Announcement Number: Kampala-2018-033
Position Title: Health Information Systems Analyst
Opening Period: 7/20/2018 – 8/02/2018
Series/Grade: 550 FSN 10/FS-5
Salary: UGX 102,802,449 – UGX 150,709,572
For More Info: KampalaHR@state.gov
Who May Apply: Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or Declared Members of Household (MOHs) – All Agencies
(Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)
Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust
Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
Summary: The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Health Information Systems Analyst.
The work schedule for this position is:
- Full Time, 40 hours per week
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time following receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Supervisory Position: No
Duties: The position provides technical assistance and support during the planning, designing, reviewing and implementation of new and improved health information systems for CDC HIV/AIDS projects/activities and public health evaluations, and for implementing partners (IPs) such as Ministry of Health providing HIV prevention, treatment and care services, and surveillance activities in Uganda. The incumbent carries out needs assessments and works with CDC-Uganda Strategic Information Teams (Health Information Systems, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics and Data Management and Surveillance, Surveys and Implementation Science) as well as with other branches including, Health Services, Prevention and Laboratory, researchers, scientists and IP staff to develop systems specifications for health information systems that are used to improve service delivery, track patterns and trends, and support planning and decision making. Main information systems supported include DHIS2, OpenMRS and other eHMIS softwares. The position is supervised by the Health Information Systems Specialist/Team Lead and is located at CDC-Uganda headquarters in Entebbe.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines is required: Informatics, Information Science, Health Information Management, Computer Science; Computer Engineering, or Information Systems is required
EXPERIENCE: Four years of progressively responsible experience in computer information systems for HIV prevention, treatment and surveillance system or health information management is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Comprehensive knowledge of software development methodologies and project management is required. In-depth knowledge of software development management, and quality assurance.
Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required. Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Detailed working knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results is required.
LANGUAGE: List both English and host country language(s) by level (II, III) and specialization (sp/read).
Must be fluent (Level IV) in English. Ability to read technical manuals in English is required. (This may be tested)
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (This may be tested.)
Problem solving, effective communication and advocacy skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently with minimum supervision, ability to work under time constraints in order to meet deadlines; ability to set priorities and make decisions on a variety of complex matters. Organize, schedule, and coordinate activities and projects with the ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationships with teams and partners. Ability to research and evaluate health information application and information systems software and learn new software and hardware packages in order to adapt to the rapid changes in technology.
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM
(3) FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link: https://careers.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VA-Definitions-and-Additional-Employment-Considerations.pdf
How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.
- All applications must be submitted online.
- Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306001
- You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
- On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.
What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
For further information: the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Uganda.