Digital Health Specialist

GRS is an international adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire and mobilize at-risk youth to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities.

Role Overview

The Digital Health Specialist will be responsible for operationalizing GRS’s plan to bring its unique sport-based methodology for adolescent behavior change to millions of young people through digital platforms and networks across Africa. This will include leading the design, piloting, evaluation, and scale-up of 1) “direct-to-consumer” digital programs for adolescent participants and 2) digital solutions that support the training and development of frontline field staff (GRS Coaches, Master Coaches, Trainers, etc.). As the organizational product manager for digital health, they will be a member of the Global Research & Development Department and provide cross-functional technical support to various GRS business units, with particularly close collaboration with GRS Impact Teams (GRS South Africa, GRS Zambia, and Global Partnerships), Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning (MEL), and Business Development. While this is a remote position, the Digital Health Specialist will be expected to regularly travel regionally in Sub-Saharan Africa to provide in-person technical support to GRS teams and implementing partners with various digital health initiatives.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to with “Digital Health Specialist” in the subject line.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


  • Lead all aspects of the product development process for interactive, direct-to-consumer adolescent health digital content and products modeled on the play-based GRS methodology and SKILLZ curricula through a range of delivery platforms (chatbots, WhatsApp, digital Interactive Voice Response games, videos, etc.) This includes managing backend digital health technology providers/partners.
  • Lead updates of existing digital health products to reflect insights from both routine MEL data and formal research studies.
  • Facilitate onboarding and training workshops for GRS teams on new products.
  • Please see full job description for additional information and to apply.

Specifications & Competencies

  • 5 years experience in the tech sector with a strong understanding of the front and back ends of digital health solutions.
  • Experience working on content creation app development and digital storytelling.
  • Experience in adolescent health program facilitation and training preferred.
  • Ability to travel regionally up to 10-20%.

Job Overview

Date Posted

December 8, 2023



Job Type

Full Time