Health Information Management Specialist

ZM
Category
Monitoring and Evaluation
Type
Regular Full-Time
Close Date
11/30/2017

Overview

The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.

The QED Group is preparing a proposal to USAID for an upcoming opportunity to improve data systems and utilization for health programming in Zambia. The period of performance is anticipated to be 5 years.

The QED Group is seeking a Health Information Management Specialist to lead technical interventions to improve the quantity, quality, and usability of data generated through a range of eHealth systems by the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and its ministries, USAID and its implementing partners, and other local stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical advice to the GRZ (particularly the Ministry of Health), USAID, and other stakeholders to improve eHealth data systems’ usability and utility for a variety of stakeholders, including suggesting and supporting the deployment of new knowledge management systems and synthesizing data through visualizations, custom reports, and other products that bridge technical systems and users.
  • Support coordination of technical working groups or other stakeholder coordination bodies on to ensure system developments work for all stakeholders and data consumers.
  • Support the development of interoperability, privacy, data security, and other standards and their implementation.
  • Lead analysis of reach and use of current systems and lead need-finding exercises to fill gaps and boost coverage of eHealth systems.
  • Develop technical documentation, training materials, and capacity building modules for a wide-range of audiences and technical capacities.
  • Provide quality control of eHealth systems, including ad hoc technical support, innovative data entry solutions, routinized data quality assessments, and the transitioning of oversight roles to local stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Technology, Health Information Management, Health Informatics, Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Information Science, Computer Science or related field; Advanced degree strongly preferred, accreditation such as RHIA, CHISP, or equivalents a significant plus
  • Demonstrated experience working with national Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems in a development context is required; experience with DHIS-2 strongly preferred, experience with SmartCare in Zambia a significant plus
  • Experience with supply chain/logistics management systems and/or laboratory information systems a significant plus.
  • At least eight (8) years of experience implementing/overseeing health information systems that gather, synthesize and facilitate the sharing of data for evidence based programming; demonstrated experience developing interoperability among systems strongly preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of management experience in the fields of health information management, health IT, or related field with experience coordinating among and meeting the needs of a wide range of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.
  • Experience working with or under funding from USAID or other international development agencies is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of Zambia’s health sector is strongly preferred; experience in similar contexts a significant plus.

 

 

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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