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Job Tittle: IT Systems Officer
Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About JCRC: 
The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 as collaboration between Makerere University’s School of Medicine and Uganda’s Ministries of Health (MoH) and Defense to serve as a national AIDS research centre to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS in Uganda. The mission of JCRC is to conduct quality medical research and training, provide equitable and sustainable HIV/AIDS care and other health care services in Uganda and other parts of Africa. Its vision is to have a vibrant self sustaining centre of excellence in medical research, training and health care services. The strategic priorities of the institution are; research with major emphasis on HIV/AIDS and TB; management and delivery of comprehensive clinical services a network of JCRC supported facilities, management and delivery of laboratory services and training that targets health care providers. Some of strategic priorities are achieved through implementation of projects like the Targeted HIV/AIDS and Laboratory Services (THALAS) project a five year, USAID funded Project operations of which the fellow will support among other projects.
Job Summary: The IT Systems Officer will offer technical support to JCRC to effectively utilize and exploit funding opportunities to address challenges that may hinder continued HIV service delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify, document and propose actions required to maintain functional data systems to support operations in the clinic, Laboratory, finance and administration
  • Technically support with monitoring and maintaining functionality of new systems that are to be introduced to support monitoring of patient data
  • Analyze research data to produce reports and build capacity of data staff in this area
  • Troubleshooting system and network problems, diagnosing and solving occurrences and building capacity of staff to use these systems
  • Build the capacity of IT staff to address challenges
  • Installing and configuring data systems and applications
  • Monitoring and maintaining functionality of data systems and networks
  • Troubleshooting system and network problems
  • Provide support to departments to implement systems that support data integrity
  • Build capacity of staff (IT team and end users) to resolve system issues that may hinder ability to use them
  • Provide support to IT teams, including procedural documentation and instructions on how to address system challenges
  • Support with planning and implementing backup and recovery systems for all databases
  • Support with initiation and implementing of data archival policy and practices at JCRC
  • Supporting the modification of system applications to address emerging needs within the departments
  • Analyze research data to produce reports and build capacity of data staff in this area
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or management
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The candidate must possess Post graduate training in Computer Science, IT, systems engineering or any other related qualification.
·         The candidate must possess additional training in computer science, IT or systems engineering
·         Working experience in systems/ database administration
·         Good knowledge of operating systems and applications
·         Knowledge of software trouble shooting
·         Excellent training/ capacity building skills
·         Fluency in both spoken and written English (able to write and speak)
·         Prior experience in providing data base administration and support will be of an added advantage.
·         Ability to multi-task effectively
·         A logical and independent minded person
·         Possess meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to multitask effectively
Age: Below 30 Years
Job Terms and Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included, including $600 in professional development funds.
Note: The living stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organization.
How to Apply for the job:
All applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 26th January, 2014
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