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Technical Deputy Director of Global Health Informatics

Global Programs for Research and Training (GP)

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted March 10, 2022.

Technical Deputy Director of Global Health Informatics Jobs in Global Programs for Research and Training (GP) Uganda vacancies in Uganda at Global Programs

# Job Description

Report to: Director of Global Health Informatics
Location: Uganda
April 1, 2022 – February 28, 2023 renewal subject to availability of funds

The Company
The University of California, San Francisco UCSF through its affiliate
international NGO Global Programs for Research and Training GP is engaged in
projects in over a dozen countries through Africa, Asia and the Caribbean and
is typically funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC. Much of the work requires Health Information Systems HIS
strengthening to promote data-driven action and policy improving health. These
activities are supported by the Health Informatics Hub, led by the Technical
Director of Global Informatics. The Hub develops comprehensive informatics
solutions to strengthen and integrate existing systems as well as develop
novel electronic solutions into country health information architectures.
Together with country stakeholders, the Hub articulates important “use cases”
to support appropriate data collection and relevant real-time dashboards used
for program management, epidemic monitoring, and policy planning. Using a
collaborative South-to-South capacity building model, the Hub is composed of
developers in Uganda, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique and supports
projects across Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

The Position
The UCSF Health Informatics Hub is in need of a Deputy Director of Global
Informatics, working closely with the Director, to: develop technical
strategies for new global health projects; supervise technical operations of
the 26 member technical team and current development pipeline; design
technical mentorship and training strategies for the team; and support the
growth of the emerging Data Science Core within UCSF Institute for Global
Health Science IGHS.

Specifically, this new position will encompass the following dimensions of
which the candidate applying should have adequate knowledge and demonstrated

Traditional HIS domains: software development, data management, business
intelligence, system architecture, data security, system administration &
design, data quality
• Senior level technical supervision: supervise managers and larger teams,
build capacity and professional development channels
• Advanced Project Management: agile product development, SCRUM, assigning
resource needs, optimizing project team composition and structures
• Traditional public health domains particularly in HIV global health:
epidemiology, monitoring & evaluation, surveillance, continuous quality
improvement CQI
Furthermore, the applicant should be familiar with basic data science concepts
and be willing to rapidly expand this knowledge through trainings and
coursework provided by this position.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Supervision of Development Pipeline
• Provide high-level supervision to various project teams to ensure proper
procedure is followed during the development pipeline, with a strong focus on
adherence to technical guidelines and processes
• Ensure teams follow proper documentation protocols and the like, and that
documentation is of sufficient quality
Ensure managers are onboarding new staff correctly
• Provide technical assistance to teams as needed
Capacity Building
• Create comprehensive technical capacity building and professional
development plan for informatics staff
• Coordinate these planned activities
• Provide resources for management training and mentorship Define projects for

• Work with Informatics Program Manager to meet with project donors and
country stakeholders
• Interpret technical gaps and needs for projects
• Together with Informatics Director, develop and confirm project strategy and
resource needs staffing, equipment, etc
• Initiate building the team to carry out the work
Develop Data Science Core
• Complete coursework and trainings in data science, focusing on data
preparation and systems requirements for machine learning and artificial
• Liaise with other data science teams at UCSF and other collaborating
institutions and contribute to the establishment of a centre of excellence in
data science
• Participate in larger communities of practice
• Meet with stakeholders and donors to articulate data science project
• Build data science teams as needed for emerging projects
Proposal & Manuscript Writing
• Assist with technical HIS and data science aspects of project proposals
• Assist with manuscript writing as opportunities arise

The Person
Minimum requirements
• A Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Data Science, Data Management,
Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field with sufficient
training in database related disciplines
• At least ten years of working experience with complex HIS project
At least five years of senior management/supervisorial experience
• Demonstrable experience with at least one of the following: Oracle, SQL
Server, MySql, PostgreSQL
• Expertise in Python, C#, JAVA, Django, Node.js
• Fluent in complex data manipulation using SQL, especially more advanced
• Demonstrable advanced expertise in writing complex SQL queries and
• Demonstrable experience with data visualization using at least one of the
following platforms: PowerBI, Tableau
• Demonstrable experience with continuous quality improvement projects CQI
• At least five years’ experience working in the health sector, public health,
and/or CDC-PEPFAR programs on international projects
• Demonstrated good communication and interpersonal skills, especially working
• Ability to coordinate with multiple partners in various countries to carry
out duties as assigned, especially working remotely
Demonstrated experience in setting up and/or managing HIS teams abroad
• Must be based in or have permission to work in Uganda

Considered an Advantage
• Certification in one or more popular database management systems DBA in
Oracle, SQL Server or similar
• Background in statistics and/or data analysis

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We offer an attractive package commensurate with qualifications and
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