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Kampala, Uganda



October 25, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

John Snow, Inc. is a global consulting organization dedicated to improving people’s lives around the world through greater health, education, and socioeconomic equity for individuals and communities, and to providing an environment where people of passion can pursue this cause.

Job Title

Digital Health Advisor job at John Snow, Incorporated (JSI)

Job Description

They will be responsible for strengthening the overall national health information system, including collection, analysis, and use of routine health data.They will also be responsible for stakeholder engagement in order to clearly articulate the technical approaches of MRA and the MOH HIS approaches to them. They will report to the Director Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Lead MRA digital health activities, ensuring they are coordinated according to approved scopes of work, work plans, MOH and USAID digital health strategies Serve as the primary point of contact with the USAID Mission and the MoH for MRA digital health related activities.

  • Support the development and validation of innovative digital tools to improve malaria programming workflow processes such as supportive supervision, case management community- based surveillance and over all HMIS structures and systems

  • Support the integration and interoperability of selected systems (eg, specifically the DHIS2 based HMIS. community reporting systems and logistic information system) as needed. • Support the development and/or enhancement of data collection and use tools and systems such as online dashboards, computer assisted personal interviews etc. and train users on their Use

  • Technically support the development of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) tools and systems and train users on their use Support the design and implementation of national

  • HIS architecture and strategic plans with all parties at a national level.

  • Contribute to the development of standard operating procedures and provide mentorship to MRA, districts, CSOs and MoH staff to improve data collection, data quality and use at each level of the health system

  • Work with the MRA country team and HQ team in the preparation of MRA annual work plans, quarterly reports and annual progress reports to the Mission.

  • Ensure awareness of child safeguarding principles and guidelines and apply them in the day-to-day roles as s/he interacts with communities and children.

  • Ensure promotion of safe child practices and mitigation, prevention, and reporting of violations of children to ensure compliance. implementation, disease surveillance, M&E, data quality assessments, digital health and related areas, with a health or related international NGO or bilateral/multilateral organization

Qualifications and Competencies


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology. Digital media with advanced degree in IT, MIS, MPH, MS, MA, ther related fields such as health systems or health information is required;

  • At least 8 years hands-on experience in HMIS, DHIS2

  • Experience strengthening health information systems and digital health approaches in other countries, preferably in Africa; At least 5 years hands-on experience in software development using JavaScript Frameworks like Angular, ReactJS, or any other web development frameworks, Python or R

  • Proven experience in the development and operations of robust digital health solutions in a public health environment.

  • Experience with adult training approaches and excellent workshop facilitation skills to support local capacity development.

  • Excellent interpersonal and people management skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with host country counterparts, USAID, MOH personnel, consultants. other donors and international organizations, and program colleagues.

  • A team player but also able to work independently and to manage tasks on a daily basis with minimal supervision, and

  • Ability to travel within Uganda as required by the position.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and CV to by October 25, 2023.

JSI/WEI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D

JSI/WEI is a child-safe organization, and the safety and well-being of children is a priority of our organization. We have robust recruitment procedures to ensure that all staff are suited to work with the children cerved by our programs

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