Digital Health and DHIS2 Specialist Job

November 23, 2023
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Job Description

  • The Digital Health and DHIS2 Specialist will report to the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director and will be responsible for leading the implementation and maintenance of a complex, multi-country DHIS2 configuration that will support Outreach, Training, and Supportive Supervision (OTSS) implementation and project monitoring. This position will also design and develop creative solutions to integrate datasets to monitor health facility quality of care, monitor project performance, and facilitate data use by project staff and national program staff.


  • Create, maintain, and support a multi-country DHIS2 configuration for both desktop and mobile applications. This includes working with Data sets, Event and Tracker Programs, Indicators, Program indicators, management of Users, User groups, Org Units and Org Units Groups, etc.
  • Lead system administration, maintenance, configuration support, analytics, and dashboard development for the REACH project, including the DHIS2 configuration, DHIS2 mobile applications, and other project applications as needed.
  • Create and maintain data validation rules and other data quality checks to improve data quality.
  • Provide technical assistance and troubleshooting to country program staff to support the use of the desktop and mobile DHIS2 applications, and associated tools.
  • Provide technical support to strengthen use of DHIS2 visualizations and dashboards for evidence-based decision-making through the DHIS2 Interpretations app and Data-to-Action approaches.
  • Support capacity building of MEL Officers, other project staff, and national program staff in PMI-supported countries to effectively use DHIS2 and other digital health tools and interpret data.
  • Identify and implement tools and systems that allow automated import and export of key data elements from other DHIS2 systems, such as an HMIS, to the project DHIS2.
  • Develop and implement detailed plans to support the transition and integration of the project’s DHIS2 to national Ministry of Health or national malaria program systems, including both systems administration, ongoing maintenance, and management of day-to-day operations.

Required skills and experience

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Informatics, or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years documented practical DHIS2 implementation experience.
  • At least five years of experience with health informatics or digital health work in an international context
  • Experience in supporting the roll-out, implementation, and use of digital health tools and applications, including the DHIS2 Android Capture App, ODK, and/or similar systems.
  • Experience in DHIS2 system configuration and maintenance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English.
  • Available to travel nationally and internationally up to 25%.

Desired skills

  • Oral, written and presentation skills in French.
  • Experience writing queries to interrogate and analyze DHIS2 data (i.e. using DHIS2 API, SQL, Python, R or other programming languages).
  • Experience developing data pipelines, automated data analyses, and visualizations.

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