2 USAID IT Job Placements – Informatics Officers at Intra Health International

Organisation: Intra
Health International
Project Name: USAID
Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) Project
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Informatics
About Intra Health:
For over 30 years, in more than
100 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better
serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care
challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health
systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration
with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector
organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and
contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health
workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools,
supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities
they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.
About USAID Intra Health SHRH Project:
The purpose of the
Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) project is to strengthen the
capacities of central ministries, districts, health professional councils, PNFP
and health training institutions to effectively and efficiently plan, manage
and utilize the health workforce; and strengthen systems for sustained health
worker performance to improve health outcomes for the people of Uganda.
Job Summary: The
Informatics Officers will work with the Informatics Manager to provide
technical assistance to the districts, health implementing partners, Ministry
of Health (MoH), Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and Private Not for
Profit Organizations (PNFPs) to ensure HRH information system functionality,
use, sustainability and transition. S/he will specifically provide technical
support in developing capacities for system functionality, sustainability, data
quality, analysis and use in determining human resource needs and planning
interventions. He/she will work with the informatics team to ensure HRIS and
other information systems functionality in the districts and central
organisations and also provide ICT support to the districts, Ministries, Health
Professional Councils (HPCs), PNFPs, Regional Referral Hospitals (RRHs) and
central organisations using information systems.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure
    HRIS is properly installed and needed customizations done in districts,
    central organizations and PNFPs.
  • Offer
    timely IT Support to the districts, central organizations and PNFPs
    implementing HRIS and other information systems.
  • Ensure
    updated and functional HRIS databases in the central organizations, PNFPs
    and districts in collaboration with the Regional HRM officers and district
    based IPs.
  • Work
    continuously with regional and local partners to create a culture of on
    time system up dating, data use, ownership, political support, and skills
    transfer v for overall HRIS transition and sustainability
  • Provide
    technical skills in sharing and developing new and improved strategies,
    tools and interventions for improved human resources planning and document
    intervention outcomes.
  • Actively
    facilitate trainings in the use of HRIS, WISN methodology, e-shortlisting
    tool and other eHealth initiatives.
  • Facilitate
    HRIS rollout and training for new central organizations and districts.
  • Prepare
    and provide regular reports on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Actively
    contribute to activities and work teams as assigned and any other duties
    as appropriate. 
Key Performance Indicators: 
  • HRIS
    functional database maintained up to date and data regularly analyzed and
    used for decision making in the districts, RRHs, HPCS, PNFPS, and central
  • Capacity
    for districts HR managers, District Health Management Teams (DHMT), HPCs,
    PNFP and RRH management teams built in HRH data analysis use of
    information systems including HRIS, Workload Indicator of Staffing Need
    (WISN) and computer aided shortlisting tool.
  • Promotion
    of HRIS sustainability and transition to local entities.
  • Provision
    of ICT support to districts, HPCs, PNFPS, MoES, MoH, RRHs and SHRH Staff.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal applicants for the USAID Project Informatics Officer Jobs should
    hold a Bachelors’ degree in computer science or related field
  • Working
    knowledge of programming and database software and development including
    open source systems like Linux, Apache, PHP, and MySQL
  • Knowledge
    of setting up servers in Linux and Windows
  • A
    minimum of four years’ relevant experience with a focus on software
    development or managing information systems or databases.
  • Working
    knowledge of ICT equipment troubleshooting, repair “” and
    maintenance, systems analysis and design.
  • Past
    experience setting up servers in Linux and Windows.
  • Familiarity
    and experience working with the Uganda health care system, the Ministry of
    Health, Districts, and other development organizations in Uganda is a
  • Significant
    experience and functional familiarity with HRIS or similar systems, or
    ability to develop those skills quickly.
  • Demonstrated
    interpersonal skills, work as effective member and provide technical
    guidance to complex multi-site activities.
Personal Competencies:
Innovation – Develops new, better or significantly
different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives that result in improvement
of IntraHealth’s performance and meeting objectives, results and global
Accountability – Holds self and others accountable for all
work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through
on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on
meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth’s success. Exercises ethical
practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in
all activities.
Service Excellence – Knowledge of and ability to put into
action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal
and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs
and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
Effective Communication (Oral
and Written)
– Understands
effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively
transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language
appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas,
information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication
Planning and Organizing – Develops clear goals that are consistent
with agreed upon strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments;
adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate time and resources for
completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; and
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
Interpersonal Relationships – Knowledge of and the ability to
effectively interact within and across Divisions, Departments/Country Offices
in a constructive and collaborative manner.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their applications to the HR & Administration Officer
including an updated CV, and photocopies of their certificates and testimonials
via email to jobs-uganda@intrahealth.org
Total file size of attachments should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 6th February 2015
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