Digital Enablement Strategist Non-profit Careers – LifeNet International


Job Title:      Digital Enablement

Organization: LifeNet

Duty Station:
Washington, DC, Kampala, Uganda, Kigali, Rwanda, or Nairobi, Kenya

Reports to:  President


About US:

International has improved over 9 million patient visits to date with a
comprehensive, face-to-face (analog) training and support model which improves
health workers’ and managers’ knowledge and implementation of best practices.
As a result, participating Christian health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa
have successfully doubled the quality of care they provide to patients and
improved their financial and administrative management. This model leverages
the investments of the local church and saves lives.


Job Summary:  The newly created position of Digital
Enablement Strategist will be instrumental in realizing this new digital vision
by creating and implementing a new digital enablement strategy and related
plans. The right candidate for this position will be able to quickly toggle
between strategic thinking and tactical execution, and will have a strong skill
set in project management. He/she will have a strong track record in delivering
digital enablement outputs and outcomes.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Lead the
creation and implementation of long-term digital enablement strategy and plans
for the organization in collaboration with other senior management teammates.
This strategy and related plans will be informed by LifeNet’s Vision for
Digital Enablement of LifeNet and Partner Healthcare Facilities.

Lead the
implementation of LifeNet’s current COVID-19 communications and training
platform (designed by Praekelt’s and develop a plan for the transition
of this technology and platform for new uses in LifeNet after the COVID-19
response ends.

that underpinning capabilities (people, processes, technology and information)
are in place to deliver digitally-enabled business efficiency.

robust vendor search and evaluation processes, make recommendations to the
LifeNet executive team and board, and lead implementation across the
organization for all software and hardware adopted.

partner with the LifeNet Medical Director (also a new position) to develop a
process for adapting and digitizing LifeNet’s hard copy training materials as
well as ensuring the accuracy, efficacy and contextual appropriateness of all
digital curricula with a goal of improving healthcare clinician learning and

partnership with the Director of M&E, develop strategic plans and set
timelines for the development, evaluation and deployment of all digital tools
with a goal of strengthening and improving LifeNet’s M&E system and

closely with field staff and partner healthcare facilities to ensure that all
digital tools and materials are accurate and appropriate to the context in
which they are used.

regularly with teams in LifeNet field countries to proactively identify
challenges/opportunities and develop digitally-enabled solutions in response.

Lead the
development of digital-tools training materials for use with LifeNet and
healthcare facility staff that will facilitate the effective implementation of
adopted digital platforms and tools.

current on industry standards, innovations, and new tools—e.g., telehealth,
learning tech, electronic health records, etc.—with an emphasis on those that
will maximize the impact of LifeNet and its partner facilities.

and manage processes related to the delivery and support of digital tools
(software and hardware) in the US and field country offices.

closely with field country management teams to ensure compliance with local
laws and regulations.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant should have a strong track record in a combination of digital/IT and
information roles with a focus on digital enablement/transformation, ideally in
a healthcare or health systems strengthening organization.

to demonstrate a strategic and innovative approach to delivery of outputs and

understanding of and high level of interest in emerging technologies and their
potential uses, especially in the majority world healthcare sector.

verbal and written communication skills; an ability to identify and focus on
the issues that matter, to separate the urgent from the important, and to
provide clear, cogent and coherent advice on digital enablement issues.

track record of developing high-performing teams, demonstrating an ability to
motivate and lead in a cross-functional, geographically-dispersed, and
culturally- diverse environment.

track record in leading collaboratively by working successfully with others in
cross-functional teams to create solutions.

experience working in or with developing country organizations, specifically
sub-Saharan Africa.

fluency in English required, French is a plus.

experience in project management.

in low-resource healthcare settings a plus.

to travel to field countries on a regular basis.

with LifeNet’s Christian identity and mission philosophy and sensitivity to
LifeNet partners’ religious beliefs and contexts.


How to Apply:

All candidates are
encouraged to send their applications which must consist of a cover letter,
your curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for two references.
Please submit all applications via email to with
the subject: “Digital Enablement Strategist”


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