DREAM Project Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Management Sciences for Health

Position Title: DREAM Project Manager

The Data Repository Engine for Analytics and Management at MSH (DREAM@MSH) is MSH’s centralized M&E data management system. DREAM@MSH supports the systematic collection of project indicators, including standardized indicators across projects and countries. Data visualization and customizable dashboards update automatically as data are entered to facilitate data use across projects. DREAM@MSH is built on DHIS 2, an open-source data management software that has emerged as the de facto health management information system (HMIS) in global health.

The selected candidate may be able to work remotely in a country where they are authorized to work, and MSH is registered.

About this role:

This position provides technical support in Data and Digital Health (DDH) and Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) within the Strategic Information (SI) Unit, in the Data and Digital Health (DDH) practice area as well as direct support to many of MSH’s global projects.

What are the main responsibilities?

As the Project Manager, you will work with MSH project teams to design and develop requirements for new functionality implemented on the DHIS2 and other platforms. Once requirements are documented, you will provide technical guidance and managerial oversight to ensure the efficient implementation of these new system modules. Including:

  • Manage the DDH team’s work to systematize the analysis and documentation of requirements for new DHIS2 modules implemented in DREAM and other DHIS2 instances.
  • Once requirements are developed, serve as project manager to oversee system development tasks and monitor adherence to project timelines.
  • Create technical documentation for best practices on DHIS2 configuration and maintenance.
  • Work closely with the DHIS2 security officer to monitor the effects of DHIS2 system upgrades to integration routes and other interoperable system connections.

This list is not exhaustive. The DREAM Project Manager position is an opportunity to be both innovative and strategic in suggesting and implementing new methods to achieve the outcomes desired by our clients and needed by the people the project aims to serve.

MSH employs people of passion, we seek those individuals who dream of a better world. We look for professionals who combine experience, local knowledge, and an understanding of international best practices.

Specific requirements for this role are:

Education and Experience:

  • An advanced degree at the MA level or above in computer science or related degree.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of working experience managing software development projects in the health/social sector.
  • Experience documenting business processes and preparing system requirements specifications.
  • Experience supporting the development of enterprise architecture and interoperability profiles to connect different information systems.
  • Experience training in project management/collaborative teamwork using digital tools is desirable.


  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues from multiple units and within various socio-cultural contexts.
  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity of teams in LMICs and at the home office.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment and working under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and solve problems using innovative, evidence-based solutions.
  • Highly detail-oriented, meticulous, and consistent in the execution of his/her work.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects at a time.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify areas that need support and constructively come up with solutions to address these.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Must have the ability to walk short distances and pick up materials.
  • Travel: 25% - 30% International Travel

Compensation and Benefits:

The expected salary range for this position is $95,000 - $139,000 (U.S. locations only). If you are located in another country where MSH is registered, we will use the respective country salary scale.

MSH considers multiple job-related factors when determining an offer, including but not limited to, business and organizational needs, candidate qualifications, internal equity, location, and internal budget.

Salary is just one of many aspects of our total rewards package; at MSH, our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive set of competitive benefits that includes a substantial vacation, sick and holiday policies, training and development programs, competitive insurance coverage for health, vision, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, 401k plan, Flexible Spending Account, among others.

What should you know about MSH.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global nonprofit advisory firm that provides governments, health organizations, and the private sector with the strategies, tools, and management support to effectively and efficiently deliver high-functioning health systems. With work in more than 40 countries across 5 continents, we advance knowledge and technology globally to support people locally to achieve health for all. From health ministry to community, private sector to civil society, as trusted advisors, we make the foundational changes that support the whole health system.

For more than 50 years, we have focused on the people at the heart of the health system. We help by supporting local professionals to deliver improvements in the societies where we partner. To do this MSH has committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment in every country where we work.

If you feel you have the required experience to assist MSH in implementing our vision, please submit your CV for our review.

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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