Systems Design Advisor, Bangladesh

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Population Services International
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Apply by 30 May 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 30 April 2018

Job Description

Job title Systems Design Advisor

Department Asia and Eastern Europe – Host National Hire

Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Reports to the QA Assurance and Improvement Director

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!

PSI, together with a team of international and local partners, will implement the USAID-funded Advancing UHC in Bangladesh (AUHC) project to transform the world’s largest NGO network of maternal and health clinics across 64 districts in Bangladesh into a sustainable, pro-poor social enterprise, the Surjer Hashi Network (SHN), to advance the country’s progress toward universal health coverage.

We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated Systems Design Advisor who will develop, establish, and enforce quality assurance standards and measures for a suite of human-centered information technology applications and data processing services within the network. This position will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate IT processes through careful testing in order to maximize the benefit of investments in IT and data processing initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for public health and development, possess excellent problem solving and analytical skills, and drive high-quality work independently. This position will collaborate closely with members of AUHC project leadership team as well as PSI’s Global Information Systems and Quality Assurance teams. No relocation costs are provided with this position.

Sound like you? Read on!

Your contribution

In this role you will lead the following key activities:

  • Analyze the existing IT platforms and assess case flow volumes to identify clinic-level needs to inform design of IT systems, identify system requirements, and develop standard operating procedures.
  • Develop systems requirements and specifications documentation, as well as appropriate vendor selection procedures that meet project procurement requirements for IT systems such as an EMR or Quality Improvement system that may be contracted to third parties.
  • Design and implement a health management information system (HMIS) to aid in standardizing data inputs, collection, organization, analytics, and storage across clinics.
  • Support the design and roll out of an EMR system to provide better continuity of care for clients to enable them to receive services from more than one network service site and that will also feed into a larger management information system.
  • Establish a network-wide quality improvement system which will likely be a tablet-based Android system with treatment protocols, diagnostic algorithms, SOPs, and monitoring feedback functions that track key performance indicators.
  • Ensure IT system design and roll out follows a human-centered approach in keeping with the overall vision of SHN, and establishes and continuously monitors milestones around system roll out.
  • Coordinate with technical staff on the project to ensure that all protocols developed meet appropriate national and international technical standards.
  • Train, coach, and mentor staff in systems roll-out tasks. Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of IT systems best practices.

What are we looking for?

  • College diploma or university degree in software engineering, computer science, or business administration and/or 8 years equivalent work experience. Master’s degree in one of these fields preferred.
  • 3 years direct experience in overseeing the design, development, and implementation of quality assurance standards for software testing.
  • 2 years direct experience as a systems manager for major application integration and/or major application product release.
  • Strong knowledge of system testing metrics, best practices, and methodologies.
  • Extensive experience with core software applications database platforms.
  • Familiarity with DHIS2 management systems, DHIS2 management skills preferred.
  • Direct hands-on experience with ad hoc query programs, automated testing tools, and reporting software.
  • Extensive practical knowledge in importing data for use in report software, spreadsheets, graphs, and flow charts.
  • Proven data analysis, data verification, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience with statistical reporting and analysis.
  • Excellent PC skills and technically fluent in programming languages, including VB, VB Script, C# or .NET. Also proficient in writing and reviewing SQL code.
  • Good project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent coaching, listening, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Ability to build capacity of individuals and teams at various levels within the organization.
  • A Bangladeshi national.
  • English fluency required.
  • References will be required.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


