2 JOB POSITIONS AT The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute : ( Deadline : 18 February 2020 )

2 JOB POSITIONS AT The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute : ( Deadline : 18 February 2020 )

 

2 JOB POSITIONS AT The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute : ( Deadline : 18 February 2020 )

 

IT/Data Manager AT The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute : ( Deadline : 18 February 2020 )

 

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is the largest institution for public health, international health and tropical medicine in Switzerland. The Institute, with over 700 employees, delivers a sustainable contribution to the improvement of health worldwide through research, education, and services. The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH), within Swiss TPH, conducts consultancy, project management, training and applied for research work around the world, and also in Rwanda.

A new project called DYNAMIC aims to straighten the quality of health care for children through the use of a digital health intervention. The project is being implemented in two countries – Rwanda and Tanzania. Its goal is to evaluate the impact of a tablet/desktop-based electronic clinical decision support algorithm on the diagnosis and management of sick children in outpatient primary health care settings. We are currently looking for a committed and enthusiastic person to join our implementation research team based in Rwanda. Specifically, we seek:

IT/Data Manager (based in Kigali) (100 %)

The IT/Data Manager will support and maintain the information systems components of the project. He/she will support the project team through ensuring the reliable running of the IT infrastructure and tools, developing data management and data cleaning plans, reviewing and analyzing data discrepancies, managing and resolving data quality issues together with the field-based staff, and routine reports to the study team.

More precisely the duties and responsibilities of the IT/Data Manager include:

IT coordination (35%)

  • Supervise and coordinate the setting up of the IT infrastructure and tools associated with the project
  • Monitor system performance and implement quick fixes and long-term solutions to ensure its stability
  • Test and perform system upgrades and/or deployment of new versions of the application onto the users’ computers/tablets
  • Troubleshoot technical problems and escalate potential/actual issues that could potentially impact timelines and deliverables of the project
  • Serve as the point of contact for the local project implementation team and the IT teams in Switzerland and in Tanzania
  • Maintain collaborations with local institutions to ensure that the tools of the DYNAMIC project integrate with the health system in Rwanda

 

 

Data management (50%)

  • Monitor adherence to standards related to data security, including user access and database documentation, performing backup and recovery of program databases
  • Monitor the data collected from the field
  • Conduct regular data quality checks and data cleaning
  • Liaise with the field-based team to resolve any data discrepancies
  • Provide regular reports to the project team regarding data quality

Documentation and knowledge transfer (15%)

  • Develop technical manuals for the various components of the information system
  • Develop data management SOPs and related documentation
  • Develop training materials and conduct trainings for the various users of the system

Skills and Competences

  • Knowledge and interest in IT and computer systems
  • Knowledge of SQL language (querying and manipulating), a good understanding of relational databases
  • Experience with one or more programming languages such as R, STATA or Python. Experience with data visualization tools an asset
  • Experience with data management, including quality-checking, cleaning, anonymizing, dispatching, backing up
  • Proactive attitude, including willingness to learn new technologies and skills quickly
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Good organization skills and attention to detail
  • Team working spirit as well as the ability to work independently
  • Spoken and written English and Kinyarwanda (French would be an asset)
  • Willingness to sometimes travel to implementation areas, which could be remote

Qualification and Experience

  • Degree in one of the following fields:
    • Computer science
    • Software Engineering
    • Software Programming and Development
    • Project management
    • Data science
  • Experience with data systems, programming, and analytic experience (experience in the health sector with health information systems would be an asset)

Start of employment:  As soon as possible

How to apply: Send your full application including a CV (no longer than 4 pages) accompanied by a cover letter to [email protected]

For more information on the position please contact [email protected]

Deadline for application: 18th of February 2020

 

 

 

Study Clinician AT The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute : ( Deadline : 18 February 2020 )

 

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is the largest institution for public health, international health and tropical medicine in Switzerland. The Institute with over 700 employees delivers a sustainable contribution to the improvement of health worldwide through research, education, and services.

The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH), within Swiss TPH, conducts consultancy, project management, training and applied for research work around the world, and also in Rwanda. Within the team working on a project (DYNAMIC) aimed to straighten the quality of health care for children, we are currently looking for a committed and enthusiastic member of our team. Specifically, we seek:

Study Clinician (based in Kigali) (100 %)

The DYNAMIC Study will evaluate the use of a tablet/desktop-based electronic algorithm and Point of Care Tests (ePOCT) to support clinical staff in the diagnosis and management of illness in children at primary health care level. The study clinician will support the development of the medical content of the management algorithm, oversee the implementation and use of the ePOCT electronic algorithm and other study tools in health facilities, provide training, support and supervision to health facility staffs and ensure compliance of study procedures according to protocol. The study clinician ensures the well-being of all study participants. This position involves frequent travelling and interaction with various stakeholders.

 

 

More precisely the duties of the Study Clinician will include:

  • Technically support the clinical team of the DYNAMIC project in all clinical aspects of the study design
  • Support local adaptation of the medical content of the algorithm
  • Participate and collaborate with public and private sectors for scientific advancement and improvement of the study
  • Support the DYNAMIC team on the elaboration of aspects relating to the clinical training (training material)
  • Oversee data collection at study sites and contribute to the project’s monitoring and evaluation
  • Participate in analysis and report writing
  • Assist the dissemination of research findings through the active participation in dissemination events.
  • Participate in the review and development of the project strategic plan and setting of priorities according to the need and/or progress of the study.

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Medicine (MD) from a recognized university is required
  • Clinical experience
  • Experience in scientific research processes would be an asset

 Skills and Competences

  • Interest and Knowledge in evidence-based medicine and public health and tech-savvy
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including experience working with Microsoft Excel and statistical programs such as STATA, EPI Info, SPSS, etc.
  • Registration to relevant clinical bodies
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team-based environment
  • The ability to learn new things quickly and provide solutions for challenges
  • The ability to communicate complex procedures to other colleagues
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal and team working spirit
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Spoken and written English and Kinyarwanda (French would be an asset)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Rwandan health sector

Start of employment:  As soon as possible

How to apply: Send your full application including a CV (no longer than 4 pages) accompanied by a cover letter to [email protected]

For more information on the position please contact [email protected]

Deadline for application: 18th of February 2020

 





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