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A major global health organization that has been improving public health in countries around the world for nearly two decades, ICAP works to transform the health of populations through innovation, science, and global collaboration. With projects in more than 30 countries, ICAP works side-by-side with ministries of health and local governmental, non-governmental, academic, and community partners to confront some of the world’s greatest health challenges. Through evidence-informed programs, meaningful research, tailored technical assistance, effective training and education programs, and rigorous surveillance to measure and evaluate the impact of public health interventions, ICAP aims to realize a global vision of healthy people, empowered communities, and thriving societies.


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Health Information Specialist

Apply now Job no: 495941
Work type: Regional Assignment, Regular Full-Time
Location: USA (non-CU jobs)
Categories: Strategic Information/Surveillance/Monitoring & Evaluation

ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader situated within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, seeks highly qualified candidates to serve as a Health Information Specialist.

The Health Information Specialist will participate in ICAP’s technical assistance in the development, evaluation, and enhancements of several electronic patient-level database systems for a CDC-funded projects. This position will also work with casual student employees in the Informatics Center, focusing on developing tools for tablet-based primary data collection. Additionally, this position will provide technical support to ICAP’s multi-country aggregate database system, along with technical assistance to ICAP in country aggregate database systems, focusing on data visualization and server hosting and management. This role requires demonstrated technical and functional skills in SQL-based programming, aggregate database development and management, and computer programming.

Requirements include a Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information systems, or related field and at least 4 years' professional experience in database management, health informatics, international health, or related field. Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices are a must as well as an understanding of, and experience with, relational database environments. Excellent documentation and data mapping skills, ability to produce diagrams and schematics that visualize technical solutions, and excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills are required. We would like a candidate who has technical documentation skills, knowledge of data security best practices and policies, experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, and one who is self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail. Knowledge of DHIS2, REDCap, ODK, SurveyCTO, and Power BI is preferred.
Experience with SQL, Java/C#, JavaScript, and task automation using PowerShell, Windows batch scripting, or similar tools is preferred as well as experience managing web and database servers using Amazon Web Services.

To view full job description, please click here - Download File Job Description - Health Information Specialist.docx

The position is contingent upon availability of grant funding.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status.

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