Health Information Systems Analyst - Military HIV Research Program - Bethesda, MD

Updated: April 28, 2020
Job ID: 215875
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Health Information Systems Analyst to support the Department of International HIV Prevention and Treatment (IHPT) within the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.

The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Associate Director of Strategic Information in monitoring and evaluating site and program activities under the prevention, care and treatment initiatives supported overseas by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and MHRP. The incumbent will be responsible for reviewing how well MHRP’s Improving MHRP Performance Analytics Cohesion & Transparency (IMPACT), Site Improvement for Monitoring Systems, and other systems fit the business need of accurate data for reporting and decision making. 


  1. Supports the Associate Director, Strategic Information in defining strategic priorities and standardization for the informatics systems used across programs and countries, and ensuring the successful completion of the deliverables defined in the annual Strategic Information (SI) Operational Work Plan.
  2. Implements IMPACT (DHIS2) requirements by defining and analyzing system problems; designing and testing standards and solutions in collaboration with developers/administrators.
  3. Defines application problems by conferring with MHRP and field technical and finance teams; evaluating procedures and processes.
  4. Provides support by training IHPT and Implementing Mechanism (IM) SI staff on user accessibility and navigation of IMPACT.
  5. Develops solutions further by preparing and evaluating alternative workflow solutions.
  6. Creates user, technical and specification documentation including, but not limited to training materials, manuals and reports.
  7. Supports MHRP specific data stream integration between IMPACT and other analytic platforms including, but not limited to Tableau, DHIS2, Microsoft Excel, and PEPFAR Panorama.
  8. Serves as MHRP/DoD systems liaison as directed to ensure collaboration, maintenance and seamless data exchange with other systems internally and externally. 
  9. Preforms additional duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel; Knowledge of DHIS2 is required; Advanced skills in Tableau. Knowledge and experience in PEPFAR reporting systems, and flexibility and capacity to become familiarized with other software and/or hardware as needed. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, with exceptional attention to details. Excellent editing and proofreading skills. Ability to manage multiple complex, detail-oriented tasks at once with limited supervision. Strong time management skills and the ability to thrive when working under deadlines. Knowledge of working with SIMS is required. Some knowledge of software and application design and architecture preferred. Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and flexibility in problem solving; Ability to quickly absorb and apply new concepts. High comfort level presenting data and information to different audiences.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree in health informatics or related discipline preferred.

Minimum Experience/Training Requirements:  3 to 5 years of experience required. 1 to 3 years of experience working in PEPFAR public health SI settings. A minimum of 3 years of experience with PEPFAR data collection, data quality measures and data analysis. Some experience with DHIS2 configuration and use required. Experience in effectively engaging multiple international programs across geographic boundaries and differing time zones.

Work Environment:  Set in an office environment. The incumbent will travel to field locations in Africa on an as-needed basis. This job requires long hours of data review and analysis. 

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.