Job Description

ICAP, a program of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City, is supporting the Ministry of Health of Burundi to rapidly expand comprehensive HIV/AIDS services and reduce HIV/AIDS related morbidity and mortality in Burundi, via provision of Technical Support. Be part of ICAP Burundi team implementing the RISE project in order to support the Ministry of Health in the implementation of its activities for the extension of program activities for the care and treatment of people living with HIV. Under the supervision of the SI Director, the Data Base Manager will be responsible for the Design, development, maintenance, and oversight of ICAP databases. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: the development of data bases; assist with the development of querying and reporting functionality; the support of staff located at on-site locations in centers being established abroad in any data base needs. Major accountabilities: • Design and develop ICAP Burundi databases. • Design, oversee and enhance database systems at ICAP supported districts and sites to enhance organization’s patient tracking systems • Ensure configuration, testing, tuning, troubleshooting, patching, backing up, securing, and support of ICAP Burundi databases • Assist with the development of querying and reporting functionality • Establish, maintain, and troubleshoot database • Assist monthly review, and monthly revision of all data registered into databases • Identify and remove all duplicate, inaccurate, and incomplete sets of data • Contribute to performance improvement projects • Identify areas of current Data Collection that can be automated • Assist in developing strategies to achieve targets as required by the donors. • Train site staff in the use of electronic data collection and reporting tools • In collaboration with the senior M&E officer, supervise supported sites and districts computerizing • Update sites information in the ICAP insight web-base • Serve as a resource to the Burundian MOH in the development, implementation, evaluation or revision of national patient tracking systems • Carries out other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Country Director Education: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management or related field Indicate what would be required in order to receive favorable consideration for the job Minimum qualifications: • At least 5 years of experience in database Administration • Knowledge of healthcare operations and systems • Knowledge of hardware capabilities and features; system configuration; file and memory management; Security; software programs including Word, Excel, Access, Power Point; data structures; logic and algorithms; and compiler design • Be familiar with software for Data Visualization as PowerBi or Tableau and have experience with DHIS2 • Understanding of Access, Visual Basic, Excel Macros • Relevant experience in database design • High- level computer skills • Interpersonal and writing skills is helpful • Ability to adhere to strict professional and HIV/AIDS confidentiality regulations • Ability to work in a multicultural environment • Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences • Exhibits a positive and professional demeanor in and outside of the workplace that exemplifies and furthers the mission, vision and values of the program Indicate what would be preferred if there were a choice. Preferred qualifications: • Experience in public health or epidemiology preferred Travel requirements: Frequent travels to field sites is required.
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