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Thursday, 13 February 2014

eHealth Program Manager - Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Uganda

Job Title: eHealth Program Manager
Organisation: Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About CHAI:
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.

Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access the medicines needed for treatment—representing nearly half of all people on HIV treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.

Job Summary: The eHealth Program Manager to lead the identification, development, and implementation of ehealth systems in Uganda. eHealth as defined in this context refers to health based interventions supported by electronic / computer-based processes and communication. The eHealth Program Manager will serve as a key member of the CHAI Uganda team and is expected to bring technical expertise and strong program management skills to CHAI’s engagement on information technology with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and various partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Work collaboratively with other program managers and analysts in a matrixed relationship on the country team to identify and advance other program’s objectives through eHealth technologies
Work with MoH and partners to drive formal coordinating structures and participate actively in Technical Working Groups (TWGs)
Identify, design and implement appropriate programs to solve pressing health system problems with technology solutions
Establish detailed technical specifications and identify appropriate technological systems for various health programs in Uganda
Work in liaison with multiple MoH departments, CHAI country, and CHAI global teams to develop or adapt detailed strategies and implementation plans for eHealth interventions
Mentor, train and mentor internal and external staff in the use and maintenance of these technologies; establish sustainable training programs when necessary to be devolved to the MoH
Offer support in identifying funding sources and develop resource mobilization plans for eHealth programs
Launch and manage operational research pilots to evaluate and monitor the impact of these programs during and after implementation
Develop program budgets and cash forecasts, and ensure activities are executed according to work plan and approved budgets, and compile progress reports and presentations on program progress and activities
The eHealth team will also oversee all ICT needs for the office, including tech support, IT equipment inventorying, internet access, etc.
Perform any other roles and responsibilities as per the activities, as needed

The applicant must possess a good Master’s degree from an accredited university in Business, Public Health, Engineering, Computer Science, or other applicable field.
Significant experience working in the developing world
Prior experience of agile processes (interactive and incremental  s/w development approach) and familiarity with applicable programming languages and database management software
The applicant should possess five or more years’ experience with demonstrable skills in managing IT / software development projects and managing teams

Skills & Experience:
Good knowledge and understanding and demonstrable technical knowledge of the underpinnings of eHealth technologies and programs, and a solid knowledge of diverse programming languages
Proven experience with project management tools e.g. Microsoft Project / Basecamp and versioning tools such as CVS, GIT as well as developing and managing budgets, work plans, and proposals
Good working knowledge of all phases of software development cycle, requirements documents and skills in negotiating and communicating with multiple and diverse stakeholders in challenging environment environments
Possess the ability to solve challenging problems without extensive structural or operational support;
Ability to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally; to learn new cutting edge languages, methodologies and technologies
Excellent analytical skills
Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint
Excellent business-oriented verbal, visual and written communication skills
Language fluency both written and verbal English
Possession of prior managerial experience working in a technology or other start-up organization will be an added advantage
Possess basic educational or occupational, in public health or Statistics Management.
The applicant must be highly motivated with a broad technical understanding of database driven information technology platforms, strong program management and analytical skills, and experience working in healthcare in the developing world.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a high degree of self-confidence.
S/he must be able to function independently, be a self-starter, dedicated, and have a strong commitment to excellence.
Good management capabilities, as s/he will be managing a team of highly technical staff and general program staff to develop or adapt eHealth technologies or programs.
S/he should also exhibit a number of important personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.

How to Apply:
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