New Job Vacancy at PATH Tanzania - Technical Project Manager, Center of Digital and Data Excellence (CoDE)

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Technical Project Manager, Center of Digital and Data Excellence (CoDE)
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PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

The Center of Digital and Data Excellence (CoDE) Department within PATH focuses on the health system, our teams work with the creation and/or improvement of digital health systems/products such as digital health records, analytical, tools and data, use processes across all health verticals.

PATH’s CoDE team works directly with national governments in low and middle-income countries to select, adapt and scale appropriate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for long term use in their country to address health challenges. Our services span the entire software development lifecycle from supporting analysis of digital health needs to the deployment and long-term use of those technologies. The CoDE team coordinates closely with government ministries of health, the information and communication technology sector, other global health NGOs and donors to improve the governance, design, development, acquisition, implementation, and sustainability of digital health technologies and approaches.

The Technical Project Manager for CoDE will work with the digital health leadership and technical teams to support CODE digital health initiatives in Tanzania and other African countries. The Technical Project Manager will report to the Director of Data Use Partnership within PATH. The Technical Project Manager will also work with the Africa Regional Director of Digital Health and other Project Directors to provide project management, planning and coordination for the ongoing and new digital health initiatives within the region.

  • Ensure the appropriate management of work plans and donor deliverables by working closely with the technical teams and project directors to oversee and keep track of implementation of activities and finalization of deliverables in line with deadlines and appropriate approvals.
  • Ensure defined standards, tools, and norms for activity planning, management, communication, reporting and standard operating procedures are reinforced and adhered to in the execution of the project.
  • Support project leadership to engage with government officials and donors in support of the digital health initiatives.
  • Coordinate team meetings, define meeting agendas, strategic direction/questions, and provide insights into key risks, challenges, and opportunities that should be presented to project team and/or donor or government.
  • Effectively manage, track, and mitigate risk related to the implementation of project activities by monitoring dependencies across the workplan and paying particular attention to non-compliance, regulatory standards, and work with the project administrators to ensure financial management practices are being adhered to.
  • Address or escalate (when needed) challenges related to project execution when there are budgetary implications, concerns from donor and/or government or when processes are not being followed.
  • Work with the technical team to lead the technical writing of routine project reports to donor and government and assist technical team members with writing project documents and editing drafts in an effort ensure the highest-level possible activity outputs and deliverables.
  • Support the broader CoDE team with development of concept notes and technical proposals for new funding opportunities for both new and existing donors.
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Required Experience
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferably masters level.
  • At least 5 years demonstrated experience as a project manager with a track record of architecting and managing milestone-based projects within budget and time constraints. 
  • Experience translating complex technical material related to digital health, health systems, health data, and health policies, into digestible communications for lay audiences. Significant analytical writing experience a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and relevant project stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated and proactive organizational, prioritization, and workload management skills in a high-pressure environment.
  • Excellent IT skills, including a good understanding and experience of Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint). Knowledge of SharePoint and Smartsheet is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Experience working remotely with diverse teams of geographically distributed employees with multiple perspectives.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and globally up to 40% of the time.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.
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Job Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Company Location Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
Position Type Full-Time/Regular