Information Technologist/Database Manager (Egypt)

Egypt
Apply by 13 September 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 14 August 2018

Job Description

  • Advise epidemiologists, laboratory scientist, and other technical staff to update, develop, and maintain the public health infectious disease surveillance and/or research database systems of the MoHP. Duties include:
    • Recommend utilization of software programs such as Microsoft Access, Visual C, Visual Basic C, and other data packages in the performance of daily activities.
    • Recommend Open Net Visual Basic and .NET and QM interfaces to be used on digital data collection tools (e.g., PDAs & Smartphone and Tablets Machines, etc.) in English and Arabic.
    • Advise on the creation of new features and data modules to surveillance and research questionnaire applications on the digital data collection tools (e.g., smart devices).
    • Aid in the training, deployment, and troubleshooting for the use of the digital data collection tools in the public health surveillance and research sites.
    • Make recommendations on the improvement and management of the flow of data from public health surveillance and research sites through the use of SQL and MS Access application systems and tools.
    • Report monthly activites; this report should include who, what, where, when, issues identified, recommendations, and further actions.
  • Consult with IT personnel from MoHP and other organizations identified in related CoAGs identified in C.1. to assist in the management and processing of database systems being transferred from public health surveillance and research study sites and assist in database validation/completion identified in relation to CoAgs identified herein. Activities include:
    • Oversee the written database validation criteria to reduce the level of error within datasets.
    • Provide recommendations on and review final database security, backup, and recovery plan.
    • Provide troubleshooting for evolving problems involving the input, retrieval or modification of database information, and the general operation and maintenance of data systems;
    • Provide training, assistance, and guidance to partners who use the database systems in administrative and technical areas including data transfer processes, analytics, data entry practices, data manipulation, and troubleshooting.
    • Consult with IT personnel from Ministries of Health and other organizations identified in related CoAGs herein in the resolution of problems, recommendations of database modifications, and system upgrades or enhancements.
    • Assist investigators with de-identified data on statistical analysis of large, complex databases using programming-based software environments such as Epi-Info, SPSS, STATA, MS Access, SAS, and R to develop and process reports used to determine public health surveillance and research study results.
    • Recommend the design of tables, forms, queries and macros for new database projects.
    • Report monthly activites; this report should include who, what, where, when, issues identified, recommendations, and further actions.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, grants, and manuscripts, including summarizing data in various formats (tables, graphics, posters, abstracts, oral and written reports and presentations).
  • Update monitoring and evaluating activities quarterly according to the CDC DGHP M&E Excel spreadsheet.
  • Troubleshoot problems involving the input and Interface with IT personnel at MoHP, and other partners associated with CoAgs identified in C.1. in the resolution of problems: Provide a quarterly report on conduct of this task. Quarterly report should at a minimum address who the interaction was with, what was discuscced, date, why/issues, and recommendations for further actions.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience working in public health surveillance projects and computer science or information technology in collaboration with U.S. CDC Egypt office and Egyptian or international partners
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in developing databases, programming PDA’s, and data analysis
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in designing Visual Basic and .NET and QM interfaces or equivalent to be used on digital data collection tools (e.g., PDAs, Smartphones, and Tablet Machines)
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in effectively using data analysis programs such as Epi info, SPSS, SAS, R, or other advanced data analysis programs;
  • Minimum of 15 years experience in providing technical support to strengthen the data management and improve data quality and providing advice/support to principle investigators for harmonized data management system (in terms of content, frequency, and data exchange format) in Arabic countries for ministries of health, CDC, and other partners;
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Arabic

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 they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.

Service objective:

Assist the MoHP or other partners in their design, development, update and implementation of data collection tools; data management, analysis, and reporting; and assisting the host country in updates and maintenance of electronic (digital) systems, in support of public health infectious disease surveillance and research in Egypt and other countries identified in CoAGs for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region where U.S. CDC projects are conducted. The information Technologist and Database Management position requires good communication skills and the ability to work both independently with interdisciplinary colleagues at different levels of an organization.

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