Chief Information Officer, Information Technology

Description

 

PATH’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO) will join at an exciting time in the organization’s history, helping to celebrate and build on four decades of accelerating innovation to save lives!

We are looking for new CIO talent to lead and help chart the way forward with technology at PATH. The current three year technology strategy has been successfully implemented and has nicely positioned PATH to continue acceleration and it is time to look ahead to define where the technology strategy and department need to grow. A successful IT strategy is essential to achieve PATH’s vision of a world where innovation ensures that health is within reach for everyone. This unique opportunity will position our new CIO to make an immediate impression on the business.

This year, PATH is celebrating its 40th anniversary as an international NGO known for transforming bold ideas into breakthrough health solutions for people around the world. Today, PATH works in more than 70 countries and reaches an average of 150 million people a year. From the earliest days working in reproductive health and family planning, PATH quickly expanded to work on vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations that address virtually every major global health challenge. PATH is reimagining our work to adopt new technologies and tools as fundamental elements of how we achieve our public health goals.

From the beginning, PATH has been a unique organization in the global health space, blending entrepreneurial spirit, scientific expertise, and deep experience in the countries it serves. PATH’s focus, then and now, is to work in partnership with the communities it serves, bringing together cross-sector, cross-disciplinary collaborators to get health solutions to those in need faster.

The CIO for PATH provides strategic direction over all Information Technology (IT) functions, including: global information architecture and connectivity; business applications; and enterprise systems development.

PATH’s IT department oversees all technology-related services for the organization globally. The department is responsible for all software application services, network infrastructure, computer support, IT vendor management, and program and project management for PATH’s IT initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategy and Planning

  • Develop a new vision and strategy to guide IT initiatives; global architecture and connectivity; business applications usage; and enterprise systems development in support of PATH’s mission and organizational needs.
  • Develop and continue to evolve a strategy to IT security threats; as well as, implement critical enhancements and policies regarding information security and data governance. This includes developing a comprehensive plan, standards and practices for the collection, use, storage, transfer and long-term archive of data at PATH.
  • Continue to evolve the IT division’s goals, objectives, and operating procedures, including information and technology-related policies as well as direct a technology architecture roadmap for PATH’s IT services.
  • Develop and align department structure, resources, skills and services to meet organizational need.
  • Build, manage and maintain a strong IT team with skills to meet rapidly changing technology landscape and deliver a results-defined strategy and annual work plans for each team.
  • Apply technology to creatively solve problems.
  • Ensure that information and application deployment strategies will facilitate PATH staff having the right information at the right time and continuously improve the user experience.
  • Forecast, plan, and implement next generation business technology to enhance staff productivity, collaboration, and networking.
  • Maintain overall responsibility for the effective operation and delivery of all IT services, programs and projects, ensuring those services align to PATH’s global footprint.
  • Direct the definition and implementation of best practices, metrics, and measures for success.
  • Direct the creation and management of a vendor strategy for IT.
  • Manage the annual IT budget.

Advise, Collaborate and Influence

  • Collaborate with cross-functional peers in the organization to track shifting priorities, needs, and trends.
  • Provide direction for incorporating technology advances into programmatic activities as they may relate to PATH’s mission.
  • Establish a culture of knowledge sharing and synergy between different programs and departments.
  • Provide an institutional view in decision making, participating as a key member in Shared Services strategic planning.
  • Manage the relationship with PATH’s departments and programs and champion for those groups within IT.
  • Engage with peers in other organizations to gain insight valuable to PATH’s overall effectiveness.
  • Keep abreast of new technology and donor trends, and selectively integrate new technology to departments and programs to advance PATH’s mission, with an orientation around making business decisions rather than technical decisions.
  • Understand and articulate broad organizational implications of process or systems change.
  • Represent PATH externally, and act in a fundraising capacity, particularly as it relates to donations of technology.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science or related field plus a minimum of 15 years of experience managing or directing IT operations with 5+ years in a senior leadership role for a geographically dispersed company, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead development of a technology roadmap and apply appropriate technology to meet business needs.
  • Experience leading technology transformations including evaluating vendor options.
  • Experience implementing and managing data governance plans, standards and practices.
  • Experience managing information systems in a multinational company or organization with offices in the developing world and in low resources settings.
  • Ability to work in diverse, complex environments where marshalling consensus or broad-based alignment is key.
  • Proven ability to guide technology direction through influence, to unify and inspire a complex organization of stakeholders, and to direct globally-dispersed teams.
  • Comfort working in and creating organizational change in an ambiguous, decentralized enterprise.
  • Broad technical knowledge, ideally with understanding of emerging IT trends such as cloud computing, cybersecurity and data analytics.
  • Familiarity with the non-profit sector preferred.

More About PATH

We dare to believe that innovation can change the world

PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

Our commitment

PATH is driven by an unshakeable commitment to health equity and a bold belief in the power of innovation to improve health and save lives. For nearly 40 years, PATH has been a pioneer in translating ideas into breakthrough health solutions, with a focus on child survival, maternal and reproductive health, infectious diseases, and strengthening health systems.

Our expertise

PATH brings innovative solutions to bear wherever they are needed—in the laboratory or the factory, government halls or communities. We specialize in overcoming the barriers that can keep a bright idea from reaching widespread impact, especially those that arise in the middle of the journey of innovation. This is where promising projects often fail, during steps like testing and refining, gaining approvals, commercializing a product, and introducing new approaches. Through experience, creativity, and tenacity, we accelerate the pace at which innovations are transferred into the hands of the people who need them.

Our innovation platforms

PATH takes a multidimensional approach to solving health challenges. Our work spans five platforms, often working in tandem to drive greatest impact:

  • Vaccines to give children a healthy start in life.
  • Drugs to treat diseases more effectively and at lower cost.
  • Diagnostics to detect and track diseases.
  • Devices like household water filters and prefilled, nonreusable syringes.
  • Health system innovations to rethink health service delivery, harness the power of data and digital solutions, and ensure that health innovations reach the people who need them.

Our partnerships

PATH mobilizes cross-sector partnerships that radically extend our reach, making powerful tools and strategies accessible at a massive scale. We start with a country’s needs, partnering with government and civil-society institutions to identify the most pressing needs, then develop and introduce health solutions that address the country’s highest priorities. We work with corporations, foundations, social entrepreneurs, individuals, as well as governments and multilateral institutions to drive comprehensive solutions and harness the power of multi-sector solutions.

Our impact

With over 1,500 employees worldwide, PATH now works in more than 70 countries. Our programs and innovations reach an average of 150 million people per year. We are focused on taking life-saving innovation to massive scale. Our vaccine against meningitis A has now been delivered to more than 260 million people. We are working on malaria control and elimination in more than 20 countries. Our vaccine against Japanese encephalitis has reached more than 200 million people. Our vaccine vial monitor, which alerts health workers when a vaccine has been damaged by heat has been used on more than 6 billion vials worldwide. By accelerating innovation, PATH and our partners are transforming the lives of the world’s most vulnerable women and children and helping to create thriving, self-reliant communities.

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