Information Systems Officer


Options is a leading global health consultancy established in 1992 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We manage health programmes that ensure vulnerable women and children can access the high quality health services they need. We work with partners to co-create and implement locally informed solutions to complex health problems. This includes governments, development partners, NGOs, civil…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 3 year
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jun 17, 2021

Job Description

Options Consultancy seeks an Information Systems (IS) Officer to provide TA under the Data for Decision-making (D4D) Thematic Area. The aim of this thematic area is to provide effective technical inputs to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) to enable them to deliver against the objectives of NHSP 3.

The Information Systems (IS) Officer will provide technical assistance (TA) under the D4D thematic area to Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). The key objectives of this role are to: support MoHP to design, maintain, and troubleshoot information systems; maintain back up of API (Application Programming Interface) documentation/source codes; and provide conceptual clarity on building interoperable systems. The IS Officer will also support effective implementation of national databases to promote use of information and evidence in decision making.

Required Qualification & Experience

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information technology, or a related field (Masters Preferred)
  • Proven experience (at least 3 years) of working on health information systems within the health sector
  • Experience in conceiving, planning and executing information systems implementations with multi-stakeholder engagement
  • Familiarity with web-based data management and data display system management
  • Familiarity with development of web based/android based data collection tools
  • Proficiency level of knowledge on DHIS2
  • Proven skills on data transformation, linkage and data security
  • General understanding of the operations of the Govt of Nepal, MoHP, and familiarity with all spheres of government.

Skills and attributes

  • An analytical mind set with problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with modern database and information system technologies
  • Monitor and analyse information and data systems and evaluate their performance to discover ways of enhancing them (new technologies, upgrades etc.)
  • Self-starter, able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Ability to make and articulate clear decisions
  • Strong internal and external communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to collaborate and be a team worker
  • Excellent negotiation abilities


  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Willingness to travel within Nepal
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Nepal

How to Apply

Application process

  • Closing date for applications: 2 July 2021
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).

Other information

  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision
  • UK Aid / NHSSP is an equal opportunities employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply, including under-represented groups, specifically women and people with disabilities.



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