Technical Officer of Information System, Mekong Program

PATH, Hanoi, Vietnam

Skill Required:, IT and ICTProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st March, 2016

Job Description

Specific responsibilities include:

For Expand the Reach of Immunization Registry Project:

  • Upgrade and adapt the immunization registry system to include a new module for management of information of child nutrition program;
  • With support from Technical Director, Vietnam Program Team Leader, work with related departments of Ministry of Health and it’s IT partner to transfer/integrate this system into National Health Information System, developed by Ministry of Health;
  • Develop guidelines/training materials;
  • Provide TOT trainings for regional/provincial technical staffs and provide technical support for technical staffs and end-users during the implementation in project provinces;
  • Monitor and maintain the system during the implementation.

For Community Healthy Heart Project:

  • Design/architecture, development and testing of a registry system for hypertensive patient;
  • Develop system requirements for proposed solution for hypertension management system;
  • Develop mock-up and system specification;
  • Develop a web-based software to meet requirements;
  • Integrate database of the hypertension patient management system with Lotus Impact’s database;
  •  Integrate with/support importing data exported from hospitals’ software;
  • Integrate calling center to collect follow-up data entered by patients if required;
  • Install and pilot software.
  • Develop training materials;
  • Provide TOT trainings and training for end-users;
  • Provide technical support to both provincial technical team and end-users during the implementation;
  • Monitor and maintain the system during the implementation.

Required Skills

  • Good communication skills, both written and spoken Vietnamese and English.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor degree on information technologies, information systems or related field.
  • Understand the current innovations in health information technologies in Vietnam.
  • Good understanding of the Vietnam Health Information System preferred.
  • At least 7 years of experience in software development, including at least 3-5 years of experience working with health information systems, experience working with information system for vaccine and immunization preferred.
  • Experience working with health-related international organizations in Vietnam.
  • Experience working effectively with government agencies particularly at provincial, district and commune levels.
  • Demonstrated development experience with health information technologies, especially regarding web-based and mobile phone technologies.
  • Demonstrated cross platform development experience including web-based and SMS and good knowledge on programming languages such as Java, Objective C, PHP, JavaScript, and others.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Vietnam up to 50 percent per year.
  • Working knowledge of enterprise architecture, data exchange standards and systems interoperability approaches preferred.

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