Regional Director of Digital Health

Regional Director, Digital Health, Southeast Asia

Title: Regional Director
Location: Vietnam or Myanmar or China or India or Thailand
Division: Center of Digital and Data Excellence (CoDE)

PATH is a global health organization 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.

The global health sector is undergoing a digital transformation in its ongoing commitment to solve health challenges and increase health equity. Our work focuses on supporting countries in using data and digital tools and approaches to accelerate and amplify their health investments, achieve their health outcomes, and increase health impact. An important driver and component of that work is the digital transformation of global health. The Center of Digital and Data Excellence (CoDE) works with government ministries of health, the private sector, and donors to improve the use of digital technologies and data for improved health services.

The CoDE team houses Digital Square, which is a global initiative supported by PATH and funded by multiple donors, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to invest in and mature the field of global digital health to realize this promise. We are maturing the field by improving coordination and alignment of both the donors that fund digital health projects and the community that implements them. We are improving the open source digital health software ecosystem and the capacity of governments to choose, maintain, and use these global goods. This increased coordination and matured software ecosystem will allow low- and middle-income countries to effectively manage their own regional and country digital health systems, thereby reducing reliance on development technical assistance over the longer term and improving health impact. For more information about Digital Square, its objectives, and our progress to date, please visit our website.

PATH is recruiting a Regional Director of Digital Health to provide leadership, management, and digital health expertise to our Southeast Asia project portfolio. The Regional Director will report to PATH’s Managing Director of Digital Square with a dotted line to Southeast Asia Hub Director, taking on the following responsibilities.


General leadership, management, and oversight

  • Provide vision, overall leadership, and oversight to staff focused on digital health in the Southeast Asia region to ensure quality implementation of the projects.
  • Uphold the standards of PATH to lead a high performing team, and ensure strict compliance to donor and PATH policies, regulations, and internal controls.
  • Lead teams working on digital health projects in diverse low-resource settings with multi-dimensional teams and stakeholders.
  • Partner with governments and support governments’ vision to develop and implement digital health programs, policies, and implementation processes.

Technical knowledge of digital health

  • Provide credible, articulate, and demonstrated expertise in the following:
    • Introduction and scaling of digital technology in low- and middle-income countries.
    • Application of digital technology to strengthen health systems and services.
    • Knowledge across a spectrum of digital health activities (e.g., health information systems, electronic medical records, consumer-facing applications, patient care).
    • Design, develop, and advocate for the adoption of global goods and internationally recognized open standards in digital health strategies and policies.
  • Provide technical assistance to countries on the design and deployment of digital health infrastructure providing advice to governments, teams, and donors.
  • Foster harmonization of interoperable architectures to support communication between and among digital systems and promote technology standards to improve health system performance.
  • Collaborate with project staff to support and promote the establishment of guidelines, review data systems, and oversee adherence to the Digital Implementation Investment Principles, eHealth strategies, and standards.
  • Champion data use across different levels of the health system in the Southeast Asia region.
  • Review technical materials to ensure high-quality products.

Client management

  • Represent PATH and build and maintain productive relationships with donors, project partners, and national government counterparts.
  • Lead collaboration and network development activities with national, regional (e.g., Asia eHealth Information Network), and global partners.
  • Assist project directors with national level client management and resource mobilization.

Strategy development and execution

  • Lead development and execution of digital health strategies at regional, country, and/or project levels to grow programming and impact regionally.
  • Monitor and anticipate the evolving needs of digital health networks in the region and position PATH to respond to those needs.

Thought leadership

  • Represent CoDE at workshops, conferences, and other events.
  • Publish and share thought leadership pieces widely to regional and global audiences.
  • Present at global and regional conferences on key digital health technical areas and projects.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in low- and middle-income countries leading health information systems, digital health, or eHealth implementation.
  • Master’s degree or higher in relevant field of study (e.g., public health, information sciences, data science, nutrition, or related areas) preferred.
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in leadership of U.S. government–funded digital health projects or other bi/multilateral funded programs.
  • Demonstrated experience managing programs that flexibly respond to unanticipated crises or developments.
  • Experience building and maintaining partnerships with other projects, local organizations, host country governments, and international agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills in English required.

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Job Details
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Vietnam or Myanmar or China or India or Thailand
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2021-11-30