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Technical Advisor, Digital Health, Data.FI

Company: Palladium
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Technical Advisor, Digital Health, Data.FICompany Overview:Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives. Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
Project Overview and Role:Palladium's Data, Informatics and Analytical Solutions Practice (DIAS) is seeking a Digital Health Advisor to support the Data for Implementation (Data.FI) Project. The role of the is seeking a Digital Health Advisor to provide operational and managerial support to a select group of project activities focusing primarily on the development, roll-out, and creation of a regulated, enabling environment of digital health products for development. The Digital Advisor will provide operational and managerial support for the Data.FI project. This position is based in Washington, D.C or Nairobi Kenya and entails approximately 25-30% overseas travel.
Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Data.FI partners with PEPFAR programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV epidemic control and maintenance. By improving global, regional, national, and community/local in-depth analyses of HIV epidemiologic and programmatic data, Data.FI expedites PEPFAR program achievements to improve client services and attain and sustain control of the HIV epidemic. Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS), informing management responses to gaps in HIV and AIDS programming and sustaining impact by supporting local partner transition. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the Digital Advisor are to support activities related to the operationalization, management and project management of Data.FI's digital portfolio. This includes:
Provide Management Support & Sector Expertise:

  • For assigned portfolio projects of activities within Data.FI, interface with Ministries of Health, development agencies, beneficiaries and clients of HIV services, other implementing partners, field-staff and other project stakeholders to plan, implement, review and report on projects as needed and requested.
  • Work with the Senior Digital Advisor, Project and Tech Leads, and Activity Managers, in planning the software development life cycles, staff planning, level of effort estimation, project management, develop deployment schedules and budget estimation.
    Provide Technical Input & Project Management:
    • Support the development a standardized Data.FI software development project management approach for digital development, including accompanying tools and standard operating procedures (SOPs); support adoption of FHIR framework and standards for any digital products developed for health; support widespread uptake and monitoring of Data.FI software development and project management MER indicators including HIS_PM and HIS_Scale.
    • Train and mentor project team members on agile principles; and inculcate a cultural adoption of (DevOps) processes and tools.
    • Liaise closely with and provide support, management, project management and technical support of analytics and digital development activities delegated to the Kenya Regional Hub.
    • Be accountable for the project management (time, cost and quality) of digital software development projects across Data.FI, including those undertaken by Palladium, Data.FI partners and vendors.
    • Ensure that all Data.FI user requirements, requested enhancements and reported bugs are accurately captured, validated and prioritized and comprehensively logged as Epics, Features, Stories and Tasks on Jira.
    • Provide support to other digital health projects and activities outside of Data.FI as requested.
    • Provide support to Business Development activities as requested.
      Reporting requirements include:
      • Weekly meetings (either in-person or via Skype/phone)
      • Emails as needed
        • Reports to Senior Digital Advisor
          Authority levels
          • Technical Advisor, DIAS Practice
            Experience Required:
            • Certified project manager preferred.
            • Professional experience improving health system performance through the strategic use of data in a developing country context, with CDC, USAID or PEPFAR funded programs.
              Key competencies & professional expertise required
              • Experience managing software development teams, the deployment of health information systems, and/or developing and using analytical platforms.
              • Experience incorporating project management techniques and tools for workplan development and execution; and documentation
              • Experience building teams to implement digital health information systems projects, including constituting teams, recruitment of personnel, and budgeting.
              • Strong project management skills and experience using digital tools to manage projects such as Microsoft Teams, Planner, Jira.
              • Strong work planning, budget and staff planning skills.
              • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
              • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing digital and analytical interventions for development.
              • Experience designing, testing, and implementing information systems and data tools, including mobile applications, transactional systems, business intelligence implementations and interoperability solutions.
              • Ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment with changing requirements and priorities.
              • Ability to guide and support the clients, project teams and technical teams in designing and implementing solutions that meet the specified requirements; knowledge of user-centered design methodologies.
              • Knowledge and experience applying the Principles for Digital Development.
              • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with team members and clients of different cultures, gender, and hierarchical levels.
              • Willingness to travel and work abroad 25-30% of the time in developing countries and elsewhere.
                Core competencies
                • Detail-oriented and deadline-driven with strong organizational skills
                • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in team settings
                • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
                • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a fast-moving and multicultural team while maintaining a client-centered focus
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