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Project Director at PATH February, 2020 Job Description
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PATH is currently seeking a qualified Project Director for an upcoming CDC-funded program, “Health Information System Development, Project Management and Coordinated Deployment for National HIV and Health Sector Systems in the Republic of Tanzania under the Global Health Security Agenda and under PEPFAR”. The project’s goal is to increase the ability of information systems to support high quality patient centered services, data quality, and subsequent use at all levels to achieve current and emerging health sector objectives. The project will work closely with the Government of Tanzania and health system stakeholders to organize the building, implementation, and scale up of Tanzania’s HIS and manage vendors/sub-partners to support the evolution and integration of the national HIS. The project will increase ability of systems to support use of data from linked systems, support patient-centered clinical services, and use of data for monitoring and programmatic decision-making.

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. International development and global health represent one of the greatest opportunities for the impact of digital technologies on a global scale. New technologies, approaches and tools are emerging daily, unfortunately into a fragmented and immature digital health market landscape that currently limits their promise to transform country health systems and accelerate and amplify progress towards national and global health goals.

The Project Director will be responsible for project leadership and implementation. He/she will represent PATH and provide leadership to project partners, inter-agency agreement partners, and among CDC-funded projects. The Project Director will also lead collaboration and network development activities with national partners. He/she will ensure that the project achieves results—including project deliverables and targets—in an effective and compliant manner.

Position is contingent upon award to PATH.


    • Provide management leadership (programmatic, financial, and administrative) for the project, ensuring full alignment with national standards and CDC requirements and standards.
    • Provide overall leadership and ensure quality implementation of the project, ensuring the achievement of all project deliverables and targets in a timely manner.
    • Represent PATH and build and maintain productive relationships with CDC, project partners, and national government counterparts.
    • Demonstrate good understanding of relevant country health systems.
    • Provide vision, overall leadership, and guidance to the project staff.
    • Bring technology, analytic, and process innovations to all activities.
    • Provide credible, articulate, and demonstrated expertise in the following:
      • Introduction and scaling of health information systems technology in low- and middle-income countries
      • Application of digital technology to strengthen health systems and services
      • HIV/AIDS epidemiology, treatment, and control
    • Identify obstacles and risks related to implementation in a timely manner and implement strategies to overcome them.
    • Lead collaboration and network development activities with national partners.
    • Lead development of project strategy at country or sub-country levels as necessary.
    • Supervise and oversee the work of project staff, partners, and subcontractors.
    • Exercise sound financial management skills, including effective project spending.
    • Uphold the standards of PATH to lead a high performing team, and ensure strict compliance to CDC and PATH policies, regulations, and internal controls.
    • Guide the learning agenda for the project, use lessons learned to modify project approaches and strategies, and disseminate findings.
    • Review technical materials to ensure high-quality products.
    • Demonstrate experience working in diverse low-resource settings with multi-dimensional teams and stakeholders.


Required Skills

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in leading health information systems, digital health, or eHealth implementation in developing countries.
  • Masters degree or higher in relevant field of study (public health, information sciences, data science, or related areas).
  • At least 7 years of demonstrated experience in operational, project management, and administrative duties for U.S. Government-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated technical depth and understanding of electronic health information systems in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Demonstrated scientific expertise in HIV/AIDS.
  • Demonstrated experience managing programs that flexibly respond to unanticipated crises or developments.
  • Demonstrated data management experience, preferably including forecasting experience.
  • Demonstrated success managing complex CDC-funded projects required. Experience with CDC-funded contracts strongly preferred.
  • Experience building and maintaining partnerships with other projects, local organizations, host country governments, and international agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills in English required.
  • Position is located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


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