JOB DESCRIPTION: CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Position Title: Chief Information Officer
Reports To: Director of Hospital & Health center
Location: Kigutu, Burundi
Village Health Works (VHW) is a joint American-Burundian non-profit and non-governmental organization whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care in a dignified environment while treating the root causes of illness, poverty, violence, and neglect in collaboration with those we serve. The organization’s operations are based in Kigutu, Burundi, with support from the headquarter office in New York. With close to 500 full- and part-time employees in Burundi, as well as a small team in the United States.
VHW delivers a wide array of programs in a catchment area of 200,000 people within the provinces of Rumonge and Bururi. VHW’s approach integrates clinical services with education, food security, economic development, environmental protection, music and the arts. Our central program is a clinic that conducts over 50,000 patient consultations and has 4 inpatient wards. VHW is currently constructing the Kigutu Hospital and Women’s Health Pavilion, a 150 bed surgical and teaching hospital. Construction and instillation of equipment is being completed over the second half of 2022 with a projected clinical opening in the first half of 2023. In preparation for the hospital’s planned opening VHW, is expanding its technical capacity, procuring complex medical equipment and likewise is expanding its ability to install maintain this equipment.
The Chief Information Officer is an increasingly important member of the C-suite in healthcare organizations. It’s an evolving role because of the IT challenges that hospitals and other health systems now face. Instead of merely providing software and computer support, the modern CIO must also provide strategic business leadership and ensure the collection, maintenance, safety, and privacy of patient health records.
Protecting, maintaining, and leveraging this sensitive health information is not only vital to the success of the organization but there are legal privacy concerns as well. Healthcare organizations protect themselves against all manner of risk in hiring effective CIOs.
Specific Responsibilities include:
Technical and legal elements
In addition to providing leadership, healthcare CIOs have complex technical demands to meet. Employing a chief information officer who is well-versed in IT security is critically important due to the omnipresent risks of cyber attacks and breaches of patient data. Additionally, they must be responsible for designing and implementing information systems architecture and more, including:
Skills and qualifications required:
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
- Cover letter
- update CV
- Certified copy of diplomas and training certificates
- Job Certificates
- 2 reference persons
If you are interested, please deposit the required documents at the following address:
Bujumbura, Commune Muha, Zone Kinindo, Quartier Kinanira III, Avenue Mpungwe II, N° 81 or in Kigutu in Commune Vyanda-Province Bururi or send them by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: November 6th, 2022.