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NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF-Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Job Vacancies in Malawi (6 Openings)-2020

NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF seeks to fill the following positions:

  1. Position: NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF-Database Manager- Malawi Health Data Lake  

Direct Supervisor: Malawi Health Data Lake- Team Lead

Location: Lilongwe

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Summary of the Position: NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF

The Database Manager will join the Malawi Health Data Lake team and might lead a small team of database engineers/officers under the leadership of the Malawi Health Data Lake Team Lead. The incumbent will develop, manage and maintain a range of databases and data warehouses

NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF-Essential duties and responsibilities include:

•             Leading a team of database administrators/officers and continuous integration developers. This involves being available 24/7 to assist the team

•              Lead the design and implementation of database, application server and continuous integration architecture

•              Be part of architecture, IT and analytic teams to own and implement an end-to-end data strategy from data ingest to output into business tools.

•              Implement data governance framework to ensure significant business ownership over data assets and decision-making.

•              Carry out continuous investigations into improving the database, application server and continuous integration environments

•              Assist with the installation, configuration and upgrade of data lake and related databases

•              Assist the team for the installation, configuration and upgrade of the application server and continuous integration environments

•              Ensure that the DBA documentation set is updated and expanded where necessary

•              Take ownership of duties or requests allocated and professionally manage them through to completion or escalation.

Required Qualifications and key Competencies-NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF

•            Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or Health informatics or any related fields preferred

•              Minimum 5 years’ experience in Database administration, Database based system development or Administration

•              Proven experience in development and production database administrator roles

•              Replication / High Availability technologies included in Standard and Enterprise editions of the above product versions

•              In-depth experience of the following technologies

o             MYSQL,MS SQL, ORACLE, Power BI, NoSQL database development, 3rd party or open source ETL tools

•              Demonstrable experience of performance tuning and query optimization

•              Experience of the full Software Development Lifecycle, utilizing both Agile and Waterfall Project Delivery methods

Other Required Skills and abilities

•              Working knowledge of PEPFAR programs and health systems in Malawi.

•              Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.

•              Comfortable working long hours if needed

•              Ability to translate user requirements into functional specifications

•              Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral, presentation, written communication and analytical skills.

•              Experience in working effectively in a multidisciplinary environment.

•              Ability to work independently as well as within a team setting.

•              Able to create, motivate and hold accountable a high performing team

•              Highly organized, meticulous and reliable

 

Position:  Database Officer/Engineer

Malawi Health Data Lake  Direct Supervisor: Malawi Health Data Lake- Team Lead

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

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Job Summary: NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF

The Database Officer/Engineer will join the Malawi Health Data Lake team under the leadership of the Malawi Health Data Lake Team Lead.  The role will involve providing proactive and reactive Database Administration services to support developers, the internal Business Systems team and users.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

•              Ensure day-to-day availability of all SQL databases;

•              Ensure daily backups of all databases are done properly;

•              Conduct frequent DR failover and testing exercises across all DBs;

•              Work with the development team to build object Relational Mapping Classes for the Data Lake

Applications

•              Apply patches and upgrades as/when required;

•              Ensure the security of data is maintained at all times;

•              Regularly audit user access to all DBs;

•              Conduct daily routine tasks including health/sanity checks;

•              See to the regular and complete execution of all DB schedules, tasks and jobs;

 

Required Qualifications:NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF

 

•              Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or Health informatics or any related fields preferred (Fresh graduates are encourages to apply)

•              Data modeling, Database design, Capacity management, Database administration and Storage management practical knowledge

•              MYSQL, MS SQL, NOSQL and ORACLE practical knowledge

•              Solid object oriented programming practical experience in one of the major scalable languages

•              Demonstrable experience of performance tuning and query optimization

•              Experience of the full Software Development Lifecycle, utilizing both Agile and Waterfall Project   Delivery methods

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Key Competencies:

 

•              Working knowledge of PEPFAR programs and health systems in Malawi.

•              Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.

•              Comfortable working long hours if needed

•              Ability to translate user requirements into functional specifications

•              Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral, presentation, written communication and analytical skills.

•              Experience in working effectively in a multidisciplinary environment.

•              Ability to work independently as well as within a team setting.

