Senior/Lead Technical Advisor – Data Use (Ethiopia)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 December 2018

Job Description

  • Provide technical leadership for the cultural transformation for data use and decision-making activities.
  • Provide expert scientific advice, consultation and leadership in designing, coordinating and maintaining public health informatics project objectives and priorities.
  • Provide technical leadership and technical direction to shape QED’s USAID-funded informatics portfolio including specific project components ranging from patient level to aggregate systems, including ensuring interoperability.
  • Advise on methods for data management and analysis, including methods for querying relational databases, data warehousing, online analytic processing, cloud database storage and security, and data mining techniques.
  • Manage projects involved with public health informatics and serves as a subject matter expert in the utilization and implementation of IT systems integrating epidemiologic and other information from a scientific perspective.
  • Collaborate and provide expert scientific advice to a variety of nation-wide and international organizations to synthesize and implement informatics policies and directions for future development.
  • Collaborate with and provide technical advice to all organizational levels within QED, as well as with various partner organizations.
  • Research and evaluate state-of-the-art project-specific technical strategies and approaches and recommend updates and changes as appropriate.
  • Assess the functions, limitations, opportunities and challenges of information technology, including specific software products, in healthcare and public health settings.
  • Evaluate and assure system compliance with laws and regulations applicable to managing patient information.
  • Ensure identification of performance metrics for health information systems and design strategies for monitoring and reporting performance metrics.

Required Qualifications

  • It is highly desirable that this advisor have a master’s degree with a major in Computer Science, Statistics, Epidemiology, Research and/or a related discipline is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience and a proven track record.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required.
  • 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 process; and requiring complex reporting and communication at the agency and executive level) with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in using information systems and using DHIS2.
  • Prior experience on USAID projects is strongly preferred.

About the Organization

The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. QED has a 20 years history of evidence based development, which includes more than $3.5 billion in programs evaluated and work in 96 countries around the globe. 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.

The purpose of the Ethiopia Electronic Health Information System (e-HIS) project is to support the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in strengthening and modernizing the national Health Information System of Ethiopia. The project will involve supporting the government of Ethiopia to develop and bring to scale priority electronic health information systems, instill a culture of data use, build capacity and governance for the improved HIS, and ensure integrated systems by fostering stakeholder collaboration.


The Senior/Lead Data Use Advisor will provide technical leadership role for the cultural transformation for data use for decision making activities. It is expected that this advisor will be full-time for the entire period of performance.

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