Job Title: Health Informatics Specialist (1)

Responsible for: To contributed to the Division of Health Information’s goals

Job Purpose: Alignment of systems in the health sector with the eHealth policy and strategy under pillar 3 of the eHealth strategy (eHealth Services, Information Sharing and Data Management)

Job description (Summary) Provide technical and strategic assistance to Ministry of Health to assure that information systems and other eHealth activities are implemented in line with the eHealth policy and strategy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• Participate in and coordinate ongoing information system application testing, implementation, and evaluation with project teams across Ministry of. Health.

• Designs workflows and processes for data management and then translate systems requirements into applications prototypes; plan and design systems and applications architecture.

• Participate in evaluation of the adoption of automated information systems is) to accommodate special and complex needs of Ministry of Health.

• Work with vendors, IT professionals, and public health program areas to develop system requirements and plan, develop, and maintain health information systems.

• Establish appropriate data security provisions and protocols to enable access to and maintenance of public health data and personal health information.

• Monitor and evaluate electronic operation processes and practices for quality and effectiveness and makes recommendations for improvement.

• Anticipate the impact that new or modified software will have on existing standards and systems, workforce, and public health programs, and makes recommendations for solutions.

• Provide or arrange for technical assistance and/or training for system users.

• Conduct literature reviews, and prepares informatics models, frameworks, or summary documents as needed.

• Prepare presentation, communications materials, press releases, and other media-related materials as regards to digital health implementation.

• Work with stakeholders for eHealth issues to advance agency goals and objectives and identity areas of collaboration with partners to support eHealth policy and strategy implementation.

• Ensure consistency with, leverage, and seek to influence as appropriate, national standards and certification initiatives to achieve interoperability.

• Support use of informatics practices to integrate clinical health, environmental health, and population health data to improve priority community level health outcomes.

• Advise on health information vocabularies and data standards (e.g. HL7, ICD, LOINC and SNOMED codes) Information system design, development and management.

• Provides recommendations to senior leadership, as requested, to support decisions on information systems requirements and procurement.

• Carry out any duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Academic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Health Informatics, health Science, clinical science, Public Policy or Health Policy Health Information Sciences, or closely related field .

• Master’s degree in public health informatics, health informatics or a related field and four (4) years of experience in informatics including demonstrated experience in public health practice.

Experience and knowledge:

• Uganda’s healthcare systems and practices.

• Strategies for achieving effective data acquisition, management, quality, storage, use, and application to address population health needs.

• Applicable laws, statues, and policies regarding health information including security, privacy, and management of confidential data.

• Public health reporting, information system standards, and public health data for Uganda

• Workflow engineering and Informatics project/product portfolio management.

• Information Technology Lifecycle and information system design.

• Data collection and use methodologies, including survey research, registry operations, usability studies, focus groups, and interview data collection and analysis

Application procedure

Handwritten applications should be Hand Delivered to the address below between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. All applications should be submitted not later than February 05th, 2021 to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health Headquarters (At the Reception)
Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya
Tel. +256417-712260/+256417-712221

Please include your telephone number and email contacts on the application. Applicants should attach the following:

a) Recent passport-size photograph.
b) Detailed curriculum Vitae.
c) Certified copies of the academic certificates and transcripts.
d) Two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers.
e) A photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the MOH Noticeboard

Salary and Benefits: The position has attractive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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