The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is a public institution with the mandate to contribute to the improvement of the health of populations internationally and nationally through excellence in research, services, and teaching and training.
The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) of the Swiss TPH conducts consultancy, project management, training and applied research work in international and global health.
The department is seeking applications for the following new position (80%-100%) based in Basel : IT Product Manager with expertise in open source solutions and / or health information systems.
Within our digital health portfolio, we emphasise health technology management, health information systems and telemedicine applications.
Our work is integrated in a multidisciplinary team with the overall aim to strengthen health systems in international settings.
We aim at identifying a candidate with a strong interest and proven experience on health information systems and public health, especially in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Your position
Further consolidate and develop our expertise in health information systems in LMICs
Support development of communication products for software solutions
Develop training material for the solutions
Elaborate requirements and establish technical documentation
Technical troubleshooting support and act as interface between system users and development team
Manage open source tools to support product releases (source code, documentation updates, etc.)
Manage external IT vendors (contract management, coordination of software development cycle, etc.)
Undertake feasibility studies for implementing software solutions
Interacting with regional and international groups on digital health and public health informatics
Interact with partners at different levels (Ministries, software development teams, etc.) to undertake product promotion activities
Master or higher level in Engineering, IT, information systems or related subjects. A postgraduate level is an asset.
At least 5 years hands on software development experience, including open source solutions
At least 2 years experience in client interfacing role and experience of different roles involved in the software development lifecycle
Knowledge of open source tools and new technological trends and digital health ideally demonstrated through work experience of at least 2 years with open source technologies
Proactive learner of new tools (GitHub, Jira, Confluence, etc.), technologies (MS.Net, SQL server, Android, Java, etc.) and trends
Excellent command of French and English. German is an asset but not a requirement.
Willingness and availability to travel to LMIC countries (3 to 5 times per year).
Furthermore we expect a high level of commitment and flexibility, good communication skills, strong spirit of team work, capacity to take initiative and ability to work with professionals in multi-cultural contexts.
To ensure a diverse workforce, we highly encourage women to apply for this position. We offer you
To ensure a diverse workforce, we highly encourage women to apply for this position.
We are aiming at having the successful candidate starting work as soon as possible.