Health Informatics Officer at Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) Tanzania

Position Details
Job title: HIO Officer
Direct Supervisor: Data Analyst
Location: Dar es Salaam

Project summary
CSSC has been awarded a 5-years Grant by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement the project knows as Comprehensive Child Centered Care and Services (C4S). The overall goal of the project is to ensure health facilities in priority areas provide high quality integrated pediatric HIV services and that children and adolescents are able to access comprehensive health and other services. Specifically, this project will provide technical assistance to end mother-to-child- transmission of HIV (eMTCT) by supporting pregnant and breastfeeding women (PBFW) and their HIV-exposed infants (HEI), close the HIV treatment gap for children and adolescents living with HIV (C/ALHIV) and drive TB elimination and well-being for C/ALHIV in Tanzania.

The project will ensure the continued delivery of HIV services for PBFW, HEI, and C/ALHIV at two pediatric centers of excellence (COE) and support these COEs to serve as hubs for service delivery and clinical capacity building. This project will advance support to the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) and the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme (NTLP) to end HIV and TB among children and adolescents aged 0-19 years old and inform policy decisions and discussions at the national level with the Ministry of Health, and other key stakeholders and will coordinate implementation

Provide technical assistant on HIV-related health information systems and dashboards in Tanzania, including CTC2, CTC3, CTC Analytics, the PEPFAR Monthly Portal and others.

  • Supporting maintenance of the CTC3 dashboard in line with NACP and PEPFAR needs as well as adoption of user requirements to improve analytic and visualization capacity
  • Support programming additions and innovations to project and collaborating health facility systems as required.
  • Support the use of data visualization dashboards to inform program monitoring and improvement at all levels.
  • Support development and use of electronic data collection systems to capture real-time data from the two COEs.
  • Build project team capacity to use a centralized web-based data visualization platform for real-time access to data from the two COEs.
  • Support data officers at the two COEs to follow data security guidelines and activities to ensure that all data are stored and maintained in a secure and effective manner in compliance with institutional and donor requirements.
  • Support the development of mapping tools, manuals, standard operating procedures, and training materials to build informatics competencies in regional project teams and health facility partners.
  • Liaise with national partners, Clinical partners, and technology partners to advance the integration of health informatics systems including mHealth and eHealth initiatives.
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualifications in computer or information science/engineering, information systems/ technology, or related field required. Additional training in public health, health informatics, or health-related field is strongly preferred. Experience working with health information systems required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
– Minimum 3 years’ work experience in monitoring and evaluation of large-scale health or development projects; experience integration of data from diverse paper and electronic sources preferred. Must have:

  • Demonstrated competence in frameworks and elements of informatics systems.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR-funded projects and related monitoring and evaluation components such as MER indicators and DATIM. Experience with USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills, at minimum in Microsoft Office, including Excel Macros and Visual Basic; familiarity with DHIS2 and other data management software systems.
  • Expertise in elements of geographic information systems and data visualization software such as Power BI or Tableau.

– Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with CTC2, CTC3, CTC Analytics, the PEPFAR Monthly Portal and other HIS applications in Tanzania
– Demonstrated understanding of routine PEPFAR and NACP HIV-related indicators and experience with national HIV data collection and reporting tools
– Experience managing and analyzing HIV-related health data
– Advanced experience developing data-driven applications utilizing significant relational database engines as part of the overall application architecture (experience with at least two of the following is highly desirable: MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS Access)

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The deadline for submitting the application is 26 May, 2023.

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