Regional Senior Technical Advisor, Health Information Systems, Africa, Data.FI
Abuja, NG
3d ago

Regional Senior Technical Advisor, Health Information Systems, Africa,

About Palladium :

  • Palladium is a global company working to design,develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of peoplearound the globe;
  • broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure;build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systemsto address global challenges;
  • and conserve the natural world. We operate inover 90 countries and have a workforce of 3,000 talented, motivated, anddiverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

    This Opportunity :

    OurData, Informatics, and Analytical Solutions (DIAS) group is made of threeportfolios that strengthen and harness digital and data ecosystems toaccelerate development investments and outcomes : 1- Information Systems, 2-Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Analytics and 3- Digital Solutions andTransformation.

    Palladium is currently seekinga Regional Senior Technical Advisor, Health Information Systems, Africa(Regional STA, HIS, Africa) to support the Translating Data for Implementation() Project.

    is a five-year global project funded by the U.S.Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the HIV and COVID-19response.

    partners with programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-qualitydata to expedite HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control and maintenance.

    Byimproving global, regional, national, and community / local in-depth analyses ofHIV and COVID-19 epidemiologic and programmatic data, expedites programachievements to improve client services and attain and sustain control of theepidemics.

    supports host country governments to enhance existing healthinformation systems (HIS), informing management responses to gaps inprogramming and sustaining impact by supporting local partner transition.

    The Regional STA,HIS, Africa, is responsible for overseeing and providing expertisein the strategy, analysis, design, architecture, and governance of digital forPEPFAR supported projects for the HIV and COVID Response, across Africa.

  • TheRegional STA, HIS, Africa will support Data Analytics andData Use counterparts to access and use synthesized health data to support HIVand COVID public health program priorities;
  • and with Regional Managers andCountry Directors in Africa to ensure that all HIS activities areadequately staffed and resourced.

    Location :

    The position is based in Palladium’s Washington DCoffice.

    You andYour Career :

    If youare a problem-solver, collaborator, and doer, and you have expertise in leadingHealth Information Systems projects in Africa, we are interested in hearingfrom you.

    We are a learning organization and provide growthopportunities from the start. We pride ourselves on giving you thefreedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!

    Reporting and Supervision :

  • Reports to the Technical Director,
  • This position will oversee and manage other HIS experts and staff
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad 25-30% of the time in developing countries and elsewhere
  • PrimaryDuties and Responsibilities :

  • Support the Technical Director, and Country Teams to :
  • Define the HIS strategy and develop scopes of work (SOW) for supported countries in Africa
  • Support digital governance for Ministries of Health including developing and implementing digital architecture, strengthening institutional-capacity for HIS, and working closely with wide-ranging stakeholders in-country to improve HIS coordination and alignment
  • Where is developing software, ensure adoption of conventional standards such as ICD10, HL7 FHIR, SNOMED and OpenHIE
  • Build HIS governance or software development teams in countries of focus
  • Work alongside Palladium’s Data Analytics and Use Advisors to produce data and analytical products to support policy design, implementation, and evaluation of health programs
  • Manage and / or supervise other HIS staff
  • Mentor your team of digital experts, and selected mid-level staff working in headquarters and field offices
  • Contribute to proposal development through contributions to strategy, partnerships and written contributions to the technical approach and capability statements
  • Key Competencies Required :

  • Considerable experience in designing, developing, and implementing health information management systems at the national and subnational level in Africa, including HMIS, LMIS, EMRs, and mobile data collection products, transactional systems, business intelligence implementations and interoperability solutions
  • Familiarity with industry standard approaches and standards for health information exchange and interoperability
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong project management skills and experience using digital tools to manage projects, such as Microsoft Teams, Planner, and / or Jira
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team and to build consensus
  • Working knowledge of and interest in health information systems and data analysis and use
  • Professional verbal and written fluency in English required
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion intoeverything we do.

    We welcome applications from all sections of society andactively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and goodpractice.

    We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in ourworkforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fairtreatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics.

    Theseinclude : (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, genderidentity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability,nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

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