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  • Posted: Jul 11, 2019
    Deadline: Jul 20, 2019
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  • Gold Star Kenya (GSK) was established in 2010 as a local Non-Governmental Organization; GSK was born out of the success of the Gold Star Network, a social franchise program initiative established in 2006 to promote comprehensive quality HIV care amongst a network of private health providers in Kenya. GSK implements health related projects in Kenya. We seek qualified candidates for the following position
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    Technical Assistant - Systems Development Re-advertisement

    Requisition ID: GSK-TASD-052

    Reports To: Technical Officer, Systems Specialist (GIS, mHealth) Project: HIV Service Delivery Support Activity – Rift Valley

    BASIC FUNCTIONS:

    The Technical Assistant-Systems Development will be part of the M&E team at HIV Service Delivery Support Activity - Rift Valley and will work under the direct supervision of the Technical Officer, Systems Specialist (GIS, mHealth). Under guidance of the Technical Officer, Systems Specialist (GIS, mHealth), he/she will lead the design and maintenance of a comprehensive information resource for programs and reporting of complex information. Provide advice on

    software and hardware needs. He/she will participate in other activities related t HMIS, research,

    targeted evaluation, surveillance surveys and monitoring and evaluation as well as provide assistance and training t system users.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Database Design and Development:
      • Develop new and/or adapt existing computerized performance reporting systems, including enhanced user interfaces and compatibility across reporting systems using Java, Access, Visual Basic and SQL in response t meet project information needs
      • Install developed applications, writes application manuals, and train users. Provides ongoing maintenance and support t users of database applications.
      • Provides assistance t staff in database design based on technical knowledge of field.
      • Provides adequate documentation of database applications.
      • Perform needs assessment and works with Technical staff at project and implementing partner level t determine feasibility of development of new databases and enhancements or modifications t existing databases
      • Develops and ensures adherence t data management policies e.g. USG t ensure the security and confidentiality project data.
      • Monitors staff compliance with confidentiality policies t assure that security standards are met.
      • Maintains project databases for routine data, reporting data quality and service quality assessments.
      • Monitors and optimizes database design, content, structure and other management issues.
      • Performs backup and recovery of all databases. Takes appropriate measures t ensure the
      • security of the data.
      • Recommends hardware and software upgrades to the database server as needed.
    • Hardware and Software:
      • Assists in the management of hardware and software as related t the operations of the databases, including system development and maintenance, recommends purchase of new hardware and software maintenance of records and reports relating t database operations and data/project archives. Provide leadership in the use of major health and medical related software.
      • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Project Director

    REQUIREMENTS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES

    • Experience in database development, management of information systems and health informatics
    • Experience in developing mobile applications
    • Experience using new online technologies for knowledge sharing and collaboration is a plus.
    • Demonstrated experience assessing users’ data needs and designing user-friendly IT solutions t promote strategic decision-making throughout the project life cycle.
    • Experience in training users on databases
    • Keen t maintain data security and data quality systems
    • Good planning and organizational skills
    • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with implementing partners

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS STANDARDS:

    • Degree in Computer Science, Health informatics, Mathematics or a related field with at least
    • 2 years’ hands on experience OR Advanced Diploma in Software design or related areas with
      5 years’ experience
    • Professional experience in database design and development using SQL (MySQL, MSSQL, JavaDB, PostgreSQL).
    • Proven programming skills using either .Net Framework or Java, web development technologies (PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript) and mobile/SMS application development technologies.
    • Advanced skills in at least tw of the following statistical packages: SPSS, Epi Info, Stata.
    • Computer proficiency in word processing, Excel, and Ms Access
    • Knowledge and/or experience with GIS analysis technologies (ArcGIS, QGIS).
    • Knowledge and/or experience with open source software (ODK, DHIS2, Kob Toolbox) is an added advantage
    • Demonstrated ability t transfer knowledge through informal and formal trainings.

    Method of Application

    Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: GSKenya-HR@goldstarkenya.org and please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID ( provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than 20th July 2019.

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