Data Informatics Program Lead – Honduras
Global Brigades (GB) is a secular, 501c3 nonprofit that mobilizes thousands of volunteers from over 100 university chapters in North America and Europe to come on 7-10 day brigade trips to provide health and economic development solutions to more than 50,000 beneficiaries through our teams in Ghana, Panama and Honduras. GB seeks a new Information Technology Lead to oversee the Data Informatics System (DIS) program in Honduras as well as manage those in Ghana and Panama. The DIS uses OpenMRS, an open source electronic health record system, to track patient and community health trends. The DIS enables us to standardize diagnoses, create medical histories for patients and give physicians access to data on similar patients and community health trends. The next step, which will be implemented by the new Lead, is to tie DIS in with our community health worker project for continued quality care between Medical Brigades.
Office based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. All project implementation occurs in rural villages typically between 1-3 hours outside of the city.
- Manage operation of the DIS
- Train other staff and student volunteers to use the DIS on brigades
- Communicate regularly with staff in Panama and Ghana to monitor DIS usage and offer technical support if necessary.
- Work closely with Medical and Dental Program Leads to ensure DIS supports their projects in the best way possible
- Work with Research and Evaluation Program Lead to use DIS as program evaluation tools for monitoring program impact and continual program improvement of all GB health programs
- Assist other Global Brigades programs with IT issues when necessary
- Work with student Advisers to support state-side DIS promotion and pre-brigade planning
- Submit expenses and other reports in a timely manner
Experience & Qualifications:
- Written and oral fluency in Spanish preferred
- Have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in IT or related area
- Excellent computer skills, including but not limited to, experience administering Linux/Unix (especially Ubuntu), Windows, Mac OS, both via graphical interface and via command line
- Java programming skills preferred
- MySQL experience preferred
- Demonstrated project management skills
- Ability to foster relationships and work closely with international university students, rural Hondurans, local staff and international development organizations
- Detail-oriented, can provide on-going status reports and candid commentary on trade-offs needed for a successful program
- Resourceful and Flexible and able to handle changing priorities
- Proven capacity to solve problems independently, with minimal supervision, as well as a strong team player
- Availability to work long hours; be available on nights and weekends if necessary
- Ability to work and thrive in rural settings and/or often challenging environments
- Belief in the Global Brigades mission
- Willingness to commit to at least 12 months
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation experience
- Knowledge of Global Brigades systems and procedures highly desirable.
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Chief Programs Officer
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Honduras General Manager, Medical/Dental Advising Team, Logistics Manager, Research and Evaluation Program Lead, all other Program Leads, University Club Presidents, Brigade Students.
LIVING CONDITIONS/COMPENSATION: This is an opportunity to gain significant experience in international development, heading up a crucial part of the Medical and Dental Brigades projects, which will significantly benefit the people of rural Honduras. In addition, other benefits include ability to live in Honduras, experience local culture, dress informally and have flexible working hours.
Salary, Benefits, and Living Conditions will be discussed upon initial interview.
Global Brigades team members represent the organization both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit to a field posting. Staff are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and GB’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
Start Date: March 2012
How to apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and thoughtful cover letter describing your specific qualifications and interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the job title in your subject line. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted for an interview.