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OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services Limited (UNES) was awarded a Cooperative Agreement by USAID in 2016 to implement the HealthIT Project. HealthIT is a USAID mechanism whose purpose is to work with the Ministry of Health and Department of Children Services in the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection to Strengthen National Policies, Strategies, Standards and Reporting related to Kenya’s Health Information System (HIS) to support County and National Level Health Services. There are two sub purposes: Sub-purpose one delivers strengthened national information systems that support reporting, provide data for decision-making for GoK and Stakeholders, and sub-purpose two delivers improved institutional capacity of national and county MOH on use of health systems, quality data capture and reporting. The project aims to develop and maintain health and child protection information systems to make data available for use in decision making for improved health outcomes.

1.    REGIONAL / COUNTY DIGITAL HEALTH LEAD (USAID HealthIT PROJECT) – 2 POSITIONS: UNES/HLIT/RDHL/01/2022

Location:  TBD

Contract Terms:  One-year Renewable with three months’ probation period

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Regional HIS Lead will work closely with the UoN, UNES, partnering universities, the MOH, the DCS at the MoLSP and select counties leadership and stakeholders to provide technical coordination of project activities at county level. This position will work together with technical specialists in all key technical areas of the HealthIT Project, including project management, systems development, data quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building. Under the supervision of the Sub-Purpose Lead – Digital Health and Data Systems and working closely with the Policy and Partnerships Lead, the Regional HIS Lead will cover a cluster of counties. S/he will be the primary contact in the respective counties for all HealthIT Project activities.  S/he will be responsible for managing the implementation of the project in the county and for documenting key project activities and deliverables.  S/he will also ensure county activities are implemented on-time and within budget. The positions are based at the counties

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide integrated Digital Health support to the cluster of counties to ensure relevant capacities are built, digital health initiatives are included in the County Annual Work Plans and to nurture the critical public and private organizations towards localization.
  • Support the county level digital health, HIS Technical Working Groups (TWG), Department of Children Services or similar county level structure to coordinate the planning, organizing, implementing and deployment of digital health solutions that are supported and approved by Ministry of Health (MOH) and adopted by the County Governments and USG Service Delivery partners and stakeholders.
  • Provide technical assistance on Electronic Health Records  at county level. This includes:
    • Proactive and structured Infrastructure support.
    • Support the county to clearly document findings, objectively identify gaps and propose implementation steps in line with the MOH and County Department of Health implementation roadmap
    • Maintain and track all implementation documentation such as warranty, insurance, underpinning contracts, service level agreements, installation commissioning and hand over reports
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Work with the CHMT, County Proximate University, and Strategic Information implementing mechanism, the service delivery partners and private sector to ensure sustainable evolution Digital Health solutions at the county level.
  • Capacity building and Knowledge sharing: Provide structured capacity building support in areas such as hardware, network, software, data governance, and information security, privacy and use.
    • Mentorship to both county staff and health informatics interns
    • Establish peer-to-peer social learning between facilities
  • Provide technical support to the county, through the MOH Integrated Service Desk as tier 2 support. Create technical support processes and structures.
  • Lead the development and implementation of HealthIT Project HIS strategies and initiatives in the respective counties
  • Collaborate with technical teams and County Departments of Health and Department of Children Services to implement Digital solutions developed by the Project.
  • Work with respective counties, Departments and Agencies to manage the evolution of digital initiatives
  • Identify and coordinate shared learning in digital solutions and evidence-informed planning among counties and between the county and national levels.
  • Support software development and enhancement by adhering to DevOPs and DataOps practices
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in computer science, informatics, information technology or relevant qualification
  • Three (3) years post qualification experience in Health Informatics
  • Demonstrable experience in DHIS2 and OpenMRS implementation highly desired
  • Working knowledge of Linux, Windows and MacOsX, Android, Chrome, IOS Operating Systems is required
  • Experience in Digital Health systems development, deployment, technical support and coordination at county, regional or national level
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and work with stakeholders at all system levels
  • Ability to plan and execute planned activities efficiently within strict timelines.
  • Fluency in English is required, language skills in Kiswahili, and other languages of Kenya are highly preferred.
  • Experience in coordination and a commitment to networking with other stakeholders and advocating for digital solutions.
  • Experience working with a USG funded project in public health and information systems strengthening is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods
  • Demonstrated leadership, ethics, and sound judgment, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills coupled with strong communication skills for high-level audiences
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently within Kenya and work under field conditions.

