Digital Square
Connecting the World for Better Health.



Position Available: Deputy Director of Operations, Digital Square

Tracking Code: 8787

Job Description

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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.


  • 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


Digital SquareComment