• Health Information Consultant: Southeast Asia (Independent Contractor, 6 months)

    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Infectious Disease - Global Malaria
  • Overview

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org.


    CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.


    In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), malaria elimination efforts are given added urgency by the development of artemisinin resistance. CHAI is supporting malaria programs in Lao, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia to achieve the required level of programmatic capacity to devise targeted, evidence-based plans, identify sufficient resources to enact them, strengthen surveillance systems, scale-up interventions in high risk and hard-to-reach populations, and coordinate activities regionally.


    Overview of Role

    CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Health Information Consultant to play a critical role in helping governmental programs in the GMS improve how they collect and analyze data to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their efforts to eliminate malaria. S/he will be responsible for creating, modifying, and maintaining potentially complex and diverse DHIS2-based surveillance platforms; supporting integration of mSupply and other custom systems with DHIS2, supporting in national training sessions in technology solutions, and helping staff use and troubleshoot health information systems on an ongoing basis. The consultant will report to the GMS malaria Health Information Associate, and work closely with technology companies, and other NGOs to ensure malaria programs in country have the tools required to monitor and evaluate progress towards elimination. A successful candidate will be able to work independently to drive implementation and have deep personal commitment to producing results.


    *Please note that this is a 6 month Independent Contractor position.*


    • Work with CHAI regional HI associate to understand technological requirements for malaria surveillance, including the monitoring of malaria epidemiology and the impact of malaria interventions
    • Configure, update, and thoroughly test DHIS2 set up, including updates to org. units, data elements, indicators, Tracker and Event data collection forms, and dashboards, based on country’s requirements and feedback from users
    • Configure, update, and thoroughly test DHIS2 set up for mSupply – DHIS2 integration and integration of other external systems data with DHIS2. Test API linkage, update and set up data elements, indicators, org units, and dashboards. Oversee developers and make sure deadlines are satisfied.
    • Support development and comprehensive testing of DHIS2 android applications for country specific configurations.
    • Develop manuals, SOPs, training materials and help train country staff in the use of information technology
    • Assist with capacity building for government staff when needed.
    • Develop appropriate user testing and pilot feedback processes and templates, conduct user testing. Collate and address feedback through updates in configuration for DHIS2 and API, and updates to Android apps.
    • Configure and evaluate Mobile Device Management solutions


    Preferred Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (information systems, computer science) required. Master’s degree preferred
    • At least two years’ working experience as a software developer, or in a similar role working closely with stakeholders
    • Knowledge of and experience working with DHIS2 strongly preferred
    • Experience developing Android applications
    • Experience working on integration of information management systems
    • Experience in system administration
    • Experience in server set up and hardware management
    • Proven experience in implementing technology-based solutions with users, preferably for disease surveillance
    • Familiarity with emerging technologies for data collection and reporting (including experience using open source data collection tools like ODK, and BI tools like PowerBI and Tableau); comfort with developing complex data collection forms and dashboards preferred
    • Familiarity with emerging technologies for web or mobile application development for data visualization and analysis
    • Understanding of disease surveillance (including surveillance platforms) with knowledge of global health issues
    • Experience in data management (including managing databases) and data analysis
    • Proficiency in Access, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Languages: SQL, JavaScript, html,java, php, python
    • Ability to be effective, calm, and flexible in high-pressure situations, to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to effectively prioritize
    • Ability to communicate effectively with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds
    • Proven ability to function in a fast-paced work environment
    • Ability to travel approximately 25-50% of the year



    • Any statistical and geospatial analysis experience (R, SAS, STATA, ArcGIS and/or other relevant software)
    • Knowledge of malaria or other global infectious diseases
    • Experience living or working in resource-limited countries


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