Vacancies in UNES, University of Nairobi, Kenya 2019
Career Employment Kenya: Vacancies in UNES, University of Nairobi, Kenya 2019
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Deputy Chief of
Party

UNES/HLTHIT/DCOPT/10/2019
UNES Ltd is seeking to fill in the position of Deputy Chief of
Party – Technical with qualified and highly competent individuals to join the
Health IT Project Team. Health IT is a USAID funded Project that seeks to build
capacity for the Ministry of Health and Implementing partners. The project is
involved in the development and maintenance of health systems with the aim of
strengthening quality of data.

Location: Nairobi


Contract Duration: Two Years with Three Months Probationary Period


The DCOP-T leads the overall strategy, planning and implementation of the
project to support the Government of Kenya (GOK) to develop and enhance
integrated digital platforms that serve as important source of data for
national and county program managers and policymakers, development partners,
and civil society and private sector users who rely on health information to
improve health outcomes. The position is responsible for optimal technical and
human resource allocation -including task shifting- for the successful
implementation of the project.
Reporting to the Chief of Party, the incumbent shall be tasked
with the following responsibilities:
  • As the project’s technical advisor, the Deputy
    Chief of Party -Technical provides strategic intelligence and technical
    assistance to the GOK Ministries, Departments, Agencies and the Project on
    Information System and Data Architecture for Digital Platforms and
    Interoperability.
  • Implements the project strategies with a view
    to achieving project outcomes and ensures proper planning, organizing,
    budgeting, communication and collaboration with key project stakeholders
  • Development, implementing, monitoring,
    reporting and evaluation of project work plan activities and budgets to
    ensure effective and efficient delivery of project goal, outcomes and key
    performance benchmarks.
  • Lead the project team in meeting reporting
    requirements including on-demand and scheduled reporting requirements to
    MOH, DCS, USG and other stakeholders.
  • Provides oversight on the conceptualization,
    design, development, implementation, and operationalization of digital
    systems.
  • Support GOK in the review and/or
    implementation of data standards and protocols necessary for the
    integration of disparate systems;

  • Review and implement appropriate business processes for various
    information systems
  • Lead the enhancement and maintenance of
    various digital platforms.
  • Provide leadership in implementing key
    strategic shifts in the implementation environment such as journey to
    self-reliance (J2SR). These would include institutional capacity and
    commitment by various stakeholders including national and county
    governments.
  • Manage technical competencies and outputs of
    consultants, vendors of services and products for the relevant GOK digital
    systems.
  • Manage the project delivery team to ensure
    work plan implementation, system development, systems documentation,
    reporting and dissemination
  • Oversee overall quality assurances of
    information systems and data
  • Responsible for all aspects of project annual
    work planning, and ensures that quality operational plans, budgets, and
    reports are submitted as per contract agreements.
  • Provides regular status and progress reports
    to the Chief of Party, PD, UNES and USAID
  • Represents UNES and the project to the USAID
    Mission, the host country government and other key stakeholders.
  • Facilitate collaboration and provide advice to
    the project on both systems strengthening and capacity building
  • Provide input and manage the project’s system
    monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Competencies in communicating both GOK and
    Project’s visions and inspire others to follow and commit to the vision.
  • Directly and openly address the concerns and
    issues caused by change.
  • Engage in collective thinking with others that
    enables new possibilities and new solutions to emerge.
Performance Monitoring and Feedback
  • Communicate clear performance expectations of
    the technical team members, and ensure accountability for outcomes.
  • Facilitate team members to take action by
    providing sufficient resources, and checking on progress of agreed upon
    tasks.
  • Ability to provide feedback and reinforce good
    performance and resolves issues associated with inadequate or poor
    performance.
  • Solicit input from others before making a
    decision in order to generate buy-in for decisions, and encourage staff to
    express differences of opinion.
  • Clearly communicate decisions in a timely
    manner.
Results and accountability oriented
  • Demonstrate a desire to address the needs and
    challenges of internal and external clients.
  • Take personal responsibility for being
    responsive and timely in meeting colleagues’ and clients’ stated needs and
    completing work and results they commit to deliver.
Building and sharing expertise
  • Use available resources to build knowledge and
    proactively share knowledge
  • Ensure proper documentation of all stages of
    the project; document lessons learned from own experiences effect positive
    change
  • Apply expertise and experience to proactively
    innovate.
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Software
    Engineering or relevant field from an accredited University
  • 8 years’ experience in Digital Development and
    implementation at country or enterprise level
  • At least Five years working with GOK, USG or
    other development partners in a similar or equivalent position.
  • Experience implementing DHIS2, OpenMRS, and
    Enterprise Architecture Frameworks is desired
  • Understanding and application of Data exchange
    standards
  • IT Management certification such as ITIL or
    PRINCE2 will be an added advantage
Digital Health &
Data Systems Lead 
UNES/HLTHIT/DHDSL/10/2019
UNES Ltd is seeking to fill in the position of Digital Health and
Data Systems Lead with qualified and highly competent individuals to join the
Health IT Project Team. Health IT is a USAID funded Project that seeks to build
capacity for the Ministry of Health and Implementing partners. The project is
involved in the development and maintenance of health systems with the aim of
strengthening quality of data.

