Thursday, 31 August 2017

Job opportunity Program Officer at Dodoma Data Use Partner

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Other Dodoma District Dodoma

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PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
PATH’s Digital Health team works directly with national governments in low and middle income countries to select, adapt and scale appropriate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for long term use in their country to address health challenges. Our services span the entire software development lifecycle from supporting analysis of digital health needs to the deployment and long-term use of those technologies. The Digital Health team coordinates closely with government ministries of health, the information and communication technology sector, other global health NGOs and donors to improve the governance, design, development, acquisition, implementation, and sustainability of digital health technologies and approaches.
The Tanzanian Government has formulated an “Investment roadmap in data systems and data use in the health sector”, building on the national eHealth Strategy. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation expects to support the Government by contributing funding towards a portion of this roadmap through a five-year project coordinated by PATH known as DUP2.
The DUP II project consists of three packages of work:
• Working with the Government to put in place and support effective governance and coordination processes for the investment roadmap as a whole.
• Demonstration of instituted data use practices including thorough use of digital tools by primary care workers, facility supervisors and health managers.
• Supporting data consistency and exchange through enterprise architecture, including through a health worker registry and an administrative area registry.
PATH in Tanzania seeks to recruit a Government Secondee to support the Government in coordination and implementation of the investment roadmap. The Government Secondee will be placed at the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG). He/she will be based in Dodoma.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Supporting the Government in governance and coordination of the Investment Roadmap;
• Working with the Government to mobilize and coordinate funding from within the Government and from outside the Government for the investment roadmap.
• Working with the Government to track and coordinate the various roles, work-plans and work progress of different investment roadmap partners.
• Working with Government to develop, populate and manage a knowledge management and digital systems inventory platform.
• Assisting the Government to prepare for and to clearly document stakeholder meetings and consultations, internal and external presentations and working group or committee meetings.
• Identifying issues or risks which will inhibit successful implementation of the investment roadmap and suggesting mitigation factors.
• Facilitating close cooperation between the different units and departments of MOHCDGEC, PORALG and other Government institutions on the investment roadmap.
• Facilitating close cooperation between Government and PATH staff on the design project interventions, execution of the project and achievement of project milestones.
• Support Government in a sustainable way to improving governance and coordination of the investment roadmap.
Supporting the Government technically in execution of the investment roadmap;
In collaboration with other PATH technical staff:
• Providing technical support and capacity building to the Government in instituting data use practices as part of decision making processes.
• Providing technical support and capacity building to the Government in gathering and documenting requirements for digital applications.
• Providing technical support and capacity building to the Government in software project management and managing and tracking the progress of external software developers.
• Providing technical support to the Government in implementing an enterprise architecture approach.
Required Experience
• Degree in information systems, health program management, Sociology, Health policy management or any related field.
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
• Demonstrated experience in working closely and successfully with Tanzanian Government.
• Experience coordinating program activities with governmental, non-governmental and private sector partners.
• Relevant technical expertise and experience in at least two of the following: instituting data management and use techniques, Tanzanian health sector and systems, software project management and enterprise architecture approaches.
• Experience organizing and preparing for and facilitating meetings, including preparing agendas, presentations and other workshop materials.
• Excellent verbal and writing communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
• Demonstrated ability to write clearly on technical issues for non-technical audiences, and to write summaries of meetings in terms of key points and outcomes.
• Ability to collaborate with partners to provide technical assistance.
• Ability to build capacity of colleagues through learning-by-doing approaches.
• Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage several major activities simultaneously and work in a complex environment with short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
Must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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