Technical Project Manager, Digital Square

PATH – Pretoria, Gauteng

Full-time
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.

PATH’s Center for Digital and Data Excellence (CoDE) is dedicated to scaling Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in lower/middle income countries (LMICs) and utilizing these systems to strengthen data gathering as well as utilization. Our work is focused on supporting countries to use digital technology and data use approaches to accelerate and amplify their health investments, goals and outcomes. An important driver and component of that work is the digital transformation of global health itself. CoDE works with government ministries of health, the information and communication technology sector, the global health sector and donors to improve the use of digital technologies and data for improved health services, systems and financing, and the information systems, technologies and enabling environment factors that improve the availability and quality of those technologies and the data they support.

Digital Square, an initiative within CoDE, is one of PATH’s innovative responses to Global Health challenges to be a driver of change. Conceived from the lessons of the inefficiencies and redundancies of investments in digital technologies, Digital Square brings global and regional actors together to create a new way of thinking about, and a new way of doing, development.

Based in South Africa, the Technical Project Manager (TPM) will serve in a key role to guide implementation of sustainable solutions for PATH’s global programs and scalable health information systems in general. The TPM will functionally report to the Director Digital Square South Africa. S/He will work with Digital Square’s broader program to support country governments with the execution digital health strategies and health information system implementations. The TPM will work closely with PATH’s other divisions as required and support the vision and mission of CoDE in the use of digital health solutions across PATH programs.

Key Performance Areas:
Facilitate and support successful project delivery and management.
Lead landscaping, development, and management of various systems analyses and design elements in a public health setting.
Manage and build technical capacity of sub-grantees and staff as appropriate and in line with Digital Square/PATH values.
Prepare reports for internal and external audiences.

Specific Duties/Deliverables:
Manage multi-faceted, technical digital health projects spanning digital health development, implementation, design and data use in low resource, public health settings.
Collaborate with Digital Square leadership to monitor, track, identify and drive forward work, issues and solutions in a proactive and results driven approach with a focus on supporting country objectives and systems use.
Conduct landscape analyses and digital health mapping exercises
Foster harmonization of national interoperability architectures in support of communication with and between digital systems and technology standards to improve health system performance.
Quality assure and track deliverables against payment schedules.
Promote PATH’s user-centric design methodologies for service and applications.
Ensure data platforms have strong technical project management and change management support with an emphasis on replicable health information systems and data warehouse solutions that can be leveraged by multiple countries and programs.
Participate in internal and external progress sessions.
Document and present project successes and learnings.
Maintain accurate technical documentation and materials in Digital Square’s knowledge management tools and systems (meeting minutes; technical deliverables etc.).
Pro-actively flag project and organizational risks in terms of deliverables, timelines, staffing, and technical direction.
Provide technical guidance to and work with sub-grantees.
Respond to donor technical updates, presentations and information requests timely.
Other areas as directed by the Director Digital Square South Africa.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Master’s in public health, health informatics, or equivalent.
A minimum of 8 years of relevant working experience or a combined combination of education and experience.
Strong project management skills.
Deep understanding of the public health sector and public health information ecosystem in South Africa.
Experience working with senior government officials and stakeholders to set and drive digital health priorities.
Ability to successfully execute and manage against deadlines and build/maintain stakeholder relationships is a must.
Demonstrated ability to produce high quality written reports.
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.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; diplomacy in communicating with a broad and diverse audience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office software suite, and ability to learn financial systems/software; SharePoint and Salesforce experience preferred.
Strong organizational skills, high level of attention to detail, and effectiveness under deadlines.

Other Requirements:
Ability to travel provincially (approximately 40%).
Valid driver’s license and own transport.

Must have legal authorization to work in South Africa.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH 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, or political ideology.

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