OPENING FOR: Technical Project Manager (Temporary)

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The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health. I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens.

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) seeks a highly-qualified Technical Project Manager (TPM) to lead the implementation of open-source technologies in Haiti with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The project is in its final year of the current funding cycle and is at the critical point of pilot testing and iteration of the systems. The electronic medical record, iSanté, has been operating in Haiti since 2005. In 2016, the project endeavored to rebuild the system on the OpenMRS platform and rechristened the EMR iSantePlus. Part of the iSantéPlus implementation has also been to rebuild the national consolidated server for data aggregation, reporting and analysis with an Open Health Information Exchange, OpenHIE, known in Haiti as the Système d’Echange d’Information de Santé d’Haïti (SEDISH). In addition, the open-source laboratory information system, OpenELIS, is installed in around 30 clinical labs around the country. Work is underway to establish a connection between iSantéPlus and the most recent version of OpenELIS.
The TPM will work with the Health Information Systems Manager based in Haiti as well as other program management and software development staff located at I-TECH’s HQ in Seattle. The TPM will also liaise with external software development vendors the UW has engaged on the project. It is expected the TPM will be able to communicate with the team remotely and collaborate with the team to meet overall project goals. It is expected this position will require 20 hours per week of work (0.50 FTE). Specific tasks are outlined as follows:

  • Produce or revise software functional requirements documents and scopes of work to inform software development tasks;
  • Coordinate with software development teams in Seattle, Haiti and external vendors to execute project deliverables;
  • Lead triage of software bugs and prioritization of work plan tasks related to the implementation of iSantéPlus (OpenMRS), SEDISH (OpenHIE) and OpenELIS in Haiti;
  • Lead end-to-end testing of software solutions and provide feedback to software developers;
  • Document work in shared drives;
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and two years experience with health information systems (HIS), electronic medical records (EMRs), and/or laboratory information management systems (LIMS) in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC).
  • Familiarity with design, development and implementation of OpenMRS, OpenHIE, OpenELIS, DHIS2, mobile health (mHealth) technical solutions, and in general, knowledge of principles and practices of open-source software products and communities;
  • Familiarity with medical language and classification systems;
  • Knowledge of web/internet standards, hardware and software technologies and relational database technologies;
  • Demonstrated results-oriented competence in information systems project management;
  • Ability to use systems thinking to holistically understand a situation and then follow through with conceptualization and architecting the overall solution;
  • Demonstrated ability to bring together diverse professionals in a multisite organization into a functioning, effective team;
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective collaboration and build consensus with diverse partners;
  • Strong communication abilities, including communication with both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Five years’ experience with health information systems (HIS), electronic medical records (EMRs), and/or laboratory information management systems (LIMS) in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC);
  • Demonstrated skill in software design and development including the ability to program;
  • Knowledge of global health issues;
  • Experience living and/or working diverse global settings;
  • Experience with health systems strengthening in LMIC;
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication in French;
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills.
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