• Country Coordinator/Bloomberg D4HI/Data Impact Program

    Employer: Bloomberg Data for Health initiative
    Posted: 15 February 2018
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    Position: Country Coordinator/Bloomberg D4HI/Data Impact Program

    Position Overview:

    The objective of the Bloomberg Data for Health initiative (BD4Hi) is to work with Ministries of Health (MOHs) to develop sustainable approaches to build their countries’ capacity to collect and use critical public health information. The Data Impact Program (DIP) of BD4Hi aims to make data accessible to policy makers to inform health-related policy decisions. For more details, see http://www.bloomberg.org/program/public-health/data-health/

    The In-country Coordinator (Coordinator) will play a key role in helping operationalize and coordinate the BD4Hi/DIP activities in Rwanda. The selected Coordinator will work within the Ministry of Health, Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) in collaboration with Vital Strategies, an international public health non-governmental organization, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a US government agency. The coordinator will be responsible for ensuring all DIP activities are completed and information is adequately disseminated.

    Under the guidance of RBC, VS, and CDC, the Coordinator will support the successful implementation of a program of capacity building and technical assistance activities that have been mutually agreed upon by the MOH, RBC, VS, and CDC.

    Job functions/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Serves as BD4Hi/DIP’s primary point of contact and represents initiative at multi-sectoral meetings, forums, etc.
    • Provides assistance for all general administrative matters (e.g., making travel arrangements, arranging meetings, ordering office supplies, booking conference rooms).
    • Assists with developing country-led data impact work plans with clear targets and budgets related to country priorities in close collaboration with MOH and initiative partners.
    • Coordinates activities to ensure successful implementation of BD4Hi/DIP work plans within Rwanda.
    • Provides weekly updates to the MOH and DIP team on progress, challenges, priorities, and recommendations regarding work plans and budgets.
    • Prepares agendas and arranges in-person meetings, teleconferences, and/or video-conferences.
    • Monitors in-country DIP expenditures and ensures that all expenditures are made in accordance with approved work plans and budgets, obtaining all required approvals before expenditures are committed or made.
    • Assists with other job-related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications, experience, and skills required:
    • Based in Rwanda and extensive knowledge of country.
    • Post-graduate degree in public health, epidemiology, public policy, or related field.
    • Strong personal interest in health or public health related topics.
    • Previous experience managing complex, multi-party projects.
    • Expert in coordinating logistics and activities for health programs.
    • Able to work with minimum supervision
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work effectively with all stakeholders in English and at least one local language.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, whilst working on tight schedules.
    • Demonstrated ability to engage a variety of non-governmental and multi-lateral organizations, government officials, and parastatal organizations.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other coordination and organization applications.

    Location and Duration of Consultancy

    The Coordinator’s base of operations is the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC). The initial consulting contract will be for 12 months, with an option for subsequent renewal(s).

    Compensation offered:

    Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and remuneration history, of the selected candidate.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates must send:
    • Latest resume/CV
    • Cover letter
    • Remuneration expectations
    • Notice period

    Apply to rjina@vitalstrategies.org indicating the position applied for in the subject line.

    Last date to apply is 28th February 2018


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