Solutions Architect, Information Systems

Information Systems

Description

About VillageReach

VillageReach is an NGO that develops solutions to critical health system challenges in low-resource environments, with an emphasis on strengthening the “last mile” of healthcare delivery. VillageReach combines expertise across public health, technology, and business to bring life-saving innovation – new systems, programs and technologies – to scale and sustainability in the world’s most underserved communities. VillageReach is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Mozambique.

Summary

The Solutions Architect will be a member of the Information Systems Group but will work in close partnership with the Private Sector Engagement and Heath Systems groups, supporting all ICT-assisted programming. The candidate will be responsible for developing a strategy for technology-assisted program quality; recruiting, training and eventually managing ISG personnel; managing key technology and telecommunications partnerships; harmonizing the various ISG initiatives; and providing real-time reporting. Preference for candidates in Mozambique, Malawi, DRC, or Cote D'Ivoire preferred; otherwise flexible. Travel percentage will be up to 50%.

One of our current technology initiatives supporting this mission is OpenLMIS, a powerful, enterprise-class, open source electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) purpose-built to manage health commodity supply chains.

Description

As a small and growing team, we are looking for someone who can wear multiple hats – manage projects, author requirements, and define technical solutions. Candidates with a degree in Computer Science, or software development experience, required. Experience with open-source projects, international development, agile development, health information systems, or systems integration a plus. French language preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

  • Create documents that specify strategy, assessment, or design in a way that delivers obvious value to the client and is understandable by any stakeholder;
  • Facilitate the collaborative development of user requirements, including business process mapping, developing use cases, and translating program needs into functional requirements. Document and track bugs/issues and software releases, and provide support for implementing changes;
  • Support new business and proposal development efforts, including cultivating external relationships, tracking RFPs, coordinating grants, developing new business opportunities and working with potential partners on proposal development; and
  • Contribute to the ongoing refinement and dissemination of VillageReach’s technology initiatives for global health, including cultivating a thorough understanding of the key stakeholders in the field and staying up-to-date regarding important developments in the domain.
  • Attend industry events and develop thought-leadership around the use of technology that supports VillageReach mission
  • Provide input for country program operating budgets, ensuring ISG initiatives are adequately funded
  • Develop and maintain a high level of understanding of donor priorities, country plans and planned funding initiatives, and coordinate those plans with VillageReach strategies when ICT can play a supporting role
  • Collaborate with the Private Sector Engagement Health Systems Groups to identify, cultivate and maintain existing and develop new relationships with donors, partners and constituents
  • Coach, train, and mentor staff with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing professional development guidance
  • Competencies

    The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees.


    Requirements

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities

    Education & Experience:

    Other Qualifications:

    Environment and Physical Demands

    VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION:

    This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until November 1, 2017. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter.

    COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:

    VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce.


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