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Financial Accountant, Akros

Position Overview
The Financial Accountant is responsible for maintaining financial/accounting records and controls, and for providing appropriate reporting and analysis to support organisational operations and meet legislative requirements.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, and a detailed CV to careers@akros.com with “Financial Accountant” as the subject line.





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Personal Assistant Intern, Akros

Position Overview
The PA Intern will be responsible for handling all administrative support required by the Country Director on a daily basis The PA Intern will also provide ad hoc administrative as and when required to other senior staff.

The PA Intern will report to the Country Director.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, and a detailed CV to careers@akros.com with “Personal Assistant Intern” as the subject line.







Computer Programmer, Akros

Position Overview
Akros is seeking a short term contractual computer programmer to perform customization for various information systems. The programmer will be responsible for working with the informatics team and program managers to ensure customizations are appropriate and fit the needs of the users of the systems. Customizations include, but are not limited to, DHIS2 database optimization, creating SQL scripts, developing indicators from raw data elements, and modifying automated HTML data tables. Initial duties will focus on improving usability of the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) community-level management information system (MIS), supported by UNICEF and the Ministry of Local Government and Housing, which currently receives monthly data on latrine maintenance from over 30,000 Zambian villages.







Sightsavers Program Assistant / Officer, Akros

Position Overview
The Sightsavers Program Assistant will manage outcomes of Surveillance Officers (SO’s) related to field implementation. They will also prepare the schedule of field activities according to client requirements and identify best practices and streamlines implementation to make us more effective and efficient. They will support the management of logistical arrangements for staff trips and ensure good working relationships between district and provincial levels with Akros SO’s.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, and a detailed CV to careers@akros.com with “SS Program Assistant” as the subject line.





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Systems for Better Health Program Manager, Akros

Position Overview
The USAID Systems for Better Health Program is a five-year project implemented in Zambia by Abt Associates Inc. The program will work with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to improve health outcomes in Zambia by strengthening systems that support the delivery of high quality health services and by increasing the utilization of high impact health interventions. As a subcontractor to Abt Associates on Systems for Better Health. The Program Manager will provide technical and programmatic support to improve the collection, analysis and use of data in the government’s health management information system (HMIS).

Under the oversight of Akros’ senior managers, the Systems for Better Health Program Manager will assist in the planning, coordination, development and implementation of Akros’ work on Systems for Better Health. This position will report to the SBH Portfolio Lead

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, and a detailed CV to careers@akros.com with “SBH Program Manager” as the subject line. Applications are due by January 25, 2017.





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Senior Program Manager, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
ICT professional with 10+ years of experience managing complex systems integration and/or data strengthening programs in the health sector and an advanced degree in Computer Science or related field; Must have demonstrable experience working with stakeholders to define technical requirements and database architecture and in managing training programs.

Applications are due no later than 30 September 2016. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. Please submit your CV and cover letter to: careers@akros.com and use “Application: Senior Program Manager” as the subject line.





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Technical Advisor – Technology, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
ICT professional with 5+ years of experience liaising with stakeholders to define database architecture and technical requirements. Bachelor’s degree required. Additional experience using Kimball dimensional modelling techniques and star schema for data marts desired.

Applications are due no later than 30 September 2016. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. Please submit your CV and cover letter to: careers@akros.com and use “Application: Technical Advisor – Technology” as the subject line.





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Technical Advisor – Data Use, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
Health professional with 5+ years of experience promoting the uptake and use of data in the health sector. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Must have demonstrable experience designing and implementing training, coaching and mentoring programs and an excellent track record of working with government counterparts.

Applications are due no later than 30 September 2016. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. Please submit your CV and cover letter to: careers@akros.com and use “Application: Technical Advisor – Data Use” as the subject line.





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HMIS Advisor, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
Health and ICT professional with 8+ years of experience designing and managing data collection systems for the health sector. Demonstrable history of gathering and using HIV data is preferred.

Applications are due no later than 30 September 2016. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. Please submit your CV and cover letter to: careers@akros.com and use “Application: HMIS Advisor” as the subject line.





