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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Health Informatics Officer Job at Palladium - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Health Informatics Officer

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Deadline of this Job:
30 June 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.
Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role
Palladium seeks to recruit a well-qualified Health Informatics Officer with experience in health information systems to support the Procurement and Supply Chain Strengthening Project II (PSSP II) in Uganda. Under PSSP II, Palladium will provide technical assistance and programming support to Medical Access Uganda for improved data collection and system integration in support of Uganda's health supply chain. By integrating data sources and improving the quality, accessibility, and use of data, PSSP II will contribute to improving healthcare quality in Uganda and the information available for decision-making within the supply chain.
The Health Informatics Officer will oversee SAP-MIRP system deployment and the Control Tower VAN applications; maintain the computer networks/systems; and provide/coordinate training of technical staff and end-users to enable inter-operability.
Key Job Functions
  • Champion the SAP-MIRP at MAUL and the Control Tower Data Visibility and Analytics system
  • Implement e-health processes that streamline reporting, ordering, data management and analytics to support the supply chain linkage with customers and facilities together with the M&E Officer
  • Continually review the latest technology available for recommendation to update the SAP-MIRP system
  •  Work with IT Team of Medical Access Uganda to procure, set up, and maintain computers at the supported sites, as per specifications
  • Oversee the installation and configuring computer hardware, software, systems, networks and other IT related equipment with inventory management software.
  • Plan and manage scheduled maintenance upgrades of hardware and software.
  • Ensure implementation and commissioning of new computing and communication equipment.
  • Coordinate and manage IT services outsourced to third party vendors.
  • Establish disaster recovery plans are in place to ensure business continuity.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

  • Degree in informatics, public health, computer science, information technology or business degree with post graduate IT qualifications.
  • 3-5 years' professional experience in information technology as software team lead with a reputable company in a busy environment.
  •  Excellent coordination and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of enterprise network and systems administration
  • Demonstrated experience with IT hardware and infrastructure support
  • Software expertise with: pharmacy and laboratory information systems, DHIS2 and health information exchange.
  • Demonstrated experience in data management and cybersecurity
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  •  Microcomputer management
Job application procedure
Please apply with your CV and cover letter to