Field Manager (Malaria program)

Organization
Dimagi
Location
Cambridge, MA
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
02/15/2018
Contact Information
https://www.dimagi.com/about/careers/?job=965701
Tags
Full-time

Organization Description

Founded out of Harvard and MIT in 2002, Dimagi is a small, award-winning global technology company with an impact-focused business model that delivers open source technology to help underserved communities in over 50 countries around the world. Our team of exceptional software developers, engineers, public health and development specialists, and field staff apply their experience in technology development, implementation, and global health care delivery to further public health and well-being.

Job Description

Dimagi is seeking a Field Manager for our expanding work in using technology to combat malaria and other vector-borne diseases throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. We are looking for an adventurous individual who is eager to work with a diverse team in an exciting work environment. You will have the opportunity to support the work of the frontline workers, become an expert on Dimagi products and technologies (like CommCare), and deepen the partnerships and projects that Dimagi employs extensively throughout the world. You will be based out of Dimagi’s headquarters in Cambridge, MA with opportunities for travel in Sub-Saharan Africa for project work.

Dimagi’s Field Managers are the main drivers in implementing our technology all over the world. They share a passion for challenging experiences, making things work in trying environments, and developing solutions that enable people to live healthier and more productive lives.

Why this is an amazing opportunity

-Tackle cutting-edge problems of scaling technology for development, daily
-Gain exposure to some of the biggest mHealth projects in developing countries
-Join an execution-focused team that maintains a social culture. We are excited to come to work every day.
-Take part in a core role at Dimagi with a lot of room for growth, working from Cambridge, MA, with our global teams in Cape Town, Dakar and Delhi
-Live in the Boston area, working with an international multidisciplinary team across the globe and with opportunity for travel in Sub-Saharan Africa for project work
-Be challenged & fulfilled

Responsibilities

-Manage mHealth projects and coordinate partnerships for Indoor Residual Spray campaigns to reduce the prevalence of malaria throughout Sub-Saharan Africa
-Conduct technical needs assessment, requirements gathering and workflow mapping for a wide range of social sector programs, mainly health (e.g., HIV, Malaria and TB) and agriculture
-Design and development of mobile technology systems using Dimagi’s flagship mHealth platform, CommCare
-Train groups of end users on how to use the tool effectively
-Deliver remote and in-person trainings to build capacity of partners’ in-country teams
-Prepare technical documentation as well as the development of visual learning aids
-Provide programmatic support and monitoring of project activity
-Analyze mHealth data and develop data analysis tools/reports to ensure that the information -gathered is meaningful and actionable to our partners

Skills & Requirements

-1 – 4+ years of work experience
-Outstanding oral and written communication skills
-Reliable, self-directed, and resourceful
-Able to juggle many things at once
-Flexible and able to wear many hats / take on multiple roles
-Interested and able to work in a multicultural, distributed, and international team setting
-Fluency in English and French (Note that this role requires leading meetings and conducting trainings exclusively in French.)
-Experience working in public health sector and/or development
-Seeking travel opportunities to and within Sub-Saharan Africa
-Eligible to work in the United States
-Desire to make a social impact

Bonus

-Fluency in Portuguese is an asset
-1 – 2+ years of business analysis experience
-1 – 2+ years of project management experience
-Comfort with mathematics, statistics, or data management

Is this the right position for me?

Our Field Manager role is designed for adventurous, adaptable, self-motivated people who are interested in understanding what makes technology work in practice in low-resource settings. They are public health experts, project managers, software engineers, consultants, researchers, former lawyers, and students. They are able to self-organize and self-manage, thrive on the intricacy and challenge of project management, enjoy travel and field work, and function at a high level when interacting with existing and potential partners.

Other Job Perks

-Do you like travel? You will get the opportunity to travel to Sub-Saharan Africa, often to very off the beaten path locations (where the real work happens). You will have the opportunity to travel internationally within your first two years, either to a different country for project travel or to a different country office.
-Onboarding, which includes one week of classroom sessions, followed by shadowing an existing project, will be in Boston, Cape Town, Dakar or Delhi. Location of onboarding will be dependent upon logistical factors.
-Team Summits. The entire team in your region or country will get together at least annually to meet each other, discuss goals, debate strategy, and have some fun. Read about two field managers’ takes on summits in Cape Town and Dakar.
-‘Personal Initiative Days’. This is blocked off time, outside of work responsibilities, to come up with tangible outputs of impactful ideas that align with your job.
-Each year, you will get 30 days paid time off, inclusive of public holidays, to use to relax, travel, or visit home.
-Excellent health insurance: Outstanding medical plan, fully covered
-Employee stock options: You’ll have a stake in the future success of Dimagi

To apply for this position, please apply directly via our online application linked here: https://www.dimagi.com/about/careers/?job=965701