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KNCV Tajikistan is looking for a 

IT and Database Specialist

Duty station Dushanbe, Tajikistan

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

Over the past century KNCV has made a significant contribution to the successful fight against TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we have shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague, the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices in Africa and (central) Asia. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate and government donors. 

Background

KNCV branch in Tajikistan is the sub-contractor of USAID TB Control Program, 5-year regional program to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burdened countries. The USAID TB Control Program seeks to improve the health status of the people in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan by building the capacity of national TB control programs to provide more effective and accessible TB diagnosis and treatment, which will reduce the burden of TB and MDR-TB and the development of drug-resistant tuberculosis. The Program supported National TB Program under Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Tajikistan in introduction and implementation of TB E-Register database system (OpenMRS) for electronic recording & reporting on TB cases. KNCV is seeking experienced IT and database specialist to provide support in management of IT system in the KNCV branch office and assisting in implementing the database system.  The position will be based in the Dushanbe office, with travels to project sites within the regions of Tajikistan.

Responsibilities

Under overall guidance and management of KNCV Country Director in Tajikistan, the IT and database specialist will be responsible for the following scope of work:

  • Coordination of implementation of TB E-Register for NTP Tajikistan
  • Conducting of trainings and on-the-job re-trainings to ensure the database is operational at sites
  • Supervision visits to improve real data entry into the TB E-Register
  • Development of instruction with check-list to assess data quality entering in TB Register sites
  • Assessing of quality of the data entered into the TB E-Register
  • Providing technical assistance on insertion of any requested adds to the interface of the TB register and to the system in general
  • Coordination and planning of the input of KNCV consultants based on the activity plans
  • Monitoring of activities implementation and progress with regular updates to the Country Director
  • Preventive maintenance of all office technical equipment to ensure its proper functioning
  • Coordination of internet communications and back up information of project technical specialists
  • Training of office personnel in work with new computer programs and equipment
  • Maintenance of LAN (Local Area Network) of the office
  • Assurance of uninterrupted internet connection in the office
  • Adjustment and programming of office equipment, including telecommunication devices
  • Analysis of specifications and selection of electronic equipment and fittings for procurement
  • Assisting Country Director on the matters that are directly or indirectly related to the project if needed and upon his/her request.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor and/or Masters’ degree (IT, public health, technical specialization)
  • Ability to run and control TB E-Register (Open-MRS system)
  • Proven track record of experience in medical health information system development/implementation; experience in TB control is an asset
  • Experience in collaboration and communication with stakeholders and international partners
  • Team player
  • Advanced knowledge with relevant software applications
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in Russian and English are required, Tajik language is an asset
  • Responsible and reliable

Timeframe

Full time (40 hours per week), the contract will be signed for 6 months with possible extension

Location

KNCV branch office in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Application and information

Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae in English and/or Russian/Tajik with names and contacts of the last three professional references to the following E-mail address: Tatiana.abdurazakova@kncvtbc.org

The applications must be sent by October 20th, 2017 under subject “IT and Database Specialist for USAID TB Control Program/KNCV”