Deputy Director

Department: Global health Informatics

Location: Kano/Abuja

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: Negotiable.

Open to Expats


Our Client, an international NGO is looking to engage the services of a seasoned Deputy Director to oversee the activities of the Global Health Informatics Department.

Product Strategy

  • Assists with the development of a sustainable business and cost model for the division
  • Provides visible leadership for the company within the Global and Public Health Informatics community.
  • Overall responsibility for the product strategy of company software

      ■ LoMIS, Data Portal, PlanFeld, SMART

  • Regularly meet with Program Management to assess and define future product needs
  • Communicate overall vision for product development to Sr management, stakeholders, partners and development team 

Oversee Solution design and delivery

  • Lead, mentor and coach highly skilled engineers to deliver highly performant, well tested, scalable and usable applications
  • Review and oversee the design and implementation of mobile-enable (Android), web-based health and demographic surveillance software.
  • Formulate strategy, Solutions & Implementation of digital health solutions and approaches
  • Work with Programs to set the high level development priorities/schedule
  • Provide oversight to ensure that the development team is making good choices about when to build new software, reuse existing software or integrate with third party software/systems
  • Ensures that the management and deliverables of informatics solutions are completed on schedule and stakeholders are kept aware of progress and milestones

New Business Development

  • Performs business and technical feasibility analyses of complex informatics projects
  • Builds strategic relationships with key leaders in Global and Public Health Informatics to intimately understand the needs of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Participation in Executive Level Strategy

  • Actively participates in organization strategy conversations as part of the Executive Team
  • Collaborates actively with national partner institutions, professional associations, and vendors in conferences, meetings, and projects.
  • Development and monitoring annual and multi-year capital and operational budgets for the various projects and programs.

Team Management Responsibilities

  • Oversee the professional development of direct reports
  • Ensure directorate adherence to legal and company standards
  • Monitor and analyze directorate operating costs
  • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
  • Attends and participates in annual strategic planning meetings, country management meetings,

staff meetings, training classes, and supervision.

  • Adheres to Policies and Procedures.
  • Adheres to Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job. 一 PhD or Master’s degree in Health Informatics, Software Development or other related field or equivalent years of education and work experience or any related field.

一 Minimum of 10 years of experience as a Lead consultant or advisor to companies on digital health delivery system and setup would be an added advantage

一 Demonstrated executive/managerial skills, including experience managing complex programs.

一 Experience in building roadmap for health informatics system and strategic health policy 一 Ability to conduct research in relevant health informatic systems areas and capacity to support enabling environment for Health and mHealth projects and products.

一 Experience with technology systems, informatics strategic planning. 一 Demonstrated ability to manage budgets, develop staff, and work with executive management on both short and long term strategic planning.

一 Demonstrated capacity to effectively communicate via writing, public speaking and interpersonal interactions.

一 Practical knowledge of open source data integration and business intelligence tools 一 Cognate experience in data integration, cleansing, analysis and visualisation of data (Data

Analytics & big data) 一 Experience using project tracking systems (e.g. JIRA, Asana, etc) 一 Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with Board of Directors, funders, community Organisations, government officials, corporate executives, general public and staff.

一 Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team. 一 Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills. 一 Knowledge of technology project management 一 Strong leadership skills that include the ability to build effective teams, ability to motivate others, delegate, and make timely/quality decisions

 If you meet the requirement, Forward your CV in word format to, with job title as subject of the mail If you meet the requirement, you will be contacted shortly.

Job Location: abuja kano

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