Data Jobs – Health Informatics Analyst – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Organization: African Field Epidemiology Network
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: ICT
About US:
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for
profit, networking alliance and service organization that brings together field
epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa working side by side with
Ministries of Health, regional and international partners. AFENET works to
strengthen epidemiology and disease surveillance capabilities of African countries
that are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated Disease
Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy and the International Health
Regulations (IHR).
Job Summary: The Health Informatics Analyst will
involve design, development, implementation and management of information
systems and ensuring that information can be accessed whenever needed to
support program requirements for patient care. The Job will also involve
databases administration, statistical data analysis / bioinformatics, reporting
and automation of standard reports..
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform Systems Requirements Specifications
(SR5) and Analysis to define the requirements of new and improved health
information systems, while ensuring robust performance and information security
Stay current on all new developments in
programs, operations, guidelines and policies in the areas relevant to
laboratory information systems to ensure that developed solutions are relevant
to current trends.
Work closely with the UNHLS lab, programs and
other technical teams to design and develop information system solutions to
support the organization activities.
Work closely with lCT Manager, and software
development team to convert user requirements into application system modules
Identify methods for automating data management
tasks and reporting
Manage UNHLS-supported health information
systems and databases
Develop methods to integrate systems and data
Provide timely statistical analysis support to
programs, research and quality management teams and present information in a
clear and concise manner

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Statistics, Computer Science, Business Computing, Mathematics, Health Informatics,
or any other related field. A Master’s at Science in informatics will be an
added advantage. A Certification in any related area of the job requirements is
an added advantage.
At least three years of related work experience
He/she should have a passion for data analysis
with good knowledge of the basic statistical concepts.
Exceptional problem solving and analytical
skills along with strong organizational and researching skills will be of great
He/she should have good communication skills, to
be able to work with a diverse range of people and interact with all levels at
staff and management.
He/she should be well versed with programing
languages such as Java, PHP, Python for software development and information systems
How to Apply:
All Interested candidates  are strongly encouraged to
submit their Application Letters detailing their experiences and skills,
Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic documents and 3 references to:
The Human Resource Office, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET). Email:     
Deadline: 20th December 2019 at 5:30 pm
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