Position : Health Informatics Team Lead
Project Overview and Role :
Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the HIV and COVID-19 response.
Data.FI partners with programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control and maintenance.
By improving global, regional, national, and community / local in-depth analyses of HIV and COVID-19 epidemiologic and programmatic data, Data.
FI expedites program achievements to improve client services and attain and sustain control of the epidemics. Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS), informing management responses to gaps in programming and sustaining impact by supporting local partner transition.
Purpose of Position
Palladium is seeking to employ an Informatics Team Lead to provide technical and strategic leadership to the Data.FI Nigeria Health Informatics Unit.
S / he will provide management support to the unit with support from Palladium’s Data, Informatics, and Analytics (DIAS) Head and Regional Offices to ensure agile and high-quality approaches to the analysis, design, development, implementation, continuous monitoring, and reporting of various technology products.
S / he will act as a servant leader by influence to ensure that teams collaborate around a common development vision while fulfilling user requirements through user-centric approaches.
S / he will coordinate and oversee task management, stakeholder management and communication, standardization, capacity building, and skills transfer activities, internal informatics meetings, and sprint demos in addition to validating team performance metrics and co-facilitating HI Community of Practice (HI-CoP) operations.
The Informatics Team Lead will report to the Deputy Country Director. This is a full-time position with a contract for 1 year, renewable subject to availability of funding.
Location : Abuja, Nigeria
Primary Duties and Responsibilities :
Lead the Data.FI Nigeria informatics team in the design, strategy, and implementation of country-level digital tools
Take a leadership role in directing the implementation of the Data.FI HI activities within the project workplan in Nigeria
Provide strong leadership in the change management processes to facilitate user centric approaches to improve program delivery and data use for decision making
Lead implementation of Palladium’s standardized software development project management approach, including accompanying tools and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Work with the product owner, project managers and development teams to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within scope and budget
Spearhead adoption and compliance to global best practices including the principles of digital development
Strengthen system development processes by ensuring fidelity to SDLC project management approaches
Ensure timely and accurate reporting of project activities and results to the client and Data.FI leadership team
Mentor the informatics teams and HI-CoP members to allow for skill / knowledge development through advice, coaching, and training opportunities
Strengthen informatics governance capacity of implementing partners (IPs) towards standardization by providing oversight in informatics capacity building activities including bootcamps, trainings and mentorship sessions
Work with the DIAS Regional Team in specific application release planning and development of deployment schedules
Ensure that information supported systems meet prevailing standards, including security and confidentiality
Spearhead Data.FI Nigeria informatics communication, liaisons, engagements, and coordination roles with USAID and other donor agencies, IPs, Federal and State Government ministries, departments and agencies, and other informatics stakeholders towards translating program requirements into sustainable informatics solutions
Oversee the strengthening of stakeholder collaboration forums through the HI-CoP and relevant government technical working groups
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Required Qualifications :
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
Minimum of 8 years of experience in development and implementation of digital health tools specifically relating to technology and data solutions in a data driven environment
Solid technical background with understanding or hands on experience in development and implementation of information systems that support health and social protection programs.
Minimum 4 years of experience leading technology teams overseeing end-to-end design, development and implementation of software solutions or the development of information products to implement at national scale
Knowledge of software development cycles, project management principles to manage outputs with multi-disciplinary teams, including extensive knowledge of IT principles, methods, and techniques;
experience with Microsoft Teams, Planner, Jira, Confluence and other elements of the Atlassian Suite preferred
Experience working with technology teams to ensure design and solution architecture outputs meet the business requirements.
Skills and abilities :
Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment with changing requirements and priorities
Demonstrated skills in crisis management and problem-solving; ability to achieve consensus among multiple stakeholders
Attention to detail
Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
High self-motivation and direction
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Strong customer-service orientation
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