Senior Product Owner (Re-advertisement)


With more than a decade of experience in providing ICT health-care solutions in Malawi, Baobab Health Trust in partnership with the Malawi Government through the Ministry of Health plans to scale up its Electronic Medical Record systems EMRs to 150 more health facilities across Malawi.The systems targeted for the scale-up include Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART), HIV Testing Services (HTS), Antenatal Care (ANC) and Out Patient Department (OPD). BHT systems use point of care clinical touchscreen workstations embedded with treatment protocols and simultaneously collects data that can be accessed and analysed with ease.

To achieve specific milestones in delivering desirable outcomes, we are looking for inspired, qualified, innovative, hardworking and enthusiastic individuals of Malawi origin to join us and take up exciting roles leading to the continued digitization of health records and vital statistics in Malawi.

Successful candidates will be offered fixed-term contracts and competitive packages commensurate to relevant experience.


Senior Product Owner – Lilongwe


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to drive assigned projects.
  • Serve as a customer advocate in the development of informatics interventions.
  • Develop, review and document project reports.
  • Conceptualize informatics interventions in line with the principles of the fundamental theorem of medical informatics to address the business need.
  • Develop a business case for the proposed informatics intervention.
  • Gather requirements using contextual inquiry and user-centered design approaches and document them in the form of user stories.
  • Coordinate with the Software Development team in building the informatics intervention while following agile practices.
  • Develop the framework for the pilot implementation of the informatics intervention.
  • Monitor and track progress of the projects in line with the approved roadmap.
  • Assist the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in developing a framework for baseline and post-implementation review and impact evaluation.
  • Give timely updates to the Product Manager on the progress of all assigned projects in respect of BHT’s Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) framework.
  • Develop projects plans and budgets.
  • Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems. Those with a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field will have an upper hand.
At least 3 years of work experience in IT project coordination, systems development and working with internal and external stakeholders.
Experience in IT project management in healthcare is a plus.

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of Medical Informatics, and software product development.
Demonstrated knowledge of system documentation.
Demonstrated knowledge of health system in Malawi.
Demonstrated knowledge of qualitative research methods will be a plus.
Able to multi-task, be independent, well-organised, mature and able to work under time-pressure.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills as well as skills in supporting clients.
Demonstrated excellent writing skills.
Demonstrated good stakeholder management skills.
Good coordination and communication skills.
Willingness to work long hours in order to achieve project results.


How to apply

If you meet the above requirements, deliver your application letter ( clearly indicating the title of the position being applied for on the cover of the envelope) accompanied with an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) with 3 traceable referees, 2 of whom should be your most recent employers, at our Lilongwe Office, Area 3 / 13, Baron Avenue, near Bishop Mackenzie International School.

Alternatively, send us an email ( clearly indicating the title in the e-mail address subject line) to:


or use our postal address below;

The Human Resources Lead,

Baobab Health Trust,

P.O Box 31797,

Lilongwe 3.


Applications received after 15th June 2018 will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NOTE: Those who applied already should not reapply.

“Baobab Health Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer”

Comment on advertised Job

Rhonda G.

8th of June, 2018 6:27:41 am

Location: Lilongwe

Employment Type: Full-time

Salary: N/A

Job deadline: 15th June, 2018

Company: Baobab Health Trust

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