Job Opportunities At Pathfinder International Tanzania July 2021

 Job Vacancies at Pathfinder International Tanzania July 2021


 Job Vacancies at Pathfinder International Tanzania July 2021

Senior Digital Health Advisor

Job Category: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Requisition Number: SENIO01151

Posting Details

Posted: July 21, 2021




  • Watertown, MA, USA
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Dar es Salaam, TZA
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • DHA , Karachi, PAK
  • Cairo, Egypt Cairo, EGY
  • Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi, KEN
  • Maputo, Mozambique Maputo, MOZ
  • Niamey, NER
  • Kampala, Uganda Kampala, UGA
  • Lome, TGO
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Dar es Salaam, TZA
  • Lagos, NGA
  • New Delhi, India New Delhi, IND
  • Kinshasa, COD
  • Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan, CIV
  • Bujumbura, Burundi Bujumbura, BDI
  • Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Ouagadougou, BFA
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh Dhaka, BGD
  • Amman, Jordan Amman, JOR
  • Nepal Kathmandu, NPL


Job Details


 Job Vacancies at Pathfinder International Tanzania July 2021 This role will be responsible for providing technical advisory support across the range of Pathfinder programs in the effective and appropriate use of digital technologies in existing as well as future projects. They will work across business units to promote and embed digital innovations and approaches that will leverage digital technology to improve access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), including strengthening health system delivery, social behavior change, improved data collection and use, and learning approaches. This role will work directly with project teams and clients to identify, adopt and effectively utilize digital tools and technologies to improve service delivery, decision-making and accelerate development progress. The role will also support Pathfinder’s business development efforts, contributing to proposal development, ensuring that industry wide best practices are incorporated into proposals. They will be responsible for the growth of the practice of digital health within Pathfinder through strategic partnerships, thought leadership, learning exchange and capacity development.

Key Job Outcomes:


    • Develops organization-wide relationships and builds a case for digital information systems and applications to improve scale and effectiveness of programs and establish a niche for Pathfinder in the field of digital engagement for health system strengthening, SBCC, and community
    • Technical Design: Identifies new technologies, and workable solutions to address project and program needs. Supports program activities with appropriate digital technology that can be delivered by teams on the ground to create feedback loops for Pathfinder program managers, support operations, fuel appropriate decisions, and drive scale and effectiveness at low-cost. Collaborate with Pathfinder staff and partners to innovate and test prototypes that can demonstrate additive effectiveness of service delivery and program delivery. Demonstrates cost-effective use of digital technology to engage directly with providers at health facilities, community leaders and change agents, as well as with clients to achieve programmatic outcomes.
  • Technical Assistance: Ensures best practices incorporated into digital engagement and learning are integrated into the design of Pathfinder programs and activities, where appropriate. Promotes digital literacy across the Pathfinder network. Create a cadre of Pathfinder staff who are able to advise Ministries of Health on digital engagement and outreach. Deliver technical assistance in digital technology for health systems strengthening and development and quality improvement. Identify tools that can be used to landscape and identify opportunities for digital technology applications within health systems, especially those that can achieve more effective care in the community. Collaborate internally with other BUs to stay abreast of opportunities and emerging issues.
  • Technical Support for Proposals: Advise on strategic opportunities for digital investments within context of proposals. Scope and develop partnerships to complement and grow Pathfinder’s ability to develop digital mobilization and engagement, as well as effective program management and learning through digital technology.
  • Manage Partnerships: Manage Pathfinder strategic partnerships within the global digital portfolio, including vendors, subawards, and contracts. Expand and complement Pathfinder expertise through work with partners.
  • Brand Ambassador: Promote Pathfinder’s work in digital health through engagement in global forums, sharing with and learning from partners. Contribute to global digital health community. Ensure that Pathfinder work is visible to partners and influential in shaping priorities among donors and partners. Represents Pathfinder International to external organizations and audiences at professional meetings and conferences as assigned.
  • Liaison with Key Stakeholders: Liaises and coordinates with key stakeholders, including USAID/Washington, missions, other donors and USG agencies, and international and local partners such as Bureau for Global Health, World Health Organization, IBP, to play a highly proactive role in repositioning family planning as a preventive health and a socioeconomic development intervention and to share lessons and technical information.


Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:


    • Digital Health Systems: Comprehensive knowledge of digital platforms across the ICT4D ecosystem.
    • Public Health Information Systems: Advanced knowledge of low-income countries’ public health information systems.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Advanced knowledge of contraception and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional developments in SRHR and SSCB. Advanced skills in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities, preferably with USAID, WHO, or other donor organizations working in the health sector.
  • Program Operations and Development: Advanced skills in implementing and managing similar program operations in low-income countries,
  • Leadership: Advanced skills as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening in low-income countries and proven ability in developing strategic plans.
  • Program and Project Planning and Management: Advanced skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Operations and Financial Management: Advanced knowledge of operations and financial management in low-income countries.
  • Change Leadership: Ability to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in managing change across a broad group of stakeholders in an inclusive manner.
  • Presentation Skills: Ability to make presentations on results and products to small and large groups.
  • Community Relations: Advanced skills in facilitating work relationships between partners, government officials, and communities.


Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:


  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using local languages and English language.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services and safe abortion…
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters


Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, business, marketing, social science, or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics).
  • Master’s degree in related field, such as Master’s in Public Health or Business Administration
  • Experience of delivering and overseeing digital interventions and initiatives in multiple country contexts, preferably health-related in low-income countries
  • 10 years’ experience in working in international development, preferably in implementing technology centric programs in developing countries

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Prefer: Experience with USAID-funded projects

Prefer: Fluency in French

Other Information:

May supervise others

Travel required (at least 30%)

Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer




Masters or better in Business Administration or related field.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)



Executive Director of Digital Health

Job Category: Executive Leadership

Requisition Number: GLOBA01153

Posting Details

Posted: July 21, 2021




  • Washington, DC, USA Watertown, MA, USA
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Dar es Salaam, TZA
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh Dhaka, BGD
  • Ouagadougou, BFA
  • Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan, CIV
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa, COD
  • Cairo, Egypt Cairo, EGY
  • Addis Ababa, ETH
  • New Delhi, India New Delhi, IND
  • Nairobi, KEN
  • Maputo, Mozambique Maputo, MOZ
  • Niamey, NER
  • Asokoro, Abuja, NGA
  • DHA , Karachi, PAK
  • Lome, TGO
  • Kampala, UGA



Pathfinder Overview

Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.


Serves as a strategic thought partner to Pathfinder International on all digital health, technology, data, and technical innovation to enable implementation of the organizational digital strategy. Lead the visioning, strategy development and implementation working closely with global and in-country stakeholders to co-design digital health solutions that ensure opportunities to strengthen national community health systems through strong regional and local partnership. The role involves conducting audit and evaluation of various digital programs across the organization for consolidation. Design and implement standard compliant digital solution for scale and replication to enable optimize flow and use of data in support of organizational strategy and growth.

Key Job Outcomes:



    • Create a vision for Digital Health not only as an enabler but transformative for strengthened community health systems, government partnerships that align with organizational strategic priorities.
    • Benchmark globally emerging digital health solutions, tools, and innovation trends. Be the expert on all aspects of digital transformation to bring best practices, advising the CEO, executive team and the board with decision support on digital health strategy, future direction, funding opportunities, providing insights into pivotal issues like program expansion and investment requirements, contracting models and where needed recommending adjustment to strategic approaches as needed.
  • Lead the development of organizational digital health vision, direction, and digital health product with focus on data utilization strategy to drive organizational Ensure standard based interoperable, scalable, and compliant digital health tools are delivered and digital solutions can be owned by governments.
  • Build cost effectiveness astuteness by driving core digital, data and technology strategy with cost-curve optimization to deliver more for less.


Partnerships and External Representations


  • Oversee Digital Health Partnership engagements with external senior players; technical vendors, implementers, funders, innovators and government officials including the development of roadmaps for technology products and services and building strong partnerships with third-party vendors, ensuring alignment with long-term organization strategy.
  • Provide advisory services to governments and partners on their digitization roadmaps and community health digitalization reforms to leverage national health systems and infrastructure to strengthen digitally enabled community health systems
  • Represent Pathfinder externally, working closely with the other business teams to communicate a compelling technology story in support of fundraising efforts and advocacy efforts for wider adoption of technology for the community health


Implementation oversight


    • Lead implementation of organizational digital health, data, product and technology strategy, working with tech and non-tech teams to design roadmaps and KPIs that ensure delivery of impact goals.
    • Deliver digital programs, solution and vision for improved stakeholder experience, user journey and user adoption of tools.
  • Ensure data architecture and flows are designed and optimized for quick decision making and enable effective use of data across users internally and by government partners to drive key decisions and improved impact.
  • Develop tools, systems, governance processes and metrics to ensure critical technology and data systems are an effective enabler to deliver organizational vision and mission cost effectively.
  • Working closely with the local and regional program teams and through the global product team to provide strategic thought leadership on end-to-end the product mmanagement of digital tools ensuring effective and sustainable solution for siloed and fractured community health with human centered design approaches utilized and strong project management oversight for delivery to user expectations enable strong digital solutions that strengthen program delivery and system resilience.
  • Oversee the effective implementation and maintenance of organizational back office IT services, IT infrastructure including, ERP, other integrated systems, and support systems.
  • Ensure that organizational staff are equipped with the best possible technology tools and platforms to facilitate efficiency and a high level of internal controls and data integrity.


