HIS Officer

The Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a recognized global leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  In its work to eliminate paediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs, EGPAF currently supports national, district, and local governments, facilities, communities, and non-governmental partners. In 2020, EGPAF’s global footprint spans 17 countries.  EGPAF supports service provision for comprehensive HIV care, treatment and prevention programs, and health systems strengthening. To date, EGPAF has supported over 15,000 sites to offer HIV counselling, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services alongside high-quality family health care.

 

EGPAF has worked in Malawi since 2001. Today, EGPAF Malawi implements evidence?based HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions in 151 health facilities in nine districts through EGPAF’s U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief/U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PEPFAR/CDC) ?funded Achieving HIV Epidemic Control through Scaling Up Quality Testing, Care and Treatment in Malawi.

 


EGPAF seeks to fill the following open positions:

 


Position          :           


Health Information Systems Officer


Reports to      :           HIS Zonal Coordinator


Location         :           Lilongwe / Mangochi / Blantyre


Post type        :           National


Position Summary:

The 

HIS Officer

 is a well-trained, proactive and self-motivated individual who under the direct supervision and guidance of the 

HIS

 

Zonal Coordinator

 will coordinate the deployment, training, troubleshooting and support of systems in their respective districts. S/he will support in the development and field testing of curriculum and tools. S/he will participate in the training of trainers and provide coordination for cascade trainings for sites within their districts. S/he will provide responsive support to sites in their districts for all queries on hardware, software and connectivity. S/he will also supervise Data Clerk and data quality within the electronic systems in the districts they operate in.


The Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include but not limited to;


Master Trainer and Training Implementation

  • Well versed in all training, curriculum, tools for the project execution
  • Lead in the development of training plans and logistics arrangement for the assigned district
  • Facilitate:- Venue hire, Coordination, Perdiems, Logistics – stationary and Communication

 


Hardware Set up and Installations

  • Lead in setting up machines and configuration of all relevant hardware in the assigned district.
  • Install software front-End (Vue-JS) and Back-End (MySQL)
  • Set up of software containers (Docker) for the application
  • Ensure periodic system updates with due Quality assurance with release notes, implement changes and updates, test and deploy

 


Trouble Shooting

  • Ongoing identification and resolution of issues
  • Ensure systematic documentation of issues and regular feedback to the users
  • Troubleshooting Linux and Windows machines for sites in their operational district
  • Setup a LAN and a WAN
  • Open a client machine and replacing relevant parts or fixing existing parts.


Data Security, Storage, Transfer and Retrieval

  • Coordinate and support data clerks and teams on site to back up of databases and securing data
  • Assisting in pulling updates from data repositories (Git Hub)
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and data quality


Reporting & Data Governance

  • Report daily, weekly, monthly progress on installation, data entry and uploads from respective clinics within the district
  • Ongoing mentorship to site staff on data completion of records
  • Lead on the data cleaning process and outcomes – scheduling, running queries, using the system to drill down and triangulation of data with paper registers
  • Generate reports every quarter, monthly weekly as required by the PEPFAR program
  • Minimize data quality and consistency errors caused due to the system functionalities and completeness – observe errors, data inconsistencies, compare previous reports


Technical Assistance

  • Provide TA to facility and district stakeholders in the rollout of electronic solutions to ensure high quality data.
  • Ensure coordination and of collaboration between IPs, DHO and facility staff
  • Enhance District ICT Programmer, HMIS Officer and ART Coordinator engagement
  • Attend DHMT meetings
  • Biannual District/Zonal Data Reviews
  • Weekly Progress report site status, system updates and any challenges for management ot make an informed decisions.
  •  Coordinate in the hiring and of vehicles and fuel management
  • Data clerks over workload (backlog) – backlog assessment


Required Qualifications and attributes

  • Diploma/Degree in Information technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Health Information Systems (having a Degree will by no means give you an edge over a Diploma holder who has better technical expertise).
  • Cisco or a Microsoft Certification in the relevant areas would be an added advantage only if you can demonstrate and apply the logic in a practical session.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.
  • Working experience/Knowledge in the following is added advantage

    • Use of Docker for deployment
    • MySQL database
    • EMRs
    • Use of a repository for installation
    • Use of web server
    • Use of a Help Desk system
  • Dataset preparation, Data cleaning (using SQL Scripts)
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working effectively in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team setting.
  • Highly organized, meticulous and reliable
  • Capable of understanding user problems and addressing them in a polite and prompt manner
  • Comfortable working independently and developing new procedures and systems
  • Good interpersonal skills

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals are welcome to apply. Interested qualified candidates should send their expressions of interest enclosing copies of their certificates and a detailed current Curriculum Vitae including names and contacts of at least three traceable referees, and indicating their availability to take up the position.


Closing date: 30 November 2020


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