Position Available: Project Administrator, Digital Square

PATH is currently recruiting for a Project Administrator (PADM) Officer for its Digital Health Program’s Digital Square team. The PADM Officer will manage the contractual and financial requirements of their assigned projects within Digital Square’s portfolio of awards. S/he will provide guidance to the technical team regarding U.S. Government Regulations on Contracts and Cooperative Agreements; ensure financial allowability, allocability, and reasonableness of costs; and provide oversight and guidance to financial management practices.

Digital Square Investing in 10 Proposals to Strengthen Digital Health Software Tools

Digital Square is pleased to announce that ten proposals were selected for investment as part of our second round of funding, Notice B. More information on the criteria for funding can be found in the Call for Proposals—Notice B, located on the Digital Square Wikipedia page. A total of $1.2 million is being invested into these digital health software tools. The funding recipients have also committed a total of $400,000 to co-invest alongside Digital Square’s funding.

Position Available: Consultant Drupal Developer, Digital Square

Job Description

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, working 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 is currently recruiting a technical consultant the period June 8, 2018 – December 31, 2018; with a possibility of continuation upon performance assessment and funding availability

Background

Digital Square, an initiative within PATH’s Digital Health program, is one of PATH’s innovative responses to Global Health challenges to be a driver of change. Conceived from the lessons of the inefficiencies and redundancies of investments in digital technologies, Digital Square brings global and regional actors together to create a new way of thinking about, and a new way of doing, development. 

One of the most integral attributes of Digital Square is our ability to foster the creation, sustainability, and interoperability of global goods - digital solutions for health development. We do so through an open proposal process hosted on an Open Proposal Platform (OPP). Each round of funding is called a “Notice” cycle. Digital Square is preparing to begin Notice C and is in the process of building an OPP. The OPP is built in the coding language Drupal. Digital Square is looking for a Drupal developer to assist in the building, maintenance, and testing of the site before the launch of Notice C, on June 19, 2018, and through the lifecycle of the process, approximately six months for routine maintenance and upkeep support.

Specific Activities

  • Assist building Digital Square’s Open Proposal Site
    • Respond to the in-house developer’s questions
    • Initiate and participate in calls with the in-house developer and staff in regard to the OPP.
    • Identify and fix bugs in the system.
  • Assist in maintenance of Digital Square’s Open Proposal Site
    • Be available to trouble-shoot problems with the OPP during the full six-month Notice cycle.
    • Provide telephone and email support

Service availability

  • Telephone support: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday- Friday PST
  • Email support: Monitored 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday-Friday PST
    • Emails received outside of office hours will be collected, however no action can be guaranteed until the next working day.
    • 24 hours (during business hours) for issues classified as High priority.
    • Within 48 hours for issues classified as Medium priority.
    • Within 4 working days for issues classified as Low priority.

Deliverables

  • Submit monthly detailed invoices showing amount of days worked
  • Submit monthly report providing short descriptions of the services provided with screen shots of issues solved, working links, and/or other demonstrations of work produced.
  • Assist in the creation of technical documentation for the OPP

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in computer science preferred with a minimum seven years’ experience in web design
  • Demonstrated experience with Drupal, PHP, Perl, MySQL, PostgreSQL, relational database design, web application design
  • Experience consulting and delivering time-bound results
  • Demonstrated ability to produce clear written materials, track progress of activities and communicate information strategically
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

OpenLMIS Version 3.3 – Foundational Features to Support Immunization Supply Chains

The latest release of the OpenLMIS software, version 3.3, is a major accomplishment for the Initiative and for immunization stakeholders globally.

This release is the result of collaboration across organizations and countries to imagine, define, and build standards-based software that truly meets the needs of immunization programs and helps make life saving vaccines available when and where they’re most needed.

The OpenLMIS 3.3 release debuts a foundational feature set specifically for  supporting immunization programs in managing the transactional movements of vaccines and cold chain inventory within multi-level supply chains. New features allow for greater visibility, accountability, and efficiency in vaccine management.

Position Available: Deputy Director of Operations, Digital Square

Tracking Code: 8787

Job Description

*Please include a cover letter with your resume describing your interest and how you meet the qualifications. Your application can be submitted here. 

