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16 New Job Opportunities at Pathfinder International Tanzania – Executive Director of Digital Health

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Pathfinder International
Jobs in Tanzania 2021: New Job Vacancies at Pathfinder International, 2021
Executive Director of Digital Health
Job Category:
Executive Leadership
Requisition Number: GLOBA01153
Posting Details
Posted: July 21, 2021

  • Washington, DC, USA Watertown, MA, USA
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Dar es Salaam, TZA
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh Dhaka, BGD
  • Ouagadougou, BFA
  • Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan, CIV
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa, COD
  • Cairo, Egypt Cairo, EGY
  • Addis Ababa, ETH
  • New Delhi, India New Delhi, IND
  • Nairobi, KEN
  • Maputo, Mozambique Maputo, MOZ
  • Niamey, NER
  • Asokoro, Abuja, NGA
  • DHA , Karachi, PAK
  • Lome, TGO
  • Kampala, UGA


Pathfinder Overview
International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless
of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have
children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they
choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments,
communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove
barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together,
we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save
women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the
need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young
people are able to choose their own paths forward.

as a strategic thought partner to Pathfinder International on all
digital health, technology, data, and technical innovation to enable
implementation of the organizational digital strategy. Lead the
visioning, strategy development and implementation working closely with
global and in-country stakeholders to co-design digital health solutions
that ensure opportunities to strengthen national community health
systems through strong regional and local partnership. The role involves
conducting audit and evaluation of various digital programs across the
organization for consolidation. Design and implement standard compliant
digital solution for scale and replication to enable optimize flow and
use of data in support of organizational strategy and growth.



Key Job Outcomes:

  • Create
    a vision for Digital Health not only as an enabler but transformative
    for strengthened community health systems, government partnerships that
    align with organizational strategic priorities.
  • Benchmark
    globally emerging digital health solutions, tools, and innovation
    trends. Be the expert on all aspects of digital transformation to bring
    best practices, advising the CEO, executive team and the board with
    decision support on digital health strategy, future direction, funding
    opportunities, providing insights into pivotal issues like program
    expansion and investment requirements, contracting models and where
    needed recommending adjustment to strategic approaches as needed.
  • Lead
    the development of organizational digital health vision, direction, and
    digital health product with focus on data utilization strategy to drive
    organizational Ensure standard based interoperable, scalable, and
    compliant digital health tools are delivered and digital solutions can
    be owned by governments.
  • Build cost effectiveness astuteness by
    driving core digital, data and technology strategy with cost-curve
    optimization to deliver more for less.

Partnerships and External Representations

  • Oversee
    Digital Health Partnership engagements with external senior players;
    technical vendors, implementers, funders, innovators and government
    officials including the development of roadmaps for technology products
    and services and building strong partnerships with third-party vendors,
    ensuring alignment with long-term organization strategy.
  • Provide
    advisory services to governments and partners on their digitization
    roadmaps and community health digitalization reforms to leverage
    national health systems and infrastructure to strengthen digitally
    enabled community health systems
  • Represent Pathfinder
    externally, working closely with the other business teams to communicate
    a compelling technology story in support of fundraising efforts and
    advocacy efforts for wider adoption of technology for the community

Implementation oversight

  • Lead
    implementation of organizational digital health, data, product and
    technology strategy, working with tech and non-tech teams to design
    roadmaps and KPIs that ensure delivery of impact goals.
  • Deliver digital programs, solution and vision for improved stakeholder experience, user journey and user adoption of tools.
  • Ensure
    data architecture and flows are designed and optimized for quick
    decision making and enable effective use of data across users internally
    and by government partners to drive key decisions and improved impact.
  • Develop
    tools, systems, governance processes and metrics to ensure critical
    technology and data systems are an effective enabler to deliver
    organizational vision and mission cost effectively.
  • Working
    closely with the local and regional program teams and through the global
    product team to provide strategic thought leadership on end-to-end the
    product mmanagement of digital tools ensuring effective and sustainable
    solution for siloed and fractured community health with human centered
    design approaches utilized and strong project management oversight for
    delivery to user expectations enable strong digital solutions that
    strengthen program delivery and system resilience.
  • Oversee the
    effective implementation and maintenance of organizational back office
    IT services, IT infrastructure including, ERP, other integrated systems,
    and support systems.
  • Ensure that organizational staff are
    equipped with the best possible technology tools and platforms to
    facilitate efficiency and a high level of internal controls and data

