Information Systems Analyst, Strategic Information

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Updated: January 24, 2019
Job ID: 214513
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking an Information Systems Analyst, Strategic Information for the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.

The incumbent is responsible for providing relevant technical support on the utilization and integration of Health Management Information Systems (HMIS), which can be used for managing and reporting national/program results under the prevention, and care and treatment initiatives, as well as for the execution of
Data Quality Assessments (DQA in sites supported overseas by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) division of International HIV Prevention and Treatment (IHPT). The incumbent will be responsible for developing HMIS assets further, and leading measures for their more effective use for monitoring and reporting to support overall program performance in our HIV care and treatment programs including ARV services; TB/HIV and PMTCT programs at MHRP sites in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda.


  1. Serve as a systems administrator for MHRP's internal DHIS2 system
  2. Participate in Systems Software Design Engineering and Computer Programming
  3. Perform system maintenance functions including adaptation and modification when necessary
  4. Assist in development of user and technical documentation including manuals and reports
  5. Assist in the maintenance of program databases to ensure data integrity, quality control, and protocol compliance
  6. Participate in data analysis projects as needed
  7. Provide input on the integration and use of data management and HMIS to allow for more effective monitoring and evaluation of HIV care and treatment  programs
  8. Serve as an advisor and MHRP IHPT liaison with in-country Sl leads in the area of HMIS in support of routine and non-routine reporting to include PEPFAR mandated reporting and use of EMR's.
  9. Work with the country teams to develop and strengthen HMIS local capacity and use.
  10. Oversee data quality assessments systems of in-country program data to ensure quality collection of prevention, care, and treatment data.
  11. Collaborate with the in-country teams to design, modify, and implement relevant Sl tools and systems for site-level staff to conduct routine assessments of data management systems
  12. Serve as MHRP IHPT's contact for internal and external queries related to MHRP IHPT HMIS.
  13. Collaborate with HJF IT, Chief Security officer, HJF to ensure MHRP IHPT HMIS data exchanges with OGAC system are seamless
  14. Additional duties as assigned

 Required Knowledge. Skills. and Abilities: Good working knowledge of SQL, and database administration, Extensive knowledge of health information technology and public health IT standards including for semantic, exchange , privacy/security, etc. and applications (e.g. Electronic Medical Records systems), laboratory information systems (LIS), DATIM (Data for Accountability Transparency, and Impact), District Health Information System (DHIS2) and other relevant systems, Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skills; Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, with exceptional attention to details; Excellent editing and proofreading skills; Advanced skills in Microsoft Word,  Excel, and PowerPoint; Flexibility and capacity to become familiarized with other software and/or hardware as needed. Ability to manage multiple complex, detail­ oriented tasks at once with limited supervision; Strong time management skills and the ability to thrive when working under deadlines. Experience in effectively engaging multiple international programs across geographic boundaries and differing time zones. Demonstrated cross-cultural skills and ability to work effectively in a diverse team, both as a leader and a participant; Demonstrated initiative, creativity , and flexibility in problem solving; Ability to quickly absorb and apply new concepts. High comfort level presenting data and information to different audiences.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred, a degree in any computer related discipline will be a plus

Minimum Experience:  2-4 years of experience working in public health and data collection, data quality measures and basic data analysis; PEPFAR indicator knowledge and interpretation preferred.

Work Environment: Office environment. Incumbent will travel to field locations in Africa on an as-needed basis.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.