MHealth Coordinator IT Careers – World Vision International

Job Title:      MHealth Coordinator
Organisation: World Vision
Reports to: Program Manager
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
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 41
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
Coordinator will provide leadership and support day to day operations of
MHealth interventions for AIM Health project, Hoima MNCH project, and to offer
technical guidance and support to World Vision Uganda for established and
upcoming mHealth Initiatives in various health projects as needed.
Key Duties and
Project Management:
Support to MoH Health Information Management System strengthening:
  • Be part
    of the technical support National steering team and m/ehealth Technical
    Working Group representing the interests and input of World Vision Uganda.
    With specific representation of Hoima, Busia and Kabale Clusters on this
  • Support
    Busia, Hoima and Kabale Clusters to operationalize the DHIS2 platform in
    all the health centres in the project area. Specifically for Hoima kick
    start the processes for DHIS 2 in the Health centres
Support to Community Health Information Management System
  • Be part of the National steering team efforts aimed at developing and
    operationalizing the CHMIS system putting the World Vision ttC data needs
    at the fore front.
  • Ensure
    the operationalization of the community health Mobile phone platform for
    reporting on ttC for AIM health and Hoima MNCH project
  • Offer
    technical leadership in supporting the transmission of mobile phone
    generated reports, effective management of the platform and the data in
    line with World Vision Uganda VHT MHealth system.
  • Support
    the ttC-based household counseling and SMS reminder platform mechanism for
    AIM Health and Hoima MNCH project, to facilitate effective
    household counseling.
Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation:
  • Facilitate the evaluation processes for AIMhealth and Hoima MNCH projects using
    the MHealth enabled platforms for data collection
  • Ensure
    availability of monthly and quarterly project progress reports where
    quarterly reports shall be composed of ttC analyzed data as extracted from
    the MHealth Platform of Choice
  • Facilitate
    the linkages of ttC data requirements to the Health facility DHIS
    and the innovations around the CHIS. (AIMHealth and Hoima projects)
Documentation, Research and Learning:
  • Prepare relevant reports from MHealth systems and ensure that internal and
    external stakeholders have access to information in line with WV data
    security protocols.
  • Document
    best practices and success stories in the application of MHealth
  • Identify
    innovative trends and new technologies that can be applied or used in WV
    MHealth programming.
  • Actively
    contribute to the testing, appraisal, eventual promotion and adoption of
    innovative ICT4D applications within WVU and among WVU partner
    organizations in close collaboration with MoH.
  • Support
    development of health concepts and proposals for resource mobilization by
    providing subject matter expertise and identifying funding gaps
Capacity Building:
  • Provide or create avenues for learning for other WV staff in
    mHealth in programming by conducting presentations, trainings and
  • Coach
    and mentor specific WV staff on mHealth technologies and applications
  • Support
    capacity building of district staff, health workers and VHTs in use of
    mHealth technologies through training and mentoring
Partnership Development: Work closely with development agencies
and partners on collaborative work related to mHealth and other initiatives to
position World Vision as a strategic partner in the mHealth landscape
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The prospective World Vision MHealth Coordinator employee should hold
    a university degree in IT or related field with further training in
    computer programming and IT project management approaches.
  • A
    minimum of 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 administration);
  • Previous
    International NGO experience, understanding of Health programming will be
    added advantage.
  • Broad
    background in a related mobile phone applications will be an added
  • Proficient
    in the use of a range of innovative technologies. These may include but
    not limited to 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 including ability to
    assess and understand technical functionality of computers and phones
    including their accessories.
  • Significant
    experience in the integration of new technologies in development programs
    like health, education, water and sanitation with an intention of
    improving the wellbeing of children.
  • Experienced
    team worker. Encourages cooperation within and between teams and promotes
    the value of diversity in teams, such as in different views, culture,
    nationality, and gender.
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent
    organizational, inter-personal and communication skills in a
    multi-cultural working environment; international experience is an
NB: This vacancy is open
to Ugandan nationals only.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 28th
August, 2016
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