Expert Implementer

Job Description

District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2) is an open source, web-based health management information system (HMIS) platform. Today, DHIS2 is the world's largest HMIS platform, used by ministries of health in 67 countries. The core DHIS2 software development is managed by the Health Information Systems Program (HISP) at the University of Oslo (UiO). 

HISP is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, and works directly with global donors, ministries of health and NGOs to produce global goods addressing health information system needs in low- and middle-income countries. This work includes creating standardized configurations of DHIS2 based on the best global guidance with regards to health guidelines, indicators, decision support, etc. Examples can be found here.

The DHIS2 Expert Implementer will support a portfolio of work that includes configuring DHIS2 -- aggregate, event and tracker --, providing technical support to countries adopting these configurations, and contributing to the creation and updating of the accompanying packages, including the development of guidance materials; documentation; training databases and curricula, etc.

Work Responsibilities: 

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as a technical lead for implementation activities of DHIS2, including travel and in-country assistance as needed.
  • Assist with the creation and adaptation of toolkits, training and demo databases, curricula and learning packages;
  • Work directly with software developers and product management teams on priority setting and roadmap planning.
  • Assist in the development of implementation activities and timelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • At least five years’ experience in providing technology-related support for public health and/or international development.
  • Significant experience configuring / implementing the DHIS2 platform.
  • Good knowledge of scripting and use of Web APIs
  • Master’s degree in a related field (MPH, MCS, etc.), or equivalent experience. 
  • Experience supporting and managing projects in developing world settings.
  • Experience with international donor community
  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in English is essential.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally as needed.
  • Eligible for employment in Norway. 


Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm for international development efforts and ability to work well both independently and within a team, at national and international level
  • Flexible, good to cooperate and positive to ongoing change of responsibilities
  • Strong ability to handle parallel tasks and processes during time pressure
  • Solution-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Good cooperation and communication skills



Remote or in Oslo, Norway