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Health Informatics and Database Officer Kampala,Uganda-2020

Health Informatics and Database Officer Kampala. The Health Informatics / Database Officer will add value to the documentation of essential health reports and deliverables to ensure high quality and accurate information to organizational decision-makers
Health Informatics and Database Officer Kampala

Location: Kampala, Uganda

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Serve as project point of contact for designing multi-purpose database architecture, identifying automation opportunities and creating efficient process flows for complex data assets that will provide stakeholders with a comprehensive understanding of the issue being studied; design, implement and maintain database programs that enable users and managers to update, retrieve, and arrange data within a specific database; provide data analysis, interpretation, and consultation to maximize the use of Pathfinder administrative data in order to support needs of senior management and operational management.

Key Job Outcomes-Health Informatics and Database Officer Kampala

  • Create and develop essential organizational reports using infographics and analyses to support strategic objective outcomes and facilitate decision making.
  • Design database architecture, coordinate with users and program manager to determine common needs and functions, writing database manuals, determine data organizational methods, provide technical support and train database users
  • Serve as project point of contact on the planning, design, and creation of complex data sets from national HMIS and DHIS2 with a strong understanding of data architecture, automation and efficient process design
  • Integrate data to produce descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics to provide insight into project performance and impact.
  • Working with data quality assessment and USAID SITES teams to apply data science principles, such as data cleansing, preparation, analysis, interpretation, and visualization.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current analytical methodologies and their use and application in departmental reports.
  • Leverages analytical and data visualization tools, such as Tableau, to improve efficiency and facilitate decision making.

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies-Health Informatics and Database Officer Kampala

  • Flexibility to work within a multi-cultural interdisciplinary team across various project themes.
  • Ability to gather and present information to support project management and related documentation
  • Excellent ability to collaborate and communicate across departments and disciplines in-person and social media interactions.
  • Solid soft skills to include focus, curiosity, agility, humility, and communication.
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously.
  • Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies: 

  • Project Planning, Management: Mastery-level skill in project planning and management.
  • Software Applications: Mastery of knowledge of Microsoft products, including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Languages: Advanced writing and speaking skills.
  • Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media, especially reports.
  • Influencing and Customer Service Skills: Advanced influencing and diplomacy skills. Advanced customer service skills.
  • Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Global and Cultural Effectiveness: Ability to communicate, collaborate with diverse stakeholders and achieve operational outcomes.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.

Required Education, Training and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer-related field (computer science/Informatics or mathematics or statistics) is required; Advanced degree is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of SQL, Java and Visual Basic in addition to training in specific database systems including DHIS2, MySQL, SAP, PeopleSoft and Oracle.
  • A minimum 3 years of demonstrable experience within the Healthcare-IT industry and/or demonstrable IT-knowledge managing large data sets.

Other Information:

  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer

To ApplyCandidates who meet the above requirements should send a cover letter indicating the job title in the subject line to the Human Resources Manager USAID/Uganda Family Planning (FPA) and a detailed CV indicating current and expected gross salary, telephone contacts and three of the most recent referees: preferably supervisors to


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