IntraHealth International Data Systems Officer and Distance Learning Officer Jobs career in Kenya 2013

IntraHealth International believes in a world where all people have an equal opportunity for health and well being. IntraHealth International supports health workers to succeed, improve policies and systems for a strong workforce, and extend health services to meet communities’ needs.
The USAID funded, Intrahealth led FUNZO Kenya project, aims to improve access to and quality of health workforce training by supporting an increased number of new health workers trained; supporting current health worker training needs; strengthening the capacity of training institutions; and strengthening regulatory bodies to enhance training demand.
Working in close partnership with the Ministries of Health, the leading health training institutions in Kenya, and the National Health Training Working Group among others, the project will build responsive, country-led training systems to improve health sector outcomes and the accessibility and quality of health workforce training in Kenya.
IntraHealth International is seeking highly effective and experienced professionals to fill the positions described below:
1. Data Systems Officer 
Ref: FKPT/03/2013
Reporting to the Data Systems Manager, the Data Systems Officer reports to the Data Systems Manager and works closely with the Distance Learning Manager and Distance Learning Officer to support the development of human resource information systems and other ‘e’ health initiatives.
The information systems are crucial for health workforce planning, assessment of training needs and validation of CPD credits for re-licensure of health care workers.
 
Key duties and responsibilities
  • Participate in the design and implementation of human resource information systems while working closely with regional training institutions, ministries of health and other partners.
  • Work with hub managers, regulatory bodies, ministry of health and regional training hubs on data management and support their use of the national training database.
  • Maintain relationships with human resource information systems end users and act as the bridge between IntraHealth and stakeholders
  • Keep abreast of development in the health management information systems space both nationally and internationally by networking with other partners, reading widely and participating in forums
  • Build the capacity of stakeholders and partners in the deployment and use of human resource information systems including development of training materials
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of human resource information systems
  • Provide logistical support to the technology team
  • Develop project documentation and reports on project activities
Person Specification
The ideal person should posses the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems or computer science.
  • 2-4 years of project management experience
  • Knowledge of requirements generation and software development
  • Hands on experience in MySQL database design, PHP, Linux, Apache etc
  • Goal oriented and excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Orientation to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Motivated self learner
  • Proficiency in office productivity tools, for example, word processing and spreadsheet applications.
2. Distance Learning Officer
Ref: FKPT/03/2013
Reporting to the Distance Learning Manager the Distance Learning Officer supports the Distance Learning Manager in the development and implementation of distance learning initiatives including electronic teaching and learning initiatives.
 
Key duties and responsibilities
  • Participate in the designing, implementation and assessing of potential e- learning and ‘m’ learning business models for regional training institutions/hubs.
  • Work closely with the regional hub managers and training institutions to ensure activities are on course
  • Work with regional training hubs and identify their training delivery needs and help them evaluate distance learning options
  • Keep abreast of development in the distance learning space both nationally and internationally by networking with other partners, reading widely and participating in ICT in education forums
  • Evaluation of new or existing distance learning technologies and advice internally (IntraHealth) and externally (regional hubs and participating training institutions)
  • Participate in content development capacity building activities including working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to ensure quality and accuracy of e-learning content developed
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of distance learning activities
  • Develop project documentation and reports on project activities
  • Provide logistical support to the distance learning manager and the entire technology program team
Person specification
  • Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field
  • 2-4 years of project management experience
  • Knowledge of learning management and content development systems and standards
  • Goal oriented and excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Orientation to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Motivated self learner
  • Proficiency in office productivity tools, for example, word processing and spreadsheet applications.
If your background, experience and competencies match the specifications above, confidently apply by sending your updated CV, along with a covering letter indicating your daytime telephone numbers, address and the names of three referees one of whom must be your supervisor in your current or former employment to kenyajobs@intrahealth.org.
Closing date for applications is March 22, 2013.
Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted
IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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