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Digital Health Specialist

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The Role

At Last Mile Health, we dig data. Do you have experience working alongside Ministries of Health in information and technology projects? If so, you might be an excellent fit for the Digital Health Specialist role.

Working in close partnership with the Ministry of Health and Population of Malawi, Last Mile Health (LMH) is supporting the government to implement the National Community Health Strategy. Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Digital Health Specialist will work with the Malawi team to provide flexible technical support to the Ministry of Health and Population to support Malawi’s Community Health Information System’s development and implementation.

What You'll Do

  • Support Community Health Services Sector (CHSS) program leadership with the design and implementation of health technology tools to improve the quality of community health activities
  • Provide technical expertise and design support around the development of integrated program supervision tools and processes for national and district level actors
  • Support CHSS in designing and coordinating district level activities for digital health and information systems, particularly around partner harmonization, technical working group coordination, and improving program quality and data use
  • Support efforts to improve outcomes-driven programmatic design based on expertise and partnership with MOH, accompanied by quality indicators and feedback loops to channel learning back into the National Community Health Strategy implementation

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Several years of demonstrated work experience, specifically in digital health, health system design, information systems
  • Demonstrable success in supporting and advocating with high-level officials and stakeholders in managing policy with a range of stakeholders across sector
  • Experience designing and implementing Digital Health or ICT4D systems in field settings, such as healthcare information systems (DHIS2, OpenMRS, etc.) and data collection applications (Open Data Kit, CommCare, etc.)
  • Familiarity with at least one programming language and a strong understanding of computer and programming logic
  • Demonstrated success in designing and leading health systems strengthening programs in partnership with government and knowledge of best practices in global and digital health
  • Experience establishing new national-level programs, protocols and procedures in complex environments, ideally in a community health or global health setting
  • Project management experience in the private or public sector, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership, including living and working in resource-limited setting, ideally in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience in community health or global health settings
  • Eagerness to take on new tasks and challenges as our scope in Malawi expands
  • Availability for up to 25% domestic and some international travel

You'll Impress Us If

  • You have an advanced understanding of community health systems
  • You have experience working with IT hardware vendors, software engineers, government IT professionals
  • You can demonstrate ability to manage complex technical project and team dynamics
  • You have strong IT skills, with particular familiarity with Windows 10 and Android Operating Systems
  • You have strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • You have an eagerness to learn new IT concepts and analytic techniques within challenging, real-world conditions

How to Apply

Please apply using the link provided. We look forward to hearing from you.