University of Washington Department of Global Health

Technical Project Manager

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECHin the UW Department of Global Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Seattle-based, part-time Technical Project Manager.

The Technical Project Manager collaborates with members of the Digital Initiatives Group (DIGI) team to scope, manage, and deliver on various health information systems strengthening projects. This position is a blend of systems analyst, project manager, and mentor.  The position requires applied skills in systems thinking, business analysis, project planning, risk assessment and management, testing and quality assurance, resource tracking, documentation, communication with stakeholders, and multicultural group facilitation. The position brings the ability to bridge highly technical aspects of software development with the business needs and constraints of the health sector in resource-limited settings.

This position is open until filled, but to ensure consideration, you must apply by April 5th.  You can view the full job description here.

Duties and Responsibilities

Requirements Gathering and Design

• Analyze existing health information systems, health sector business needs, and IT infrastructure capacity in order to understand and document stakeholder information management needs and gaps.
• Lead collaborative requirements gathering for digital health projects, including business requirements, functional requirements, and user requirements.
• Collaborate with DIGI technical staff and project stakeholders to envision, architect, and design technical solutions based on requirements, and to define criteria for project success.
• Promote user-centered design principles and practices.

Project and Team Management

• Develop, review, revise, and disseminate project documentation including work plans, requirements and design documents, software test plans, and narrative reports on project activities.
• Support best practices in the software development and implementation lifecycle within DIGI projects. Proactively identify and manage risks and issues.
• Manage resources needed for completing projects successfully, including developing, managing and monitoring detailed project plans.
• Implement systems, methods and tools for standardized digital health project management across DIGI projects. Use project management software to define, prioritize, assign and monitor tasks within a multi-person technical team.
• Assure integration of expertise from diverse disciplines contributing to digital health development including medicine, nursing, epidemiology, computer science, IT services, adult education/training, logistics and procurement, and other areas of expertise.
• Provide work direction to staff including software analysts, software engineers, informatics implementation specialists, and system administrators. Facilitate and document regular project stand-up meetings to coordinate tasks and activities, and to ensure quality and timeliness of project work.
• Develop, manage, and monitor technical solicitations/requests for proposals, consultant and vendor scopes of work, and contract documents.
• Assist project teams to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and standards related to confidentiality, privacy and security of personal health information.

Communication and Dissemination

• Communicate project goals, technical strategies, requirements, milestones, success criteria, challenges, and accomplishments to senior staff, donors, partners and other stakeholders.
• Cultivate DIGI/I-TECH relationships with clients, donors, external technical partners, and open-source communities of practice.
• Monitor and report on performance metrics and quality metrics in digital health projects.
• Promote and contribute to dissemination and publication related to DIGI/I-TECH digital health projects.
• Represent I-TECH and its health informatics projects at public forums including conferences, meetings, and media and award events.

Capacity Building

• Support development of in-country capacity with local counterparts, with respect to business analysis, software development, and health information system design and implementation.
• Support peer networking and mentoring within DIGI, I-TECH, and the global digital health community

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