Sr. Technical Advisor I

Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University

About the organization

Jhpiego creates and delivers transformative health care solutions that save lives. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, Jhpiego builds health providers’ skills and develops systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families.


The Sr. Technical Advisor I, Digital Health will provide leadership and technical assistance for the strategic integration of information and communication technology (ICT) within Jhpiego’s health systems strengthening programs. Jhpiego’s Digital Health interventions include a range of mHealth, eHealth, and eLearning technologies, primarily in the areas of:

*Health systems development and strengthening
*Health care service delivery
*Performance and quality improvement/assurance
*Training, supporting and supervising health care workers • Behavior change communication

The Sr. Technical Advisor I, Digital Health position requires public health, information systems and technology knowledge, experience leading Digital Health implementations in the field, and keen organizational and management skills.

Provide leadership on complex digital health implementations involving one or more of the following: system integration, multiple vendor management, national scale systems, and open source solutions
Provide technical leadership to headquarters and project teams in the field on Digital Health interventions and travel to the field to provide short term technical assistance
Develop the Digital Health strategy and budget for specific proposals, concept notes, expressions of interest and other business development-related materials, working closely with the New Program Development (NPD) and other proposal team members.


Required Qualifications
Passion for the mission of Jhpiego and broader global issues of public health, information systems, technology and international development
Advanced degree in public health or technology-related field (e.g. computer science, international relations, economics)
Minimum of twelve (12) years’ experience providing technical assistance for healthcare- related ICT interventions, with preferably five or more years in low- and middle-income settings
Recent prior experience (within the last 3 years) as a technology or information systems project manager, systems architect, lead software or database developer.
Strong knowledge of public health programs and eHealth/mHealth applications or health information systems for these programs
Deep understanding of evolving international health funding priorities, the key players, technical state-of-the-art thinking and priorities, and program development roles and opportunities
Ability to translate between the public health and technology sectors
Understanding of sustainability challenges in low and middle income countries
Up-to-date knowledge of technologies, methodologies and technology standards and an understanding of the constraints and benefits of different technologies
Experience presenting at international conferences
Field-oriented, results-oriented, and comfortable with a team approach to programming
Ability to travel up to 25% of the time to developing countries

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