About the Organization

About PSI: PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations, in over 65 countries to lead healthier lives. Over 150 staff in the Washington D.C headquarters, 100 overseas expatriate staff and almost 8,000 local staff work to execute PSI’s critical and innovative programs worldwide. Health Impact and Donors: PSI has a unique focus on measurable health impact much like successful corporations measure profitability. Measuring the results of PSI’s health interventions isn’t as simple as counting lives saved. PSI employs an entire team of researchers to continuously evaluate PSI performance against evidence-based objectives and verifiable indicators. Such strict measurement of PSI performance is what sets the organization apart from others in the field and feeds into the design of innovative, targeted and cost-effective interventions. By utilizing the DALY (Disability Adjusted Life Year) system, PSI estimates that in 2009 alone, its programs directly prevented more than 156,000 HIV infections, 2.6 million unintended pregnancies, almost 150,000 deaths from malaria and diarrhea and 19 million malaria episodes. In addition, roughly 25,000 patients were treated for TB. With a focus on decentralized management and local experts, innovative programs and successful benchmarking, PSI is proud of its long term commitment to serve those most in need. PSI is supported by several major donors including: governments of the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands; the Global Fund, various United Nations agencies, private foundations, corporations and individuals. Areas of PSI focus: HIV: PSI has HIV programs in over 60 countries around the world. Interventions, which include social marketing of HIV products and services and targeted HIV communications, are based upon a commitment to produce measurable health impact and an emphasis upon rigorous research and evaluation. Although condom social marketing and targeted communications remain the cornerstones of PSI's work to address the HIV pandemic, country programs also implement an increasingly comprehensive range of interventions in response to the changing needs of specific country contexts and populations. PSI is increasingly implementing innovations such as male circumcision services and targeted communications for concurrent sexual partnerships and injection drug use interventions. TB: Tuberculosis (TB) is a curable and preventable illness, yet it remains a major cause of death worldwide. It is one of the biggest killers of women of reproductive age and the most common cause of death among people living with HIV/AIDS. PSI provides a variety of innovative TB and TB/HIV-related services, engaging private providers in diagnosis and treatment and integrating HIV counseling and testing with TB services. It also creates innovative behavior change communications campaigns to increase awareness of TB and TB/HIV and to promote healthy behaviors. Child Survival: Vulnerable children are one of PSI’s most important target groups. According to the WHO, nearly 10 million children under the age of five die each year – more than 1,000 every hour. Tragically, about two-thirds of child deaths are preventable through practical, low-cost interventions. PSI works to improve child survival by helping developing countries address water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia and HIV with prevention and treatment education and products. PSI’s child survival programs improve the health and save the lives of children under five in more than 30 countries. Reproductive Health: In over 30 countries throughout the world PSI empowers women and couples to lead healthier lives by providing access to innovative family planning and maternal health products and services. Every year, there are more than 60 million unintended pregnancies and more than 500,000 women die from pregnancy-related causes. In 2008 alone, PSI prevented an estimated 3.1 million unintended pregnancies and 15,000 maternal deaths, and enabled millions of couples to plan their families. Over the past three decades, PSI has expanded the contraceptive methods in its portfolio from male condoms and oral contraceptives to include injectable contraceptives, intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD), emergency contraception pills, implants, female condoms, voluntary sterilization, and fertility awareness methods such as the Standard Days Method using Cyclebeads®. PSI’s RH platform has also grown to address maternal mortality through the prevention of post-partum hemorrhage and sepsis, and the prevention of unsafe abortion. Clean Water: Access to clean water is a challenge in almost all of the countries PSI operates in. Increasing awareness of water borne diseases and accessibility to treated water are a core part of PSI’s efforts across its health areas. PSI and its many partners are working together to promote the Safe Water System, a water quality intervention that employs proven, easy-to-use and inexpensive solutions such as household water treatment appropriate for the developing world. Household water treatment and safe storage ensures that each sip of water is safe to drink. Household water treatment can be adopted quickly, inexpensively, at national scale in both development and emergency situations, making an immediate difference on the lives of those who rely on transporting to and storing water in their homes. Malaria: PSI provides malaria control support to national Ministries of Health in over 30 countries worldwide. PSI tailors its malaria control programs to the unique environment in each country and the needs outlined by the Ministry of Health to achieve the Abuja Targets and MDGs. PSI’s malaria control programs include delivery of insecticide treated mosquito nets, pre-packaged malaria treatment, behavior change communications and operational research.

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