domingo, abril 10, 2011

Senior Health Information Systems (HIS) Advisor, Angola

 Research Triangle Institute International  

Apply By 16 May 2011


Her/his primary responsibilities are aimed at providing technical input and oversight to the integration and use of health data management information systems (e.g., HMIS, DHIS, EMR) and tools to facilitate data entry, transmission, and use.  Key to success will be building the capacity among information systems users at the national, provincial, and municipal levels of government as well as health facility personnel.
The anticipated responsibilities of the Senior HMIS (ICT) Advisor are:
  • Provide HIS technical assistance in system requirements, analysis, design, specifications, development, piloting/testing, implementation and evaluation.
  • Provide expertise in data warehouse design and integration of health data sets.
  • Development and dissemination of standards and guidelines.
  • Developt and carry out training and capacity building activities to various levels of users.
  • Supervise field-based specialists to ensure high quality workplan implementation.
  • Ensure a high level of communication and close working relationships with the project team, project implementers, and other key stakeholders operating in the health informatics arena.
  • Travel to the field to provide management oversight, capacity building and training, and technical assistance is expected regularly.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • University degree in health informatics, computer science or public health.
  • 10 years professional experience working in health information systems (health information strategy and policy, surveillance, epidemiology, survey methods).  Developing country experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of health information systems design, development, roll-out, 
    • and/or use (e.g. HMIS, DHIS, EMR).
    • Demonstrated experience in organizational capacity building and/or training.
    • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with government and non-governmental entities.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills in English required and Portuguese desired.
    • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with quality products.
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    Only qualified candidates will be contacted.  Job offers will be extended contingent upon available and approved funding.
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    Responsável de Projecto de Agricultura
    Position Summary:
    CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for its Chief of Party (COP) of an anticipated agriculture-led economic growth and food security project in Angola.
    The COP is responsible for providing overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving results.
    The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the agricultural sector in Africa (Angola highly preferred) to increase local incomes and food security, improve agricultural-sector policy, increase agricultural productivity and improve marketing and trade in regional and international markets.
    He/she will act as the key liaison between USAID/Angola and all other counterparts, implementing partners and Government of Angola officials involved with the program.
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree in international development, agriculture, economics or related field of study is highly desirable;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including advanced ICT skills especially as pertain to applications for agriculture and value chain development;
    • Familiarity with agricultural production and market-linkage constraints in Africa (Southern Africa is highly preferred);
    • Private sector agribusiness experience is highly desirable;
    • Verbal and written fluency in English required;
    • Portuguese language skills highly desirable;


    Result One Team Leader - Saúde para Angola

    Management Sciences for Health | Apply By 25 May 2011

     MSH is seeking candidates for an upcoming, results-oriented, five-year program in Angola that will improve the health of Angolans by increasing the availability and use of high quality services in key areas including family planning, malaria, and HIV & AIDS. Preference will be given to applicants with state-of-the-art expertise in international standards, technical expertise and experience implementing a complex program, and relevant experience in Angola. Position is subject to project award.

    The Result One Technical Lead will sit at the central level in Luanda and will be responsible for leading and managing all Result One leadership, management, human resource, and health information system (HIS) strengthening activities at the municipal and provincial levels in Luanda and Huambo Provinces, as well as providing HIS technical support at the central level.
    The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in Angola, in coordinating complex, preferably USAID-funded, projects, and state-of-the-art expertise in international standards. Has a proven track record in leadership, management, organizational development, human resources for health management capacity and systems, and health information management systems. The Result One Technical Lead must be skilled in leading teams, communicating and networking, and completing deliverables on time.


    1. Masters Degree in a relevant field such as public health, public administration, health administration, demography, statistics, epidemiology, etc. Doctoral degree is preferred.
    2. Eight years of proven leadership, management, organizational development, and human resources for health experience. Health information system strengthening expertise including central level coordination and systems integration and sub-national strengthening for quality collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information.
    7. Fluency in written and spoken English and Portuguese preferred, fluency in Spanish also considered.
    8. Willingness to locate in Luanda and to travel frequently within Angola required.