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Senior Solutions Architect, Data.FI 22 views Kenya (+5 others)

The Palladium Group

The Palladium Group Kenya (+5 others) Kenya

1 month ago

Senior Solutions Architect, Data.FI

About Palladium:

Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 3,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

This Opportunity:

Our Data, Informatics, and Analytical Solutions (DIAS) group is made of three portfolios that strengthen and harness digital and data ecosystems to accelerate development investments and outcomes: 1- Information Systems, 2- Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Analytics and 3- Digital Solutions and Transformation.

Palladium is currently seeking a Senior Solutions Architect, Data.FI to support implementation of the... Translating Data for Implementation (Data.FI) award in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America regions. Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Data.FI partners with PEPFAR programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control and maintenance. Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS) and conduct in-depth analysis of epidemiologic and program data to inform management responses to gaps in programming and sustain impact by supporting local partner transition.


The position is based in Palladium’s Nairobi, Kenya office.

You and Your Career:

If you are a problem-solver, collaborator, and doer, and you have expertise in establishing a best practice for and implementing health information systems architecture, we are interested in hearing from you.

We are a learning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start. We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!

Reporting and Supervision:

This position reports to the Technical Director, Data.FI

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Support the Data.FI Technical Director and Country Teams to:

Create high-level solution designs to meet business requirements by exploiting functionality available in systems already in use by Data.FI, or by filling missing gaps with appropriate new systems, in accordance with USAID’s principles for digital development

Architect solutions that are built for scale, reusability, and sustainability

Assess and provide technical guidance to ensure Data.FI solutions and infrastructure align with industry best-practice for privacy and security

Assess and provide technical guidance on adoption of open source, open standards, and open innovation for all Data.FI solutions

Assess and document system architectures of existing products and work with country technical staff to recommend improvements

Provide supervision and guidance to country and regional development teams

Continually research current and emerging technologies and propose changes and/or adoption where needed

Inform stakeholders about any problems with current technical solutions being implemented

Work with Palladiums information security officer, or a third-party organization to complete systems cyber-security audits across the project implementations

Interface with Data.FI’s Data Analytics, Data Use, MEL, and Communications teams to ensure that platforms supporting data visualization and use are well designed and optimal for their needs

Key Competencies Required:

Experience in implementing health information management systems at the national and subnational level, including HMIS, LMIS, EMRs, and mobile data collection products

Familiarity with industry standard approaches and standards for health information exchange and interoperability

Strong project management skills and experience using digital tools to manage projects, such as Microsoft Teams, Planner, and/or Jira

Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team and to build consensus

Working knowledge of and interest in health information systems and data analysis and use

Professional verbal and written fluency in English required

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at accessi[email protected] and we will be in touch to discuss.

Safeguarding – We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

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