Kenya: Regional Technical Director – Infomatics & Analytics (USAID Kenya/West Africa)

Organization: BroadReach
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Oct 2016

Company Description:

BroadReach is seeking Technical Director candidates for a regional USAID position/program (BAA for Sustainable Development in Africa to improve health outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by disrupting current models of healthcare, changing how and why data/information is collected, analyzed and then used to achieve results.).

Job Description:

The Regional Technical Director- Informatics/Analytics will report to the Program Director and be responsible for the management of the informatics, analytics Teams’ projects/deliverables and ensuring that performance requirements are met.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the execution of informatics and technology strategy for shared cloud-based and local informatics platforms to support the organization’s informatics solutions for its partnerships, clients and partners
  • Overseeing the implementation and maintenance of a network security function to ensure the integrity and privacy of the company’s data and computing environment and protect its investment in technology
  • Providing recommendations and strategic technical guidance on health informatics, governance, and data analytics to the Program Director for approval
  • Building and managing department teams and oversee research and development, as well as project management
  • Establishing data management lifecycle standards and ensuring adherence to USAID and other donor requirements
  • Providing technical guidance and input for annual work-plans, reports, and other deliverables
  • Performing technical liaison, on behalf of the program with USAID, regional entities, partners and other stakeholders, MOH and other Government of Kenya officials, and staff at BroadReach headquarters in Cape Town, SA
  • Liaising with USAID/AFR and other stakeholders to set up and conduct regular technical assistance and site support visits to provide mentorship and training to USAID/AFR staff in areas of data collection, collation and reporting and resolve problems identified in order to improve the quality of data reported
  • Providing leadership and technical support specifically for development of national and local level communication and advocacy campaigns and approaches leveraging national and community level partnerships
  • Analyzing and documenting data process flows using standard BRHC process documentation approaches, with the objective to identify areas presenting bottle-necks or where process strengthening will improve quality and/or increase capacity
  • Developing close working relationships, partnerships, and facilitating coordination with the regional health entities, relevant Ministries of Health, USAID-funded partners, and other stakeholders and partners, including non-USG donors
  • Continuous analysis of data in databases, reports and registers for purposes of knowledge discovery, identification of errors and the potential causes of those errors
  • Oversee quality assurance protocols for technical deliverables to ensure they meet high standards
  • Engaging informatics and analytics staff in formulating and implementing practices and processes that ensures that identified gaps and errors are resolved efficiently and effectively
  • Mentoring, guiding and training site staff at each supported site, ensuring that data capturers and other staff responsible for data quality are adequately trained in the data processing procedures and the tools used to perform their duties

Required qualifications for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Analytics, Public Health, Computer Science, Data Management, Informatics, Global/Public Health Informatics or other related field. (Master’s degree in similar areas is highly preferred.)
  • 7+ years’ work experience in a monitoring and evaluation reporting role with the MOH in Kenya (and or regional country)
  • 5+ years of experience with BI tools, database management and data pipeline management
  • Experience of directly managing a team and supporting multiple work teams
  • Ability to work with large data sets and develop processes that extrapolate the data in an efficient manner
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize diverse information into manageable pieces
  • Demonstrated ability moving into problem-solving mode in response to challenges
  • Success working and thriving in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment effectively managing multiple priorities with tight deadlines
  • Solid understanding of the USG international development health industry and performance analytics
  • Ability to network effectively at all levels and influence without direct management oversight
  • Demonstrated strength in problem solving and analytics and capable of driving insight to action
  • Knowledge and experience with Donor funding reporting, highly preferred
  • Understanding of Health Information Systems, informatics, Analytics, and HIV/AIDS programs/healthcare systems in resource-limited settings advantageous, a plus
  • Willingness and ability to work in and travel to rural, low-resource settings
  • Advanced MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
  • English is the spoken and written language- other Africa languages preferred

HOW TO APPLY:

PLEASE – NO PHONE CALLS.

To apply to this position, please go to www.brhc.com and click on “Contact”, “Careers” and ”**View All Jobs.”** Then select “Technical Director – Informatics/Analytics” to create your online application. You can also go directly to the job to apply by clicking the following link:

https://broadreach.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=263. Please be sure to include the following information with your application:

· Cover Letter

· Bio/Resume

We appreciate your interest in BroadReach, however, we only contact short-listed candidates. If we do not contact you, please know we will keep your resume on file for other relevant opportunities in the near future.

BroadReach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

www.brhc.com x

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY:

PLEASE – NO PHONE CALLS.

To apply to this position, please go to www.brhc.com and click on “Contact”, “Careers” and ”**View All Jobs.”** Then select “Technical Director – Informatics/Analytics” to create your online application. You can also go directly to the job to apply by clicking the following link:

https://broadreach.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=263. Please be sure to include the following information with your application:

· Cover Letter

· Bio/Resume

We appreciate your interest in BroadReach, however, we only contact short-listed candidates. If we do not contact you, please know we will keep your resume on file for other relevant opportunities in the near future.

BroadReach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

www.brhc.com x

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