Job Opportunity at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), MIS Specialist

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) seeks an HIS/ICT Specialist for the CDC funded Tanzania Technical Support Services project (TSSP) that will provide technical assistance to Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and Public Health institutions (PHI) in Tanzania including; the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) and the Zanzibar Integrated HIV, TB and Leprosy Program to lead and manage the HIV response and build sustainable health system.

The HIS/ICT specialist is a core member of the project team who will be closely guided by Chief of Party and the MOHCDGEC ICT Director in her/his day to day work. S/he will also work under the guidance of the home office Project Strategy Lead, and in close coordination with the donor (CDC) and project partners and is responsible for providing technical assistance (TA) to the Ministry and PHI to improve HIS and ICT to support access to data and to improve data analysis, dissemination, and use to support evidence-based decision making for management of a sustainable HIV response in line with prevailing GoT strategies and guidelines.   

Specific Responsibilities
Provide Technical Assistance to MOHCDGEC and PHIs to;

  • Coordinate HIS and ICT activities to implement the national HIS Investment Framework
  • Define technical requirements (both user and system requirements) to guide electronic medical records (EMR), interoperability, and automated reporting solutions.
  • Support building a Master Health Sector client registry linked to the national ID system
  • Identify best IT solutions on the market to address GOT needs
  • Perform Database Performance Tuning, Database Management, Requirements Analysis, Software Development Fundamentals, Problem Solving, Documentation Skills, Verbal Communication, Data Maintenance and Database Security.
  • Provide necessary technical support of interoperability of ICT solutions with the National Data Repository  
  • Oversee the work of ICT contractors to support the national HIS
  • Support the establishment of shared open health information exchange services
  • Support the development and implementation of ICT solutions to ensure the Shared Health Record meets the needs of the HIV program
  • Enhance reliability and reach of ICT services and ability of key personnel to access all health information and systems for planning, management, and decision making
  • Continuously improve analysis and interpretation of data across the health sector for HIV and other public health priorities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in  computer/information sciences, Computer engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience providing technical assistance to government agencies in developing and strengthening health information and ICT systems in Tanzania
  • Good knowledge of database Management Systems, including relational Databases
  • Demonstrated experience designing and managing electronic data management systems and platforms such as EMR, , Open Health Information Exchange including system analysis, development of user-and system requirements, and oversight of software development
  • Demonstrated experience building health worker capacity in the use of ICT solutions, data analysis, interpretation and use for program management
  • Knowledge of the Tanzania health systems and structures for the provision of HIV services
  • Excellent interpersonal, coordination, presentation, and writing skills
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible to meet changing priorities and deadlines
  • Experience with US government donor projects is a plus
  • Fluency in English

Background Information
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.
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