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Senior/Lead Technical Adviser – Data Use (Expiration 23/12/2018)


Project Summary


This activity is expected to improve the collection and use of high quality routine information in the health sector, contributing to improved quality, efficiency, and availability of primary health and nutrition services at all levels.   The ultimate objective is to assist the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) - Ethiopia rollout electronic modular components required to create a robust health information system for analytics and decision making.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership role for the cultural transformation for data use and decision making activities
  • Provide expert scientific advice, consultation and leadership in designing, coordinating and maintaining public health informatics project objectives and priorities.
  • Provide technical leadership and technical direction to shape FHI 360 USAID-funded informatics portfolio including specific project components ranging from patient level to aggregate systems, including ensuring interoperability.
  • Advise on methods for data management and analysis, including methods for querying relational databases, data warehousing, online analytic processing, cloud database storage and security, and data mining techniques. 
  • Manage projects involved with public health informatics and serves as a subject matter expert in the utilization and implementation of IT systems integrating epidemiologic and other information from a scientific perspective.
  • Collaborate and provide expert scientific advice to a variety of nation-wide and international organizations to synthesize and implement informatics policies and directions for future development.
  • Collaborate with and provide technical advice to all organizational levels within FHI360 Ethiopia, as well as with various partner organizations.
  • Research and evaluate state-of-the-art project-specific technical strategies and approaches and recommend updates and changes as appropriate.
  • Assess the functions, limitations, opportunities and challenges of information technology, including specific software products, in healthcare and public health settings.
  • Evaluate and assure system compliance with laws and regulations applicable to managing patient information.
  • Ensure identification of performance metrics for health information systems and design strategies for monitoring and reporting performance metrics.


Essential qualifications and experience:

  • Master’s in Computer Science, Statistics, Epidemiology, Research a related field and a minimum 5 years professional experience with proven track record developing and deploying electronic health information systems. 
  • Understanding of the Ethiopia health system
  • Demonstrated experience managing the full software development life-cycle of mid- to large-sized projects (i.e. crossing multiple program areas and conflicting needs; requiring integration of multiple non-standardized applications or business process; and requiring complex reporting and communication at the agency and executive level) with minimal supervision
  • SBCC experience preferred
  • Familiarity with medical language and classification systems.
  • Knowledge of web/internet standards, hardware and software technologies and relational database technologies.
  • Strong communication abilities, including communication with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.



This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.


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