Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Program Officer- Data Use and Capacity Building at PATH December 2018

Program Officer- Data Use and Capacity Building at PATH December 2018
Job Title: Program Officer- Data Use and Capacity Building at PATH December 2018

Job description 

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity. By bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, finance, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties. PATH develops and scales innovative solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

PATHs 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 life-cycle 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 is supporting the Government by contributing funding towards a portion of this roadmap through a five-year project coordinated by PATH. PATH in Tanzania seeks a Program Officer – Data use and capacity building to coordinate data use activities for the project.

The Project Consists Of Three Packages Of Work

  • Firstly, Working with the Government to put in place and support effective governance and coordination processes for the investment roadmap as a whole
  • Secondly, Demonstration of instituted data use practices including through use of digital tools by primary care workers, facility supervisors and health managers
  • Thirdly, Supporting data consistency and exchange through enterprise architecture, including through a health worker registry and an administrative area registry 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Firstly, Support the identification, testing and development of data use interventions to facilitate cost effective and sustainable data use in the health sector.
  • Secondly, Design and coordinate the implementation of cost-effective long-term capacity development strategy including all project-related activities targeted at capacity development to Governmental, non-governmental and implementing partners.
  • Furthermore, Provide technical guidance and direction to the project in collaboration with partners to ensure alignment with the latest technical information, evidence and approaches in the data use field.
  • Also, Coordinating the design, testing and development of tools and training materials to foster the use of data for health program design and management.
  • Work in close collaboration with internal as well as external stakeholders to influence the use of data in decision making to all health-related programming in the Country.
  • Also, Work with stakeholders to identify key programmatic decisions, conduct data analysis, and disseminate the data using audience-appropriate communications strategy.
  • Moreover, Serve as a liaison between the government, project and all partners implementing capacity building activities.
  • Lastly, Coordinate the implementation of all capacity building partners in planning, monitoring and evaluation of the capacity building activities.

Required Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Information technology, Education training, Sociology, Social-work as well as any related field, preferably masters level or higher.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in capacity development activities. Demonstrated experience working closely and also, successfully with Tanzanian Government
  • Experience in as well as knowledge of the health sector in Tanzania
  • Experience organizing as well as facilitating meetings; adept at bringing diverse opinions together to achieve consensus and drive results.
  • Also, Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. And interact persuasively with national, regional and district government at senior levels, donors, partners, and relevant project stakeholders
  • Good as well as proactive organizational, prioritization and workload management skills
  • Furthermore, Excellent IT skills, in particular including a good understanding and experience of Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Moreover, Ability to work without direct supervision and on own initiative
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and oral communication skills in Kiswahili.
  • Candidates must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.
  • Lastly, PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
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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, disability status or any other characteristic.