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Health System ICT Expert - Team Leader

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Position Description:


RTI International is seeking a qualified candidate to provide leadership, management and general technical direction for health information systems strengthening project, with a focus on HIS evaluation and systems development, governance, workforce development, and data security.   


Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the project’s in-country point-of-contact in consultation with the Principal Investigator/project director at the RTI Home Office.
  • Ensure a high level of communication and cooperation with the MCC, MoH, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operational responsibilities of the project and team, e.g., administrative, financial, logistical, etc. according to RTI policies and processes and U.S. Government rules and regulations.
  • Lead the project annual work planning, and ensure that quality operational plans, budgets, and reports are submitted as per contract agreements.
  • Ensure that project budget projections, expenditure, tracking and reporting are in accordance with MCC and RTI requirements, procedures and practices.
  • Mobilize short-term technical assistance from the RTI project team, local consultants, and regional consultants as required to meet project objectives, quality standards and in coordination with the RTI Principle Investigator (PI).
  • Work closely with MCC, MOH, and RTI Principal investigator to identify technical assistance (TA) needs, contributing to Terms of Reference (TORs) and engaging in local and regional recruitment and mobilization
  • Provide technical leadership to the team for all assessment assignments. Leading the following technical areas: The literature review, the design of the assessment instruments, the methodology employed and overall guidance for the team. Design and write the final report.
  • Responsible for qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Travel to the field to provide management oversight and technical assistance as necessary.
Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree (but a Master's degree is highly desirable), or equivalent accreditation if a non-U.S. institution, in public health, health systems strengthening, health administration, or public policy with a focus on health systems, or closely-related fields or a relevant area.
  • Ten (10) or more years of experience in a private or public entity implementing international projects/programs that strengthened health systems, health service delivery with experience in the ICT realm.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience in a private or public entity designing projects/programs to improve the function of health care facilities using ICT in international, low-resource contexts.
  • Knowledge of internationally accepted concepts, policies, methodologies and practices enough to analyze proposals and make sound recommendations and briefings to improve health projects, particularly those related to health system delivery.
  • Proven strong leadership and team-work skills and ability to deliver results within specified and often changing timeframes.
  • Proven ability to ensure the team produces credible evidence in support of its conclusions and recommendations from analyses undertaken.
  • Should have both qualitative and quantitative analysis skills and familiarity with GIS applications.
  • Strong capacity to multi-task, including managing, prioritizing and fulfilling competing demands in real time.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
  • Experience working in health information systems strengthening or a related area for U.S. Government-funded projects and/or internationally funded programs, preferably in Africa and Asia.
  • Experience interacting and working with government officials, preferably within ministries of health and related agencies (e.g. national aids control program).
  • Experience interacting and collaborating with international organizations that specialize in health information systems implementation.
  • Active participation in one or more global health informatics associations and/or communities of practices, e.g., OpenHIE, Global Digital Health Network (GDHN), Digital Health & Interoperability Workgroup (DHS&I), Health Informatics in Africa (HELINA)
  • Experience with business process analysis, workflow, requirements gathering, and specification development.
  • Knowledge of public health informatics theories, principles, concepts, and standards; especially health information exchange standards for interoperability of subsystems.
  • Knowledge of data management and data dissemination and information use strategies.
  • Experience managing research and implementation of health informatics related projects, using project management principles and best practices.
  • Experience managing project teams, including teams in remote locations.
  • Understanding and experience in principles and international standards for disease surveillance, preferably the integrated diseases surveillance and response (IDSR) framework.
  • Experience with laboratory information management systems preferred.
  • Ability to work well remotely with team in the U.S. and other countries.
  • Experience leading or supporting training and/or supportive supervision activities.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, including evidence of quality report writing and presentations.
 
Closing Statement

RTI participates in the US Government E-Verify program.  For specific information on this program, please visit our employment portal at www.rti.org/jobs. 


Equal Employment Opportunity 

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Specific information regarding the laws that are designed to protect you against discrimination relating to your legal right to work in the US can be located at the employment portal www.rti.org/jobs.


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Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 


RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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