Digital Health Project Coordinator

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Digital Health Project Coordinator

  • Post Date:May 18, 2022
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  • Career Level Coordinator
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Biomedical Research and Training Institute

Duration: 1 year
Location where study activities will be conducted: BRTI offices and Chitungwiza study sites

Position summary

Y-Check, a new study at BRTI, will implement and evaluate the feasibility of health check-ups in adolescents. The Digital Health Project Co-ordinator will manage the development, implementation and evaluation of the Y-Check digital components. The responsibilities include systems design in collaboration with project leads and programming experts. Systems will include custom ODK/android-based tools/apps for Y-Check data input, client health-related screening apps and other electronic applications to facilitate real time management and evaluation of the Y-Check intervention. The coordinator will work within an interdisciplinary team environment within BRTI and the global Y-Check project team

Job Description

  • To work closely with the Principal Investigator, co-Investigators, and Y-Check senior staff (Project coordinator, Social Scientist, etc), to define and manage Y-Check digital activities, and to provide regular reports on progress to funders, collaborators and regulatory authorities;
  • To lead the day-to-day running of the Y-Check digital work package, ensuring compliance with good practice in relation to the conduct of research, the ethics policy and other relevant BRTI policies;
  • To lead and report on Y-Check digital intervention development activities including design workshops and a pilot study;
  • To engage with stakeholders and service providers to develop detailed SOPs for the use of the Y-Check digital interventions in schools, health facilities / service providers, and the community, as required;
  • To co-lead with the Y-Check study coordinator the implementation of the Y-Check digital components including the training, supervision and management of the Y-Check field teams, procurement of equipment and supplies, logistics, and documentation;
  • To provide technical support to the Y-Check teams in Tanzania and Ghana as they develop and implement their Y-Check digital work packages;
  • To advise on the management and editing of data and their preparation for statistical analysis;
  • To contribute to peer-reviewed publications, including as lead author.


Essential criteria

  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant field (public health, psychology, digital health, computer science);
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with computer systems, digital applications, and / or data management;
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in public health or health research;
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Shona;
  • Availability to make occasional short trips (up to 2 weeks) outside of Zimbabwe as required;
  • Proven ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a research team, and proven ability to meet deadlines;
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Experience in project management including management of resources;
  • Evidence of good organizational skills, including effective time management.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of supervising and supporting junior staff;
  • Practical experience in engagement with different stakeholders including government ministries, local authority, service providers, community members, parents / guardians, and young people;
  • Programming skills in a relevant language e.g Python;
  • Experience working in the area of adolescent health;
  • Clinical training;
  • Contributions to written research output, preferably peer-reviewed;
  • Experience in contributing to research grant applications.

To apply

Interested candidates can submit their detailed CV and cover letter by 20 May 2022 to email [email protected] Please specify in the email header the job description you are applying for.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.