13 Feb 2023

Health Informatics Developer – Head Office at Pact

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Job Description

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership of their future.

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact Tanzania is looking for enthusiastic, creative, energetic individuals to fill the following two (2) vacant positions for the ACHIEVE Tanzania Project with details below:

Position                                 : Health Informatics Developer – Head Office (Dar es Salaam) (1 position)

Project                                   : ACHIEVE Tanzania Project

Contract Duration               : 30th September 2023 (Renewable)

Position Purpose:

The Health Informatics Developer under the supervision of the Senior Health Informatics Developer will assist to develop, manage, and maintain all data management systems including GIS mapping. He/she will take part in doing requirements analysis for the systems to be developed internally and/or externally. He/ she will also contribute to building the capacity of the project and LPIP staff in data visualization, and interpretation and promoting the culture of data use for decision-making in the project. Health Informatics Developer will be responsible to provide backend technical support to LPIPs and LIPs including troubleshooting and fixing bugs. He/she will also take part in training staff on the use of the developed data systems for data collection and data management. He/she will also be involved in the technical documentation of the project which includes but is not limited to Standard Operating Procedures, Data dictionaries, data mapping, API, etc. He/she will also be involved in data reviews and report preparations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Health Informatics Developer must develop a close working relationship with partners and LIPs. He/she will be responsible for:

  • Assist Sr. Health Informatics Developer in the development and maintenance of the project’s data systems
  • Generate data reports from the data management systems to provide the program staff with outputs on time for daily, monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad hoc reports.
  • Provide system backend technical support to LPIPs and LIPs including troubleshooting and fixing system bugs.
  • Develop data systems and data documentation including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), data dictionaries, and APIs.
  • Liaise with the Sr. Health Informatics Developer and other members of the M&E team to coordinate and streamline information systems, mapping, and project mHealth initiatives with M&E and Research activities of the project.
  • Develop forms in DHIS2, run data quality checks and data downloads for required reports and data requests.
  • Program tools in mobile apps and review them occasionally as needed to ensure efficient data capture.
  • Provide necessary support to LPIPs on data management and reporting systems.
  • Liaise with Senior Health Informatics Developer as necessary to ensure that the M&E Unit is meeting the data management needs of the program.
  • All other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Health Informatics or a related field Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in developing native mobile applications is critical
  • At least 3 years of work experience supporting data management systems
  • Experience in working with different database technologies (RDBMS, No-SQL, etc.)
  • Experience working with the DHIS2 application will be an added advantage
  • Experience with PEPFAR 3.0-funded projects in Tanzania will be an added advantage
  • The candidate should have experience in training/workshop facilitation, particularly in electronic data collection


  • Ability to program in at least one programming language such as Kotlin, Java and Python also advanced knowledge in web programming technologies (HTML, JavaScript, and CSS).
  • Proven skills in designing and building native mobile applications
  • Proven skills in designing and developing web applications
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple teams, partner agencies, and community members.
  • Excellent time management, people, and partnership skills
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Availability and willingness to travel up to 30% time
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Method of Application

If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please submit your application letter and a Curriculum Vitae online via email describing why you are the right candidate for this position detailing your experience and three (3) professional referees from your previous and current place of employment. Please send the application online (through Email: [email protected]) identifying the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only the applications sent online will be reviewed.

The closing date for applications is on 28th February 2023.

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