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M&E Advisor, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
Senior M&E professional with 8+ years of experience designing and managing project based M&E systems and applying information to recommend programmatic changes. Candidates must have experience designing research protocols and utilizing ICT to to collect data. Candidates with experience working with US government clients and/or HIV data preferred.

Applications are due no later than 30 September 2016. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. Please submit your CV and cover letter to: careers@akros.com and use “Application: M&E Advisor” as the subject line.





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HMIS Data Use Officer, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
As a subcontractor to Abt Associates on Systems for Better Health, Akros is assisting the MOH to improve the analysis and use of data in the government’s health management information system (HMIS) and to review and strengthen facility and community based electronic data capture. Akros is looking for a candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology or another related field (Master’s preferred) and at least 5 years of relevant experience to fill an HMIS Data Use Officer position in Lusaka.

Applications are due no later than 1st July, 2016. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to careers@akros.com with “Application: HMIS Data Use Officer” in the e-mail’s subject line.





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Senior Technical Advisor – WASH, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
The Advisor has the primary responsibility for building capacity at MLGH, MOH and MOE as appropriate for improving WASH coordination, information management and political awareness around the CLTS program. Advisor will work closely with Akros WASH program manager to ensure that delivery schedules are aligned with government absorption capacity and appropriate sensitization and stakeholder engagement is effected.

Applications will be accepted through March 4, 2016. Apply early – interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and three references to careers@akros.com with “Application: Country Director” as the email’s subject line.





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Senior Health Informatics Officer, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
The Senior Health Informatics Officer (HIO) will provide implementation support to Akros within a broad range of information management platforms, with a focus on DHIS2 implementations. Akros provides technical assistance to a large number of DHIS2 implementations in the sub-Saharan Africa region, and directly manages several large-scale DHIS2 instances in Zambia. In addition, Akros designs custom systems for the capture, transmission, aggregation and analysis of routine and observational data in multiple sectors, working with common tools like ODK, FormHub, Microsoft Access, Epi Info and other platforms.

Interested candidates should send a covering letter, CV and three current references to: careers@akros.com

Please indicate ‘Application: Senior Health Informatics Officer’ in the subject line.





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WASH Deputy Program Manager, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
The WASH Deputy Program Manager will support the WASH Program Manager in the planning, coordination, development and oversight of a national level surveillance platform. This position will liaise with stakeholders from the donor organization, key actors within central channels of MLGH, MCDMCH, MOH, MOCTA, Councils, sub-district stakeholders and Akros senior management to facilitate program objectives and optimize resource flow.

Applications are due no later than the 11th December 2015. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to careers@akros.com with “Application: WASH Deputy Program Manager: [Your Name]” as the email’s subject line.





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Community Level Surveillance Officer, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
The Akros Surveillance Officer will assist in the planning, coordination, development and oversight of assigned districts in supporting community-level surveillance across multiple programs. This position will liaise with stakeholders from the donor organization, key actors within provincial and central channels, District Environmental Health Technicians (EHTs), District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), Councils, village-level stakeholders and Akros senior management to facilitate program objectives and optimize resource flow.

The ideal candidate will be able to work across multiple programmatic areas to support implementation of all Akros programs in his/her assigned districts. The candidate will be able to manage various programmatic deadlines, identify best practices and leverage implementation efforts across multiple programs to successfully manage his/her districts.

Applications are due no later than the 30th November 2015. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to careers@akros.com with “Application: Community Level Surveillance Officer: [Your Name]” as the email’s subject line.





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SLTS Surveillance Officer, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
The Surveillance Officer will assist in the planning, coordination, development and oversight of intervention implementation and new district and provincial level surveillance platforms to monitor the progress of School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS) and the roll out of a pilot Education Monitoring and Information System, led by the MoGE. This position will liaise with stakeholders from the donor organization, key actors within provincial and central channels of MLGH and MOE, sub-district Environmental Health Technicians (EHTs), Zonal Insert Coordinators (ZICs), head teachers, traditional leaders, DEBs and District Councils, village-level stakeholders and Akros senior management to facilitate program objectives and optimize resource flow.

