RA - Digital Health Technical Specialist

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Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Carolina Population Center-631100

Working Title:

RA - Digital Health Technical Specialist

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty Research

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

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Dependent upon qualifications

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Carolina Population Center, a community of scholars and professionals collaborating on interdisciplinary research and methods that advance understanding of population issues at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks to establish a Master’s level position of Digital Health Technical Specialist. The Technical Specialist’s primary responsibilities will be to guide the development of tools and resources to support global digital health initiatives, especially in support of strengthening health information systems in low-resource settings. The Technical Specialist will work with staff from across the project including finance staff, technical leads, the Knowledge Management team and M&E Officers. The position will report to the Senior Technical Specialist- Health Systems Strengthening in Chapel Hill, NC. The position will be required to travel internationally (once travel is allowed again) up to 20% annually.

Educational Requirements:

A Master’s degree is required in public health or a related field. Three years experience required.

Qualifications and Experience:

-Knowledge and experience with digital health and/or health informatics initiatives.
-Experience coordinating global technical working groups and supporting health ministries in digital health initiatives. The specialist should have experience designing and supporting implementation of digital health assessment tools especially maturity models (required).
-Knowledge of advanced principles, theories, techniques, and methods of health information system design, policy development and analysis, and implementation is required.
-Prior experience as a technical lead or similar leadership role on projects of similar scope, scale, and complexity is required.
-Prior experience conducting qualitative research, including in-depth interviews and focus group discussions.
-Prior experience working on Division of AIDS (DAIDS) studies funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
-Training in measurement user sensory perceptions and experiences (USPE) through qualitative methods.
-At least 3 years’ experience with USAID (preferred) or other multilateral organization e.g. World Bank, DFID, GAVI, is required.
-The technical specialist should also be well versed in aspects of monitoring and evaluation including an understanding of indicators, reference sheets and data collection and data archiving systems (required).
-Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills (required).
-Understanding of public health technical areas, specifically family planning, HIV and/or health information (required).
-Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods (required).
-Ability to travel internationally 20% time (required).
-Ability to foster effective working relationships with donors, government officials and institutions, national and international partners, local organizations is highly desirable.
-Previous experience conducting literature reviews (preferred).
-Experience with budgeting, questionnaire development, data collection, and IRBs (preferred).
-Professional French proficiency an asset (preferred).

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions:

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 11/18/2020
Application Due: 2/16/2021
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