Information Technology Officer

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Information Technology Officer

  • Post Date:December 4, 2021
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Reporting to: Program Coordinator


Family AIDS Caring Trust (FACT) Zimbabwe is a Christian Organisation that was established in 1987 as the first AIDS serving Organisation in Zimbabwe. Based in Mutare, Manicaland Province, FACT Zimbabwe is implementing various projects across Zimbabwe which aim to realize “Healthy Communities for A Healthy Nation.”

Job summary

  • The Information Technology (IT) Officer works under the supervision of the Program Coordinator in creating project data collection tools and database systems to store and analyze project data.
  • The IT Officer is expected to generate infographics, reports, maps, tables, storyboards, and graphs to share with respective M&E and programme teams.
  • S/he supports the M&E team in the delivery of data collection tools and visualization for respective projects.
  • The individual must be an independent thinker who is creative, self-confident and can apply statistical methods to complex datasets FACT projects.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Support the FACT M&E and data management processes at national level;
  • Organize and Collect data for the Global Funded project database.
  • Analyze program data and interpret results to the respective project and M & E teams;
  • Providing technical expertise on data storage structures, data mining, and data cleaning;
  • Maintain FACT Global Funded program database and design data analysis plan linked to routine monthly data analysis coming out of databases;
  • Identify salient data patterns, perform complex analysis and interpret trends / patterns coming from the data;
  • Develop innovative and appropriate data visualization methods to convey key trends to a range of audiences from MOHCC, donors, to health care workers and relevant stakeholders;
  • Provide regular training for new and existing staff on the developed data visualization tools, systems;
  • Produce high quality reports based on accurate and verified data Under the guidance of technical team leads, conduct in-depth and robust data analysis and presentation;
  • Present information in a variety of formats and conveying complex information to people who may not be specialists in the area;
  • Investigate ad hoc queries; assist in data interpretation and present results;
  • Identifying exceptions and errors and investigate and report on the likely sources for such errors which are then to be followed up by the SIR Manager at national and district level to identify to reason / type of data error and correct them;
  • Maintain quality data services by establishing and enforcing FACT ICT standards.

Skills and attributes

  • Experience in data models and reporting packages;
  • Experience and skills in DHIS2, and National HMIS systems, including a working knowledge of MOHCC data collection tools; Ability to analyze large datasets;
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • An analytical mind and inclination for problem-solving.
  • Experience in developing Dashboards using the DHIS2 platform.

Qualifications and experience

  • Minimum of university degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Statistics, Biostatistics, or any other quantitative degree with at least 2 years relevant experience;
  • Or MS / MA Information Technology, Computer Science or its recognized equivalent, and 1-year relevant experience;
  • Basic practical knowledge of statistics, the use of statistical software and other relevant computer program required;
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of statistical packages for analysing data (STATA, SPSS, SAS or EPI-Info);
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of Excel Spreadsheet;
  • A Health Information Systems (HIS) or ICT postgraduate qualification is an added advantage;
  • Sound understanding / training in the data modelling and visualization an added advantage;
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • An analytical mind and inclination for problem-solving.

To apply

Candidates can submit an application letter together with a detailed CV to [email protected] copying [email protected] Please write Information Technology Officer – GF Project on the subject of your email.

FACT commits itself to protecting children whom its staff, volunteers as well as outsiders may get into contact with. The organization’s mandate is to serve the best interest of all children through protection from abuse, harm and exclusion, child participation and development in all its programs.

Our Organisation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in terms of race, tribe, place of origin, political opinion, color, creed, gender, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS status or, subject to the Disabled Persons Act [Chapter 17:01].

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Deadline: 6 December 2021