Location: Nairobi
Contract Duration: Two Years with Three Months Probationary Period

The Digital Health and Data Systems Lead provides current and relevant
technical support to the Government of Kenya (GOK) particularly Ministry of
Health (MOH) and Ministry of Labour and Social Protection to strengthen integrated
digital platforms into sustainable, robust, dynamic and reliable source of high
quality data for GOK program managers, policymakers, development partners,
civil society, the private sector, the public and relevant stakeholders.
Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party – Technical, the incumbent
shall be tasked with the following responsibilities:
  • Provide timely and objective specialist advice
    on digital data systems to the relevant GOK and partners. The technical
    solutions should be thoroughly researched, well-documented, and feasible
    and aligned to GOK strategies and priorities.
  • Work with GOK to support the implementation of
    the e-Health policy, e-Health strategy and overall emerging digital policy
    and regulatory frameworks in the country.
  • Ensure fidelity to the Principles for Digital
    Development https://digitalprinciples.org/in
    implementing device, systems and data interoperability.
  • Work with respective GOK Ministries,
    Departments and Agencies to manage the evolution of digital initiatives
  • Represent HealthIT Project in the Inter Agency
    Health Information Coordination Committee (ICC), Technical Working Groups
    (TWG), Systems Management Teams (SMT), and planning and implementation
    fora.

  • Lead the development and implementation of Annual Work plan for
    strengthening Information Systems and ensure that all project work is
    carried out within the scope, timelines and budget.
  • Ensure that all required and relevant MOH
    policies and guidance are adhered to and that all information products and
    business processes comply with requisite national and international standards.
  • Provide technical insightful and technical
    leadership in the implementation of Electronic Medical Records to ensure
    ownership, commitment and collaboration with Counties and health
    facilities.
  • Understanding of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, MNCH,
    and Health Products and Technologies programs
  • Support Digital implementation maintaining
    fidelity to the application of the principles for digital development
  • Application and implementation of data
    protection, data privacy, data and information system security.
  • Develop and implement software quality
    assurance standard operating procedures
  • Develop and or enhance information systems and
    data governance policies.
  • Provide leadership and technical capacity in
    the development and deployment of data analytics and visualization
  • Support enhancement and evolution of key
    Digital Systems as the Kenya Health Information System (KHIS), the Kenya
    Master Health Facility List (KMHFL), the MOH Data Services Layer (DSL),
    MOH HIS Online Learning Platform, the Child Protection Information
    Management System (CPIMS), Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Early Infant
    Diagnosis and Viral Load System (EID-VL), and the MOH and DCS Service
    Desks.

  • Provide technical support in data exchange and system interoperability;
    smart analytics and information products; data quality improvement; data
    use and improvement of information systems user experience.
  • Support development, review, documentation and
    deployment of Electronic Health Records/Electronic Medical Records
  • Strong understanding of the health and social
    protection sectors
  • Provide both strategic and tactical advice to
    the project management team
  • Provide leadership in the Annual Work Plan
    development for the Strengthened Information Systems that support
    reporting, provide data for decision making for GOK, counties and other
    stakeholders and work collaboratively with GOK and partners.
  • Supervise the relevant Output Leads and
    coordinate the systems development team
  • Key member of the project management,
    research, Learning, monitoring and evaluation team
  • Provide regular and on demand status and
    progress reports to the relevant GOK and the project
  • Document and present program results and
    lessons learned to the project, USG, MOH, and other key stakeholders
  • Degree in Computer Science, Software
    Engineering or relevant field from an accredited University. Master’s
    Degree will be an added advantage.
  • 5 years’ experience in Digital Development and
    implementation at country or enterprise level
  • At least three years working with GOK, USG or
    other development partners
  • Experience implementing DHIS2, OpenMRS, and
    Enterprise Architecture Frameworks is desired
  • Understanding and application of Data exchange
    standards
  • Proficiency in Java, Javascript, Python, Ruby,
    C , programming languages an added advantage
Applicants interested in the above position should submit the
following:
Cover letter detailing why you want to be considered for the
position, as well as current and expected gross salary.
Detailed CV including at minimum:
Biographical data including: Full names, current mailing address,
current telephone contacts, email address
Employment history to date. Ensure that specific start and end
dates are included
Educational history to date, clearly detailing the program,
certificate obtained, and completion date
Names of three referees with their contacts
Copies of ALL academic and professional certificates and
testimonials.
Completed Personal Data Form (Download here) fully filled and
signed
Indicate the Job Reference Number and Title in your email
All applications to reach the undersigned on or before December
17, 2019 strictly via the following email 
unes-hr@uonbi.ac.ke. Hard Copies will not be accepted.
Chief Manager, Finance & Administration

N/B: Those who applied for DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY need not to apply
again. Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted. UNES does not require
any payment in order to process your applications.

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