Job vacancy announcement from Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan
Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan is implementing The Project “Support to Development... of Oncology Services in the Republic of Uzbekistan (Phase II)” under financing of Islamic Development Bank (IDB). In order to proper implementation of the Project, Ministry of Health invites interested qualified candidates to pass an open selection process for the following vacant position:
Head of Project Management Unit (PMU)
Objectives of the Position: Overall management and guidance of the Project activities, as well as strong leadership in achieving the Project goals in cooperation with all agencies involved the Project implementation.
At least 3 years of experience in projects financed by international finance institutions.
University Degree in Medicine, Economics, Finance, Public Health or equivalent disciplines;
Postgraduate qualification in the above area would be advantage;
Knowledge of Russian, Uzbek and English languages.
The contract with the selected candidate will be concluded for the period of one year. First three months will be a probation period. The contract will be extended depending on satisfactory performance of the functional responsibilities of the employee as it will be annually evaluated by the Ministry of Health, considering IDB opinion.
Interested candidates should submit their CV (in English and Russian) to the e-mail address below by June 27, 2022.
Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan
United Project Management Unit
51 Parkentskiy str., Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tel./fax: 99871-268-25-39 (124),
IT, Internet, communications, telecom
Call for International Consultant for Supporting MOH of Uzbekistan in Developing Software Architecture as Part of National Health Information System
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Call for International Consultant for Supporting ...MOH of Uzbekistan in Developing Software Architecture as Part of National Health Information System
Access to timely, high-quality health information is an integral component of a well-functioning and responsive national health system. Strong and integrated routine medical information systems that include outpatient clinic and hospital information system assures smooth and effective surveillance of diseases, management and continuous improvement of public health and wellbeing of population and effective functioning of healthcare system. It enables policy makers to effectively and timely recognize and address the needs of population by making evidence-based and informed decisions.
According to WHO assessment in 2018 the health information system in Uzbekistan was fragmented, largely paper-based, lacking e-component. Its content (data and final indicators) was of questionable quality; international standards for classification and coding were not universally observed, and the governance structure and capacity for health analysis, reporting and evidence-based decision-making needed substantial improvements.
The Government of Uzbekistan has acknowledged these gaps and the importance of a well-established, well-functioning and well-integrated e-health system prioritizing it in the list of top items of the national reform agenda. It has particularly embarked upon a health reform with the aim of 1) re-modelling of health services, 2) establishing a universal health insurance with renewed health financial mechanisms and 3) digitizing and integrating health information system.
The WHO CO UZB is highly committed to provide technical support to the Government in its efforts for modernizing and digitizing the health information system and presently is seeking an international consultant, a Software Architect, for designing a number of medical information systems and providing expertise to the MOH in the course of the reform per request of the MOH of Uzbekistan.
The Software Architect will provide hand-on support to the MOH staff and will lead, coach and facilitate decisions for electronic health information software development in the development team. She/he will see the “bigger picture” and create architectural approaches for software design and implementation based on international standards.
To design and implement up-to-date digital solutions for automated complex business processes in healthcare.
To coach and build on the capacity of the software engineering teams on coding standards and technology.
To develop an overall software architecture and fitness functions for monitoring and control with the team of software engineers.
To transfer know-hows of software architecture development to other developers.
To conduct code reviews on advanced and sensitive change set domains.
To increase the expressiveness and clarity of the source texts, to enhance simplicity of evolutionary development and to reduce the complexity of the systems.
To support the development of automated test execution environments so that new functions can be automatically tested in isolation.
To take active part in development of technically complex projects.
Analysis of software development and a detailed consulting assignment plan (to be submitted by October 15).
Final technical report on performed activities and recommendations for the future (to be submitted by December 16).
64 working days for the period September 15 – December 16, 2021
Qualifications, experience, skills and languages
Postgraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Health Informatics or related fields,
Completed trainings on software development / software architecture / databases / cloud technology.
Completed training in Java or PHP will be a plus.
Completed training in the areas of Git, Continuous Deployment Pipeline, Docker, Open Shift, VMs, Linux will be a plus.
Completed trainings in analysis of software requirements and modelling will be a plus.
Completed trainings in healthcare industry standards such as HL7, DICOM, openEHR, IHE will be a plus.
Completed trainings in at least one software implementation methodology will be a plus.
At least 5 years of hands-on experience in designing and implementing software architectures and developing software during the last 10 years.
At least 5 years of experience in full-stack development.
Actual project experience in IT architectures and standards such as SOA, microservices, PKI, SAML, Oauth2, openID.
International experience in designing and implementing medical information systems will be a plus.
Experience with eHealth interoperability standards and frameworks such as HL7 FHIR, CDA, DICOM, IHE PIX, IHE XDS will be a plus.
Ability to create high-quality software architectural designs for complex systems.
Excellent communication, facilitation, planning and leadership skills.
Strong analytical abilities.
Effective problem-solving skills.
Ability to deliver succinct, well-structured, and clearly articulated reports
Excellent oral and written English and Russian.
The consultant will work under the technical supervision of
Dr. Karapet Davtyan, Technical officer at the unit of Data, Metrics and Analytics (DMA) of Division of Country Health Policies and Systems (CPS) at the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
And under overall supervision of
Dr. Lianne Kuppens, WR head of WHO/CO UZB in close collaboration with Dr. Ruzanna Grigoryan, HIS Consultant WHO/CO UZB
The Deputy Minister of Health of Uzbekistan Mr. Abdulla Azizov in close cooperation with Durbek Aliyev, Farhod Akbarov and Olegas Niaksu from IT-Med.
Location (including in-country missions, if any)
This is an onsite consultancy. The expert can work remotely 20% of allocated working days.
Remuneration and budget (travel costs excluded)
This technical task and complexity of the work corresponds to Brand Level B expertise with the daily rate of 350 USD defined by WHO rates for consultants and guidance on establishment of rates. The total budget will be 350 * 64 = 22 400 USD.