Advisor Digital Hospitals x2 – GIZ

The advisor is responsible for
overseeing, managing and actively supporting the implementation of the two hospital management information systems (AfyaCare and GoTHOMIS) in GIZ’s partner hospitals in Mbeya/Tanga regions respectively to ensure that all related local activities are progressing on schedule and will meet the goals within the stipulated time
effective project-related reporting and knowledge management

Implementation management
The advisor
assists with the planning of implementation processes, activities and timelines in close consultation with counterparts at MoHCDGEC and PO-RALG
oversees, monitors, manages and coordinates all local/regional GIZ activities regarding the implementation of hospital management information systems in GIZ’s partner hospitals in cooperation with regional counterparts
actively contributes to the success of local implementation efforts through activities such as
providing technical support to counterparts, local teams and users especially in handling obstacles
designing, preparing and conducting focal point and user trainings and other events connected with the implementation activities (e.g. peer exchange, supervision, mentoring and coaching visits)
Support development and implementation of relevant hospital IT policies (e.g. maintenance schedules, back-up policies) and support processes to drive change adoption towards new and digitised work processes
providing policy and implementation advise to counterparts
develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives to ensure the success of the programme
performs other duties and tasks at the request of the component and programme management

Networking and cooperation
The advisor
communicates and engages with focal points at RHMT/CHMT and in the partner facilities as much as with the technical team from MoHCDGEC and PO-RALG for coordination and alignment of GIZ supported activities
supports the regular contact and dialogue with partners, cooperates with local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the programme environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships
communicates local interests and efforts, forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the programme

Reporting and knowledge management
The advisor
conducts monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation of all local GIZ digital hospital implementation activities
regularly reports the respective project and implementation progress to the component manager and GIZ team
prepares appropriate input for partner communication as well as various programme reports and presentation documents, and contributes to other reports as requested by the component manager
actively engages in knowledge management efforts through GIZ’s internal platforms
Required qualifications, competences and experience
minimum bachelor’s degree in Public Health or equivalent and master’s degree in Health Informatics or equivalent (or vice versa)
professional qualification in IT project management is of advantage
at least 3 years of professional experience in managing Health IT implementation projects in low-resource settings
professional experience in conducting coaching and training of IT applications
professional experience in the implementation and application of hospital management information systems in Tanzanian hospitals is of advantage
professional experience in policy advisory roles to governmental institutions is of advantage
fluent written and oral knowledge of Kiswahili and English
willingness to frequent travels to GIZ partner hospitals in the Mbeya/Tanga regions respectively
excellent team, communication and reporting skills including the application of basic IT tools (e.g. MS Office 365)

Method of Application
Interested candidates should send their letter of application together with the CV and copies of academic certificates by email to
Please use the subject line “Advisor Digital Hospitals”.
Applications in hard copy will not be accepted.
Closing date for submission: 27.08.2020