2.   SOFTWARE DEVELOPER: 2 POSITIONS (UNES/HLIT/SD/01/2022)

Location:  Nairobi

Contract Terms:  One-year Renewable with three months’ probation period

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Software developer will be tasked with general software engineering including coding, quality assurance and deployment. The developer will work closely with project stakeholders, other developers, and is a dedicated resource for designing, developing, and maintaining the HIS systems. The developer will serve as a key software development team member who can translate business requirements into final, robust, scalable, and secure software products. In addition, the developer will be expected to facilitate capacity building and systems user and technical documentation.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Utilize established development frameworks, tools, guidelines and conventions to design, develop, and test HIS systems
  • Enhancing DHIS2, DSL, KHMFL, PHES, JPRP, CPIMS, Service Desk and other HIS Systems by analyzing business requirements, preparing an action plan and identifying areas for modification and improvement 
  • Develop  analytics products for the HIS systems to provide statistics on performance 
  • Maintain the existing HIS systems by identifying and correcting software defects. 
  • Facilitate and contribute to HIS systems integration.
  • Collaborate and share ideas with the developer team members. 
  • Learn and develop skills to keep abreast with new technologies 
  • Conduct systematic HIS system testing and document these.
  • Engaging users and the technology team in order to prioritize system feature requests 
  • Provide insight regarding usability and user experience to guide system development. 
  • Leverage knowledge and contribute to proper knowledge management within the project 
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related goals as needed. 
  • Develop and maintain both user and technical documentation for systems
  • Facilitate capacity building
  • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the project
  • Responsible for utility assets such as software licenses

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent
  • At least 2 years work experience with at least 1.5 years in a reputable firm
  • Experience with Java and Python programming languages coupled with practical experience with test-driven development and automated testing frameworks.
  • Proficiency in modern software development frameworks or methodologies such as RAD, JAD and DSDM.
  • Knowledge of relational database management systems and no-SQL databases
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Team Player
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication

3.   JUNIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER: 2 POSITIONS (UNES/HLIT/JSD/01/2022)

Location:  Nairobi

Contract Terms:  One-year Renewable with three months’ probation period

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Junior Software developer will be tasked to serve in a crosscutting capacity across various information Systems supported by the HealthIT Project. The Junior Software Developer will work closely with project stakeholders, other developers, quality assurance specialists and business analysts and is a dedicated resource for designing, developing, and maintaining IS. The junior developer will serve as a key software development team member who can work with Software Developers to translate business requirements into a final, robust, working, scalable, and secure software product. In addition, the junior developer will be expected to facilitate capacity building and systems user and technical documentation.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Utilize established development tools, guidelines and conventions to design, develop, and test HIS systems
  • Enhancing CPIMS, DHIS2, DSL, KHMFL, PHES, JPRP, Service Desk and other IS by analyzing business requirements, user requirements, preparing an action plan and identifying areas for modification and improvement
  • Maintain the existing IS assigned to you and by identifying, correcting software defects and enhancing software functionality.
  • Facilitate and contribute to IS systems integration and data enhancement
  • Provide data management support to stakeholders 
  • Learn and develop skills to keep abreast with new technologies 
  • Plan, coordinate and conduct systematic IS system testing and documentation
  • Engaging users and the technology team in order to prioritize system feature requests 
  • Provide insight regarding usability and user experience to guide the development and impact of the products for our customers. 
  • Leverage knowledge and contribute to proper knowledge management within the project 
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. 
  • Develop and maintain both user and technical documentation for systems
  • Facilitate capacity building 
  • Be willing to meet new challenges with enthusiasm and meet deadlines in fast paced environment
  • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the project

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Computer Science, IT or equivalent
  • At least 1 years’ work experience in a reputable firm
  • A good record of working within Academic environment
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Java and Python
  • Functional skills in modern software development frameworks or methodologies such as RAD, JAD and DSDM.
  • Knowledge of relational database management systems and no-SQL databases
  • Good Planner and organizer
  • Excellent operational decision maker
  • Excellent team member

Applicants interested in the above positions should submit the following:

  • Cover letter detailing why you want to be considered for the position, as well as current and expected gross salary.
  • Detailed CV including at minimum:
    • Biographical data including: Full names, current mailing address, current telephone contacts, email address
    • Employment history to date.  Ensure that specific start and end dates are included.
    • Educational history to date, clearly detailing the program, certificate obtained, and completion date.
    • Names of 3 referees with their contacts.
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Managing Director
UNES LIMITED
P.O.BOX 68241-00200
NAIROBI

N/B: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted. UNES does not require any payment in order to process your applications.

UNES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. PERSONS WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

All applications to reach the undersigned on or before July 5, 2022. Hard Copies will not be accepted.

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