Data System Lead

Organization

Bluesquare is a fast growing technology company focusing on Global Health. Bluesquare’s goal is to help Global Health resources get where it matters the most. Bluesquare’s technologies are in use in more than 30 countries and support +60 different clients, including the World Bank, the WHO, the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leading NGOs and consultancies. 

For more information about who we are: https://bluesquarehub.com/

Context

Do you want to contribute to more efficient and accessible healthcare services in emerging markets? Do you thrive in a fast growing company? Are you result-driven and always looking for ways to  improve things? 

Location: Brussels

Team: We are a horizontal company with more than 70 team members in multiple countries. You are part of the management team. We value ownership, autonomy, flexibility, communication and teamwork.

Apply by sending us your CV or a link to your LinkedIn profile and a short introduction to yourself to dsclead@bluesquare1.odoo.com

Responsibilities

As data system lead:

  • You are responsible for a team of 8 colleagues: DHIS2 specialists, data collection specialists, OpenIMIS, dashboards. The team is based in Europe, Dakar, Harare. 
  • You are responsible for the HR dimension of the team: feedback sessions, recruitments, remuneration.     

Your responsibility is to lead / build / improve the data system team in the following dimensions : 

  • Strategic vision: with the help of colleagues and the board, develop a strategic vision for the data system business area of Bluesquare: market analysis, software tools expertise, deployment expertise   
  • Data system deployment
  1. Develop the data system analysis capability of Bluesquare. Bluesquare is willing to be perceived as a thought leader in health data systems and support analytical work in the area. 
  2. Technical leadership: Ensure that the data system team deploys high-quality data systems based on existing technologies and products: DHIS2, DHIS2 suite, Iaso, OpenIMIS, or others. Ensure that existing products are optimally used in deployment processes. 
  3. Assess existing technologies (Airtable for M&E, OpenLMIS, OpenSRP,…) and decide Bluesquare positioning on the tools. 
  • Business development:
  1. Grow the data system portfolio of Bluesquare. 
  2. With the sales team, identify commercial markets / targets. Develop a technical solution for these markets. 
  3. Develop standard sales material
  4. Develop technical data system offers with the sales team
  • Product software development: 
  1. Contribute to product development roadmaps based on the market expertise. 
  • Communication:
  1. With the communication team, develop data system communication material: blogs, webinars, ….
  2. Representation of Bluesquare to external parties
  • Technical leadership: Other teams at Bluesquare are deploying data systems (data sciences, geospatial) with sometimes a risk of duplication / suboptimal choices and possibilities of synergies 
  1. Your role is to understand the products / projects of all the other teams and ensure synergies are seized
  2. Your coordination role is to ensure that the right tools are selected for the right purpose.  
  • As part of the management team: You contribute to the general management of Bluesquare. This team has the responsibility of conducting the management of Bluesquare and in particular :
  1. Vision : (re) define / (re) shape the vision of the company 
  2. Strategic direction: shape a strategic vision and translate it in operational goals / yearly objectives 
  3. Continuous improvement organization and internal tools
  4. Budget trade-offs

Profile

Required:

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field or in lieu of academic qualifications, excellent work history and references with a relevant organization
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English & French
  • At least 8 years experience in relevant position, or in lieu of work history, a combination of top academic qualifications and internships may be considered on a case by case basis

Preferred:

  • Experience with an NGO or consultancy 
  • Experience working in an international company
  • Know-how of the international public health sector 

Soft skills:

  • Proactive attitude 
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to work autonomously
  • Organized, structured with attention to detail

We offer

  • Competitive Salary and benefits package
  • Flexible work hours and remote working
  • Be part of a company impacting the lives of thousands of people
  • Work in collaboration with a wide variety of actors within countries (Ministries, Donors, NGOs, Implementing partners, field staff, etc.)
  • Be a central part to the growth of a company impacting the lives of thousands of people, allowing you to growth fast

Apply by sending us your CV or a link to your LinkedIn profile and a short introduction to yourself to dsclead@bluesquare1.odoo.com