Health Information Systems Analyst IT Jobs – Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

Organisation: Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)
Funding Source: U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
Duty Station:  Entebbe,
Reports to: Information Technology (IT) Manager
About US:
Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) is one of the constituent research
institutions under the Uganda National Health Research Organization (UNHRO).
The Institute’s broad mission is to carry out scientific investigations
concerning communicable diseases of public health importance and to advise the
Uganda Government on strategies for their control and prevention. The Institute
has signed a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) to strengthen Institute capacity through the management and
coordination of laboratory surveillance, epidemiology, public health
evaluations and training in Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Perform systems requirements and specifications
    (SRS) and analysis to define the requirements of new and improved health
    information systems
  • Develop, maintain and keep up to date both
    Laboratory and Surveillance or Strategic information systems
  • Ensure information security, principles and
  • Work closely with UVRI scientists,
    researchers, project officers and Ministry of health (MoH) officers to
    assess and identify health information systems needs and requirements
  • Work closely with the IT Manager, to provide
    a detailed description of the programming logic needed to convert user
    requirements into application system modules by developers and contractors
  • Identify methods for automating data
    management tasks, including reporting, and incorporate these into views of
    a data repository and a decision support system
  • Work in liaison with UVRI’s Laboratory
    Informatics Officer to ensure that systems developed meet general
    application development standards of the Ugandan Government while giving
    priority to national systems that benefit a larger audience of providers
  • Ensure that the health information system
    needs of UVRI/ CDC Co Ag are met in a cost effective manner
  • Support Information Systems that include
  • Ensure that all critical requirements for the
    system are met
  • Perform any other duties given by the IT
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Statistics, and
    Applied Sciences. A Masters degree or PG diploma, professional
    certification in relevant fields like: MCSA, MCSE will be an added

  • minimum of four years’ experience in computer information systems
    for HIV prevention, treatment, care and surveillance systems, data
    management and application development
  • Significant experience in both robust desktop
    application using Visual Basic (VB) and web applications using C#, ASP.
    NET, PHP Apache and Java Script.
  • Prior exposure and experience in Database
    programming & Database management Systems preferably Microsoft SQL
    server &/or PostgreSQL &/or MySQL
  • Broad working knowledge of software development
    methodologies, project and data management is required.
  • Detailed working knowledge of software
    development management, and quality assurance.
  • Comprehensive public health knowledge of
    current HIV/AIDS issues is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of the government health
    care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies,
    program priorities and regulations is required.
  • Detailed working knowledge of HIV/AIDS public
    health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to
    plan, develop, implement and evaluate results is required.
  • Problem solving, effective communication and
    advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work
    independently with minimum supervision, ability to work under time
    constraints in order to meet deadlines; ability to set priorities and make
    decisions on a variety of complex matters.
  • Organize, schedule, and coordinate activities
    and projects with the ability to establish and maintain a cooperative
    working relationships with teams and partners.
  • Proven ability to research and evaluate
    health information application and information systems software and learn
    new software and hardware packages in order to adapt to the rapid changes
    in technology
How to Apply: 
candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications together with
copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a CV, including names of at least
two work-related referees indicating their contacts with e-mail and telephone
numbers to:
Virus Research Institute
O. Box 49 Entebbe,
deliver to our office on Plot 51-59 Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe Municipality.
Deadline: 29th February 2016 by 5:00 pm
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