People & Culture

  • Provide
    leadership to all organizational digital health tools/solutions, data
    and technology functions and manage the team as the department evolves.
    Constantly review on cost effectiveness of the team and ensure that
    capacity continues to be strengthened. Develop budgets, manage risks and
    governance by providing on all activities, plans, targets, and
    organizational drivers
  • Hire, onboard, and retain top talent. Build resources for the future and inspire and motivate others to be the best they can be.
  • Be
    a core member of the global executive leadership team, contributing to
    the wider organization strategy, and providing collective leadership to
    the organization.

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Minimum Education and Work Experience

  • Relevant
    Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering and over twenty (20)
    years’ relevant experience with over twelve (12) years in senior
    management, eight (8) of which should be at executive level in a similar
  • Proven professional experience of leading digital transformation, securing funding and leading global technical teams
  • Extensive
    experience of hands-on digital solution development, global product
    development, scalable product deliver, enterprise architecture, solution
    architecture and databases
  • Relevant experience in delivering
    multiple systems integration solutions to large commercial and/or
    government customers (on time and within budget)
  • Proven track
    record of significantly contributing to the overall organization
    strategic direction, planning and operations oversight
  • In depth
    experience in building digital health strategies and engaging with
    government and influencers of government across the African continent
  • Extensive experience running agile teams to get to quick solutions
  • Significant experience in mobile applications and/or delivering system integration projects for large demanding clients
  • Experience of contributing to national global standards, advocating adoption of standards
  • Experience of leading global initiatives for sustainable development goals at global and regional level

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Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience in mobile applications in the African context that are B to C is ideal.
  • A good understanding of software architecture and having led a team(s)
  • Strong technical knowledge of data engineering and infrastructure as well as systems management and integration

Additional preferred experience:

  • Professional experience with leading digital health firms
  • Experience in digital payments and fintech will be an added advantage.

Other Information:

  • Travel required (30% or less)
  • Uses cellular and office phone, laptop or desktop computer


  • Strategy
    development and execution: Experienced at strategy development, both
    organizational and technology strategies, including opportunity sizing,
    assessments and developing plans for implementation. Experience
    articulating strategies at Board level and able to break them down to
    operational level. Experience using best-in-class strategic tools with
    abilities to facilitate and coach executive teams
  • Thought
    Leader: You have influenced top leaders, executive team and board
    members. Others look to you for insight and your opinion. You have
    cutting edge ideas, spot trends and propose ideas to address challenges.
    You continually challenge the status quo yet are inspiring and
  • People leadership and management: Strong senior
    people management experience, proven ability build teams as work
    evolves, to deliver outstanding results through others. Build and
    maintain strong relationships with teams, colleagues across different
    functions, and external partners.
  • Decision making: Makes sound decisions based on the organizational needs and objectives.
  • Analytical abilities: Ability to piece together various happenings in an organization, those related/not related to technology.
  • Uses information to provide insights and leadership to steward organizational programs
  • Change
    agent: You are someone with the ability to lead strategic change, both
    within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.
  • Political
    and Government partnerships: Understands varied country political and
    government contexts. Proactively develop plans, engagement models and
    solutions that yield strong partnerships
  • Resourceful and
    entrepreneurial. Enjoys ambiguity, doing whatever it takes to break
    through unexpected barriers and obstacles, and balance
    detail-orientation with the ability to move fast. Thrives under
    pressure, capable of making decisions
  • Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback, and continuous improvement
  • Communication
    skills: Advanced written skills, prepares written information that is
    consumable by varying audiences, internally and externally.
    Well-developed verbal communication skills that model CEO level
  • Diversity:
    You have lived and worked extensively in Africa, possess cross-cultural
    fluency, are able to collaborate with colleagues and partners from
    diverse backgrounds
  • Leading leaders: Builds lasting
    relationships, aligns resources to accomplish key objectives, build
    resources for the future, and lastly, inspires and motivates others to
    be the best they can be. Comfortable in a matrixed environment ensures
    success of the same
  • Collaborative spirit. Listens and connects easily with teams and colleagues. Rolls up your sleeves and help others out.

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