World Vision IT Jobs – Mhealth Specialist

Job Title:          Mhealth Specialist
Organisation: World
Vision Uganda
Project Manager and Associate Director – Health and HIV/AIDS
Duty Station:          Kampala, Uganda
About WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a
Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 40 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Mhealth
Specialist will offer leadership in all Mhealth interventions for World Vision
Uganda and ensure that roll out of programs using Mhealth technology are
compliant to the ICT laws and regulations of the country and are compatible to
the global IT standards of World Vision.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Project Management: 
  • Take the lead in the roll out of Mhealth
    projects in World Vision Uganda by ensuring that the projects are using
    the most appropriate innovative and cost effective technologies.
  • Provide necessary  technical
    guidance to project  implementing staff during the course of the
  • Manage, supervise and build capacity of
    staff on Mobile Health technologies for health programming
  • Ensure that all Mhealth and other
    related deliverables are achieved according to the detailed implementation
2.  Monitoring, Reporting
and Evaluation: 
  • Works with the Program office in the
    preparation of quality project reports and ensure they are submitted on
    time to support offices and donors.
  • Work with health staff and program
    development team in the roll out of baseline surveys and evaluation of
  • Oversee the rollout of the Mhealth data
    collection process at the community and health facility level
3. Documentation, Research and
  • Generate relevant reports from Mhealth
    systems and ensure that Mhealth stakeholder have access to information.
  • Documentation of best practices and
    success stories in the application of Mhealth interventions.
  • Identify innovative trends and new
    technologies that can be applied or used in WV health programming.
  • Contribute to the testing, appraisal,
    eventual promotion and adoption of innovative ICT4D applications within
    WVU and among WVU partner organizations;
 4. Capacity Building:
  • Provide
    or create avenues for learning for other WV staff to learn and apply
    Mhealth in programming by conducting Mhealth trainings and exhibitions.
  • Coach and mentor staff on Mhealth
    technologies and applications
 5. Partnership Development:
 Liaise with development
agencies and partners on collaborative work related to Mhealth and other
initiatives to position World Vision as a strategic partner in Mhealth
 Qualifications, Skills
and Experience:
  • The applicant
    should hold a
    degree in IT or related field with further training in computer
    programming and IT project management approaches.
  • Two to three years of relevant
    professional experience in the Mhealth domain as well as exposure to the
    full project cycle (i.e., programming, project processing to project
  • Past international NGO experience or in
    communications industry will be an advantage.
  • Experience and keen interest in Mhealth
    in the contexts of Uganda/East Africa.
  • Proficient in the use of a range of
    innovative technologies. These may include mobile or PC-based ICTs, phone
    (SMS) and SMS to web technologies and broadcasting. Eager to discover and
    explore Mhealth application appropriate to WVU working contexts.
  • Experience in the integration of new
    technologies in development programs like health, education, water and
    sanitation with an intention of improving the well being of children.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills in English.
  • Good organizational, inter-personal and
    communication skills in a multi-cultural working environment;
    international experience is an asset.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via email
to:  Please address the application to the People
and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the
email subject line.
NB: Qualified
female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 13th September, 2013.  
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