Posted on :
11 Jan, 2012
The Millennium Villages Project, (MVP) is a joint initiative of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the UNDP, Millennium Promise (a private philanthropy) and the governments of African countries, including Ghana. The MVP adopts an integrated approach to help populations in severely deprived villages to break the cycle of extreme poverty and realize the Millennium Development Goals. Sectors within which the MVP intervenes include agriculture, infrastructure, environments, health, education and business development among others. In Ghana, the MVP operates in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region, and works with a cluster of 30 contiguous villages with an estimated total population of 30,000 people
Regional eHealth Specialist
Regional Support for eHealth:
Implementation and Maintenance of Millennium Villages Global Network, Analytic Tools and mHealth Applications including ChildCount+ and OpenMRS
Regional eHealth Specialist Terms of Reference:
Millennium Villages Global-Network (MVG-Net) is an Open Source information and communication system and eHealth infrastructure initially designed to support the Millennium Village Project (MVP). Its overall aim is to enhance the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals through implementation and support for eHealth infrastructure that integrates facility-based and community health worker health information systems. MVG-Net links several levels of health-related activity. It supports the immediate provision of healthcare at clinic and outreach level, largely through improved medical record keeping. It simplifies the production of reports by clinics for local decision-making and government health departments and improves the quality, timeliness and therefore usefulness of those reports. At the international level, MVG-Net serves as an important front line in the detection and response to emerging infectious disease in Sub-Saharan Africa and it will have the capacity to serve other regions of the world and other initiatives equally well. Within MVP, it helps to organize, assess and monitor the communities’ progress towards the Millennium Development Goals in conjunction with the MVP’s support and research organizations.
In order to help implement and maintain the MVG-Net, expand the network through the implementation of ChildCount+, and ensure proper flow of data for M&E and research, MVP will engage a Regional eHealth Specialist ReHS. The ReHS will be based in the MDG Centre (East and Southern Africa or West and Central Africa) and will be managed by the Regional Health Coordinator along with the MDG Centre Director; the ReHS will work with the Regional M&E Coordinator to ensure that data is reliable, timely and of high quality. The ReHS will receive technical oversight from the Implementation Field Coordinator and the Technical Field Coordinator working under the eHealth Project Manager (Bennett Nemser) and the Director of Health Informatics (Andrew Kanter) to perform MVG-Net activities across all MVP clusters in his/her region. The ReHS will help ensure that implementation issues, requirements for development and tools will be communicated to the eHealth Development Team lead by Matt Berg.
The ReHS will work out of the MDG Centre, but may also travel to the various MVP site as required. He will be responsible for the following tasks:
Terms and salary + conditions of service will be discussed with short listed candidates.
How To Apply
Please send your applications before Tuesday January 14th, 2012 to the following mail addresses: