Here at Beyond Essential we make awesome technology and put it to good use in the world.

Our VISION

If we achieve normal things, we have failed.

Beyond Essential Systems was started for a single reason – to deliver real, positive, sustainable improvements in the lives of people in some of the most challenging, low resource and remote places in the world. That is why we exist. People matter everywhere and need is all around us but we focus on low resource settings because that is where the need is greatest and that is where our expertise lies. We also want to be genuinely building up the people we work with so that one day, what we do is no longer necessary. If we leave people able to use and maintain their own systems, that is success.

We know we cannot do as much as we would like but if you bring enough special people together, you can make things a little better for others. What is a little better? It means living a little longer, getting the chance to earn a little more money. It means being a little healthier and spending a little more time with your family instead of in hospital. It means travelling and experiencing a little more of the world and living in a country that is a little fairer and a little more equitable. Most of all it means passing on a better community and world for your kids to experience and enjoy. We shouldn’t ever fall for the lie that we can ‘change the world’ – but we can help improve a small part of it. We are not a normal company and if we achieve normal things, we have failed.

By harnessing innovation, our technology and our skilled people, our vision is to make some parts of the world a little better for as many people as we can.

What we are

Proudly certified B Corp.

There is a space in between not-for-profits and private enterprise that encompasses businesses who are driven by their desire to have a positive impact on the world and make only enough money to be sustainable – and that’s where Beyond Essential sits. B Corps are businesses that “balance purpose and profit” – read more here. To achieve certification as a B Corp, we were audited over 12 months and had to:

Demonstrate high social and environmental performance

Make a legally binding governance structure accountable to all stakeholders

Exhibit transparency by allowing information about our performance measured against B Lab’s standards to be publicly available – view them here.

Current Opportunities

Project Manager – Laboratory Information Management System implementation

About the role

As a Project Manager in the BES team, you’ll be working on projects that directly impact our overall mission. Our software suite includes Tupaia and Tamanu and we also implement and support mSupply, DHIS2 and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) systems.

Currently, our team is advancing our software to support laboratory strengthening for vulnerable populations in the Pacific, with a focus (though not exclusively) on clinical laboratories and microbiology. This includes the implementation of an open-source LIMS called SENAITE, which forms part of an eHealth ecosystem that we support. SENAITE has modules for all clinical departments, biobanking and public health.

This role will support the implementation of SENAITE, with potential peripheral support to our other software solutions (Tupaia, Tamanu, mSupply and DHIS2). The role will include a substantial amount of in-country travel, particularly within the Pacific region. The job is likely to involve approximately 75% travel outside Australia with first travel to commence after approximately 4 weeks of on-boarding.

Experience with SENAITE is not necessary – complete training will be provided.

Day to day, you will:

  • Implement SENAITE software, including requirements gathering, training, change management and provide at-the-elbow implementation across the Pacific and elsewhere as reasonably requested
  • Support the development of laboratory workflows and editing of SOPs to align with digitisation as necessary
  • Liaise with partner countries and organisations, including report writing, presentations, product promotion and meetings
  • Support the Tamanu and Tupaia and BES products and services in the Pacific and elsewhere
  • Ensure compliance with policies (including Child Protection Policy) and fiduciary responsibilities in the carrying out of contracts
  • Provide software demonstrations and trainings as required on BES and related software, including SENAITE, Tamanu, Tupaia, mSupply and DHIS2
  • Attend meetings and conferences on behalf of BES
  • Other duties as reasonably requested

About you

You’ll have a real connection with our purpose and will be looking for a role where your work has a meaningful influence and impact on the lives of others. You’ll be a natural collaborator with initiative and drive.

Ideally, you’ll have experience in:

  • Experience working in complex and dynamic roles across health, or health technology projects in either a clinical or health system management capacity
  • Experience in a clinical or public health laboratory
  • Experience using a LIMS or other eHealth solutions
  • Experience in low resource settings
  • Experience and sensitivity working in culturally diverse settings
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills with the ability to work with individuals from a variety of skillsets (including Project Managers, Health Professionals and Software developers)
  • Resilience working in tough environments, with a high level of autonomy and the ability to solve problems coupled with the ability to recognise when assistance is required and the willingness to ask for that assistance
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • High comfort with and ability to learn new technology
  • Comfortable travelling during current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions (with approval from Department of Home Affairs and in-country government partners)
  • Relevant qualifications

Having familiarity with data management or work experience in the Pacific would also be an advantage (but not required).

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Project Manager Health – Overseas-Based

About the role

As a Project Manager in the BES team, you’ll be working on projects that directly impact our overall mission. Our software suite includes Tupaia and Tamanu and we also implement and support mSupply and DHIS2 systems.

Currently, we are supporting several countries with digital health transformations across multiple platforms. This role will work with a partner Ministry of Health, helping define required reports and map information flows to support evidence-based data for decision making. The role is multi-faceted, ranging from designing data models and outputs, to developing data collection tools and training staff in their use. We have a strong focus on real-time data visibility and the role will focus on ensuring high quality, useful data is available to decision makers when needed.

It is not necessary to have used any of the BES tech stack (Tupaia, Tamanu, mSupply, DHIS2) but experience with eHealth or digital systems is highly desired.

This includes a substantial amount of in-country travel, particularly within the Pacific region.

The job is likely to involve approximately 75% travel outside Australia with first travel to commence after approximately 4 weeks of on-boarding.

Day to day, you will:

  • Work with senior Ministry of Health staff to define reports and other data outputs required across all systems
  • Liaise with the rest of the project and software teams to customise reporting and visualisations
  • Ensure data models and reporting tools are fit for purpose to meet required outputs
  • Implement Tupaia software, including requirements gathering, building tools, training, change management and provide at-the-elbow implementation as reasonably requested
  • Liaise with all project partners, including report writing, presentations, product promotion and meetings
  • Work with other Project Managers to support the implementation of other BES products and services including Tamanu and mSupply
  • Ensure compliance with policies (including Child Protection Policy) and fiduciary responsibilities in the carrying out of contracts
  • Provide software demonstrations and trainings as required on BES and related software, including Tupaia, Tamanu, mSupply and DHIS2
  • Attend meetings and conferences on behalf of BES
  • Other duties as reasonably requested

About you

ou’ll have a real connection with our purpose and will be looking for a role where your work has a meaningful influence and impact on the lives of others. You’ll be a natural collaborator with initiative and drive.

Ideally, you’ll have experience in:

  • Experience working in complex and dynamic roles across health, or health technology projects in either a data management or health system management capacity
  • Experience in low resource settings
  • Experience and sensitivity working in culturally diverse settings
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills with the ability to work with individuals from a variety of skillsets (including Project Managers, Health Professionals and Software developers)
  • Resilience working in tough environments, with a high level of autonomy and the ability to solve problems coupled with the ability to recognise when assistance is required and the willingness to ask for that assistance
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • High comfort with and ability to learn new technology
  • Comfortable travelling during current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions (with approval from Department of Home Affairs and in-country government partners)
  • Qualifications in one of: Data Management, Public Health, Project Management or Health Technology

Having familiarity with Geographic Information System (GIS) or work experience in the Pacific would also be an advantage (but not required).

Apply now

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