Senior Project Manager (DRC)

Organization

Bluesquare is a fast growing technology company focusing on digital solutions and data analysis for 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

Bluesquare has developed a position as a key partner of the Ministry of Health in DRC (MOH). In addition to supporting the MOH through dedicated tools and programs, we are an actor of the Congolese health system and our voice is heard  and trusted by other actors such as local NGOs, international organizations or private sector partners.

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager in DRC to join our local team and 

  • Coordinate and deliver current projects: you will have regular contact with our clients and partners in DRC and will ensure projects are meeting expectations – both on technical and operational components. On the technical side you will actively participate in the work on the health map (“Carte sanitaire”) and the general improvement of geospatial data for health in DRC.
  • Represent Bluesquare in strategic meetings with partners
  • Orient Bluesquare strategy in the country

Location: Kinshasa. You may be expected to travel to other countries where Bluesquare is working.

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 pmdrc2021@bluesquare1.odoo.com

Roles & responsibilities

  • Coordinate Bluesquare’s team in Kinshasa
  • Ensure Bluesquare’s involvement with the MOH is well understood and shared by all partners in DRC.
  • Present Bluesquare’s technical contribution to the MOH and orient decisions and discussions around our involvement.
  • Coordinate Bluesquare’s work on geographic data for health in interaction with the MOH and other partners in DRC.
  • Ensure projects are being delivered on time and to the satisfaction of clients
  • Contribute to the development of new tools
  • Additional responsibilities
    • Participate in the concrete, technical work on geospatial data
    • Contribute to the development of new projects in DRC
    • Represent Bluesquare to meetings or conferences in and outside of DRC

Projects in which you could be involved

  • Development of dashboards for disease surveillance (including Malaria)
  • Support Ministries of Health in the analysis of Maternal Health data and set up actionable dashboards at national level
  • Improve geospatial data: location of facilities (health, education), localities, population distribution, administrative contours, etc
  • Support digital campaign monitoring

Profile

  • Required
    • Master degree in Engineering, statistics, public health or economics
    • At least 5 years experience working in managing complex projects – preferentially in DRC
    • Strong Experience working with geospatial data
    • Experience with data analysis and reporting and working knowledge of data visualization software
    • Fluent in French
  • Preferred
    • Working experience in Global health, Health financing or Monitoring and Evaluation in another sector
    • Understanding of the Global Health actors and ecosystem
    • Experience with DHIS2 and ODK
    • Fluent in English
  • 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