PCI is currently seeking a Technology and Innovation Advisor for USAID’s Improved Health and Nutrition Activity in Guatemala. Pending the availability of funds, this position would have an expected start date of March 2019. The purpose of the activity is to achieve significant and sustainable improvements in nutrition and health outcomes of target select municipalities of the Western Highlands which will result in reductions of stunting, anemia, micronutrient deficiencies, and maternal and child morbidity and mortality in both prevalence and severity. This will occur as the result of improving service delivery and strengthening health systems.
Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Technology and Innovation Advisor will help provide project staff and senior leadership with contextually-appropriate Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) solutions to project needs for remote data collection, storage, management, and staff and beneficiary capacity building. Candidates should be flexible with and versed in a variety of technologies, experienced in IT solution design and implementation, and comfortable promoting new technologies. S/he will propose and offer guidance on programming that increases the use of technology to improve development outcomes and to empower communities..
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop and implement innovative solutions to improve project outcomes and empower targeted communities in the Western Highlands of Guatemala.
Provide guidance to the project team on use of technology, including digital technologies, and how to integrate and embed it within project activities.
Ensure that selected technologies are culturally-appropriate and context-driven to ensure buy in from end users (ie. community members, Ministry staff, etc.).
Support the development and implementation of a plan to actively assess and improve technology solutions.
Participate in the development and implementation of a learning agenda and a research agenda for the project, as applicable.
Provide technical support to the project staff to ensure any technology solutions are being implemented with the highest quality and on time.
Provide advice and support to the project’s non-technology-related innovation processes and activities.
Prepare reports, project plans and templates as needed.
Provide technical expertise on mobile data, digital services, remote sensors, SMS, and other tech tools.
Monitor, test, and customize tools/trends in the Information Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) space for customization and possible adoption within the project.
Lead the development of, and ultimately manage, the project’s technology and innovation strategy.
Collaborate on IT tool capacity building for non-IT specialists.
Manage relationships with technology partners and internal IT resources.