Job Opening For Health Informatics Manager at eHealth Africa

eHealth Africa designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities. eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings, and smartly uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 


Job Title: 
Manager, Health Informatics
Location: 
Kano

Purpose of the position

  • The Manager, Health Informatics will work with the team to develop software solutions by studying information needs.
  • S/he will represent the software department in Kano, externally and internally.
  • This involves resource hiring, managing the software department, budgeting and communication with stakeholders and donors.
  • S/he will also provide summarized information on development and service issues, supports and develop software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:
  • Researches product development options and provides analysis for product direction.
  • Evaluates employee performance, sets expectations and goals for the department and individual staff members, recruits, disciplines and trains staff.
  • Creates the initial project budget with the assistance of the software department in Kano.
  • Hiring and building up a software team in Kano in collaboration with the department head
  • Keywords: Software development, Team Management, Department Manager.
  • Leads any new proposals in close coordination with the country and the software department.
  • Work closely with project managers and stakeholders to identify the requirements for new software programs.
  • Consults with internal departments to identify functional needs and include project objectives.
  • Software managers monitor progress against intermediate and final development targets
  • conduct regular team meetings to review progress and to identify potential obstacles to completion.
  • Identify functional requirements of departments and provide the basis for a solution  development strategy that gives the software team a clear sense of direction
  • Exercises independent judgment and discretion in overall project management by prioritizing, planning and tracking project progress.

Qualifications

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job.
  • Cultural sensitivity, sound judgment, and strong interest in working in a demanding environment, with the organizational ability to handle multiple tasks around ambitious deadlines.
  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to eHA’s mission and vision exemplified through professional background or a history of community involvement.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and cultural environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain partnerships at local and international levels. Ability to act as a change agent and positively influence others.
  • Ability to identify and promote best practices
  • Must have the ability to manage conflicts and resolve problems effectively.
  • Ability to assess and learn new technology quickly.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of technology project management
  • Strong leadership skills that include the ability to build effective teams, ability to motivate others, delegate, and make timely/quality decisions
  • Training and presentation experience is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or related field.
  • 7-10 years related professional experience in IT management.
  • Performing evaluations and preparing assessment reports for a position as an advisor.
  • Strong leadership skills that include the ability to build effective teams, ability to motivate others, delegation, and timely/quality decision making.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and great attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both in collaboration with others on a project team and independently on tasks.
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing professional relationships and professionally engaging with partners.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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