Management Information Systems Team Lead Job Placement – Social & Scientific Systems (SSS)

Organisation: Social &
Scientific Systems (SSS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior Finance
About US:
Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health
worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to
government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. The SSS team offers a synergy of
expertise in clinical research services, epidemiology and public health
studies, health data management and analysis, and program evaluation and policy
Job Summary: The Management
Information Systems Team Lead will be supporting various health information
systems in Africa/Uganda. The MIS/Database Management Expert will be
responsible for supporting quality improvement in the HMIS/DHIS 2, OVC MIS and
any other relevant data flow systems.. S/he will be accountable for ensuring
accurate and timely data exchange into the PEPFAR/OGAC system (DATIM)
Key Duties and
  • Works directly with the HTS VP, the Deputy
    Chief of Party, and USAID staff.
  • Manage the MIS/DB SITES staff and
    subcontractors to ensure coordination and collaboration for achieving
    project deliverables.
  • Oversee the overall systems integration
    and implementation, develop a vision to build a decision support health
    information data warehouse.
  • Oversee the development of conceptual and
    logical database models to meet data integration, data warehouse &
    data visualization goals.
  • Develop detailed system requirements &
    design artifacts to guide the solution development team in building IT
    systems to meet project goals.
  • Develop conceptual dashboard design that
    incorporate various analytic visualization methodologies (drill down,
    filter’s, maps etc.)
  • Directs activities related to new systems
    development and modification of existing systems.
  • Lead collaboration meetings with internal
    & external stakeholders, develop systems development release plans
    adhering to SSS defined Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Train and mentor staff and external
    partners on existing and new systems
  • Adherence to IT data security policies and
    procedures to meet compliance
  • Performs other duties as required or

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Computer Sciences or equivalent qualifications, with eight (8)
    years of experience (in addition to the 4 years requirement noted below),
    in IT, MIS, Database Management or related field; and
  • A minimum of four (4) years developing
    and/or managing health information systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of managing medical
    records (specifically clinic registers and HMIS) and population based
    surveys such as AIDS Indicator Survey (AIS) and Demographic and Health
    Survey (DHS)
  • Previous experience with international
    development activities in Africa, and with organizations such as USAID,
    CDC, and Ministries of Health.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR strategic
    information reporting requirements, cycles and systems including DATIM,
    DHIS 2 is highly preferred
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR indicators,
    technical areas and interventions
  • Working experience in Uganda developing
    and/or managing health information systems proficiency in key programming
    languages and database management systems.
  • Prior hands-on experience in system
    programming and managing complex IT Systems and user support/training
  • Ability to solve problems independently
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
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