mHealth Advisor Job in Nigeria

The mHealth Advisor will provide leadership and technical assistance for use of mobile technology and other information and communication technologies (ICT) in a 5-year maternal, neonatal and child health project in Northern Nigeria. This individual will be charged with executing the vision for mHealth as it relates to improved health outcomes, better health systems, performance and quality improvement, and more.

Job Title:  mHealth Advisor

Experience: 5 year(s)
Course of Study: public health


Take the lead in working with relevant program staff to promote the use of mHealth in program interventions, including designing, developing, integrating and assessing mobile technology interventions
Manage and organize a multifaceted portfolio of mHealth activities to support the greater five-year program
Serve as the focal point for all information and communication technologies in program activities
Identify opportunities for and develop partnerships with other organizations to facilitate the use of electronic communications and information technology in program activities.
Conduct or lead, in collaboration with other team members, any training, meetings or workshops held for the planning, design, implementation or evaluation of information and communication technologies for program activities
Collaborate with team members to ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation of project information and communication technology activities, including provision of input into appropriate logical framework and indicator development
Work collaboratively with other team members to ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities function effectively and efficiently
Contribute to annual work planning and budgeting
Contribute to timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donor, including progress reports, and annual reports
Promote and support the dissemination of project information and experience sharing among the project team and with other country, regional and headquarters-based staff
Establish and maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders, including relevant department heads and staff, government officials, NGOs and ICT companies
Other duties as necessary and as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

University degree in an information and communication technology, management sciences, or public health related field
Minimum of five years’ experience providing technical assistance for mHealth or ICT interventions
Competent in the use of ICT to support one or more of the following:
health systems development and strengthening
health care service delivery
performance and quality improvement/assurance
training, supporting and supervising health care workers
behavior change communication

Experienced in:
designing, developing, implementing and evaluating technology-assisted projects
coordinating program activities with governmental, non-governmental and private sector partners
collaborating with partners to provide technical assistance and implement program activities
identifying and incorporating or adapting best and promising evidence-based practices
Interested in keeping up-to-date with technologies and technology standards
Understand the constraints and benefits of different technologies
Self-motivated, proactive and possess a positive attitude to work
Require minimum supervision.
Excellent organizational skills including the ability to handle a variety of assignments sometimes under pressure of deadlines.
Be cooperative, hardworking, flexible & dependable.
Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence.
Pleasant, warm and outgoing personality.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Be of high integrity and have a sense of confidentiality
Be willing to take on extra responsibilities in order to achieve the goals/objectives set by the organization
Nigerian Nationals strongly preferred

Mode of Application

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Deadline: November, 26, 2013

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