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20 New Job Opportunities at Pathfinder International Tanzania – Senior Digital Health Advisors

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Jobs in Tanzania 2021: New Job Vacancies at Pathfinder International, 2021
Senior Digital Health Advisor
Job Category
: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
Requisition Number: SENIO01151
Posting Details
Posted: July 21, 2021

  • Watertown, MA, USA
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Dar es Salaam, TZA
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • DHA , Karachi, PAK
  • Cairo, Egypt Cairo, EGY
  • Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi, KEN
  • Maputo, Mozambique Maputo, MOZ
  • Niamey, NER
  • Kampala, Uganda Kampala, UGA
  • Lome, TGO
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Dar es Salaam, TZA
  • Lagos, NGA
  • New Delhi, India New Delhi, IND
  • Kinshasa, COD
  • Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan, CIV
  • Bujumbura, Burundi Bujumbura, BDI
  • Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Ouagadougou, BFA
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh Dhaka, BGD
  • Amman, Jordan Amman, JOR
  • Nepal Kathmandu, NPL


Job Details
role will be responsible for providing technical advisory support
across the range of Pathfinder programs in the effective and appropriate
use of digital technologies in existing as well as future projects.
They will work across business units to promote and embed digital
innovations and approaches that will leverage digital technology to
improve access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR),
including strengthening health system delivery, social behavior change,
improved data collection and use, and learning approaches. This role
will work directly with project teams and clients to identify, adopt and
effectively utilize digital tools and technologies to improve service
delivery, decision-making and accelerate development progress. The role
will also support Pathfinder’s business development efforts,
contributing to proposal development, ensuring that industry wide best
practices are incorporated into proposals. They will be responsible for
the growth of the practice of digital health within Pathfinder through
strategic partnerships, thought leadership, learning exchange and
capacity development.

Key Job Outcomes:

  • Develops
    organization-wide relationships and builds a case for digital
    information systems and applications to improve scale and effectiveness
    of programs and establish a niche for Pathfinder in the field of digital
    engagement for health system strengthening, SBCC, and community
  • Technical
    Design: Identifies new technologies, and workable solutions to address
    project and program needs. Supports program activities with appropriate
    digital technology that can be delivered by teams on the ground to
    create feedback loops for Pathfinder program managers, support
    operations, fuel appropriate decisions, and drive scale and
    effectiveness at low-cost. Collaborate with Pathfinder staff and
    partners to innovate and test prototypes that can demonstrate additive
    effectiveness of service delivery and program delivery. Demonstrates
    cost-effective use of digital technology to engage directly with
    providers at health facilities, community leaders and change agents, as
    well as with clients to achieve programmatic outcomes.
  • Technical
    Assistance: Ensures best practices incorporated into digital engagement
    and learning are integrated into the design of Pathfinder programs and
    activities, where appropriate. Promotes digital literacy across the
    Pathfinder network. Create a cadre of Pathfinder staff who are able to
    advise Ministries of Health on digital engagement and outreach. Deliver
    technical assistance in digital technology for health systems
    strengthening and development and quality improvement. Identify tools
    that can be used to landscape and identify opportunities for digital
    technology applications within health systems, especially those that can
    achieve more effective care in the community. Collaborate internally
    with other BUs to stay abreast of opportunities and emerging issues.
  • Technical
    Support for Proposals: Advise on strategic opportunities for digital
    investments within context of proposals. Scope and develop partnerships
    to complement and grow Pathfinder’s ability to develop digital
    mobilization and engagement, as well as effective program management and
    learning through digital technology.
  • Manage Partnerships:
    Manage Pathfinder strategic partnerships within the global digital
    portfolio, including vendors, subawards, and contracts. Expand and
    complement Pathfinder expertise through work with partners.
  • Brand Ambassador: Promote Pathfinder’s work in digital health through
    engagement in global forums, sharing with and learning from partners.
    Contribute to global digital health community. Ensure that Pathfinder
    work is visible to partners and influential in shaping priorities among
    donors and partners. Represents Pathfinder International to external
    organizations and audiences at professional meetings and conferences as
  • Liaison with Key Stakeholders: Liaises and
    coordinates with key stakeholders, including USAID/Washington, missions,
    other donors and USG agencies, and international and local partners
    such as Bureau for Global Health, World Health Organization, IBP, to
    play a highly proactive role in repositioning family planning as a
    preventive health and a socioeconomic development intervention and to
    share lessons and technical information.


Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Digital Health Systems: Comprehensive knowledge of digital platforms across the ICT4D ecosystem.
  • Public Health Information Systems: Advanced knowledge of low-income countries’ public health information systems.
  • Sexual
    and Reproductive Health and Rights: Advanced knowledge of contraception
    and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs,
    including program strategies and indicators, and the latest
    professional developments in SRHR and SSCB. Advanced skills in
    designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and
    intervention activities, preferably with USAID, WHO, or other donor
    organizations working in the health sector.
  • Program Operations
    and Development: Advanced skills in implementing and managing similar
    program operations in low-income countries,
  • Leadership: Advanced
    skills as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening
    in low-income countries and proven ability in developing strategic
  • Program and Project Planning and Management: Advanced
    skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill
    performance objectives, including the timely implementation and
    reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Operations and Financial Management: Advanced knowledge of operations and financial management in low-income countries.
  • Change
    Leadership: Ability to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in
    managing change across a broad group of stakeholders in an inclusive
  • Presentation Skills: Ability to make presentations on results and products to small and large groups.
  • Community
    Relations: Advanced skills in facilitating work relationships between
    partners, government officials, and communities.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using local languages and English language.
  • Communication
    and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through
    diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion
    for Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment
    to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal,
    child health services and safe abortion…
  • Self-Management and
    Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team,
    ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress
    effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters

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Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s
    degree in public health, business, marketing, social science, or STEM
    (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics).
  • Master’s degree in related field, such as Master’s in Public Health or Business Administration
  • Experience
    of delivering and overseeing digital interventions and initiatives in
    multiple country contexts, preferably health-related in low-income
  • 10 years’ experience in working in international
    development, preferably in implementing technology centric programs in
    developing countries
  • Prefer: Experience with USAID-funded projects
  • Prefer: Fluency in French

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Other Information:

  • May supervise others
  • Travel required (at least 30%)
  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer



  • Masters or better in Business Administration or related field.

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contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate
against employees or applicants because they have inquired about,
discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or
applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation
information of other employees or applicants as a part of their
essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or
applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to
compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a
formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation,
proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by
the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to
furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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