Technical Program Manager – Analyst, Digital Square at PATH

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
  • Applications have closed



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.

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International development and global health represent one of the greatest opportunities for digital technologies to make an impact on a global scale. New technologies, approaches and tools are emerging daily, unfortunately into a fragmented and immature digital health market landscape that currently limits their promise to transform country health systems and accelerate and amplify progress towards national and global health goals.

Digital Square ( is a global initiative, supported by PATH and funded by multiple donors, including USAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to invest in and mature the field of global digital health to realize this promise. Conceived from the lessons of the inefficiencies and redundancies of prior investments in digital technologies for international development, Digital Square brings global and regional actors together to create a new way of thinking about, and a new way of doing, development.

The Technical Program Manager for Digital Square is a member of the Digital Square team and will report to the team lead and or Deputy Director of Global Goods within Digital Square. The Technical Program Manager will work with the Digital Square technical team, which is focused on Global Goods, to provide architectural input and oversight of work, quality and technical direction of the Digital Square Initiative and active awards within the initiative.


Responsibilities will be reflective of evolving Digital Square priorities, and may include:

Global Goods

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  • Provide oversight of assigned global goods awards including technical review of proposed scopes and deliverables, design and oversee quality assurance of global good investments, and support donor and external communications as they relate to global goods
  • Provide active technical guidance to awards and contribute to the growth of the knowledge space of Digital Health and Global Goods.
  • Communicate, coordinate and negotiate with internal and external partners, donors and stakeholders on technical recommendations to global goods platforms and appropriate use of global goods, such as those being invested in by Digital Square
  • Support to the Deputy Director to engage with investors in global goods, explain what they are, and advocate for how they can be used
  • Be an active member of designated open source communities and contribute towards the advancement of the global goods and communities.

Technical Work: focus on Business Analyst and technical writing

  • Provide business analyst and product views into ongoing projects and support Digital Square and PATH teams in documenting workflows and developing Digital Adaption Kits
  • Support design of architectural and system design to external stakeholders and internal teams as it relates to interoperable health information systems in the public sector.
  • Incorporate and support the appropriate use of standards and architectures in documentation and design work around projects (e.g. OpenHIE, HL7 FHIR, IHE profiles etc) with opportunities to contribute to the design of global health standards.
  • Represent Digital Square as a technical leader to external stakeholders at technical meetings, conferences and workshops
  • Support the Digital Square program through, on occasion, providing technical quality assurance on global good deliverables. This may extend to technical reviews, documentation validation and or validating software development deliverables (as applicable to the global goods the role engages with)

Country Implementations and Regional Networks

  • Provide technical support to nominated country programs in the review and implementation activities, with a focus on architecture and health information system design and implementation.
  • Supervise and/or advise Digital Square team on best practices for country implementation projects as they relate to the technical and programmatic work products
  • Provide technical oversight and/or management of engagements and support to regional networks, including directing capacity-building hack-a-thons and training workshops

Business Development

  • Support the broader Digital Square team with development of concept notes and technical approaches for new buy-ins for both new and existing donors
  • Be an active and engage technical team member and support the growth of internal teams as well as the implementers.

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Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in business analysis and technical writing in the health domain; (+5 years)
  • Experience in working with teams in developing health information systems Architectural and health information systems design and implementation with a focus on interoperability and standards.
  • Familiarity with international health standards and architectural patterns including OpenHIE, HL7 FHIR and preferably IHE.
  • Have deep familiarity with open-source global goods and the digital health landscape
  • Experience setting enterprise-level product visions and thinking through data standards and information exchanges across solutions
  • Credibly articulate expertise and experience in one or more of the followings:
    • introduction and scaling of digital technology in low- and middle-income countries
    • application of digital technology to strengthen health systems and services
  • Experience working remotely with diverse teams of geographically distributed employees with multiple perspectives (think global coalitions, associations, or working groups) to set strategies and execute them successfully
  • Preferable to have experience in managing contractors through a changing donor landscape and evolving global priorities under donor awards.
  • Experience with constructing and setting up scopes of works for contracts and agreements.
  • Experience in managing and being accountable for managing complex contracting mechanisms within the field of Digital Health and/or with large scale programs funded by bi- and/or multi-lateral donor agencies such as USAID, GIZ, the UN, and others
  • Willingness and ability to travel globally up to 33% of the time

This position is applicable to remote work so long as the candidate is based in a country that PATH has a registered office in

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.

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