Health Informatics Assistant, Assistant en informatique de santé, Douala, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Health Informatics Assistant, Assistant en informatique de santé, Douala, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job title:            Health Informatics Assistant

Reports to:        Senior Officer, Strategic Information & Evaluation and Data Management

Vacancy :           02

Location :          Douala

Job summary

In view of continuously improving and increasing her focus of a patient-centered strategic information, EGPAF Cameroon is strengthening his M&E system to improve patient management through the provision of accurate and timely data in its Atteindre95 project. It is against this background that EGPAF is seeking to recruit two highly motivated and self-driven and proficient individuals to join its Data Management and Data Analysis Unit as a health informatics assistant. The incumbents will work closely with the Health Informatic team, and other Strategic Information and program staff to help promote the vision and objectives of EGPAF Cameroon.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

Enhance existing electronic tools by analyzing program requirements, preparing an action plan and identifying areas for modification and improvement

Utilize established development tools guidelines and conventions to design, develop, and test the data capture and entry tools

Will be expected to support the DAMA, PLDC and DHIS2 suits.

Maintain existing data entry tools/digital tools/software by identifying and correcting software defects

Engaging users and the program technical team in order to prioritize system feature requests

Provide insight regarding usability and user experience to guide the development and impact of various digital tools

Learn and develop skills to keep abreast with new technologies

Leverage knowledge and contribute to proper knowledge management within the program

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Support the development of other software applications as requested

Any other duties that may be reasonably assigned

Required Qualifications and key Competencies:

Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Health information systems and Health informatics, or a bachelor’s degree in related fields.

Minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience in software development.

Good understanding of and development experience of EMR systems and eHealth

Knowledge of programing on the DHIS2 and any other electronic medical system

Experience with Free and Open-Source technology stack is strongly preferred

Proven practical knowledge of the following programing languages and tools:

PHP Laravel framework

Ruby on Rails

jQuery, JavaScript, Bootstrap

SQL (MS SQL, Postgres SQL) and NoSQL database development, scripting, and optimization

Familiar with the DHIS2 suit, and other data collection tools like ODK, Kobo.

Web server management and optimization

Understanding of Health Information Exchange standards such as HL7 FHIR

Other Required Skills and abilities

Working knowledge of PEPFAR programs and health systems in Cameroon is an asset.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.

Familiar with the Cameroon health information management system.

Comfortable working long hours if needed

Ability to translate user requirements into functional specifications

Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral, presentation, written communication and analytical skills.

Willingness to learn new skills to meet EGPAF’s need.

Experience in working effectively in a multidisciplinary environment.

Ability to work independently as well as within a team setting.

Able to create, motivate and hold accountable a high performing team

Highly organized, meticulous, and reliable

Result-driven and attentive to detail.

Ability to communicate in writing and orally in English will be an asset.

Statistical analysis skills and experience will be an asset.

Integrity, Self-driven, Innovative, Intelligent, Detail oriented, Resilient, Results-oriented, Team Player

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