Health Information Technology (HIT) Specialist/ IT specialist

Job by Ethiopian Public Health Institute


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Job Description

Duration of Contract: For 1 year, with possibility of extension subject to performance

Number of position: 1

Report to: TB & HIV Research Directorate


Ethiopian Public Health Institute would like to invite qualified and experienced candidates for Health Information Technology (HIT) Specialist position. The role holder will serve as a senior technical adviser to the Director of TB & HIV Research Directorate at EPHI. S/he will be a focal person on the Health Information Technology (HIT) implementation programs and projects at TB & HIV Research Directorate.  The HIT specialist is expected to work in collaboration with EPHI ICT unit, EPHI National Data Management Center (NDMC) and other relevant divisions and units within EPHI. S/he requires both technical and leadership skills to address the complex and emerging needs of the directorate’s TB & HIV related surveillance and public health research goals. In addition, the job holder is required to have an excellent communication skill and be able to attend meetings and workshops with various stakeholders including HIV CBS Technical Working Group (TWG) and other required forums.

Duties and Responsibilities:

.  Oversee, coordinate, and facilitate overall activities related to HIV Case-Based Surveillance Information Systems including REDCap database management and data visualization system (including Power BI) at national and sub-national levels.

. Coordinating and facilitating training on HIV Case-Based Surveillance Information Systems REDCap and Data visualization using PowerBI

.  Facilitating site-level mentorship and Technical Assistance on systems management, data entry, data backup and related HIV CBS HIS activities

.  Undertaking system configurations such as application and database servers, network, data collection tablets and computers

.  Regular monitoring of HIV CBS data security and confidentiality per the EPHI data management and security policy

.  Addressing any issues related to troubleshooting REDCap, Open HIM and Power BI systems at EPHI

.  Defining specifications and requirements for IT supplies, work closely with data management and IT focal person in managing the role-based access control and user management

.  Monitoring and generating regular REDCap audit reports and recommend technical and administrative controls to mitigate gaps on the audit findings

.  Establishing a data visualization platform and developing  issue tracker in close collaboration with TA providers

.  Gathering issues from end-users and work with TA providers to address and oversee system functionality daily

.  Responsible to create access as per user specific role and through password protected pathways as established by EPHI policy and procedure, define user right, ensure data security and confidentiality  at rest, in motion and during use at all levels

.  Setting up networks, updating old software and hardware, and implementing data security systems

.  Work on HealthNet VPN implementation and use at facility level in collaboration with MOH and regional health bureaus.

Required Skills

.  Working knowledge of relevant operating systems, including Windows Server and Linux based Operating Systems, Software development and management tools and an intermediate skill in computer programming

.  Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills

.  Keen attention to detail

.  Good organization, time management and prioritization

.  Efficient troubleshooting abilities

.  Effective communication skills, including speaking, writing and active listening

.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills

.  Exhibit a can-do attitude, strong interpersonal skills, including good relationship-building skills, and the ability to communicate with all levels of employees

.  Excellent internal/external customer service skills, ability to be flexible, and work both independently, and as part of a team

.  Possess and maintain excellent time management, strong analytic, organization, and prioritization skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills

.  Ability to multitask and work on tight timelines

.  Ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations effectively and professionally

Job Requirements

.  MSc or Bachelor’s degree in information technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering  or related field

.  8 years and above relevant work experience

.  Familiarity with best practices around IT security and local area network maintenance  

.  Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

.  PC hardware management and troubleshooting experience a plus

.  Excellent organization and coordination skills

.  Ability to work well under pressure and within tight timelines

.  Ability to multitask in a cross functional environment

.  Ability to prioritize workload and consistently meet deadlines

.  Strong communication and facilitation skills

.  Possess strong behavioral skills: attention to detail, pro-activeness, inquisitive, analytical thinking, etc.

How to Apply

 Note:- Interested applicants can register in Online through only   send their CVs and relevant documents at the address given below within 10 days from the first appearance of the announcement

Remarks: Please attach copies of transcripts, academic degree or recommendation letters together with the application.


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