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Project Director, Digital Square at PATH International Tanzania

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💥Project Director, Digital Square
Tracking Code 12184
Job Description
is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more
than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with
expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of
other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to
the world’s most pressing health challenges.

Center of Digital and Data Excellence (CoDE) at PATH works with
government ministries of health, the private sector, and donors to
strengthen the use of digital technologies and data for improved health
services. Digital Square is one of CoDE’s flagship global initiatives.
It is PATH-led and funded by multiple donors, including USAID and the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to advance digitally enabled health
services to help close the health equity gap. Conceived from the
lessons of the inefficiencies and redundancies of prior investments in
digital technologies for international development, Digital Square works
with ministries of health to align adaptable, interoperable digital
technologies with local health needs and brings partners together to
improve how the global community designs, uses, and pays for digital
health tools and approaches.

PATH is currently recruiting for a
Project Director for its Digital Square team. The Project Director will
work closely with the US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s
Health System Strengthening team and the Government of Tanzania in
providing technical support in digital health systems and platform. The
project director will also work with the President’s Malaria Initiative
in implementation of their Digital Community Health Initiative (DCHI).
The Project Director will be responsible for project leadership and
accountability for successful completion of project deliverables, serve
as the primary point of contact for the Digital Square, both internally
and externally, and ensure effective communication, coordination, and
collaboration with project stakeholders. S/he will oversee
Tanzania-based Digital Square project staff. S/he will provide technical
oversight and advice. S/he will ensure compliance with organizational
protocols, applicable government regulations, and organizational

Project leadership, accountability, and strategy:

  • Provide project leadership and accountability for successful
    completion of project deliverables, including oversight of activities,
    sub-agreements, and budget.
  • Serve as the primary point of
    contact in Tanzania for Digital Square, both internally and externally.
    Ensure effective communication, coordination, and collaboration with
    project stakeholders.
  • Lead regular updates including weekly discussions with donors, Ministry of Health and other implementing partners as needed.
  • Work
    closely with key stakeholders and digital health leadership to help
    develop Tanzania project strategy and translate that strategy into
    action plans. Provide overall coordination of activities and their
    implementation, resolve issues, and communicate project information,
    including providing technical oversight and advising, as needed.
  • Provide
    technical support in project monitoring and evaluation, ensure
    reporting and documentation is completed in a timely manner, ensure
    compliance with partner organization protocols, applicable government
    regulations, and organizational policies.
  • Represent PATH
    externally to international agencies, collaborators, other
    nongovernmental organizations, and the donor community as necessary.
  • Support
    the MoH and donors with coordination of key technical activities
    related to the projects and provide technical advice on digital
    implementation and data use.
  • Coordinate capacity building efforts on digital health for inhouse resources.
  • Partner with Africa regional directors of CoDE and DSQ to extend regional capabilities.


Project and team management:

  • Oversee all project staff and project secondments on the project.
    These roles include but are not limited to: Technical Advisors seconded
    to the government, technical project manager, project officers, and
    project administrators.
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure accountability and compliance with project deliverables and requirements to donors and the MOH.
  • Lead
    Tanzania-based team and manage to develop project annual work plans,
    overseeing the work of the project team to develop and maintain tracking
    systems for project implementation.
  • Liaise with the MOH and donors on implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.
  • Work
    with project administrators responsible for financial management of
    project budgets by leading development and management of the project
    budget to establish and oversee sub-agreements.
  • Assist with other programmatic and administrative duties as required for successful implementation of program activities.

Business development:

  • Work closely with program teams to identify potential digital health
    and data opportunities and translate that into business development
    initiatives in partnership with the CoDE/ Digital Square team.
  • Support with technical review and input into concepts and proposals on matters of digital health and health informatics
  • Ability
    to build strategic partnerships in the sector, raise PATHs visibility
    in the digital health space to help the organization better position for
    opportunities and grow the digital health and data portfolio.
  • Support the Country Director in stakeholder engagement as maybe needed.
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Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, public health, business administration or related field.
  • Minimum
    of seven (7) years of experience in digital health, global health,
    international development or information technology or related field,
    with at least 3 years of experience in health information and disease
    surveillance systems, interoperability and international standards, and
    open global health information system software.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in managing US Government funded project and programs.
  • Demonstrated
    experience in leading implementation of digital health projects at
    national scale Demonstrated experience in managing a team, subcontracts,
    and complex and fast-paced projects. Strong track record of
    architecting and managing milestone-based projects to achieve strong
    results within budget and time constraints. 
  • Experience working
    with MOH structures and personnel and good knowledge of health systems
    strengthening, strong programming, management, technical and critical
    thinking skills to facilitate program implementation.
  • Strong analytical skills to be able to achieve project impact in highly dynamic context and ecosystem.
  • Excellent
    communication, presentation and report writing skills. Able to present
    complex technical information to a non-technical audience, with the
    ability to provide the appropriate level of detail.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal at a leadership level.
  • Team-focused
    and collegial with the ability to interact with diverse colleagues and
    facilitate strong working relationships; adept at working closely with
    others over geographical distance.
  • Strong emotional intelligence
    and able to create a highly collaborative work environment consisting
    of both technical and subject matter experts. Shares the value of and
    comfort with open communication, proactive problem-solving, and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; diplomacy in communicating with a broad and diverse audience.
  • A good understanding of Tanzania digital health landscape and strategy including Tanzania enterprise architecture.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV in reverse chronological format
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania

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PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be
considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race,
color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic
information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status,
political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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Job Location Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Company Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Position Type Full-Time/Regular


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