Program Manager

Global Health Corps
Boston, MA
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Job Description: The Program Manager will work at the Vecna Cares headquarters in Boston and will act as the intermediary between the technical team designing the technology applications and the product users of the technology in the field. S/he will be responsible for helping to ensure that the product is functional, useful and effective for the users and for helping to set and achieve program and solution goals within budget and schedule. The manager will assess the efficacy and capacity of the products, demonstrate the impact of the product on healthcare challenges and identify new market opportunities.

The Program Manager will also have the opportunity to work with a variety of web-based technologies, create and develop features on evolving medical technology products, and manage software-hardware integrations, all of which will then be turned around and used by patients and healthcare workers in the field within a matter of weeks.

Vecna Cares Charitable Trust provides technology and training to support and strengthen health systems in low-resource areas for better health outcomes. We build systems that close the information gaps between patients, care givers and decision makers. The mission of Vecna Cares is to improve the state of healthcare delivery—one community, one clinic, and one hospital at a time. Vecna Cares is currently deploying healthcare information technology in refugee camps, hospitals, and health facilities in multiple countries worldwide. Through developing and installing technology solutions, supporting local capacity building, improving efficiencies and promoting public health initiatives, our contributions help to improve quality and reduce the cost of delivering care in health systems.

This position is part of the Global Health Corps fellowship. Global Health Corps (GHC) is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations — including Clinton Health Access Initiative, Partners in Health, Planned Parenthood Global, and Government Ministries in Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda — working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

Work with customers and clients to capture product/project requirements and communicate those requirements to the development team
Manage feature capture and definition for new medical technology product releases
Oversee a team of engineers and contributors for on time and on budget medical technology product releases
Manage the details of multiple projects, both stateside and internationally, to coordinate unique product features and configurations for each client
Pursue funding opportunities and support client demonstrations
Contribute to a fast growing, agile team

Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required:
Bachelor’s degree*
Experience in project leadership or management, including meeting project schedules and constraints to produce a deliverable*
Experience in documenting project activities, milestones, and project reports*
Proficiency in basic computer programs: word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations*
Interest in technology for problem solving*
Any experience in computer programming, networking and information systems: SQL, Struts, Hibernate, Spring, Eclipse, JSP, JavaScript, Maven, Tomcat, PostgreSql, Oracle, Sql Server, Groovy, Jasper Reports, Mobile Development, and/or networking
International development or travel experience
Health care delivery exposure or experience
Grant writing experience and/or business model development
Previously illustrated creativity using technology for problem solving​