in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at PATH Tanzania 2023
💥Project Director, Digital Square
Tracking Code 12184
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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
- Lead regular updates including weekly discussions with donors, Ministry of Health and other implementing partners as needed.
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.
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.
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
- Work with stakeholders to ensure accountability and compliance with project deliverables and requirements to donors and the MOH.
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.
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.
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
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.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, public health, business administration or related field.
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.
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.
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.
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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is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be
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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
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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