Solutions Architect At BluesSquare

Job Description

Why Bluesquare?

Bluesquare is a rapidly growing tech company dedicated to improving global health through innovative digital solutions. Our work spans 30+ countries, partnering with organizations like the World Bank, WHO, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Join us to make a positive impact on global public health in a collaborative and flexible environment.


We are currently seeking a Solution Architect specifically for the DATIM project, with a robust skill set as a DHIS2 expert and a keen analytical mind. The ideal candidate should bring extensive experience in DHIS2 and excel at crafting detailed user stories tailored to the DATIM project, for both the University of Oslo development team and our internal software developers. This role demands an in-depth grasp of DHIS2 intricacies and a proven track record of successful implementation. The candidate’s proficiency in translating intricate requirements into precise user stories will play a pivotal role in shaping the development of the DATIM project, ensuring seamless communication between stakeholders and the technical team.

DATIM is a US government funded project with the aim to collect all PEPFAR (AIDS relief programme) data in one DHIS2 powered data management system. This means integrating data flows from all government programmes and partners, but also, where possible, working with ministries of health is foreign countries to create an inclusive data repository.

Start date:1 December 2023, contingent on contract award.

Location:The location can be remote, but the hiree will be expected to work partly at EST times (i.e. accommodate client meetings at that time). The team will be located across several African countries, Belgium and Washington D.C.

Roles & responsibilities

  • DHIS2 Solution Architecture: Design and oversee the architectural framework of DHIS2 solutions within the DATIM project, ensuring they align with project objectives.
  • User Story Development: Collaborate with stakeholders to create detailed user stories that capture project requirements and objectives, facilitating communication between teams.
  • Requirements Analysis: Analyze complex project requirements within the DATIM context, translating them into actionable tasks and user stories that align with project goals.
  • Technical Guidance: Provide technical leadership and guidance to the development team, assisting them in understanding DHIS2 intricacies and overcoming challenges.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure DHIS2 solutions meet high-quality standards, scalability, and best practices in software architecture and design.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Foster collaboration and communication between project stakeholders, including the University of Oslo team, internal software developers, and other relevant parties.
  • Documentation: Maintain comprehensive documentation of DHIS2 architecture, user stories, and technical specifications to facilitate knowledge sharing and future development efforts within the DATIM project.
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Key skills

  • In-depth knowledge and extensive experience in DHIS2, including data modeling, configuration, and customization.
  • Strong analytical skills to understand complex requirements within the DATIM project and translate them into precise user stories.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to the development team in solving DHIS2-related challenges.
  • Proficiency in analyzing project requirements and aligning them with DHIS2 capabilities to create actionable user stories.
  • Comprehensive documentation skills to maintain records of DHIS2 architecture, user stories, and technical specifications.
  • Keen eye for detail for working with large, complex, interconnected systems
  • Flexibility and comfort with multi-tasking
  • Experience working remotely with dispersed teams
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Clear, structured spoken & written communication


  • Ability to obtain a Moderate Risk Public Trust Clearance (MRPT)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 3+ years working directly with DHIS2, or 4+ years hosting other open source projects utilizing Apache Tomcat and PostgreSQL (please be prepared to elaborate)
  • 4+ years of hands-on programming experience.


  • Possession of a Moderate Risk Public Trust Clearance (MRPT) or of a secret/top secret clearance (preferred) – If you do, please flag this in your application!
  • Located in or close to EST time zone. If you are, please flag this in your application!
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully implementing DHIS2 solutions within the DATIM context or similar health information management projects.
  • Knowledge of data integration techniques and tools to effectively integrate DHIS2 with other systems and data sources.
  • Knowledge of Agile software development methodologies.
  • US Government Experience or International Public Health Background, PEPFAR experience is favorable
  • Working experience in Africa, Asia or Latin America is a plus
  • Working experience in Global health, Health financing or Monitoring and Evaluation in another sector is a plus

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary and benefits package as a contractor or freelancer. We offer generous PTO and sick leave, as well as other benefits.
  • Flexible work hours and remote working
  • Exciting projects: use data to solve major issues in low- and middle-income countries (Health, Education, Waste management and more)
  • Impact : manage data platforms impacting the lives of thousands of people
  • Network: work in collaboration with a wide variety of actors within countries (Ministries, Donors, NGOs, Implementing partners, field staff, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience: on-site visits and in-depth situation analysis
  • Exciting work environment: join a result-oriented, dynamic & diverse team committed to improve the accessibility and quality of health services around the world

Apply by sending us your CV and a short introduction of yourself

Job criteria for job ad : Solutions Architect
Job category :
IT, new technologies
Industries :
Associative activities
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract – Fixed-term contract
Region :
Ashanti – Brong Ahafo – Central – Eastern – Greater Accra – Northern – Upper East – Upper West – Volta – Western – International
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Key Skills :



July 2024