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Program Manger - Health Information Systems (HIS)

About the Role

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier population.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.

The Department of Global Health I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity for Research Program Manager.

I-TECH is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health. I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work in partnership with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners. I-TECH supports development of skilled work forces and overall health systems strengthening with a focus on sustainability and transition to local ownership. As reflected in the I-TECH Diversity Statement, I-TECH is committed to being anti-racist and promotes health and equity in health for all people worldwide.

I-TECH envisions a healthy world where all people flourish. Join a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Seattle and country office staff who are curriculum developers, software developers, clinicians, evaluators and program leaders working closely together to strengthen health information systems in the countries we work in. This involves collaboration with ministries of health, local CDC offices and partners, who lead the process by telling us what they need.

We need an experienced Program Manager (PM) to lead our Technical Assistance Platform (TAP) project. The overall TAP goal is to implement, monitor, and evaluate Health Information Systems (HIS) solutions in countries to improve patient outcomes and public health response to reduce HIV-related morbidity and mortality. We are presently working with our consortium partner, PATH, to support open-source health informatics interventions in Cote d’Ivoire and Haiti. Key responsibilities for this position include development of program strategies, technical assistance, and planning in response to funder requirements.


Program & Team Leadership

Define grant deliverables, identifying positive health outcomes in collaboration with stakeholders each grant year.
Develop project work plans and budgets for each deliverable in collaboration with stakeholders.
Organize and lead a multi-disciplinary technical team at I-TECH headquarters, assuring staff with needed technical expertise and specialized skills fully contribute to successful implementation of adopted project plans. This includes achievement of program and project deliverables on time, within budget, and at the level of quality required; and in building local capacity.
Identify opportunities, approaches, and tactics for providing technical assistance and capacity building to the ministries of health and local partners.
Assess the viability of approaches and activities proposed by stakeholders, advocating for a higher level of technical quality where appropriate.
Manage the hiring of consultants, staff and temporary employees. This includes identifying the need, defining jobs, developing interview questions, and interviewing candidates in keeping with hiring best practices.
Represent I-TECH in meetings with ministry officials, funding agencies, or partner organizations.

Budget Development & Monitoring

Oversee and be responsible for all award financial and budget performance in country.
Manage budget, M&E, and donor reporting activities of assigned projects in collaboration with country offices and collaborating partner organizations.
Authorize or recommend the approval of expenditures consistent with adopted budgets and UW, I-TECH and funder requirements.
Analyze monthly revenue and expense reports against budget projections, keeping the PI, Country Office staff and team members apprised of the implications of the program’s financial status on program activities. Advise and collaborate with team members to revise project plans and program activities to align with emerging budgetary, cash flow, and funding realities.

Technical Program Oversight

Facilitate technical team meetings consistent with I-TECH’s Operating Principles and in a manner that sustains team member focus, energy and motivation towards program and project results.
Monitor project progress against adopted plans and I-TECH standards and Operating Principles, addressing technical, quality and teamwork challenges to maintain project momentum.
Champion the development of team member skills as technical advisors developing capacity in country.
Constructively address employee performance issues on a timely basis consistent with applicable policies, in collaboration with the PI and Human Resources.

Quality Improvement

Identify operations research opportunities.
Advise on how project activities and monitoring and evaluation methods could be improved.


Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related field with at least 6 years’ experience in public health.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Other skills required:

Project planning and management skills.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication and effective collaboration between professionals from multiple cultural backgrounds in a respectful and diplomatic manner.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to travel as needed.
Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.


Master’s degree in public health or related field.
Knowledge of health information systems and principles of digital development.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of health systems strengthening in developing countries.
Digital health project management experience.
Knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods, including both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Grant writing experience.
Demonstratively ability to authoritatively represent an organization or project with a wide range of officials and partners.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of health systems strengthening in developing countries.


This full time position is based at the I-TECH offices in Seattle. Up to 30% FTE may be required traveling to countries that often lack adequate public health and safety infrastructure. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention.

Frequent participation in early morning and late evening conference calls is required to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and its country project sites.

I-TECH operates within a grant-funded environment. Due to this, the total amount of this position’s FTE may fluctuate based on program funding and needs.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

Employees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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