•              Able to create, motivate and hold accountable a high performing team

•              Highly organized, meticulous and reliable

 

Position Details

  1. Job title:  DevOps Manager  

Reports to:  HIS –Project Director

Location:     Lilongwe

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Job summary-NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF

The DevOps Manager will work with cutting-edge tools and employ modern strategies such as continuous deployment, build automation, observability, and high availability optimizations to lead the transition from traditional application and service deployment to automated build and deployment services. A passion for learning new tech and the ability to multi-task and deliver on tight deadlines will ensure your success. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the role that involves deep knowledge of both the application and the services being deployed and will also believe that automation is a key component to operating large-scale systems.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a primary point-of-contact responsible for the overall development, performance, and capacity planning of all EMR services
  • Design a robust auto build and deployment architecture for all our sites across Malawi with the ability to rollback
  • Manage Version control and standardization across all sides.
  • Partner with Product and Development teams to deploy new services and features to all the sites
  • Gain deep knowledge of our complex applications and infrastructure
  • Assist in the roll-out and deployment of new product features and installations to facilitate our rapid iteration and constant growth
  • Develop tools to improve our ability to rapidly deploy and effectively monitor custom applications in a large-scale mixed-OS environment
  • Find creative and innovative ways to automatic deploy applications in unstable connectivity Wide Area Network
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure that platforms are designed with “operability” in mind
  • Function well in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Mentor more junior team-members to up level skills and design for best-practices and horizontal scalability.
  • Work cross-functionally with adjacent teams to reuse technologies, share code, and set both standards and best practices.

 

       Required Qualifications and key Competencies

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Engineering, or related technical discipline
  • 5+ years of experience working in DevOps, software development, or network management
  • 5+ years of experience with troubleshooting in Unix/Linux or Windows
  • 5+ years of experience in network, server, and application-status monitoring
  • Programming skills (Python, Perl, Ruby, Node, Java/Scala, C++ or C#)
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix or Windows administration and scripting
  • Experience with automation and configuration management using either Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, or an equivalent
  • Source, build/release, and configuration management in a continuous integration & delivery environment

 

Other Required Skills and abilities-NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF

  • Working knowledge of PEPFAR programs and health systems in Malawi.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.
  • Comfortable working long hours if needed
  • Ability to translate user requirements into functional specifications
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral, presentation, written communication and analytical skills.
  • Experience in working effectively in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team setting.
  • Able to create, motivate and hold accountable a high performing team
  • Highly organized, meticulous and reliable
Position: NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF-ILI/SARI/TB Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Reports to: Director, SI&E  

Location: Lilongwe

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Position Summary:NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF

The ILI/SARI/TB Monitoring & Evaluation Manager is a well-trained, proactive and self-motivated individual who under the direct supervision and guidance of the Director, SI&E will lead and provide state-of-the-art technical expertise to support program teams in monitoring and evaluating the implementation EGPAF’s influenza like illnesses/Severe Acute Respiratory/TB projects through development and utilization of a robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) platforms to track progress over time and ensure the optimum use of data for decision making.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

M&E Planning, Data collection, Usage and Data Quality

  • Develops and implements overall integrated M&E plan/framework for EGPAF Malawi ILI/SARI/TB programs through utilization of efficient and effective tools and systems for data collection, storage, analysis and visualization
  • Leads the development and design of the tools and report formats including adaptation for digital platforms and use of MOH EMRS
  • Conceptualize and execute advanced analyses which fully leverage the vast array of data assets available in country, both internal and external to EGPAF to improve use of ILI/SARI/TB data.
  • Strengthen EGPAF’s M&E frameworks and systems for both collecting and using data at all levels.
  • Provide support with the adoption, integration and/or interoperability with other systems of electronic medical records (e.g. Point of care EMRS, eMastercard Applications, COVID-19 EOC platforms and lab etc)
  • Ensures integrity and accuracy of all ILI/SARI/TB collected data and systematic data audit and follow up on action items.
  • Lead in the design and implementation of ILI/SARI/TB surveillance systems
  • Adapt and implement tools and techniques to improve the quality and use of data for decision making.
  • Develop and implement a plan to improve M&E system for the ILI/SARI/TB programs at central and district levels.
  • Ensure Technical team develop log frames, monitoring and evaluations for innovations and pilot interventions to systematically inform scale up
  • Drafts M&E sections of all donor reports, which includes extensive analysis of routinely collected data against preset targets and programmatically meaningful denominators
  • Liaise with Evaluations and Technical team to document best practices and lessons learned across the programme for internal and external application
  • Manage M&E Officer(s) by overseeing implementation of their individual annual work plans and ensuring their professional development
  • Carry out any additional duties as assigned by SI&E Director.

