Project Manager

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.

Project managers at DHIS2 join a team of product managers and other leads to help guide a portfolio of work that includes coordinating with global partners such as WHO, the Global Fund, UNICEF and GAVI, as well as supporting countries adopting these configurations, and overseeing the creation and updating of the accompanying packages, including the development of guidance materials; documentation; training curricula, etc.


  • Coordinate with global partners (e.g. GAVI; the Global Fund; the WHO; PEPFAR; etc.) to define needs, resource requests and visioning;

  • Ensure the completion of deliverables and contract requirements;

  • Determine priorities related to the development of toolkits, training curricula, standardized metadata packages related to individual level data.

  • Align implementation priorities with country needs and partner requests;

  • Coordinate implementation resources, including technical and clinical leads, to ensure timely and quality completion of projects;

  • Provide specific budget and performance tasks related to DHIS2 projects;

  • Promote the inclusion of standards and best practices, such as HL7 FHIR.


  • Five years+ experience in digital and global health

  • Experience with international donor community, including bilateral and multilateral donor agencies and private foundations

  • Demonstrated experience leading digital health implementations in low- and middle-income countries

  • Experience managing digital health teams

  • Demonstrated success in developing partnerships and funding opportunities

  • A Master's degree in a related field (MPH, MSc, etc.), or equivalent experience.

  • Excellent communication skills and fluent command of English, both oral and written. Other languages a plus.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally (15%-30%).

  • Experience in research and evidence-generation for digital health will be a plus.

  • 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

  • Commitment to project management

  • 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 inspire and prioritize

  • Comfort in the leadership role

  • Good cooperation and communication skills


Oslo, Norway