Data System Project Manager

Organization

Bluesquare is a fast growing technology company focusing on Global Health and Development. Bluesquare’s goal is to help Global Health resources get where it matters the most. We partner with Global Health Funds, national governments, health service purchasers, NGOs, and help them make smarter investments in various areas: 

  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
  • Response to epidemics (Covid19, Polio, etc)
  • Health financing and health Insurance
  • Geospatial data management and registries

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. 

Job position

We are looking for an experienced Data System Project Manager with a strong background in data collection and management to join our Data System Team. 

Location: Brussels / Dakar. You will be expected to travel to countries where we have active projects (mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa). 

Team: Bluesquare is a horizontal company with 60+ staff in multiple countries and organized by project “squads”. We value ownership, autonomy, flexibility, communication and teamwork.

Interested candidates should send their CV/bios and an introduction to datasyspm2021@bluesquare1.odoo.com

Roles & responsibilities

Project management

  • Identify the project’s operational and financial requirements
  • Provide clear roadmaps aligned with the contract and expected deliverable
  • Monitor the project’s budget, deliverables and deadlines
  • Lead the regular communication with clients
  • Lead the communication with local authorities and partners (MoH, programs, NGOs, agencies) to anchor our projects in the countries’ data environment and strategy

Functional and technical analysis and follow-up

  • Analyze the project’s functional and technical requirements: you will need to understand the issues faced by users and how our solutions meet their needs
  • Provide clear technical recommendations and roadmaps
  • Plan and monitor the technical implementation internally, lead iterative improvements of the dashboards, prioritize tasks and manage risks
  • Contribute the technical implementation
  • Write technical reports, guidelines, articles and other materials to communicate with our partners and a wider audience

Quality control and deployment of our solutions

  • Make sure we deliver high quality data systems: from data collection to data visualization
  • Make sure clients are satisfied
  • Make sure clients are trained properly
  • Make sure tools are well used

Business development

  • Contribute to the elaboration of new technical proposals
  • Connect with new potential partners and present our solutions in conferences

Additional responsibilities

  • Contribute to Bluesquare’s products, processes, procedures and tools (product roadmap, user manual, training material, etc.) based on ongoing client needs analysis
  • Contribute to the company visibility/networking on health data systems and  Bluesquare visibility (blogs, product descriptions, events)

Projects in which you could be involved

  • Development of a DHIS2 Tracker-based platform to monitor cervical cancer patients in Burkina and Cote d’Ivoire
  • Support for Ministries of Health in the design, development and deployment of Covid-19 monitoring solutions in Burkina and Cameroon
  • Improvement of logistics data systems for the distribution of Malaria and HIV products in DRC
  • Development of platform for the the management patients and health staff satisfaction data collect through a call-center in Benin and DRC
  • Development of a health insurance system in Niger

Our technical stack

You will have to work with the following technologies and software:

  • Opens source data collection and management tools : DHIS2, ODK and OpenIMIS
  • Python, R & Javascript for data processing and analysis
  • Data visualization tools and BI software (DHIS2, Tableau, PowerBI) 
  • Our own platforms, such as OpenHexa and Iaso

Profile

Required

  • Master degree in Engineering, statistics or economics
  • Working experience with data systems design and implementation
  • Experience with data and analysis 
  • Strong attention to detail and data accuracy
  • At least 3 years experience working in managing complex projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English

Preferred

  • Experience with DHIS2 and ODK is a plus
  • Working experience in Africa, Asia or Latin America is a plus
  • Working experience in Global health, Health financing or Monitoring and Evaluation in another sector a plus

Soft skills

  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Clear and structured communication

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary and benefits package
  • Flexible work hours and remote working
  • Exciting projects: use data to solve major issues in low- and middle-income countries (Health, Education, Waste management and more)
  • Impact : manage data platforms impacting the lives of thousands of people
  • Network: work in collaboration with a wide variety of actors within countries (Ministries, Donors, NGOs, Implementing partners, field staff, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience: on-site visits and in-depth situation analysis
  • Exciting work environment: join a result-oriented, dynamic & diverse team committed to improve the accessibility and quality of health services, especially for the poorest