Senior Program Officer (South Africa)

Job Locations ZA
Category
Professional Services
Type
Regular Full-Time
Close Date
3/31/2018

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 Senior Program Officer will provide expert scientific direction and input to the PEPFAR SA and South Africa Government (SAG) programs in the area of health management information systems design, implementation, and utilization. Provide relevant technical support and guidance to existing PEPFAR technical staff. Support the increased availability and quality of data for evidence-based monitoring and development, capacity building and increase data use at the national, sub-national, and facility levels. Strengthen data management and quality improvement, aligning PEPFAR and SAG indicators and reporting systems, and implementing the 3-tiered ART monitoring system.

Responsibilities

  • Provide expert scientific advice, consultation and leadership in designing, coordinating and maintaining public health informatics project goals, objectives and priorities.
  • Builds technical informatics capacity within the CDC/DGHT South Africa team.
  • Manages projects involved with public health informatics and serves as a subject matter expert in the utilization and implementation of IT systems integrating epidemiologic and other information from a scientific perspective.
  • Implements scientific policies and procedures on informatics practices and principles.
  • Assist CDC/DGHT South Africa and PEPFAR South Africa with the development of proposals and work plans for implementing Health Information Management System. Health information Management System (HMIS)-related activities
  • Conduct site meeting and visits to CDC/DGHT South Africa and PEPFAR South Africa implementing partners to assess, monitor, and evaluate implementation of HMIS programs against goals and objectives.
  • Develops strategies to meet short and long-range goals for the applicable program and assures that strategies reflect most promising directions in research, preventive, and clinical approaches as it relates to public health informatics.
  • Coordinates the sharing of health-related informational materials so that scientific advice and assistance is shared.
  • Applies new methods, approaches, and technology to new and unusual situations and these methods have broad applications in the field.
  • Collaborates and provides expert scientific advice to a variety of nation-wide and international organizations to synthesize, and implement informatics policies and directions for future development.
  • Collaborates with and provides expert advice to all organizational levels with the agency, as well as with various partner organizations.

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in medicine, nursing or other related health field
  • Post graduate degree in public health, health administration, or another related field
  • Advance training in epidemiology and public health evaluation

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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