• Full Time
  • Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, Cnr. Charles & Harvey Rd, City Centre, 9301 View on Map
  • @Health Free State posted 1 month ago
  • Posted : Sep 9, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R733,257.00 - R733,257.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R733 257 per annum
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference REF NO: H/D/33
  • Centre Corporate Office: Information Management & Research, Bloemfontein
  • Enquiries
    Dr Chikobvu Tel No: (051) 408 1738
  • Where to submit application
    To the Director, Bophelo House, Private Bag x227, Bloemfontein, 9300, or hand deliver @ room Main Building, Ground floor entrance, Cnr Charlotte Maxeke and Harvey Road, Bloemfontein.
  • Notes
    Applications must be submitted on new Z83 form. “Applicants are advised that until 31 December 2020 the current application for employment (Z83) form will be applicable, however from 1 January 2021, a new application for employment (Z83) form will be effective. Should an individual wish to apply for a post on or after 1 January 2021, he/she will be required to submit the new application for employment form which can be downloaded at From 1 January 2021 should an application be received using the incorrect application for employment (Z83), it will not be considered.” The fully completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as all qualification(s), academic records including a Senior certificate and ID-document [Driver’s license where applicable]. Non- RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their applications. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered. The Department does not accept applications via fax or email. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, qualification verification and employment verification). Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of 12 months. The Department reserves the right not to make any appointment(s) to the above post. The successful candidate will be expected to sign a performance agreement. The Department of Health is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of the Department. It is the Department’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of this post(s) with a candidate whose transfer / promotion / appointment will promote representativity in line with the numerical targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan. Advertisement and accompanying notes must clearly capture the requirements for certification to reflect that applicants must submit copies of qualifications, Identify document and drivers licence (where appropriate) and any other relevant documents. Such copies need not be certified when applying for a post. The communication from the HR of the department regarding the requirements for certified documents will be limited to shortlisted candidates. Therefore, only shortlisted candidates for a post will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from HR.

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS : A three/four-year Bachelor of Science (BSC) degree (Information Technology). 3-5 years functional experience, of which 3 years must be on the management level. At least 3 -5 years’ experience in the public health sector managing a big health information database Be a holder of a driver’s license with experience in driving and should be prepared to travel within the Free State Province. Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge of Geographical Information System is an added advantage. A self-starter with the ability to work under minimum/or no supervision, pay attention to detail. Knowledge of national data dictionary creation on data management systems such as DHIS including large database maintenance and running sequel views. Database management skills, including creating a data dictionary, skill in allocation of datasets to different org units, with a knowledge of statistics generated within the database and a good demonstration of relevant experience in the field. Database management systems auditing skills including development of the required controls for reliable data system within public health environment. Skills in allocation of data sets to different org units for any given data base. Experience in Microsoft SQL Server Administration or Oracle database administration experience. Knowledge of government data management systems such as District health information systems (WEB DHIS), and EVDS, GODATA, DATCOV, etc is an added advantage. Knowledge of Reporting, Query tools and practices and should have the ability to troubleshoot as well as the use of R Studio for data alignment in different systems Knowledge of database, transaction processing, referential integrity, Business intelligence experience, performance tuning and monitoring, emphasizing MS SQL. Knowledge of database security administration and user management together with the ability to work under pressure, and should be able to deliver under tight deadlines and knowledge of IT hardware management is an added advantage. Excellent mathematical/analytical and logical thinking skills are essential to support configuration of the databases in the public health system. Good communication & interpersonal skills including, patience as well as highly enthusiastic attitude to enable the ability to support all other relevant health care workers at each level of the health system. Ability to analyse data, use of data analytics embedded in the databases and dissemination of information including the ability to train officials on Collecting and recording of data as well as the systems used to collect the data. Knowledge of data security as well as being able to understand the Health Information policy, health act and POPIA act. Excellent leadership ability, time management, project management, stress management, motivational skills and strong negotiation skills. Health- related statistical experience and knowledge of organizational behaviour are added advantages. DUTIES : Write and troubleshoot SQL code (stored procedures, functions, tables, views, triggers, indexes and constraints). Provide leadership, technical support and skills transfer to health databases (such as DHIS, etc) development, configuration, management and maintenance to strengthen and optimize health information monitoring and evaluation systems. Lead and manage data management systems audit and develop relevant system audit controls Lead and integrate business processes on a technical database level, analyse data requirements and identify required components/elements to be structured in a multi-relationship environment within an existing or new entity. Lead platform upgrades, Write and troubleshoot SQL code (stored procedures, functions, tables, views, triggers, indexes and constraints). Provide leadership, technical support and skills transfer to health databases (such as DHIS, etc) development, configuration, management and maintenance to strengthen and optimize health information monitori

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