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, working 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 Program is dedicated to scaling Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in lower/middle income countries (LMICs).  Our work is focused on supporting countries to use digital technology and data use approaches to accelerate and amplify their health investments, goals and outcomes. An important driver and component of that work is the digital transformation of global health itself. PATH’s Digital Health program works with government ministries of health, the information and communication technology sector, the global health sector and donors to improve the use of digital technologies and data for improved health services, systems and financing, and the information systems, technologies and enabling environment factors that improve the availability and quality of those technologies and the data they support.

Digital Square, an initiative within PATH’s Digital Health program, is one of PATH’s innovative responses to Global Health challenges to be a driver of change. Conceived from the lessons of the inefficiencies and redundancies of investments in digital technologies, Digital Square brings global and regional actors together to create a new way of thinking about, and a new way of doing, development.  

Based in Washington, DC, the Deputy Director for Operations will be a key member of the Digital Square leadership team. S/he will support both the day-to-day management and administration of the Digital Square program as well as provide support to the Director of Operations for the Digital Health Portfolio, based in Seattle, WA, as a key member of the overall Operations team within the Digital Health program.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and/or refine existing systems, processes and norms for award and subaward management in line with PATH and donor policies.
  • Accountable for all donor communications, management of donor deliverables, and ensuring appropriate PATH approvals. Oversight of all donor management communications including but not limited to: weekly calls, narrative and financial reporting, ad hoc requests.
  • Oversee and coordinate the administration of Digital Square sub-awards to partner for investments in Global Goods.
  • Communicate, coordinate, and negotiate with internal and external partners, donors, and stakeholders, and keep both Digital Square and the Digital Health program leadership apprised of project changes and milestone delays.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope and create contingency plans in a constantly changing environment.
  • Advise the Digital Square team on best practices around project implementation and ensure compliance in every aspect of project implementation.
  • Manage the Digital Square Project Administrator.
  • Contribute to business development activities including program strategy, proposal management, cost & compliance, and technical proposal development for Digital Square.

Required Experience

  • Master’s degree in management preferred.
  • At least 7-10 years’ experience in full-scope project or program management, preferably in the global health field.
  • Experience working in and with developing countries.
  • Strong background in project management, financial management, project reporting and risk management tools.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing complex, multi-country projects, preferably within an international NGO.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in either written or oral form.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with cross-functional, cross-geographical teams to accomplish objectives.
  • Advanced computer skills, including MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SalesForce, SmartSheet, and SharePoint.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally 20-50 percent of the time.
  • Must be fluent in English.

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Company Location

United States, Washington, D.C.

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

What to watch in 2018 in digital health: Conversations from the Global Digital Health Forum

Last month, more than 550 individuals in the digital health field – representing ministries of health, implementing organizations, and other partners – met for the fourth annual Global Digital Health Forum (GDHF) in Washington, DC. The conference, which experienced a 30 percent increase in participation from 2016, has established itself as a landmark annual event in the space. Over the course of three days, speakers and participants engaged in over 80 sessions, roundtables, and workshops to share lessons learned and best practices.

Navigating digital transformation—8 trends defining the future of global digital health

Whether on the political, scientific, or cultural front, the world today is in a state of flux. Reviews from BCG, McKinsey, Deloitte, and Accenture highlight major demographic shifts, the increasing importance of technology in health, and the convergence of business and technical considerations. Digital platforms and solutions are emerging as a source of hope, inspiration, and connection.

The Digital Health team at PATH has spent the last year reviewing global analyses, listening to end users and partners in the field, and exchanging perspectives throughout the global digital health community about issues that are both driving and impacting the global health sector.

The 2017 Global Digital Health Forum–Celebrating new ways of thinking for global digital health

The annual Global Digital Health Forum is scheduled for December 4-6th in Washington DC.  Though the Forum features amazing presentations every year, one of the most valuable aspects of this event is having the world’s digital health implementers, donors, and champions in one space.  The dialogue and strong relationship building between ministries of health leaders, technical developers, and other players in our field is what makes this conference special.

This year’s theme – The Evolving Digital Health Landscape: Progress, Achievements and Remaining Frontiers – captures the spirit of progress made in the past several years to improve digital health systems and takes a critical look at the continued need for innovation to improve health outcomes. PATH joins the Forum once again to share our experiences and technical knowledge through a variety of workshops and presentations.