The ideal candidate will be able to work across multiple programmatic areas to support implementation of all SLTS/EMIS activities in his/her assigned districts. The candidate will be able to manage various programmatic deadlines, identify best practices and leverage implementation efforts across multiple programs to successfully manage his/her districts. This position will report to the SLTS Program Manager.

Applications are due no later than the 30th November 2015. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to careers@akros.com with “Application: SLTS Surveillance Officer: [Your Name]” as the email’s subject line.






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IRS Surveillance Officer, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) is a highly effective tool in controlling mosquito populations and therefore malaria transmission. Akros, together with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), are implementing a new mobile electronic data collection and visualization platform called mSpray (http://akros.com/mspray) to improve the delivery and efficiency of spray operations.General responsibilities include providing support during field implementation of IRS and specifically the mSpray surveillance platform.

Applications are due no later than the 15th of August 2015. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to careers@akros.com with “Application: IRS Surveillance Officer: [Your Name]” as the email’s subject line.





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IRS Systems Trainer, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) is a highly effective tool in controlling mosquito populations and therefore malaria transmission. Akros, together with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), are implementing a new mobile electronic data collection and visualization platform called mSpray (http://akros.com/mspray) to improve the delivery and efficiency of spray operations.

General responsibilities include assisting in the design and implementation of training district IRS teams with the overall aim of ensuring spray data is used for decision making.

Applications are due no later than the 15th of August 2015. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to careers@akros.com with “Application: IRS Systems Trainer: [Your Name]” as the email’s subject line.





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CoRE Response Assistant (4 positions), Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
Akros has developed a trial entitled Community-led Responses for Elimination (CoRE) that aims to investigate and compare two different reactive response interventions for malaria elimination. We are looking for suitable experienced and qualified individuals to assist in collecting data and specimens during this trial.

The response assistants will work in the field to collect and submit correct and consistent data as well as collect biological specimens alongside local Community Health Workers (CHW).

Applications are due no later than 5th August 2015. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to careers@akros.com with “Application: CoRE Response Supervisor” as the email’s subject line.





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Short Term Project Manager, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
Akros is hiring a short-term project manager to support malaria elimination operations in Southern Province. The work will primarily focus on piloting new surveillance strategies to support elimination activities as well as supervising and managing the logistics of ongoing malaria elimination activities.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, current CV and three references to: careers@akros.com Please indicate ‘Application: Malaria Project Manager’ in the subject line.





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GIS Officer, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
The GIS Officer will lend primary technical support to the Akros programs to assist in the setup, implementation and maintenance of GIS-integrated databases. Experience with DHIS2, ODK, ArcGIS, QGIS and python coding is necessary. Experience in the design of data management systems monitoring, evaluation and reporting is critical.

In addition, the GIS Officer will assist Akros in conducting DHIS2 end-user trainings, paying particular attention to the data visualization components of this system: pivot tables, charting and GIS. This may require international travel.

Qualified candidates have at least 5 years of relevant experience and a master’s diploma in geography, geographic information systems or related field.

Applications are due no later than 27 May 2015. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to careers@akros.com with “Application: GIS Officer” as the email’s subject line.





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Lab technologist, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
Akros is hiring a lab technologist for the molecular biology laboratory at the National Malaria Control Centre. The work will primarily focus on determining the serological and genetic ‘fingerprint’ or genotypic characterization of a range of specimens. The project aims to generate molecular evidence to guide / inform malaria intervention and control measures in Zambia.

This position is available immediately, and subject to a probationary term, will be for a period of 6 months. Extensions may be available contingent upon performance and donor funding. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, current CV and three references to: careers@akros.com





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CoRE Response Supervisor (2 positions), Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
Akros has developed a trial entitled Community-led Responses for Elimination (CoRE) that aims to investigate and compare two different reactive response interventions for malaria elimination. We are looking for suitable experienced and qualified individuals to assist in collecting data and specimens during this trial.

The response supervisors will work in the field to ensure that data and specimens are collected, stored and submitted correctly. They will work under the supervision of the CoRE project manager and will be responsible for supervising their team of CoRE Response Assistants. They will also work closely with local Community Health Workers (CHW) to co-ordinate activities.

