Reports to: President
Member of: LifeNet Leadership Team
Supervises: One Uganda-based digital team member
Vision for Digital Enablement:
LifeNet International has improved over 9 million patient visits to date with a comprehensive, face-to-face (analog) training and support model which improves health workers’ and managers’ knowledge and implementation of best practices. As a result, participating Christian health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa have successfully doubled the quality of care they provide to patients and improved their financial and administrative management. This model leverages the investments of the local church and saves lives.
While these results are exciting and should be celebrated, we recognize that it is imperative for our future model and approach to wisely incorporate a greater menu of digital tools and methods. This will maximize our efficiency and effectiveness in reaching significantly more facilities and health workers with life-saving training and support. We have already begun this digital enablement process in piecemeal fashion via WhatsApp groups, text messaging, digitation of hard copy training materials, and other digital training and communication methods, but a much more robust strategy is required for long term success.
On our pathway of continuous improvement, the first part of 2020 has been an important inflection point for LifeNet. Faced with new challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, we are embracing a spirit of innovation and seek to capitalize on this moment in time to further develop our model and increase our impact. In short, now is the most opportune moment to intentionally transition to full digital enablement. This transition will position LifeNet to:
-Significantly increase the number of partner healthcare facilities;
-Improve quality of care for millions more, saving and improving more lives;
-Expand our work to include community health workers and referral hospitals; and
-Implement additional digital innovations in the healthcare sector.
The newly created position of Director of Digital Enablement will be instrumental in realizing this new digital vision by creating and implementing a new digital enablement strategy and related plans. The right candidate for this position will be able to quickly toggle between strategic thinking and tactical execution, and will have a strong skill set in project management. He/she will have a strong track record in delivering digital enablement outputs and outcomes. Full description is available for download at https://www.lninternational.org/director-of-digital-enablement.