Palladium Group Health Information System (HIS) Advisor Data.FI Jobs in South Africa

Palladium Group Health Information System (HIS) Advisor Data.FI Jobs in South Africa

Company Overview:

  • Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.

  • We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

  • For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible.

  • With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

  • Palladium is a child-safe organization, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children.

  • We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

    Project Overview and Role:

  • Global Prosperity Fund’s ‘Skills for Prosperity’ is a FCDO programme, which seeks to improve the cost-effectiveness, access, quality, relevance and equity of skills through innovative approaches in 9 Middle-Income Countries around the world, including Nigeria.

  • In Nigeria, the Skills for Prosperity (S4P) country programme will work in three targeted states to:

  • Improve access to quality Higher Education and TVET for youth and young women, with a focus on improving access to and the quality of apprenticeships, and supporting training institutions to deliver demand-driven, competency-based training,

  • Strengthen education-to-employment linkages, and

  • Build the capacity of training institutions to improve outcomes for vulnerable women and people with disabilities.

  • Apprenticeships, training, and capacity building interventions will focus on identified high growth sectors of the economy (Agriculture/Agribusiness/agro-allied industries;
  • Creative and Entertainment, and Information and Communications Technology sectors).

  • S4P aims to directly benefit youth, vulnerable women and People with Disabilities (PwD) in targeted states of Kaduna in the north, Benue in the central belt, and Lagos in the south.

  • It will also establish learning and peer sharing mechanisms across other states, including Kano, Enugu and Edo.

    Job Overview

  • We are looking for a multi-talented hire to join our growing team in South Africa.

  • The hire will be responsible for supporting the NDoH to facilitate access and use of the CHISA portal through the strengthening of governance and compliance to the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act.

  • Further, this hire will also be responsible for ensuring the sustainability of the system from both a user perspective as well as an ownership perspective.

  • It is expected that the HIS Advisor will work closely in support of and in collaboration with the NDoH-approved POPI legal experts and will be led by the health sector regulations and health sector Code of Conduct in all aspects of their work.

  • This will ensure that any governance policies, user access frameworks, and user access standard operating policies are in line with and compliant to the legislation.

  • It is envisioned that the HIS Advisor will work closely with the Data.

  • FI South Africa Country Director, and in collaboration with the NDoH CHISA steward, in facilitating stakeholder engagements and coordination, and will lead the consultative development of an access framework and standard operating procedures to address both standard and ad hoc access requests for both internal and external stakeholders, donor agencies, and research entities, as well as the development of a capacity building plan for approved users of the system to access, interpret, and use the routine analytics.

  • While the NDoH currently drives the use and vision of CHISA, the technical heavy-lifting and financial support to implement the vision is provided through Data.FI.

  • The long-term vision for sustainability is that the CHISA portal will be maintained fully through the NDoH Health Informatics Directorate.

  • Building on the current approach working hand in hand with NDoH, the Sustainability and Governance Project Manager will establish a sustainability plan to ensure that all technical and operational processes to maintain and use the CHISA portal are fully accounted for through documentation and standard operating guidelines.


  • Facilitate and coordinate with NDoH-approved legal experts to ensure submission of Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Code of Conduct for the health sector,

  • Oversee, in collaboration with the NDOH approved legal experts, the development of a user- friendly POPI reference guide which clearly outlines the health sector POPI regulations and what these mean to activities within and specific levels of the health system, as well as clearly outlining the roles and responsibilities of the health system and associated external stakeholders,

  • Establishment of the CHISA portal Access Policy and Framework which aligns with the Health Sector Code of Conduct and references the NDoH Data Request Committee,

  • Establishment of the CHISA capacity building strategy and associated implementation plan, guided by the User Access Framework, to ensure ongoing support is provided to end-users, managers and stewards of the system ensuring they are empowered to ensure continued sustainability of CHISA,

  • Establishment of a resource and skills sustainability plan, based on a human resource and financial needs assessment, to support the CHISA system which allows for the full transition of CHISA to the National Department of Health Informatics Directorate.

  • Establishment and facilitation of NDoH lead stakeholder coordination mechanism and technical working groups as required,

    Required Qualifications, Professional Experience and Core Competencies

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Organisational Development, Health Informatics, Health Ethics preferred

  • Professional experience in health informatics. This should include at least five years' experience in health informatics project management and, or overseeing the implementation of health informatics projects at the national level

  • Professional project management experience overseeing complex systems that integrate with multiple other systems and require engagement from multiple system owners

  • Demonstrated professional experience working with high-level stakeholders, such as national and provincial government, multi-lateral and bi-lateral development agencies, research institutions and parastatal organizations

  • Demonstrated experience managing international development projects, including stakeholder coordination

  • Demonstrated experience in working within a multi-disciplinary team in a fast paced, technically and politically challenging environment

  • Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance and coordination support in the design of digital health project activities

  • Demonstrated experience working with South African public health section information system stewards is an added advantage

  • Knowledge of the South African National Department of Health policies and governing committees

  • Possess technical writing skills and ability to support development of and review work products such as: system and stakeholder mapping, system owners and system funding sources, data / user access and data use agreements and frameworks
    capacity building plans, sustainability and resource transition planning

  • Ability to take direction and to iteratively define and implement frameworks as requirements are being identified and finalized,

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (Email, Skype, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent leadership, management, coordination, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  • Current residence in, or legal authorization to work in South Africa and the ability to relocate back to South Africa

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Group Health Information System (HIS) Advisor Data.FI Jobs in South Africa

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