General Call for Experts (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia
Apply by 2 February 2019
Executive-level , Part-time staff position
Posted on 3 January 2019

Job Description

The QED Group is preparing a proposal for USAID Ethiopia Health Information Systems (HIS) project to support USAID/Ethiopia in providing technical assistance and other services for the implementation of the Electronic Health Information Systems (eHIS) Activity. The project is aimed to support the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) to improve the quality of health service and create a sustainable health care system through use of data for decision making and for providing similar services and deliverables to other countries in Africa or to respond to a crisis in Ethiopia.

For this reason, we are looking for short and long-term technical assistance in the areas listed below.

Qualifications:

Surveillance and Data Management Advisor (Expatriate)

The Surveillance and Data Management Advisor will lead, manage and coordinate the Health Operations Monitoring & Data Collection Team to ensure strengthening of all aspects of health operations monitoring and data collection pertaining to emergencies; oversee the design and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in regard to monitoring and evaluation and data collection information systems. It is expected that the position will require a Master’s in Public Health, Information Sciences, Data Science, Nutrition or related areas and have at least 10 years of demonstrated experience managing operational, project management, and administrative duties for U.S. Government–funded projects or other internationally funded programs.

Knowledge Management Advisor (Expatriate)

The Knowledge Management Advisor is responsible assisting the Program with capturing, synthesizing, and sharing both internal and externally the work and learnings of the project. This includes development and activity management/implementation of a Knowledge Management and Communications Strategy that advances the learning agenda of the project. It is expected that the position will require a Master’s degree in social sciences or related degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience Minimum of 10 years related experience.

Supply Chain Advisor (Expatriate)

The Supply Chain Advisor will provide technical and strategic leadership for the project. He/She will have overall responsibility for the implementation of the project’s activities and supervision of the project’s personnel for supply chain related activities. It is expected that the position will require a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, public health, social sciences, international development, or a related field desired. At least 8 years of technical and/or management experience in international humanitarian or development projects.

IT Governance Specialist (Expatriate)

The IT Governance Advisor provides strategic services related to enterprise architecture, IT governance, system selection and integration including developing blueprints, roadmaps, architecture, and governance models. He/She also act as lead consultant on a small consulting team, providing guidance and recommendations on project direction including prioritization, scheduling and resource allocation. It is expected that the position will require a Bachelor’ Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business or a related field desired and proven experience developing IT governance, strategy, and architecture for multiple companies (preferably mid-market and enterprise organizations) Knowledge of both business systems and infrastructure (including cloud solution offerings).

Digitization, Data Use, & Governance Advisors (Expatriates)

The Digitization Advisor will be based in the HQ Office. He/she will provide technical leadership for the digitization of priority HIS components. It is expected that the position will require a Master’s degree or higher in public health, health informatics, computer science, management information systems or a related social science field. It is highly desirable that this advisor have at least x years demonstrated experience managing the full software development life-cycle of mid- to large-sized projects (i.e. crossing multiple program areas and conflicting needs; requiring integration of multiple non-standardized applications or business processes; and requiring complex reporting and communication at the agency and executive level) with minimal supervision.

Human & Organizational Strengthening Specialist (Expatriate)

The Human & Organizational Strengthening Specialist will be based in the HQ office in Addis. He/She will report to the DCOP. He/She will be responsible for setting up the hiring/management/evaluation standards of employee relations for the project including the regional office, ensures salary standards are in line with local laws and USAID regulations, establishes and maintains protocols for employee rights (fair labor standards, discrimination-free workplaces, etc.). It is expected that the position will require a Bachelor’s degree in international development, or a related field desired and technical and/or management experience.

IT Advisor (Expatriate)

The IT Manager will be responsible for the information technology systems at all local offices, ensuring hardware and software set ups maintain integrity and security for all data systems involved in the project. It is expected that the position will require a Bachelor’s degree and technical and/or management experience in a related field.

Crisis Consultant (Expatriate)

It is expected that the position will require a Bachelor’s degree inre lated field and technical and/or management experience in a related field.

IT Consultant (Local)

This Consultant will provide information technology related technical support for infrastructure and data warehouse support to the FMOH. It is expected that the position will require a Bachelor’s degree in international development, or a related field desired and technical and/or management experience in a related field.

System Analysis and Design Consultant (Local)

This Consultant will provide technical expertise in developing a system analysis and design document based on user requirements for applications that are used by the health system in the country. It is expected that the position will require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field desired and technical and/or management experience in a related field.

Software Developer Officer (Local)

This Consultant will provide software development and programming service for new and additional modules of software for the health system. It is expected that the position will require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field desired and technical and/or management experience in a related field.

Software Tester Officer (Local)

This Consultant will provide software testing service for the newly develop software and modules. It is expected that the position will require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field desired and technical and/or management experience in a related field.

We are also looking for Clinical Services Information Specialist (Expatriate), Communications Specialist (Expatriate), Crisis Modifier Coordinator (Local), Gender Technical Advisor (Expatriate), Strategic Information Advisor (Expatriate), Crisis Consultant (Local).

About the Organization

The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services, so that they can increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.

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