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Job id : 203572
Specialist – Health Informatics
Health Systems Transformation Platform-HSTP
Location: Delhi
Posted on Apply by: 25 Aug 2022
Relevant Sectors Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
Job Description: Specialist – Health Informatics
 
About Health Systems Transformation Platform
 
HSTP is a not-for-profit entity engaged in health policy and systems research. Our mission is to enable transformation of Indian health systems to achieve improved health outcomes and financial risk protection. We do this through research for health systems redesign and enhancing capabilities of all stakeholders in collaboration with Indian and global expertise. Details at www.hstp.org.in
 
One of our strategic focus areas is health systems performance assessment. We examine strategies to improve access to health care, develop models for providing high quality health in urban and rural areas, provide technical support to National and State Health Authorities for designing health information systems and digital health solutions. This also entails working together with identified stakeholders and change agents at National and State level to design and implement interventions to ensure capacity building of health care team and associated program personnel in India.
 
In this endeavour we work closely with our strategic partner ACCESS Health International, who will be the contracting partner for this position. We are seeking a mid-career community medicine specialist to work with us and our partners, to achieve the specific objectives mentioned above, under the guidance of the Chief Executive Officer, HSTP.
 
We are seeking a mid-career health informatics   enthusiast to work with us and our partners, to achieve the specific objectives mentioned above, under the guidance of the Chief Executive Officer, HSTP.
 
1.                Scope of Work
 
Health Systems Transformation Platform seeks a Specialist – Health Informatics expert who will support HSTP and our partner state government and agencies to develop health information systems and analyse health information to monitor health system performance, identify key challenges and provide digital solutions.
 
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • To develop, monitor, and evaluate digital health information systems including geographic information systems.
  • To assess the existing data collection systems at different levels and provide recommendations on optimising the quality of the systems.
  • To analyse the data of routine health information systems/surveys.
  • To design computer based, mobile phone/tablet-based data collection forms, data management systems, and dashboard using various digital tools.
  • To visualize the data and findings in appropriate graphical methods using various tools.
  • To carry-out advanced statistical analysis of quantitative and qualitative data using open source software such R.
  • To write proposals/protocols, reports, publication materials, scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • To help HSTP and their partners interpret the data generated by health systems to inform policy and programme formulation and monitoring.
This scope of work may evolve as the work progresses, reflecting the dynamic nature of health systems and policy change in the process.
 
2.                Essential requirements
 
2.1 Qualification: Essential: Master’s degree in Health Informatics/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications/ Statistics/ Data Science/ Public Health/ Demography/ Economics, or any other equivalent PG qualification. Desirable: PhD or MS or equivalent degree.
 
2.2 Experience:Five to ten years of experience in health research and/or electronic health data management and analysis, application of mixed research techniques (quantitative and qualitative) in health or allied disciplines, development of health information system monitoring and evaluation frameworks and data analysis plans; assisting with study implementation, analysis and interpretation of results and documentation. Experience of working in partnership or closely with the Government or its technical support institutions is desirable.
 
2.3 Skills/ Competencies
  • Able to design, implement, and evaluate health information system databases
  • Able to design digital solutions and use software packages for data collection, storage and database management.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in the analysis and synthesis of health data to support on-demand program insights.
  • Ability of handling big datasets through use of software and use of data visualization tools.
  • Knowledge of big data/advanced analytics concepts and algorithms – text mining, social listening, predictive modelling, etc. 
  • Identify KPIs and build monitoring dashboards to support effective programmatic decision making
  • Managing a project end-to-end: problem scoping, data gathering, EDA, visualizations, modelling and insights
3.        Generic Attributes
  • Ability for teamwork and to produce results within the agreed time frame.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task and assign priority levels.
  • Experience of working as a team in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Ability to engage with government and non-government partners to develop and effectively manage strategic partnerships.
  • Results-driven and self-motivated with ability to inspire the pursuit of excellence.
4.          Location: New Delhi with travel to states for stakeholder/partners meetings & experiment sites.
 
5.        Period of contract:  Initial contract will be for a period of one year commencing from 15 September 2022 (renewable). Renewal is subject to satisfactory performance decided by periodic/annual appraisals and availability of grant funds.
 
6.        Contractual arrangement: Consultancy contract for the above-mentioned period from our strategic partner ACCESS Health International.
 
7.  Emoluments: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, salary history and other attributes, offers are competitive and are designed to attract and retain exceptional talent.  Other than this, selected candidates will have the opportunity to grow professionally by being sponsored for relevant courses and conferences (national as well as international) and working with international academic partners.
 
8.   To Apply: Send in your CV by email with the subject line Specialist – Health Informaticsto: careers@hstp.org.in by 25 August 2022.
 
Notes:
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Interim enquiries will not be entertained
  • Please indicate total number of publications, number of relevant publications and number of publications as first author.
  • One of the selection criteria will be preference to candidates who can join by 15 September 2022.
  • Candidates who can relocate or willing to be based in Delhi only need apply.
  • Applications from Indian nationals will only be considered.

Job Email id: careers(at)hstp.org.in
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