People & Culture


  • Provide leadership to all organizational digital health tools/solutions, data and technology functions and manage the team as the department evolves. Constantly review on cost effectiveness of the team and ensure that capacity continues to be strengthened. Develop budgets, manage risks and governance by providing on all activities, plans, targets, and organizational drivers
  • Hire, onboard, and retain top talent. Build resources for the future and inspire and motivate others to be the best they can be.
  • Be a core member of the global executive leadership team, contributing to the wider organization strategy, and providing collective leadership to the organization.


 Minimum Education and Work Experience


    • Relevant Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering and over twenty (20) years’ relevant experience with over twelve (12) years in senior management, eight (8) of which should be at executive level in a similar organization.
    • Proven professional experience of leading digital transformation, securing funding and leading global technical teams
    • Extensive experience of hands-on digital solution development, global product development, scalable product deliver, enterprise architecture, solution architecture and databases
    • Relevant experience in delivering multiple systems integration solutions to large commercial and/or government customers (on time and within budget)
  • Proven track record of significantly contributing to the overall organization strategic direction, planning and operations oversight
  • In depth experience in building digital health strategies and engaging with government and influencers of government across the African continent
  • Extensive experience running agile teams to get to quick solutions
  • Significant experience in mobile applications and/or delivering system integration projects for large demanding clients
  • Experience of contributing to national global standards, advocating adoption of standards
  • Experience of leading global initiatives for sustainable development goals at global and regional level


Knowledge and Skills:


  • Experience in mobile applications in the African context that are B to C is ideal.
  • A good understanding of software architecture and having led a team(s)
  • Strong technical knowledge of data engineering and infrastructure as well as systems management and integration


Additional preferred experience:

Professional experience with leading digital health firms

Experience in digital payments and fintech will be an added advantage.

Other Information:

Travel required (30% or less)

Uses cellular and office phone, laptop or desktop computer



  • Strategy development and execution: Experienced at strategy development, both organizational and technology strategies, including opportunity sizing, assessments and developing plans for implementation. Experience articulating strategies at Board level and able to break them down to operational level. Experience using best-in-class strategic tools with abilities to facilitate and coach executive teams
  • Thought Leader: You have influenced top leaders, executive team and board members. Others look to you for insight and your opinion. You have cutting edge ideas, spot trends and propose ideas to address challenges. You continually challenge the status quo yet are inspiring and collaborative.
  • People leadership and management: Strong senior people management experience, proven ability build teams as work evolves, to deliver outstanding results through others. Build and maintain strong relationships with teams, colleagues across different functions, and external partners.
  • Decision making: Makes sound decisions based on the organizational needs and objectives.
  • Analytical abilities: Ability to piece together various happenings in an organization, those related/not related to technology.
  • Uses information to provide insights and leadership to steward organizational programs
  • Change agent: You are someone with the ability to lead strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.
  • Political and Government partnerships: Understands varied country political and government contexts. Proactively develop plans, engagement models and solutions that yield strong partnerships
  • Resourceful and entrepreneurial. Enjoys ambiguity, doing whatever it takes to break through unexpected barriers and obstacles, and balance detail-orientation with the ability to move fast. Thrives under pressure, capable of making decisions
  • Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback, and continuous improvement
  • Communication skills: Advanced written skills, prepares written information that is consumable by varying audiences, internally and externally. Well-developed verbal communication skills that model CEO level
  • Diversity: You have lived and worked extensively in Africa, possess cross-cultural fluency, are able to collaborate with colleagues and partners from diverse backgrounds
  • Leading leaders: Builds lasting relationships, aligns resources to accomplish key objectives, build resources for the future, and lastly, inspires and motivates others to be the best they can be. Comfortable in a matrixed environment ensures success of the same
  • Collaborative spirit. Listens and connects easily with teams and colleagues. Rolls up your sleeves and help others out.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)



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