Senior Program Officer – Digital Health job post at PATH

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Job Description

Job Category:
Health/ Medicine jobs in Uganda

Job Location:

Education Level:
Associate Degree

Years Of Experience

5 years

Job Details

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Job Description

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

Digital Square—a PATH-led initiative funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and a consortium of other partners—coordinates investments in smart, scalable health technology solutions and creates an environment in which these solutions can be sustained. To accelerate health equity through the development, adoption, scale-up, and delivery of digital health innovations, Digital Square brings partners together to improve how the global community designs, uses, and pays for digital health tools and approaches.

Digital Square and The Rockefeller Foundation have designed DRIVE Demand project to enable country use of Digital tools for impactful Results to Improve Vaccine Equity (DRIVE Demand) paired with social behavior change communication (SBCC) with the goal to increase vaccine demand and acceptance rates in six countries: Jamaica, Mali, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda and Zambia.

Job Summary:

The Senior Program Officer -Digital Health will provide technical assistance in development, launch and oversight to the implementation of digital health strategy in Uganda. S/He will work closely with the Uganda EPI M&E specialist, Data manager and digital health partners supporting DRIVE Demand project coordination between the immunization program and department of health information system. S/He will also provide technical assistance in the rollout, implementation and coordination of national and subnational level digital tools supporting the immunization program.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with national stakeholders including representing PATH on technical committees to strengthen linkages of immunization program and division of health information system ensuring coordination of resources and efforts to implement the digital health strategy.

• Collaborate with the HMIS Manager on the development and monitoring of indicators to measure health impact from digital approaches. This includes setting up digital analytics, develop performance dashboards to influence data-to-decision making and contribute to MOH DHI/EPI learning agenda.

• Support preparation for and implementation of program activities, including close coordination with DHI, UNEPI and partners, maintaining timelines and documentation of program activities.

• Landscape existing digital health tools used in COVID-19 vaccination and potential digital partners to leverage synergies for the advancement of tools to support Routine Immunization program.

• Lead on creating and sharing digital implementation best practice knowledge with internal/external stakeholders.

• Lead on project management of digital health interventions across PATH Uganda projects and intervention areas, including budget development and tracking.

• Provide oversight on technical learning and documentation relating to digital health interventions including developing digital learning briefs, donor reports, proposals and presentations and active dissemination to key stakeholders.

• Support new business development by engaging with relevant stakeholders and partners

Required Experience

• The applicant should preferably hold a master’s degree in Public Health, Health informatics, computer sciences, social sciences, or any other health related field.

• At least 5yrs experience in implementing projects that use digital technology (including mobile technology) to improve health intervention outcomes at both consumer and health systems levels. Experience in scaling digital tools from pilot to national level is a plus.

• Experience working with Uganda Ministry of health programs at the national level.

• Comprehensive knowledge of the Uganda public health context, including MoH structure, policies, and procedures, particularly immunization

• Excellent knowledge in partnership engagement, data cleaning and preparation, data analysis and exploration, statistical knowledge. Additional advantage if knowledgeable in data science tools such as SQL skills, Excel, Tableau for data visualization.

• Ability to manage and coordinate diverse tasks and facilitate relationships among multiple parties

• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner

• Expertise preparing thorough, well-written, and concise documents

• Possess the ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, work independently, and maintain a high level of accountability.


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