mHealth Project Associate

Cell-Life is looking for a mobile health (mHealth) Project Associate, based at its offices in Cape Town. The position will involve working on some of Cell-Life’s mHealth services in health promotion and maternal health.  Areas of work will include assisting in:

  • Design and setup of mhealth services
  • Content writing (for mobile and Web)
  • Interacting with users of mhealth services (e.g. mobisite comment & Mxit chatroom moderation)
  • Training healthcare workers on mhealth services
  • Creating literature reviews
  • Stats monitoring and report collation
  • Survey administration/interviews
  • Stats and data collation
  • Marketing mhealth services
  • Payment processing.

The position requires a range of skills and experience:

  • Writing and content preparation for Web and/or mobile. Public health content would be especially useful.
  • Writing reports
  • Doing interviews
  • Review of journal papers
  • Designing and running training
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Familiarity and comfort with technology, preferably mobile
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office (especially Excel)
  • Ability to work in a team.

A relevant first degree is required. We would ideally like a graduate in public health, communications or social work with at least one year’s work experience. Ability to speak and write in multiple South African languages would be an advantage. The position will involve some travel.

The mHealth services created will use a range of platforms/technologies including SMS, USSD, voice and MXit. The position will report to one of Cell-Life’s mHealth Project Coordinators. The contract will be for a year, with the option of renewing. Experience in social and behaviour change communications and mhealth would be a strong recommendation.

To apply, please email mathilda@cell-life.org by 11 December 2012. Please include the job title in the subject line of your email, and include your CV and a cover letter explaining why you feel you are suitable for the position.

Cell-Life is an NGO working in the exciting and emerging area of mhealth and seeks to harness almost-pervasive use of mobile phones in the interests of better health.

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