IeDA Manager - Dakar in Dakar at Terre des hommes.

Date Posted: 9/10/2019

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  • Date Posted:
    9/10/2019

Job Description

Workplace :
Job posting date :

10/09/2019

Type of contract :

CDM

 

Contexte :

 

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief organization, based in Lausanne (Switzerland). Every year our projects support more than 2 million children (3 million in 2016) and their families in over 35 countries. We are part of the Terre des hommes International Federation (TDHIF), with 9 other sister organizations in Switzerland, Europe and Canada.
Terre des hommes has been taking a leading role in digital health in West Africa.

Terre des hommes’ Integrated eDiagnostic Approach (IeDA) is one of largest digital health solution in Sub-Saharan Africa. All technologies used in IeDA were designed following two core principles: user-centered approach and ability to scale. Today the project reached a stage of development for international scale-up.

IeDA indeed rapidly extended both geographically and thematically. Geographically, IeDA is being implemented in 40% of the PHCs in Burkina Faso, will cover 60% of the PHCs by 2020 and a handover process to the MoH has started in January 2019. In Mali, IeDA is active in 40 PHCs and shows great potential to expand. In Niger, IeDA is part of a multi sector digital initiative proof of concept phase with UN agencies.

Thematically, IeDA started with the WHO Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) but expanded namely to Ante Natal Care, maternity, epidemiological surveillance, civil registration and integration of Point-of-Care tests. IeDA benefits from most promising partnerships, namely on advanced innovations like Artificial Intelligence and big data.

 

General description of the position :

 

The IeDA Regional Manager will ensure the regional impact of Terre des hommes’ digital health projects in Africa. As a representative of the Foundation, the manager will be responsible for managing and carrying out a set of activities within the operational, financial, administrative and strategic fields related to the project, as well as the corresponding technical support.
As part of the Health program, the IeDA Regional Manager will report to the Regional Health Manager for Africa and have functional links with the national IeDA project managers.

 

Contractual Conditions:

 

Contrat expatrié de droit suisse, salaire net mensuel 3’800 CHF (~3’300 €) 5’200 CHF (~4’500 €) x 13 mois (la fourchette salariale varie selon expérience). La retenue AVS est obligatoire pour tout candidat suisse.
Assurances maladie, accident professionnel, non-professionnel et rapatriement.
25 jours congés/an. Billets d’avion aller-retour au domicile. Logement et transport local.
Durée: 12 mois, renouvellement selon financements.             

 

Main responsibilities :

 

  • Lead the expansion of the project, by coordinating the development and implementation of IeDA across several target countries in Africa;
  • Contribute to fundraising by strengthening existing financial partnerships, searching for new opportunities, and support regional and national levels in grant writing;
  • Represent IeDA internally and externally at regional conferences and other international venues;
  • Validate national IeDA strategies, in strong collaboration with Health regional manager and the national IeDA project managers;
  • Coordinate work with internal and external stakeholders, and nurture the consortium and partnerships at regional as well as national levels;
  • Ensure streamlining of data collection, timely analysis and harmonized approaches, as well as the technical development and maintenance of the related platforms;
  • Lead the design and implementation of an M&E system, ensuring an efficient and effective operation – including key performance indicators, data collection and data analysis;
  • Ensure quality of data and reporting: oversee the correct flow of operational and strategic information, including institutional reporting in collaboration with the Health Program Manager;
  • Mobilize and coordinate consultants, participate in their recruitment, following the needs of the project expansion;
  • Maintain high level visibility through efficient communication, and ensure information updates on a regular basis, contribute to the advocacy efforts;
  • Coordinate exploratory analysis and capitalization, in line with the health program strategies;
  • Undertake duty travel related to project assessment and implementation, liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and new project development as required (20% of time);
  • Support IeDA national managers regarding reporting activities.

 

Profile :

 

  • University degree (Masters level or above) in business administration, development studies or public health (asset);
  • At least 5 years relevant working experience in a similar field;
  • Good knowledge of Western Africa and of e-Health field in the region;
  • Working experience in West Africa is a plus;
  • Awareness of ICT4D trends and technologies;
  • Proven experience with platforms for data collection and diagnostic support (preferably CommCare);
  • Excellent project management skills, including scale-up to international levels;
  • Adaptability to cultural differences and collaborative attitude;
  • Reliability and autonomy, with strong decision making, problem solving and creative thinking skills;
  • Excellent written competence and oral fluency in French and English (C1).

 

 

 

 

Job Requirements

  • University degree (Masters level or above) in business administration, development studies or public health (asset);
  • At least 5 years relevant working experience in a similar field;
  • Good knowledge of Western Africa and of e-Health field in the region;
  • Working experience in West Africa is a plus;
  • Awareness of ICT4D trends and technologies;
  • Proven experience with platforms for data collection and diagnostic support (preferably CommCare);
  • Excellent project management skills, including scale-up to international levels;
  • Adaptability to cultural differences and collaborative attitude;
  • Reliability and autonomy, with strong decision making, problem solving and creative thinking skills;
  • Excellent written competence and oral fluency in French and English (C1).

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