Deputy Director, Global Health Informatics
eHealth Africa
Kano / Abuja, Nigeria, Nigeria
6d ago
source : Fuzu

Purpose of the Position

  • The Global Health Informatics directorate is responsible for developing, maintaining and implementing digital solutions used by both eHA and it's partners.
  • S / he will oversee both the product development team who develop / integrate solutions and the GIS and Analytics services team.
  • S / he will provide leadership and motivation for the engineering and services teams and collaborate with cross-functional teams including :
  • New Business Development
  • Program Management and Communications
  • External Stakeholders
  • Executive Team
  • Keywords :

  • Health Informatics, Product Management, Software Development, Release Planning, Agile.
  • Who You Are

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and / or ability required to successfully perform this job :

  • PhD or Master's Degree in Health Informatics, Software Development or other related field or equivalent years of education and work experience or any related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a Lead consultant or advisor to companies on digital health delivery system and setup would be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated executive / managerial skills, including experience managing complex programs.
  • Experience in building roadmap for health informatics system and strategic health policy
  • Ability to conduct research in relevant health informatics systems areas and capacity to support enabling environment for Health and mHealth projects and products.
  • Experience with technology systems, informatics, strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets, develop staff, and work with executive management on both short and long term strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively communicate via writing, public speaking and interpersonal interactions.
  • Practical knowledge of open source data integration and business intelligence tools
  • Cognate experience in data integration, cleansing, analysis and visualization of data (Data Analytics & big data)
  • Experience using project tracking systems (e.g. JIRA, Asana, etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with Board of Directors, funders, community organisations, government officials, corporate executives, general public and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of technology project management
  • Strong leadership skills that include the ability to build effective teams, ability to motivate others, delegate, and make timely / quality decisions.
  • Responsibilities

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned :

    Product Strategy :

  • Responsible for the development of a sustainable strategy and business / cost model for the directorship
  • Provides visible leadership for the organization within the Global and Public Health Informatics community.
  • Overall responsibility for the product strategy of current and future eHA suite of tools
  • LoMIS, Data Portal, PlanFeld, SMART
  • Regularly meet with Program Management to assess and define future product needs
  • Communicate overall vision for product development to Sr management, stakeholders, partners and development team.
  • Oversee Solution Design and Delivery :

  • Lead, mentor and coach highly skilled engineers to deliver highly performant, well tested, scalable and usable applications
  • Review and oversee the design and implementation of all software applications
  • Formulate strategy, Solutions & Implementation of digital health solutions and approaches
  • Work with Programs to set the high level development priorities / schedule
  • Provide oversight to ensure that the development team is making good choices about when to build new software, reuse existing software or integrate with third party software / systems
  • Ensures that the management and deliverables of informatics solutions are completed on schedule and stakeholders are kept aware of progress and milestones.
  • New Business Development :

  • Performs business and technical feasibility analyses of complex informatics projects
  • Builds strategic relationships with key leaders in Global and Public Health Informatics to intimately understand the needs of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Organization Strategy :

  • Actively participates in organization strategy conversations as part of the Senior Management Team
  • Collaborates actively with national partner institutions, professional associations, and vendors and represents eHA at conferences, meetings, and working groups to promote informatics thought leadership and visibility.
  • Development and monitoring annual and multi-year capital and operational budgets for the various projects and programs.
  • Team Management Responsibilities

  • Oversee the professional development of direct reports
  • Ensure directorate adherence to legal and company standards
  • Monitor and analyze directorate operating costs
  • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
  • Attends and participates in annual strategic planning meetings, country management meetings, staff meetings, training classes, and supervision.
  • Adheres to organizational Policies and Procedures.
  • Adheres to eHA's Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.
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