PATH Project Director, Zambia Digital Community Health Jobs in Zambia

PATH Project Director, Zambia Digital Community Health Jobs in Zambia


Job Description

  • PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

  • PATH has been working to support local partners in Zambia for more than 15 years. Our current portfolio in Zambia includes work to support health care providers and communities to prevent and respond to malaria, NTDs, and TB, advance digital health innovation, and address global health security priorities.

  • PATH’s Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases program is a leader in the effort to end malaria illnesses and deaths, refines and develops tools and approaches, invests in national programs, and builds data to empower national governments to pursue malaria elimination. In close collaboration with PATH’s Digital Health teams, we work closely 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 specific to malaria.

  • 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 PATH 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 to support our malaria control efforts.

  • PATH seeks a Project Director for new project in Zambia who will lead the execution of projects to integrate and strengthen country digital community health systems. The Project Director will manage a distributed team and collaborate and partner with government, implementing partners and private sector. This position will be based in Lusaka.

    Specific duties:

  • Oversee all activities of the project including managing and supporting team and coordinate project work across PATH and partner staff.

  • Plan, direct, coordinate and lead activities of the Digital Community Health project to ensure that goals, objectives and all elements of the project are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

  • Facilitate development of strategy, translation of strategy into action plans, overall coordination of activities and their implementation, resolution of issues, and communication of project information.

  • Ensure close government involvement in and ownership of the project.

  • Represent PATH work among stakeholders.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with the Government of Zambia and implementing partners and publicly represent the project and its values.

  • Facilitate meetings and workshops, particularly those
    involving senior level stakeholders.

  • Manage the planning and execution of project work, including ensuring that the work streams of multiple teams are on track, playing a key internal leadership role to ensure efficient management of donor resources, and ensuring completion of milestones.

  • Monitor project indicators to determine impact. Review policies and procedures, identifying gaps and setting benchmarks to ensure effective project implementation, communication, monitoring and reporting.

  • Prepare timely donor and internal reports.

  • Represent the project in international forums, conferences and committees related to project’s core mission.

  • Work closely with PATH team members and the donor to communicate challenges, bottlenecks, solutions and successes and generate required reports and other deliverables as needed.

    Required Experience

  • Degree in public health, health informatics, information technology, computer science, or any other related field.

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Strategic Management or Project Management preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in health-related projects, including minimum 5 years in senior project leadership roles.

  • Demonstrated experience working closely and successfully with the public sector.

  • Substantial experience in and knowledge of the health sector in Zambia.

  • Strong understanding of digital health tools and systems, health data management and use or both.

  • A proven track record of building and sustaining effective partnerships with national, regional and district government at senior levels, donors, partners, and relevant project stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience as a project manager overseeing virtual teams composed of diverse professional staff

  • Preferred experience managing technology providers and subcontractors.

  • Strong track record of managing milestone-based projects to achieve strong results within budget and time constraints.

  • Experience managing donor-funded projects preferred, leveraging knowledge of PATH and donor processes, contracting, rules and regulations.

  • Experience organizing and facilitating meetings; adept at bringing diverse opinions together to achieve consensus and drive results.

  • Comfortable managing in a flexible and changing environment.

  • Experienced motivator of teams, able to support the “human side” of implementations, including fostering an environment supportive of large-scale behavior changes.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Must have legal authorization to work in Zambia.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; PATH Project Director, Zambia Digital Community Health Jobs in Zambia


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