Clinical Information System Advisor at APIN Public Health Initiatives Limited / Gte

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APIN Public Health Initiatives Limited/Gte, formerly known as AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria is a non-governmental organization registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). APIN has built a strong partnership with the Nigerian Government, which is memorialized through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Planning Commission. APIN is a leading Nigerian organization in the provision of prevention, care and treatment services to patients with HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis; Malaria; Reproductive Health; Family Planning; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and other non-communicable diseases of public health significance.

We are  recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Clinical Information System Advisor

Req ID: api-50288
Location: Abuja
Department: Strategic Information

Position Summary

  • PHIS3 seeks a Clinical Information System Advisor to lead the Clinical Information Systems unit.
  • The successful candidate will supervise the management and development of the National Electronic Medical Records, Laboratory Information Management System, and any other HIS platform as directed by the funders.
  • S/He will provide technical and strategic direction and support to the project team to scale up Clinical Information systems at all levels of the health system.
  • S/He will coordinate and liaise with government agencies, other donor-funded projects, implementing partners, CDC and other stakeholders to build capacity in and management of Clinical Information systems.
  • S/He will manage the optimization of the current thematic areas on NMRS and the onboarding of any new thematic area as directed by the funders.
  • The Clinical Information System Advisor reports directly to the Health Informatics lead in activity implementation and management.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistant to ensure the implementation, adaptation, and improvement of national interoperable electronic HIS platforms, to capture, store and transmit patient-level or service-based data
  • Lead development and enhancement of data use and data visualization on the assigned HIS platform.
  • Build technical capacity of MOH staff to manage and upgrade the assigned national HIS platforms.
  • Develop and routinely update all processes, standard operating procedures and documents for software management for the organization
  • Coordinate unit activities and maintain software architecture standards.
  • Participate in the design, implementation, testing, and launching of HIS Solutions by the organization
  • Collaborate with the government and other stakeholders by attending TWG meetings and implementing the government’s activities.
  • Support the setting up of a pool of HI specialists in the relevant GON Ministries.
  • Ensure all unit activities are documented appropriately and made available to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Attend designated meetings and make technical presentations in relation to cross-cutting issues at different levels (Team lead meetings, general staff meetings) and with external stakeholders (GON, meetings with Implementing Partners meetings)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of B.Sc in IT, Computing, Computer Engineering and any other relevant areas. A Master’s is also desirable.
  • At least 5 years of experience in health informatics.
  • Knowledge of one or more software development methodologies
  • Experience in project management of digital health projects
  • Experience working with health sector information systems is preferred
  • Experience with business process analysis, workflow, requirements specification development, and data modeling.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with data extract, transform, and load (ETL) principles, methods, and technology, and the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) for electronic data transfer.
  • Knowledge of DHIS 2 data structures, data export capabilities, and API desired.
  • Experience with software quality assurance and software development methodologies.
  • Experience working on a team in a developing country to create interoperability among information systems, including the use of unique patient identifiers across systems, is desired.
  • Thought leadership in the fields of health information systems and/or technology for global health.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required).
  • Excellent coordination and information management skills.
  • The ability to work well under pressure; skilled at change management, crisis management, and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning methodology and documentation processes.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with users and various stakeholders (local and international); developed cultural awareness and innovation sense.
  • Excellent ability in spoken and written English with high-level proficiency in a second language is highly preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently

Application Closing Date
22nd September, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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