Applications are due no later than 5th August 2015. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to careers@akros.com with “Application: CoRE Response Supervisor” as the email’s subject line.





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Technical Director – Malaria Specialist, Akros, Harare, Zimbabwe

Position Overview
The Technical Director/ Malaria Specialist will provide primary technical guidance for implementation of ZAPIM. This individual will work in tight collaboration with the NMCP to understand felt gaps and provide technical guidance within ZAPIM to create strategies alongside NMCP to fulfill those gaps. The incumbent must build understanding of the health system at all levels as well as key partners and programs to ensure ZAPIM approaches are fully integrated and collaborative. The Technical Director/Malaria Specialist will support the COP to advocate for the bilateral program including sharing significant outcomes and approaches across the health community both within and outside of country borders.

Applications are due no later than 29 May 2015. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to careers@akros.com with “Application: Technical Director – Malaria Specialist” as the email’s subject line.





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Chief of Party, Akros, Harare, Zimbabwe

Position Overview
The ZAPIM Chief of Party will provide oversight and strong leadership, both technically and administratively throughout the 5 year mechanism. Key to this role will be development of strong relationships within the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to understand program goals and effectively integrate, strengthen and build upon existing program activities. The COP will be responsible for the overall program strategy and impact as well as relationships with USAID, in-country partners and relevant donors.

Applications are due no later than 29 May 2015. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to careers@akros.com with “Application: Chief of Party” as the email’s subject line.





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Monitoring for Impact Specialist, Akros, Harare, Zimbabwe

Position Overview
The Monitoring for Impact Specialist will provide primary monitoring and evaluation guidance for implementation of ZAPIM and report directly to the Chief of Party. This individual will work in tight collaboration with the NMCP and key stakeholders to evaluate existing malaria-focused data collection activities, identify gaps, and serve as lead architect for a monitoring and evaluation system to address those gaps. The Monitoring for Impact Specialist will be responsible for monitoring the ZAPIM team’s progress towards key deliverables and working with the Chief of Party to design alternatives to attaining deliverables when necessary.

Applications are due no later than May 29, 2015. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to careers@akros.com with “Application: Monitoring for Impact Specialist” as the email’s subject line.






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Short-term consultancy: Network Administrator, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
The Network Administrator will be responsible for creating a secured, wireless network in Akros Lusaka offices. The network will need to have a firewall installed that is capable of tracking network traffic from WAN to specific LAN devices, preferably by MAC address. Several print stations will need to be accessible through the wireless network, and the size of the office will require two hotspots capable of transmitting a wireless signal at minimum.

To apply, please send CV, covering letter and three (3) current client references and implementation strategy to: careers@akros.com. Please indicate “Application: Network Administrator” in the subject line.

The implementation strategy is a detailed proposal indicating your exact approach for configuring the Akros LAN. The strategy must include proposed hardware and software packages, time for installation and expected functionality from the hardware/software, and overall cost of the effort. Applications without a detailed implementation strategy will not be considered. If your implementation strategy is incoherent, incomplete or otherwise not capable of meeting the requirements above, you will not be called in for an interview.





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SLTS Program Manager, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
The SLTS Program Manager will assist in the planning, coordination, development and oversight of intervention implementation and new district and provincial level surveillance platforms to monitor the progress of School Led Total Sanitation and Sanitation Marketing. This position will liaise with stakeholders from the donor organization, key actors within provincial and central channels of MLGH and MOE, sub-district Environmental Health Technicians (EHTs) and head teachers, traditional leaders, DEBs and District RWSS Focal Point Persons, trained stone masons, community volunteers and Akros senior management to facilitate program objectives and optimize resource flow. This position will report to the Director of Public Health.

Interested candidates should send a covering letter, CV and three references to: careers@akros.com. Please indicate “Application: SLTS Program Manager” in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until 24 February, 2015.





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Deputy Director of Public Health, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
The Deputy Director of Public Health (Deputy) will be responsible for managing public health programming under Director. In existing programs, Deputy and Director will jointly manage program managers to ensure quality and timeliness in program delivery.

