ONA Technical Program Manager Jobs in Kenya

ONA Technical Program Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • We are looking for a delivery focused Technical Program Manager.

  • This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the Health Technical Lead (Principal TPM).

  • To develop and implement mobile, facility and enterprise technology solutions that support the real-time exchange of information from a local to national scale.

  • This includes creating child vaccine systems, integrating electronic medical record systems, exchanging vital health information and supporting the coordination of national health programmes. .

    Key Responsibilities

    • Work everyday with the engineering team leads, project managers and designers to develop the right technical solutions across multiple platforms to meet the implementation needs.

    • Support the day-to-day technical program management needs of the engineering team, making decisive decisions, promptly responding to requests and asking for help when needed.

    • Write software specifications, manage project execution, review UI/UX wireframes and mockups, and define product roll-out strategy, including writing product development timelines.

    • Convert high level project goals to ticket level tasks with a detail that can be executed by our engineering team.

    • Judiciously document and communicate project activities, plans and decisions, ensuring team members at different levels know their role and are supported to execute their assignment.

    • Work with clients/partners to define the problem they are trying to address and design an appropriate technology solution. This often involves travel to the partner site.

    • Lead the processes of project scope definition, objectives and functional requirements, including writing project proposals and budgets, while involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.

    • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget at the highest attainable quality standards.

    • Identify project and technical risks early, raise them with our team and work together on mitigation strategies.

    • Actively engage with team members offering to assist if your skills can contribute to the project.

    • Develop and maintain industry leading technical understanding to translate program requirements into technical requirements, communicate and work closely with our engineers.

    • Communicate project progress in a timely manner to Ona’s senior management team and project stakeholders.

    • Attend stakeholder meetings, workshops, and conferences and present Ona’s products and work to diverse audiences (health, technical, etc).

    • Analyse user feedback and
    ensure the technical solution continuously improves and optimizes client satisfaction.


    • Self-starter who is motivated to move the team and project ahead without direct instruction.

    • Able to take big, sometimes nebulous, projects and tasks and break them down into granular details that can be accomplished by the engineering team.

    • Able to prioritize dozens of high value tasks across multiple projects simultaneously, in an environment where priorities are constantly changing. Able to stay organized and deliver in this environment.

    • Ability to communicate accurately, clearly, and effectively in written and spoken English.

    Key Requirements


    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical field, e.g. computer science, IT, economics, social science, engineering, etc.

    • At least 4 years of experience on a software development team, including 2+ years ideally leading technology solutions development teams.

    • Experience interacting with RESTful APIs

    • Comfortable working in Linux environments, running web servers, testing Android APKs and triaging problems.

    • Able to read and understand the logic and flow of software written in Java (server and Android), JavaScript and Python.

    • Proficient in SQL.

    • Knowledge and experience working with agile methodologies.

    • Willing to travel globally (potentially up to 20-30% of time).


    • Background as an engineering team lead, manager or ability to demonstrate competency at that level.

    • Experience configuring and implementing widely-adopted, open source data and information platforms in a large scale project(e.g. OpenSRP, Ona.io, ODK, OpenMRS, DHIS2, RapidPro and OpenHIE).

    • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to lead multidisciplinary teams.

    • Knowledge of project management tools (e.g. GitHub projects, Avaza, Trello, JIRA).

    • Interest and deep familiarity with ICT4D.

    • Ability to speak French or any other language.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; ONA Technical Program Manager Jobs in Kenya

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