Norway: DHIS2 Academy Developer

Organization: University of Oslo
Country: Norway
Closing date: 06 Dec 2016

The Health Information Systems Programme (HISP) is offering a fulltime one year contract with the possibility of extension, as our DHIS 2 Academy Developer.

Job Description:

HISP is a global network established and coordinated at the Department of Informatics, UiO. We design and implement health information systems following a participatory approach to support local management of health care delivery and information flows in health facilities and districts. HISP coordinates the development, maintenance and implementation of DHIS 2. DHIS 2 is a web-based, open source data platform used by governments and NGOs in 60+ countries to improve access and use of information within health, education, sanitation, nutrition and disaster relief. The platform has become a global standard within international development with huge impact on the way health systems are being managed.

At DHIS 2, we are changing the way developing countries and international NGOs manage their operations through building a world class data platform. We are working with the US state department to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa, with Doctors without Borders to manage hospitals in the field, with CDC to monitor disease outbreaks and with numerous health departments in developing countries to make their health systems more effective.

The role of the Academy Developer is to support the global DHIS 2 Academy capacity building program by developing and maintaining teaching materials, strengthen teaching capacity among DHIS 2 Academy partners, and strengthen the presence of DHIS 2 and HISP in new medias. Participating in the whole cycle from developing training programs and courses, to writing and overseeing material production, to delivering training courses online and on the ground, the Academy Developer will be responsible for high quality teaching and teaching materials.

Please note that DHIS 2 positions are externally funded and contingent on continued project funding.


  • Develop and streamline high quality DHIS 2 classroom, blended and online training materials
  • Develop the presence of DHIS 2 and HISP in new medias, including the development and use of webinars, YouTube videos and other medias and platforms
  • Develop templates and workflows to support and manage content development, maintenance and delivery
  • Assess training materials and approaches and identify strengths and development areas
  • Support trainers in developing their pedagogic skills and training practice
  • Support local academy teams in the SouthAdvice the DHIS 2 team on teaching and learning matters


  • Relevant Masters. Significant relevant experience may compensate from lack of formal education
  • Extensive knowledge of effective pedagogical approaches and their underpinning rationale
  • Recent experience in developing classroom, blended and online training materials
  • Recent experience of training and proven efficient in sharing technical knowledge and skill to support and coordinate the work and learning of others
  • Have an understanding of pedagogical, social and cultural issues affecting training situations, and the ability to develop strategies to deal with them

Personal qualities:

  • Passionate teacher and eager to raise the standards of training and learning
  • Able to take initiative and contribute to decision making
  • Proactive approach and able to work in team and independently
  • Competent IT user
  • Able to work with a variety of people in a variety of context and working relationships

We offer

  • Salary according to Position Code 1434 Adviser, NOK 512 700 – 621 800, depending on qualifications and experience
  • Stimulating, challenging and friendly work environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

Application must include

  • Application letter
  • CV (complete overview of education and work experience)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters for recommendation
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (names, relation to candidate and telephone number)

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The University of Oslo has an agreement regarding acquisition of rights to work results for all employees, with the aim to secure rights to research results, etc.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (offentlighetsloven) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

How to apply:

Apply here: DHIS 2 Academy Developer

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