 

Essential Management/Leadership skills

  • Management experience in M&E
  • Oversee the development and day-to day implementation of project’s work plans.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities almost simultaneously
  • Works collaboratively across teams in the organization to promote data usage and overall evidence based program management

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of the functioning of Malawi health delivery systems, NTP, current health sector programs, strategies and implementation plans
  • Experience with M&E in PEPFAR supported projects
  • Experience with ILI/SARI/TB projects/programs preferred
  • Proficient in biostatics and working knowledge of statistical software packages
  • Highly organized, meticulous and reliable
  • Knowledge of quality assurance/quality improvement principles will be advantageous.
  • The incumbent must have excellent numerical skills
  • Ability to design, manage and present data and write technical reports
  • Good interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills
  • Innovative and able to analyze and evaluate data to inform program design for effectiveness and efficiency
  • Comfortable working independently and developing new procedures and systems

 

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant technical experience with master’s degree in public health, demography, project management/monitoring and evaluation, statistics or related fields or equivalent or a minimum 9 years of relevant technical experience with bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 5 years working on monitoring and evaluation in the public health field; specific experience in a ILI/SARI/TB/ program would be additional value.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding and practical experience in managing a surveillance system for an infectious disease.
  • Proven record in coaching and training.
  • Experience working with the key stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and planning skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning
  • Creative and innovative thinking, and attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of statistical packages (STATA or SPSS) and business intelligent packages like Power Bi-will be tested
  • Ability to lead and work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
  • Comfortable working independently and developing new procedures and systems
Position: NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAFInformatics/Geospatial Team Lead (IGTL)

Direct Supervisor: Director, SI&E

Location: Lilongwe

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Position Summary:NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF

The Informatics/GIS Team Lead (IGTL) is a proactive and self-motivated individual who under the direct supervision and guidance of the Director, SI&E will be responsible for leading a team utilizing GIS and business intelligence tools and techniques to provide a wide variety of solutions for better understanding of program performance. He or she will also lead the development of functional databases and business intelligence solutions for the organization and supported institutions and lead data analytics strategies across the organization. He/she will be directly responsible for the design, deployment and maintenance of functional databases with dashboards and setting up GIS/informatics systems for the purposes of translating various EGPAF program M&E data/indicators into actionable decision making practices. He/she will build capacity of SI&E team on the informatics applications and geospatial analysis. The IGTL will provide expert technical assistance to the EGPAF in the synthesis, analysis, dissemination and use of data for decision-making and strategic recommendations across EGPAF project’s priority areas. He/she will aggregate, organize, manage and synthesize data on various programmatic areas, show trends of programming impact; identify anomalies, produce cutting-edge data visualizations to enhance information communication and enhance EGPAF’s demonstration of its technical expertise.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Databases and Business Intelligence
  • Work with cross-functional teams to gather, document, and approve business requirements for data analysis and reporting projects. Translate these business requirements into specifications that will be used to drive data storage/ data warehouse/ data mart design and configuration.
  • Use BI and database tools to develop reporting solutions to meet business needs for both external and internal users.
  • Responsible for supporting the strategic design and maintenance of business intelligence applications. Ensure that the use of business intelligence applications enhance business decision making capabilities.
  • Create and maintain data repositories, dashboards, and analytical solutions using software tools within our data environment.
  • Responsible for the design, development, implementation, management and support of mission-critical enterprise BI reporting and Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) processes.
  • Create and maintain databases, reports and queries using SharePoint access services, SQL, SSAS, SSIS or other solutions as needed.
  • Work with SI&E Team Lead/SI&E Managers to develop Data Management SOPs for all data management processes.
  • Work with external stakeholders including PEPFAR, department of HIV, TB etc to ensure data products are aligned to user needs
  • Perform data quality assurance functions as related to reporting and data validation across different levels where electronic systems are used.
  • Geospatial Information System
  • Conduct research to locate and obtain existing GIS databases and shape files as needed.
  • Compile geographic primary and secondary data from a variety of sources including censuses, field observations, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps.
  • Meet with users to define data needs, requirements and required outputs. Gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS.
  • Develop and administer web-based GIS applications, prepare GIS datasets, maps and database reports.
  • Test GIS web software and maintain GIS web server.
  • Evaluate user requirements for GIS; identify and implement applications and train end-users.
  • Perform GIS analysis, modeling and reporting to user departments and stakeholders to support decision making and supplement analysis. Also upon request from country office staff, analyze spatial data for geographic statistics to incorporate into documents and reports.
  • Prepare GIS products in support of various projects. Create maps and graphs, using GIS software and related equipment and present information to staff and respond to questions.

