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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Health Informatics Fellows Jobs in Kenya - UoN HIV Fellowship Program in Health Informatics

The University of Nairobi (UoN) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) through the support of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established an on–the –job training fellowship program for individuals interested in Health Informatics.

This is a merit based program whose aim is to build capacity for leadership and management in public and private health sectors. Fellows will be selected based on their potential for commitment to health service provision in the public or private sectors.

Upon completion of the fellowship, they will receive certificate award of the University of Nairobi.

Selected fellows will undergo a 2-year full time non-degree competency based training program at the University of Nairobi and selected host institutions.

This will be an exciting opportunity for fellows to benefit from professional on-the-job enrichment through a taught component and attachments in public and private health related institutions in the country.

Fellows will further have the opportunity to undertake a funded project designed to improve the efficiency of the host organization.

During the training, fellows will receive a reasonable stipend to meet their expenses.

Selection criteria (Health Informatics Track):
  • Masters Degree in Informatics, Information Systems , Computer Science or Statistics
  • Familiarity with the Kenya health care system and HIV/AIDS programs will be an added advantage.
  • Interest in applying Informatics in health will be an added advantage
The program is designed to meet the public demand for Health Informatics.

On completion, fellows will be expected to have acquired knowledge and skills in:
  1. Integrated health information systems
  2. Health informatics tools for managing and processing health data
  3. Designing and developing health databases
  4. Innovative applications of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in health
  5. Health information security issues and solutions
  6. Legal and ethical issues in development and use of health information systems
Fellows selected must be willing to be posted in a host institution anywhere in the republic.

A reasonable stipend will be provided to the fellows to meet their day to day expenses

How to apply:

Applicants should forward their CVs giving details of their qualification, experience and research activities if any. They should in addition give names and address of three (3) referees and the current designations.

Applications should be sent to the Training Coordinator: on or before 10th April 2012

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.

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