Monday, September 21, 2015

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health,Deputy Director, Better Immunization Data Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: 05 Oct 2015
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, wor
king alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
PATH’s Digital Health Solutions Group 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. Our services span the entire software development life cycle from supporting analysis of information systems needs to the deployment and long-term use of those systems. The Digital Health Solutions group at PATH coordinates closely with government ministries of health, the information and communication technology sector, other global health NGOs and donors to improve the design, development, acquisition and implementation of management information systems.
We seek to recruit a Deputy Director, Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative in Tanzania. This critical "chief of staff" role will support the Director for the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative in Tanzania, and other pending digital health projects. The goal of the BID Initiative is to achieve sustained increases in immunization coverage through support for country-owned, country-led policies, practices, and information system tools that enable evidence-based decision-making. This initiative represents a unique and important opportunity in global health to build and deploy at scale an information system focused on improving routine immunization at the national level.
The Deputy Director will be a key leader for DHS. The Deputy Director will provide an overarching view across BID and other projects, ensuring that the workstreams of multiple teams are on track, playing a key internal leadership role to ensure efficient management of donor resources, completion of milestones, and facilitation of communication with key partners in Tanzania as well as an external role interfacing with the MOHSW, donors, and other NGOs across the sector.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Provide management support to the Tanzania team and serve as performance leader for selected team members as appropriate.
  • Work closely with DHS leaders and projects spread around the world to develop new business opportunities for PATH in Tanzania.
  • Represent PATH externally to international agencies, collaborators, other nongovernmental organizations, and donor community as necessary.
  • Lead proper planning, completion, and dissemination of project deliverables; develop and maintain tracking systems for project implementation.
  • Identify, implement, and manage team tools to improve communication, work efficiency, and collaboration within the BID Initiative Tanzania team, the larger BID Initiative and DHS team, and among partners through proactive virtual teaming practices.
  • Oversee business operations in the Tanzania offices for the BID Initiative and other projects, including HR management, program implementation, and day to day finance and administration (in coordination with the Project Administrator).
  • Lead working team communications communicating progress internally, working with global team members to generate donor reports, prepare information on the progress of the initiative and projects to key stakeholders, and contribute to operational success of the various projects.
  • Partner with the Project Administrator responsible for financial management of the various project budgets by reviewing budgets and creating long-term financial projections, link programmatic progress to financial expenditures, and contribute to preparation and analysis of financial reports.
  • Create and ensure the proper management of the project timeline and integrated work plan, including tracking of various team activities, key resource allocations, critical-path management, and parallel track planning to ensure milestones and deliverables are constantly defined and monitored across the various assigned projects.
  • Work closely with the BID Initiative Tanzania Director and DHS leadership to help develop strategy, translate the strategy into action plans, provide overall coordination of activities and their implementation, resolve issues, and communicate project information to facilitate the success of the BID Initiative and other digital health projects.
****Required skills****
  • Strong interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
  • Quality report writing and presentations skills.
  • Highly skilled in coaching, mentoring and capacity-building of team members and partners.
  • Excellent organizational, record-keeping and documentation skills, with attention to detail.
  • Strong track record of architecting and managing milestone-based projects to achieve strong results within budget and time constraints.
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English, and verbal communication skills in one or more local languages.
  • Proven ability to work with and manage a diverse international team and proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.
****Required experience**** Degree in management and business administration, public administration, at least 10 years combined professional experience in at least two of the following industries: information technology (IT) management consulting, corporate IT, or equivalent information system design, development, and administration, demonstrated ability to identify and forge partnerships with a range of external partners that add value and improve sustainability prospects including the commercial sector, proven track record of building and sustaining effective partnerships with national, regional and district government at senior levels, donors, partners, and relevant project stakeholders, experience developing and overseeing technical and operational teams and activities among multi-disciplinary international teams, significant experience fundraising and managing projects involving donors, universities, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, and national governments in resource-poor settings desired, experience in motivating teams, able to support the "human side" of implementations, including fostering an environment supportive of large scale behavior changes.
You must currently have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.
PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
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