 

  • Other
    • Lead, provide support and guidance to the informatics Officers to execute their functions with fidelity
    • Maintain a pulse and knowledge to new technology that may enhance organizational goals and performance.
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports, and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans and reports.
    • Provide TA to facility, national and regional stakeholders in the rollout of EMR to ensure high quality data.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • A minimum of a Degree in Information Technology, Health Information Systems, Geography, Geographic Information Science, Statistics, Public Health and Social Sciences and a Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience with cartographic design, graphic editing, biostatistics, data entry and validation, including experience with statistical software, such as Stata, SPSS, Power BI and Tableau
  • Experience using Esri ArcGIS and/or QGIS products to collect, organize, analyze and visualize spatial data.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.
  • At least 3 years working experience/Knowledge in the following
    • SharePoint configuration and administration
    • Power BI (Data modelling in power BI, M Language)
    • Database development (MS SQL, MS Access)
    • Experience in geo-spatial analytic tools (Arc GIS, QGIS etc.)
    • MS Power tools (Power query, Power pivot, Power view)
    • MS Analysis services (Data model creation, DAX language, working with Tabular data models, Working with multi-dimensional data models)
    • MS Reporting Services (Create data sources, Dashboard creation, reporting services configuration Manager, Publishing dashboards (i-frame) and Publishing dashboards on the web)
    • MS Integration Services (Control flow setup, Data flow setup, Event handlers)
    • IIS (Web applications creation, certificate setup, Port forwarding, Bindings, Application pools)
  • Experience with meta-data standards and database best practices.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, data lover, ability to think big picture strategy and navigate details to ensure accuracy.
  • Experience working effectively in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team setting.
  • Ability to work with tight timelines under pressure but still deliver high quality of products
  • Highly organized, meticulous and reliable
  • Comfortable working independently and developing new procedures and systems
  • Good interpersonal skills
Position: NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF-Power / Hardware Engineer (3)

Direct Supervisor: Health Informatics System Zonal Lead 

Location: EGPAF – Southern, Central and South East Zone

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Position Summary:NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF

The Power/Hardware Engineer is a proactive and self-motivated individual who under the direct supervision and guidance of the HIS Zonal Team Lead will assist in the identification and installation of all power and electronic related issues in the assigned facilities. The candidate will be deployed to other sites in others districts based on technical support needs as determined by the HIS Team Lead.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Identify and resolve power and electrical related issues in facilities
  • Installation of Solar panel backup system in health facilities
  • Installation of batteries in facilities
  • Troubleshooting and fixing electric and power backup systems in facilities
  • Troubleshooting and fixing faulty hardware and facility EMR equipment i.e. J2, EBN, printers, scanners, power supply, networking equipment etc.
  • Recommend for installation , replacement and/or disposition of hardware equipment in facilities
  • Mentor HIS Officers on basic level POC system network support

Qualifications:NGO Jobs in Malawi-EGPAF

  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, related technical discipline or equivalent education and experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in a technical capacity supporting large scale enterprise power hardware and power solutions
  • Subject matter expert experience installing, maintaining, and configuring network, infrastructure and applications
  • 5 years experience in conducting site assessment to identify issues/gaps in power, hardware and software.
  • Working experience in a maintenance role in a similar environment and dealt with continuous maintenance and support.
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