Data, Business Analysis and AI, Procurement, Store-keeping, Supply Chain,
Director of Technical Services, Center of Digital and Data Excellence
Strategic Leadership – 25%
- Contribute to the development of the next strategic vision (2024-2029) for PATH’s Centre of Data and Digital Excellence
- Provide strategic leadership on the technical strategy for digital health implementation across CoDE by partnering with the CoDE’s flagship digital health program Digital Square and CDC HIT TAP program, and by providing technical guidance and strategy leadership to the other mechanisms (UNICEF PCA, WHO LTA, etc.)
Program Management – 30%
- Lead the CoDE technical services portfolio of work, and in partnership with:
- Deputy Directors to develop a relevant vision, resource mobilization strategy, execution of funded work, and support people management as necessary
- The Director of Implementation to ensure that the technical approach is adapted to the context while adhering to the global technical recommendations and best practices to ensure a sustainable and localized solution to address the requirements
- The broader CoDE leadership team, and key PATH stakeholders to incubate and develop a new, agile, data services team within CoDE – comprising not just analytical capabilities but also an advisory/consulting function on data standards, architecture, products, and compliance
Resource Mobilization and External Partnerships – 30%
- Develop a pipeline of opportunities for funded work (from both internal and external consumers of the CoDE’s technical services teams) and lead relevant resource mobilization activities
- Serve as the CoDE’s primary point of contact, relationship manager, and strategic partner for donors and stakeholders central to the technical services portfolio
- Serve as a thought-leader with major funders, international organizations, and program partners, and provide technical guidance and recommend best practices on the implementation data lifecycle, architecture design, standards, data privacy and security, as well as emerging digital technologies ensuring alignment with PATH/CoDE’s vision for country ownership and leadership of digital transformation for health equity
Budget & Risk Management – 15%
- Provide oversight for technical services program budgets, working with the operations team, and individual project leads to ensure adequate staff coverage
- Provide oversight for technical services program risk identification and management processes, working with the operations team, and individual project leads to ensure adequate mitigations and solutions are instituted as necessary
Required skills and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree and 15 years, or postgraduate degree and 10 years, of experience providing technical assistance for healthcare-related ICT interventions including in low- and middle-income settings required. Degrees in public health, international relations, or technology-related fields (e.g., computer science, , informatics, economics, management) desirable
- Substantial knowledge of health data standards, related architectural best practices for databases, and advanced analytical methods, including AI. Should have experience delivering data-driven decision-making projects in LMIC contexts, as part of international development efforts
- Working knowledge of health information and disease surveillance systems, interoperability, and international standards. Should have experience working in LMIC contexts with the ability to contextualize information systems, as part of international development efforts
- Strong skills in business development, partnering with a variety of donors and investors, and building teams to execute assigned work. Experience with securing funding for and managing a consultancy-type business model is desirable
- Experience managing and leading a team and related portfolio with demonstrated people management skills to provide guidance and support
- Passion for PATH’s mission, as well as for broader global issues of public health, information systems, technology, and international development
- Able to communicate effectively with both ICT/informatics professionals and health sector professionals and be able to facilitate communication between these communities
- Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and relevant project stakeholders
- Demonstrated and proactive organizational, prioritization, and workload management skills in a high-pressure environment
- Willingness and ability to travel up to 30%
- Strong problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills
- Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English
- Must have legal authorization to work in a PATH location. Fully remote candidates will be considered
- Carry out procurement processes in line with the PATH Kenya laid down policies as well as donor regulations and the laws of the land.
- Prepare formal invitations for bids and requests for quotations, including required special terms and conditions, performance, and technical criteria.
- Track orders and confirm system lead times, delivery dates, and costs.
- Prepare, update, and maintain purchase orders until they are closed.
- Conduct routine vendor circularization and accounts reconciliations.
- Ensure that all the vendors that PATH Kenya does business with are properly registered and are subjected to proper due diligence processes including Bridger checks.
- Identify opportunities and implement actions aimed at achieving efficiencies in procurement processes.
- Ensure that invoices are properly supported before payment consideration.
- Facilitate good mutual business relationships with suppliers/vendors.
- Maintain up to date procurement document filing system.
Experience & Requirements:
- A bachelor’s degree in any business-related field with a specialization /bias in procurement.
- CIPS qualification and KISM membership will be an added advantage.
- At least 2 years progressive relevant on job experience, preferably in a busy NGO setting.
- Familiarity with USAID Rules and Regulations and Kenyan procurement laws.
- Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
- Strong attention to detail, sound technical and analytical skills.
- Ability to take sound meeting minutes
- High standards of integrity.
- Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize.
- Ability to take self-initiatives and solve problems.
- Ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines.
- Availability for immediate deployment.