to ensure that the dissemination covers a wide range of stakeholders in the Malaria community of practice.
  • Lead and support the development and piloting of the Malaria Routine Data Quality Assessment (mRDQA) DHIS2 app, dashboards and metadata packages. .
  • Champion and support the interoperability activities involving the Malaria data collection systems to ensure a unified approach and data availability for the Malaria stakeholders.
  • Support the development, implementation and use of the Electronic Community Health Information System (eCHIS) in the selected counties, supplementing the work of MoH and other USAID partners within the space.
  • Support other CHISU HMIS tasks as required or assigned by the Resident Advisor.


  • A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the following disciplines is required: Information Systems, Health Informatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Biostatistics or a related field.
  • A masters degree is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in managing health information systems or disease surveillance information systems in a developing country is required
  • An understanding of Kenya’s HIS landscape, Kenya Health Information System (KeHIS) and Malaria digital tools is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in the digitization of health-related information systems is required.
  • Experience implementing USG programs or interventions is highly desirable.
  • Expertise in data exchange, in particular an understanding of standards and application methodologies relevant to a health information exchange such as OpenHIE and FHIR is required
  • Experience in applying a user-centered design approach to requirements gathering and applications development, including testing and quality assurance, is required
  • Agile software development experience, including expertise in web and/or mobile application development, web-oriented programming languages (e.g.,PHP, Java, Java Script).; Experience with online collaboration platforms such as Jira and GitHub;
  • In-depth knowledge of electronic medical records, aggregated data (e.g. DHIS2) and other systems used to collect, manage, report and use data
  • Expert in the use of database management systems (e.g. MS-Access , Postgresql or MySQL)
  • Ability to engage key stakeholders, manage expectations, as well as plan and coordinate tasks and deliverables
  • Experience in successfully training, coaching, and mentoring government staff in use of information systems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work closely and in an integrated manner with a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to take initiative to produce expected results
  • Strong leadership skills to work independently and with limited direct supervision in managing day-to-day activities.






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