Ethiopia: Data Demand and Use Technical Advisor

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Organization: Palladium International
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 09 Jun 2018

Palladium seeks a Data Demand and Use Technical Advisor to support an anticipated five-year, USAID-funded project in Ethiopia intended to strengthen national health information systems in Ethiopia. S/he will lead project activities related to building capacity for data demand and use among stakeholders for health planning, performance management, and delivery decisions across the health system. S/He will provide technical and strategic direction, leadership, and management oversight to support the process of ensuring use of health information for decision-making. S/He will coordinate and liaise with stakeholders, including government agencies, other donor-funded projects, implementing partners, USAID and other donors, and data consumers to build capacity in using information. The Data Demand and Use Technical Advisor reports directly to the DCOP in activity implementation and management and will be based in Ethiopia.

  • Master's degree in information science, data science, public health, statistics, health informatics, or a related field
  • At least 8 years of experience in working with information systems management and design in the health field for USG-funded projects or other donor funded programs
  • At least 4 years of experience at a managerial or advisor level, providing guidance and supervision in implementation of strategies or methods
  • At least 2 years of experience working in developing countries (preferably Africa), Ethiopian country national preferred
  • Thought leadership in the fields of data demand and use and/or technology for health data analysis, visualization, and interpretation preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation experience to high-level audiences, and publication in peer reviewed journals, fluency in English and Amharic
  • Strong interpersonal and management skills
  • Proven ability to leverage and manage partnerships and cooperate with host country governments and international partners in implementing multi-intervention health information system projects preferred
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically, ability to manage a culturally and linguistically diverse staff, consultants and counterparts.
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities, often within a required timeframe.
  • Strong technical capacity in integration of information systems, data demand and use, information systems governance and architecture, mHealth required

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