Senior Technical Advisor job at D-tree

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Vacancy title:
Senior Technical Advisor

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

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Deadline of this Job:
10 May 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

This is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding role requiring an individual with extensive experience working with the Tanzanian government and key stakeholders in digital health, and fostering strategic partnerships. You will work with the Tanzania Director and Deputy Director to coordinate across stakeholders to ensure that we are consistently aligned with collaborating organizations and the government’s digital health strategy and implementation roadmap to promote and ensure successful program implementation. You will be a key member of the D-tree Tanzania leadership team—defining our strategic approach in Tanzania–and will work closely with the mainland team of 15-20 staff as well as D-tree’s global support team. Finally, as part of your role you will stay up to date on current trends in digital technology and innovation to improve healthcare delivery, both within Tanzania and globally, in order to inform D-tree’s growth, the scale and sustainability of our programs, and expand D-tree’s reputation within the region.

Roles and Duties
• Government engagement, coordination and representation
• Working closely with the Director, develop and foster strong relationships within the MOH and PO-RALG to increase D-tree’s visibility, and cultivate opportunities to support digital health initiatives within Tanzania, with particular attention to the scale and sustainability of D-tree innovations and programs
• Working closely with the Director, represent D-tree to senior government, promoting D-tree’s mission and vision and positioning D-tree as the government’s trusted digital health advisor, particularly in the area of community health
• In partnership with D-tree Tanzania leadership, secure government buy-in for scaling and adapting D-tree programs, in line with D-tree’s strategic plans and programs
• Collaborate with the D-tree Tanzania program team in developing and implementing strategies to support government ownership of D-tree supported initiatives and integration of D-tree’s programs into government systems
• Represent D-tree in national Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and/or Advisory Groups within digital health, community health, and early childhood development
• Coordinate D-tree programs across government units within MOH and PO-RALG
• Articulate the value and impact of D-tree’s approach and programs to various units within the government ministries
• Present project highlights and results at meetings and forums/conferences
• Partner coordination
• Coordinate across partners supporting digital community health programs to ensure alignment across digital health programs, supporting one unified digital community health system
• Lead communications about digital system requirements and functionality for a unified digital community health system
• Collaborate with the Tanzania Director to develop, foster, and bolster relationships with other NGOs in Tanzania to increase D-tree’s visibility, understand Tanzania’s health landscape, identify synergies, and initiate discussions around potential collaboration
• Support D-tree Tanzania leadership and Global Support Team on proposals or new project plans and elicit input and approval from government counterparts
• Technology
• Employ a solid understanding of the common global health software platforms and mobile applications—particularly those utilized by D-tree—in order to effectively communicate about current and potential uses of technology with potential partners
• Possess a deep understanding of the field of digital health—its history and evolution—particularly in Tanzania; understand digital health best practices and become competent in articulating and explaining these ideas to non-technical audiences
• Become highly familiar with Tanzania’s Digital Health Strategy and Investment Roadmap and gain a strong understanding of government ICT and digital health priorities through conversations with the ICT units of PO-RALG, MOH, and relevant partners
• Stay abreast of advancements in technology and innovation for health, both globally and within the Tanzania ecosystem

Essential Qualifications
• Minimum 10 years’ work experience, including at least 3 years’ experience working in digital health within Tanzania
• Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. health informatics, digital health, etc.) preferred
• Significant experience engaging with government officials at national, regional, and district levels and established relationships with key stakeholders within Tanzania’s MOH and PO-RALG, particularly in the areas of ICT and/or community health
• In-depth knowledge of the Tanzanian digital health sector initiatives, priorities, and plans
• Superior analytic skills; ability to think logically and rationally about problems
• Experience working with digital technology and innovation
• Must be able to work independently, multi-task, collaborate with a distributed team, be persistent and work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision
• Excellent written and spoken Swahili and English
• Experience working with digital health programs
• Experience in government systems strengthening and building government capacity to oversee strengthened programs; health system strengthening experience preferred
• Experience in scaling and sustaining innovations within public sector system and/or with private sector collaborations

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 48

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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