Senior DHIS2 Advisor - Full-time remote job (Nigeria, Ethiopia, India, UK or France)

Senior DHIS2 Advisor


Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) is a global not-for-profit organization with a mission to prevent 100 million deaths from heart disease and to make the world safer from epidemics. We are led by Dr Tom Frieden, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 2017, Resolve to Save Lives has partnered with low- and middle-income country governments, multi-lateral agencies, academic and other civil society partners, and communities to build capacity for and support implementation of enabling policies and effective programs to treat and control hypertension, reduce sodium intake, eliminate artificial trans fat, and strengthen systems for epidemic prevention. Guided by simplicity, speed and scale, we work with partners to strengthen digital platforms and data workflows, deploying cutting-edge digital tools such as the Simple app and Africa Covid Dashboard, embedding staff in national and regional health organizations to accelerate progress, and advancing the use of digital technologies to save lives. To find out more about our work, visit:

Position Summary:

Resolve to Save Lives works with global digital health platforms, including DHIS2, the world’s largest health information management system deployed in more than 73 countries. We are seeking an experienced DHIS2 professional to join our talented product and design team and co-work on building/integrating platforms with DHIS2. You will work with our internal team and with Health Information System Program (HISP) teams in countries to use DHIS2 to manage large-scale hypertension/diabetes control programs as well as to manage epidemic preparedness efforts. Our goal is to help countries to solve specific public health challenges with the right technology, and to communicate those solutions to other countries so they can benefit too. Armed with great data systems, countries will be able to save millions of lives from heart attacks, strokes, and epidemic diseases.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the technical and non-technical documentation requirements for public health use cases
  • Design DHIS2 configuration to meet complex workflows and analytics needs; develop and disseminate WHO and / or custom metadata packages and related technical/design/implementation guidance for public health use cases as a global implementation product
  • Contribute to the strengthening of metadata package development processes, documentation, and demo databases
  • Conduct pilot testing of WHO and or custom packages and provide support to strategic country implementations
  • Assess the uptake of standards-based configuration and recommend improvements to global goods and guidance
  • Provide project management support to key workstreams; establish work plans and coordinate internal and external stakeholders for package development, field pilots, and other project activities
  • Provide ongoing mentoring and support to RTSL staff, ministries of health, and other key stakeholders on DHIS2 capabilities
  • Engage with partners such as Country HISPs, UiO, WHO etc. on key projects and strengthen partnerships

Required Experience, Skills and Qualifications

  • Overall, 10 years of experience in digital health platforms, with a minimum of 5 years in implementing and configuring DHIS2
  • Experience at the national level with rollout of data systems (including DHIS2 in at least two countries)
  • Familiar with DHIS2 training:
    • completed fundamental training
    • completed Level 1 Academics (Analytics, Data Design, and Tracker Configuration)
    • completed Level 2 Academics (Web Application Development, Android Implementation, Android App Development, Data Quality, Tracker Management, and Server Administration)
  • Experience working with HISP groups in Africa and/or Asia
  • Experience having worked with HISP UiO highly desirable
  • Experience configuring DHIS2 Capture for Android
  • Experience configuring custom DHIS2 analytics and reports (Web & Android App)
  • Experience developing web-based and/or mobile applications, web programming language (e.g. Java, JavaScript), and Unix/Linux system management
  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience with external stakeholder engagement, interacting and working with government officials, preferably within ministries of health and related agencies
  • Experience interacting and collaborating with international organizations that specialize in health information systems and /or digital health implementation
  • Comfortable working remotely with a geographically distributed team
  • A team player but also able to work independently and manage various projects daily with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal and management skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities effectively and efficiently, often within a required timeframe
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally, as needed

Location of Work:

The location of work will be remote. The ideal candidate will be based in Nigeria, Ethiopia, India, the UK or France. Salary will be set based on national labor rates for our sector for the country the candidate is based and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Please submit your CV and cover letter on our website using this link: Senior DHIS2 Advisor

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