Pathfinder International is a sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) organization dedicated to creating access to and improving the quality of family planning, reproductive health, abortion, and community- and facility-based HIV and AIDS care and services. In partnership with host country governments and nongovernmental organizations, we train facility-based health care providers to improve both the quality and range of their technical and counseling skills. Facility-based services are further improved through provision of equipment and facility renovations. We mobilize communities to advocate for quality services and improve access through trained community-based volunteers. Pathfinder improves youth’s access to health care by creating youth-friendly services and training peer educators to promote them. In each project, Pathfinder works with our partners to improve both their management and program implementation capacity. Through all that we do, Pathfinder strives to empower women, men, adolescents, and communities to make choices and create environments conducive to healthy reproductive behaviors.
Job Title: Regional Digital Health Advisor
The rising adoption of mobile phone use, texting, and social media participation among young people and women offers an unprecedented ability to reach these populations with SRHR information and services they might not have access to otherwise, and engage individuals in new, interactive ways. Pathfinder is leveraging the increasing ubiquity of mobile technology as a strategic tool to reach and provide support to vulnerable populations, improve dialogue amongst communities and health systems, and strengthen the quality of services provided. Across its digital health portfolio, Pathfinder uses a variety of digital tools including: mobile case management applications, data collection tools, geographic information system (GIS) mapping, mobile financial services, and short message services (SMS) platforms.The Regional Digital Health Advisor (RDHA), alongside a HQ-based Advisor and Coordinator, will be a member of Pathfinder’s digital health team within the wider Technical Services Unit (TSU). This unit provides guidance and expertise in a variety of technical areas to strengthen Pathfinder field offices and government and NGO partners, who implement Pathfinder projects. Technical Advisors within TSU provide technical direction in their key areas, including technical assistance to field offices and development of relevant curricula and technical tools.
The Regional Digital Health Advisor (RDHA) will be based within one of Pathfinder’s field offices, allowing for more flexible and timely support to be provided to projects in the region. Although the majority of support will be provided remotely, there will also be a need for the RDHA to travel to provide technical assistance to ongoing projects in-person, participate in business development opportunities, and attend conferences/meetings. Occasional travel to Pathfinder’s HQ in the Boston metro area may be required as well.The RDHA will work to increase the capacity of project personnel to successfully implement digital health solutions. The RDHA will document and disseminate lessons learned across all Pathfinder projects. S/he will also provide input on application specifications and other technology based solutions (data collection, case management, SMS, IVR, et cetera) including integration with DHIS2 and other report visualization software solutions.
Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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