National Technical Officer (Health Information System)

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Overview of the programme

National Technical Officer (Health Information System) works under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative to Myanmar, the technical supervision of the Medical Officers (HIV & Hepatitis, TB, Malaria) in collaboration with the Disease Control, Department of Public Health of Ministry of Health.

Description of Duties

eHealth Systems

  • Responsible for understanding the features and limitations of various eHealth systems, including, but not limited to DHIS2, OpenMRS, CommCare, Master Patient Index and other ongoing eHealth initiatives within Myanmar
  • Responsible for learning basic maintenance tasks associated with these systems guided through training provided by various agencies/staff

Requirements Gathering/Support/Implementation

  • Support MoHS in documenting requirements and use cases including aspects of data collection, data flow, data outputs and data use
  • Provide insight into the realistic applicability of various requirement requests both within the MoHS as well as from international agencies
  • Document on-going progress and prepare reports for both the MoHS and international agencies regarding requirements implementation
  • Assist in defining key routine programmatic output requirements related to both system management (such as progress reports on activities) and health data analysis (related to various health program specific courses of prevention, treatment, etc.)
  • Support the MoHS and international agencies to determine timelines, deliverables and costs associated with various requirements
  • Liaise with technical assistance to support the implementation of achievable requirements within the health information systems used in Myanmar

Documentation/Training support

  • Support the development of training materials to support the ongoing rollout of eHealth initiatives under direct guidance from the programs in charge (i.e. HMIS, ATM, etc.)
  • Support the delivery of training within Myanmar throughout various levels of the health system (nation, district, township) under guidance of international agencies and the HMIS unit
  • Support the development/review of SOP’s by reviewing international best practices and Myanmar policies and procedures
  • Provide mentoring, support and supervision to staff within the health system (both MoHS and international agencies) with regards to data collection, data entry, and appropriate use of electronic reporting tools
  • To submit assignment report quarterly

Work relations

The National Technical Officer (Health Information System) will be responsible for understanding new and current eHealth initiatives within the MoHS, contribute to documenting requirements, providing requirements recommendations based on information systems limitations, support the implementation and testing of requirements, support the delivery of training programs, report on on-going progress and develop manuals and other user guidance in co-operation with both the MoHS and international agencies. He/she will be responsible for liaising closely with the HMIS unit, ensuring all relevant stakeholders are up-to-date on the latest eHealth developments across the health sector. He/she works closely with M&E focal of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programmes and supports to field level implementers.

The function plays a key role in transitioning to electronic based health information management system. National Technical Officer (HIS) is responsible for providing direct support to the MoHS in implementing, reporting on and documenting eHealth initiatives. This support includes a mix of technical IT skills, public health skills, and international development knowledge.



Essential: University degree in statistics, public health, health informatics, computer science, social science

Desirable: Master degree


Essential: Minimum of two years of relevant working experience


  • IEEE 830-1998 “Recommended Practice for Software Requirements Specifications”
  • ICD-10 - International Classification of Diseases
  • SNOMED CT- Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms
  • HL7 - Health Level 7 Data Exchange
  • IHE/ADX - Aggregate Data Exchange
  • HMN - Health Metrics Network

Working knowledge on use of statistical/data visualization tools:

  • R/Stata/EpiInfo
  • Tableau

Working knowledge of computer languages including:

  • Javascript
  • SQL
  • HTML

Experiences in working with government institutions

Language skills:

Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and Myanmar Language

WHO competencies

  • Communicating in a Credible and Effective Way – Core Competency
  • Producing Results – Core Competency
  • Moving Forward in a Changing Environment – Core Competency
  • Fostering Integration and Teamwork – Core Competency
  • Respecting and Promoting Individual and Cultural Differences – Core Competency
  • Ensuring the Effective Use of Resources – Management Competency


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