Organization: Vecna Cares Charitable Trust
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Eligible Citizenship: All Non-US Citizens
Application Code: US22-Int
Job Function: Program / Project Management, Strategic Planning / Consulting
Issue Area: Health Systems Strengthening / Healthcare Access


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.
Vecna Care's CliniPAK, the Clinical Patient Administration Kit, plays a key role in forwarding our global health and primary care initiatives. These units include rugged touchscreen tablets, cell phones, solar panels, and biometric devices to capture patient data for better reporting and better care.
Vecna Cares is currently piloting our CliniPAK product in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Boston and working with teams in all locations to identify necessary improvements and create models that can then scale-up effectively.
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.

Position Overview

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. The fellow 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 on 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.


  • 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

Desired Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or any engineering discipline*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in above or related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint*
  • Experience in project leadership or management, including meeting project schedules and constraints to produce a deliverable*
  • Interest in technology for problem solving*
  • Highly motivated and self-driven, self-managing, and accountable personality*
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills*
  • Any experience in computer programming, networking, and information systems including SQL, Struts, Hibernate, Spring, Eclipse, JSP, JavaScript, Maven, Tomcat, PostgreSql, Oracle, Sql Server, Groovy, Jasper Reports, Mobile Development
  • 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

Fellowship Logistics

During the fellowship year, all fellows are provided with:
  • A pre-tax living stipend of $1100/month
  • Housing and utilities
  • Health insurance
  • A professional development grant of $600
  • An award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, training and retreats
Living and Working in the US: Fellows are provided with basic housing and a utilities stipend during the fellowship year. GHC coordinates housing for fellows placed in the United States in shared apartments or houses that meet GHC's safety standards. Housing arrangements are assigned prior to departure from Training Institute. Fellows at Vecna Cares will be housed in Boston, an urban city in the northeastern United States.
To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/