Friday, July 8, 2016

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI),Health Information System Jobs in Rwanda

Health Information System
Nutrition Program
Title:Associate Health Information System – FBF management at health facility level Work stream
Location: Kigali
Timing:Full time

Reports to: Nutrition
Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI's teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.
It is in line with above that CHAI is currently implementing a nutrition program in partnership with the      Government of Rwanda and private sector stakeholders with the aim of contributing to the fight against malnutrition in Rwanda. This program aims at developing fortified blended foods (FBF) designed for pregnant and lactating women and Rwandan children in order to reduce chronic malnutrition.
Summary of the position:
CHAI is seeking an Associate to support the implementation phase of its Nutrition work in Rwanda. The Associate will closely support the Nutrition program, its Government partners and other program stakeholders in identifying and designing and implementing the monitoring of the intervention as an integrated part of the existing health sector monitoring system.
This work will necessitate a deep engagement with the government and other partners supporting on Health Information System bringing together different actors and departments to strengthen implementation.
The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical grounding and strong problem solving abilities. The Associate will have outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and strong communication skills. The Associate is required to work with government officials and partners, and must have excellent relationship building, communication and negotiation skills and a high degree of self-confidence. She/he must be able to function independently and have a strong commitment to excellence with a keen eye for detail. She/he should also exhibit a number of important personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, strong professional ethic and highest level of integrity.
  • Analyze and draw conclusions from large volumes of data, to inform strategic decision-making
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of existing health monitoring system and advise the M&E work stream team
  • Review all progress made by all work stream and incorporate them into the M&E
  • Provide support designing the FBF intervention monitoring systemand provide solutions for its implementation
  • Identify implementation challenges and provide applicable solutions
  • Support identification of optimal hardware and software, aimed to provide an integrated monitoring the FBF at facility level
  • Provide support on setting the system requirements to track beneficiaries
  • Provide different information and suggestions on the traceability of products from the factory to health center/health post and to the beneficiaries.
  • Present analytical findings to internal and external audiences
  • Support the project in any other capacity, as identified by the management team
  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, or other relevant fields – Advanced degree is a strong advantage
  • 4 years of relevant experience, preferably 3+ years commercial experience in Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Understanding of UML
  • Familiar with business process reengineering and can suggest ways to create process efficiencies
  • Familiar with report specifications and implementation of new software systems as needed
  • Understanding of systems analysis business artifacts and processes and be able to design appropriate reporting tool
  • Familiar with Java, Mysql or Postgress, and other integrated framework
  • Proven experience in elaboration of monitoring and evaluations plans and results frame works for program (better nutrition related programs) is an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to build professional relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
  • Ability to react quickly to ad-hoc requests while managing an existing workload
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organization and time-management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Application Process:
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume as well as the names and contacts of 3 professional references to the following email address: .
Submission deadline:July 24th, 2016.

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