PATH Senior Technical Advisor, Zambia Digital Community Health Jobs in Zambia

PATH Senior Technical Advisor, 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 Senior Technical Advisor, Digital Health for new project in Zambia who will lead the execution of projects to integrate and strengthen country digital community health systems. The Senior Technical Advisor, Digital Health, will work closely with the Project Director, and provide technical leadership for the project in close collaboration with the government, implementing partners, and private sector. This position will be based in Lusaka.

    Specific duties:

  • Work closely with the Project Director to ensure project deliverables and timelines are met.

  • Provide technical support to the project and Ministry of Health team through the various stages of the project including the assessment, implementation plan development, solution identification and development process, and piloting and learning.

  • Advise on budgets and resource planning for the digital health components and overall project execution.

  • Collaborate with partner and technology leads to build systems and processes that ensure robust support of technology implemented and reinforce SOPs established for organizational effectiveness.

  • Develop assessment criteria and success frameworks for digital health programs for the project team to be guided by.

  • Provide support to project and Ministry of Health team in the evolution of the technology solution in collaboration with the partner technical counterparts, product managers ensuring proper change management and alignment with organizational strategy.

  • Provide support for reviewing the technical specifications and partner proposals for product solutions, with an eye for sustainability and efficiency.

  • Cross-functional collaboration and project management support and able to collaborate with various functional partners to source data, define objectives, probe/ask questions, drive alignment.

  • Catalyze cross learnings within the Ministry of Health’s digital health programs and teams, and develop methods to document learnings and generate thoughtful discussion and insights to inform continuous improvement
    of processes, systems, and tools internally as well generate materials for external thought leadership and advocacy.

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for country teams that can be developed, packaged, and disseminated through engaging formats to continuous upskilling of digital health teams.

  • Contribute to the Ministry of Health's digital health advocacy goals through meetings, presentations, and other channels based on learnings from digital health implementation process.

  • Provide subject matter input to BD for proposal development stages for digital health opportunities and identify new partnership opportunities in digital health to add value to existing digital health global vision and programs.

  • Contributing to policy guidance as it relates to digital health with global, regional, and country-level digital health working groups and networks.

  • Lead training and build the capacity of advocacy and business development opportunities to understand the digital health ecosystem to empower them to succeed in achieving their respective missions.

  • Skilled in change management and management of stakeholders within change management.

    Required Experience

  • Master’s degree in Information Technology, Public Health/Digital Health, Global Health, or related field.

  • 7 to 9 years' experience in project management and implementation of national scale digital health solutions, including expert knowledge of project management tools.

  • Experience providing technical assistance on digital transformation programs or digital health programs to government, donors, and/or implementing partners.

  • Deep understanding of evolving digital health and community health landscape in Africa, including opportunity and challenges and commonly adopted digital health global goods used in low resource settings.

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

  • Substantial experience in and knowledge of the health sector in Zambia or other country in the region with similar health and development needs and digital health challenges.

  • Experience in change management and working with teams to drive agile software development lifecycles and adoption of agile methodologies, processes, and tools as part of the project management approach.

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

  • Experience working with technology teams to ensure design and solution architecture outputs meet the business requirements.

  • Strong interpersonal skills that establish and maintain rapport with diverse audiences, and comfortable managing different interests to achieve overall alignment for program objectives and organizational big wins.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with ambiguity and comfortable in working in a dynamic 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 communications skills, both oral and written project updates to external and internal stakeholder meetings using PowerPoint.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. French fluency a bonus.

  • Must have legal authorization to work in Zambia.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; PATH Senior Technical Advisor, Zambia Digital Community Health Jobs in Zambia


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