Project Analyst

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Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted Jun 24, 2020
Category IT Jobs
Job Type Full-time


Job description:

Dimagi is looking to hire a Project Analyst/Field Manager on a fixed-term contract. You must have a can-do attitude to work within our Solutions division to provide technical consulting and application development for our partners.

We are seeking individuals, for an initial 6 month contract, who are eager to work with a diverse team in an exciting work environment. You will have the opportunity to work on the frontline with community health workers, become an expert on digital health products and technologies (like CommCare, DHIS2, PowerBI, and Tableau), develop solutions that enable people to live healthier and more productive lives, and help deploy these mobile applications throughout Francophone Africa.

You will be working in an agile environment, alongside a dynamic, multi-skilled team of developers, engineers, public health and development specialists and will have the opportunity to travel to remote places.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa & Dakar, Senegal. (Must be eligible to work in any one of these country regions)

Period: The period of performance will be finalised following agreement of the consultant's specific Terms of Reference for the assignment, but will be for at least a period of six (6) months, with an option to renew, based on the project requirements.


Technical needs assessment, requirements gathering and workflow mapping for a wide range of social sector programs, mainly health and agriculture
Design and development of mobile technology systems using Dimagi’s flagship mHealth platform, CommCare
Training groups of end-users on how to use the tool effectively
Technical documentation as well as the development of visual learning aids
Programmatic support and monitoring of project activity
Data analysis and development of data analysis tools and reports to ensure that the information gathered by our mobile tool is meaningful and actionable to our partners
Close collaboration with the Project Manager and the rest of the project team to ensure project success
Minimum Requirements

2+ years of work experience, preferably working in the public health sector and/or development and/or with NGOs
Professional fluency in English and at least one additional language required (e.g. French, Portuguese, Kiswahili, etc.)
Ability to travel internationally up to 50%
Project experience
Skills & Competencies:

Highly reliable, self-directed, and resourceful
Outstanding oral and written communication skills, particularly in working with remote teams
Flexible and able to juggle many things at once
Desire to make a social impact
Passionate about end-to-end user experiences
Bonus skills:

Software engineering (programming) background
Basic understanding of client/server architectures, algorithms and data structures
Experience with data management
Fluency in another African language
Business analysis experience

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