United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
U.S. Mission, Lilongwe
Announcement Number: LILONGWE-018-155
Position Title: Public Health Specialist – Health Management Information
Opening Period: December 5, 2018 – December 22, 2018
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Lilongwe is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Health Specialist – Health Management Information.
The work schedule for this position is Full Time: 40 hours a week.
Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
The job holder is a technical advisor responsible for Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) strengthening within the context of in-country HIV/AIDS programs supported through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief with the Ministry of Health and other HIV/AIDS partners in the development and strengthening of information technology systems and software solutions that will improve data flow from the sub-national to the national level of the host country with specific emphasis on how data is managed and organized. To carry out this responsibility the job holder provides the USG team, Ministry of Health (MOH), and other implementing partners with technical recommendations and expertise in the design, development, improvement, maintenance and sustainability of information systems that strengthen health service effectiveness and efficiency. Both the advisory and managerial roles require HMIS technical expertise with specialization in data management and architecture, results-oriented analysis, clear communication, advocacy, and close collaboration with implementing partners and donors. Due to the highly integrated nature of HMIS in all PEPFAR programmatic decision making, the job holder represents the agency on HMIS issues at technical working group, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies.
The Job holder is supervised by the Health Information Systems Team Lead.
Qualifications and Evaluations:
- Education: Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines is required: Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, Health Sciences, Informatics, Information Science, Health Information Management, Computer Science; Computer Engineering, or Information Systems is required.
- Prior Work Experience: Five years of experience in designing, developing, implementing and maintaining information management systems, with specialization in optimizing data organization and architecture, that support and evaluate health-related program activities is required. Three additional years of experience at the managerial level is required.
- Language Proficiency (level and specialization): Level IV (fluency —speaking/ reading/writing) in English is required.
- Job Knowledge: The incumbent must possess extensive knowledge of database architecture, national health delivery information systems, health information technology and applications, especially the application of program management and the translation and use of evaluation data as it pertains to the improvement of program operations, guidelines, and policies. The incumbent is preferred to have a detailed understanding of the structure and functions of PEPFAR, including detailed knowledge of the agency’s role and function in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Job holder is preferred to have a detailed knowledge of HIV/AIDS, STD or TB prevention activities and must have extensive understanding of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities and regulations. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is required.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.