Digital Health Liaison

Global Health Corps
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Job Description: The Digital Health Liaison will work alongside The Ihangane Project (TIP) team, Ruli District Hospital, Rwanda Ministry of Health, associated health centers, and health care recipients to implement an Android application that has been developed to support the health centers’ ability to care for pregnant women and children under two years of age. The Digital Health Liaison will conduct focus groups with nurses and mothers to improve the digital health record and will assist TIP in developing an implementation strategy as we expand use of the digital health record to new health centers. In addition to working closely with health care workers and TIP, the Digital Health Liaison will interact with the Rwanda Ministry of Health, software developers, and software designers.

The Mission of TIP is to empower local communities to develop sustainable, effective, and patient-centered health care delivery systems that holistically respond to the needs of vulnerable populations. TIP has been working with Ruli District Hospital and its seven associated health centers to determine key strategies for improving health outcomes within their community. Through our experience in Ruli, Rwanda, TIP has identified a key process for building effective and resilient health systems that connect national approaches to local realities and context. With this process as our foundation, we design, test, implement, and share tools for creating effective frontline health care delivery systems that lead to durable improvements in the health of even the most vulnerable members of resource-limited communities.

This position is part of the Global Health Corps fellowship. Global Health Corps (GHC) is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations — including Clinton Health Access Initiative, Partners in Health, Planned Parenthood Global, and Government Ministries in Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda — working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

Build upon existing processes and identify new opportunities to strengthen and streamline data collection, reporting, and analysis
Refine key indicators that can reliably demonstrate potential impact of our interventions and can be accurately correlated to other indicators and across program areas
Assist with data collection and improvement of data quality
Synchronize all data collection and analysis across all programmatic areas
Develop a computer-based M&E system
Create new M&E tools for the organization
Support implementation and training for new M&E tools
Assist GHC Business Administration Liaison with design and implementation of M&E process for their work
Key Deliverables:
System for accurate and streamlined electronic data collection and analysis
Standard reference guide that clearly outlines the system and processes established

Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required:
Bachelor’s degree*
Experience with mobile and/or tablet technology (especially Android)*
Knowledge of data management systems such as MIS*
Experience in monitoring and evaluation, such as skills in data collection, recording, and analysis*
Experience with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint*
Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team*
Demonstrated organizational, verbal, and interpersonal skills*
Comfortable living in a rural setting, where electricity and internet connection are somewhat unpredictable*
Empathic, patient problem solver and self-starter*
Interest in emerging markets and health care delivery*
Possess an understanding of the health care delivery infrastructure in Rwanda*
Demonstrated ability to interact with different cultural groups*
Training or experience in statistical analysis
Experience and/or training in strategic planning or program development
Experience in design and implementation of standard information collection tools (Ex. surveys, focus groups, etc.)
Knowledge of French or Kinyarwanda language is a plus