Interested candidates should send a covering letter, CV and three references to: careers@akros.com. Please indicate “Application: Deputy Director of Public Health” in the subject line.





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WASH Deputy Program Manager, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
The WASH Deputy Program Manager will assist in the planning, coordination, development and oversight of a national level surveillance platform. This position will liaise with stakeholders from the donor organization, key actors within central channels of MLGH and MCDMCH, District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), and Akros senior management to facilitate program objectives and optimize resource flow.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and three references to careers@akros.com. Please indicate ‘Application: WASH Deputy Program Manager’ in the subject line.






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Data Verification Deputy Team Leader

Position Overview
The deputy team leader will supervise field work managers as the latter and their teams review large volumes of individual patient information in a large number of health facilities and/or service delivery sites spread throughout Zambia. The deputy will be the primary liaison between field managers and the team leader, and will be responsible for maintaining a high level of congruence between the field work protocol and the state of operations.

Interested candidates should send a covering letter, CV and three references to: careers@akros.com. Please indicate “Application: Deputy Team Leader” in the subject line.





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Data Verification Field Manager (2 positions)

Position Overview
The managers will supervise field officers as the latter review large volumes of individual patient information in a large number of health facilities and/or service delivery sites spread throughout Zambia. Managers will be responsible for verifying data and ensuring their teams meet extremely high standards of data quality and completeness.

Interested candidates should send a covering letter, CV and three references to: careers@akros.com. Please indicate “Application: Field Manager” in the subject line.





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Data Verification Officer (4 positions)

Position Overview
The officers will review large volumes of individual patient information in a large number of health facilities and/or service delivery sites spread throughout Zambia. Officers will verify data by recounting the number of eligible clinic records and comparing the recounted number with the facility-reported number. The officers will also assess the data management systems for indicators being reviewed.
The officers will be responsible for recording detailed information about these patient data in Excel-based databases. Each set of two officers will report to on field supervisor, and all field supervisors will report to a deputy team leader.

Interested candidates should send a covering letter, CV and three references to: careers@akros.com. Please indicate “Application: Verification Officer” in the subject line.





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Financial Accountant, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
The Financial Accountant is responsible for maintaining financial / accounting records and controls, and for providing appropriate reporting and analysis to support organisational operations and meet legislative requirements.

Interested candidates should send a covering letter, CV and three references (two of which must be from recent employers) to: careers@akros.com. Please indicate “Application: Financial Accountant” in the subject line.





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Post-Doctoral Molecular Biologist, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
Akros have been instrumental in establishing a new molecular biology laboratory at the National Malaria Control Centre, Lusaka. The primary focus of the laboratory is to use population genetics to understand malaria transmission dynamics, characterize genotypic levels of drug resistance from specimens collected around the country, and assess serological responses of individuals to parasites and their vectors. The ultimate aim is to generate molecular data on transmission dynamics to be used to guide / inform malaria intervention and control measures.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, current CV and three references to: careers@akros.com. Please indicate ‘Application: Molecular Biologist’ in the subject line.





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Health Informatics Officer – Internship, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
The Health Informatics Officer (HIO) will provide implementation support to Akros within a broad range of information management platforms. Akros provides technical assistance to a large number of DHIS2 implementations in the sub-Saharan Africa region, and directly manages several large-scale DHIS2 instances in Zambia. In addition, Akros designs custom systems for the capture, transmission, aggregation and analysis of routine and observational data in multiple sectors, working with common tools like ODK, FormHub, Microsoft Access, Epi Info and other platforms.

Interested candidates should send a covering letter, CV and three current references to: careers@akros.com. Please indicate ‘Application: Informatics Officer’ in the subject line.





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Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor, Akros, Zambia

Position Overview
The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will assist in the planning, coordination and development of improved surveillance structures for health-related data. This individual will be highly skilled in the use of the DHIS2 to guide data-driven decisions. The position will liaise with stakeholders from the donor organization, key actors within provincial, district and central channels of GRZ.

Interested candidates should send a covering letter, CV and three current references to: careers@akros.com. Please indicate ‘Application: M&E Advisor’ in the subject line.